Wednesday, March 18
7:00 pm 

 

Exhibit Opening:

Violins of Hope

 

Join us for the opening of Violins of Hope, an exhibit of Holocaust-era violins that have been restored by violinmakers Amnon and Avshalom Weinstein in Tel Aviv.

The exhibit is part of Violins of Hope Los Angeles County, a project that uses a special collection of violins, violas and cellos to educate about the Holocaust and celebrate the triumph of the human spirit.

Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust will exhibit 12 of the more than 60 instruments that have been restored since the end of World War II, including a violin that was buried in a garden during the war, violins that were played by Jewish prisoners in concentration camps, and a Klezmer violin. Many of the instruments are accompanied by the stories of their previous owners.

Some of the violins that have been restored to playable condition will be used during performances by our Violins of Hope partners, including the Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for the Performing Arts, the Los Angeles Jewish Symphony, New West Symphony, the Long Beach Symphony, and the Los Angeles Lawyers Philharmonic and Legal Voices. Click here to see the full performance schedule.

The event will include remarks by Avshalom Weinstein and program chair Susanne Reyto, along with a special violin performance.

 

Supported by a generous grant from  


 RSVP