«Where there were violins, there was hope.»
-Amnon Weinstein, Founder of Violins of Hope
Audiences for the Sunday, January 21st matinee of 1812 Overture concert are welcome to join us in the Wilks Studio prior to the concert for the chance to learn more about the violins featured in the upcoming Violins of Hope.
For the past two decades, Israeli violinmaker Amnon Weinstein has been dedicated to restoring violins played by musicians during the Holocaust. With the help of his son, Avshi, these once-silent violins are able to be played again and became known as the Violins of Hope.
Thanks to our partners at the Holocaust & Humanity Center for the opportunity to host this pre-concert discussion.