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.
The collection contains more than 60 instruments that have been restored since the end of World War II, including a violin that was played in the Auschwitz orchestra and another that was played on the Kindertransport. Some of the violins are representative of Klezmer culture. All of the instruments tell the stories of their previous owners.
Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust will exhibit some of the violins, while others 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 musical performance using one of the restored violins.
The exhibit is supported by a generous grant from GROW @ Annenberg.