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Violins of Hope

Stories & Strings

Due to an overwhelming response to this event and limited capacity due to Covid-19, we are currently sold out for live seats. We are happy to place you on our wait list. If you would to attend the event virtually, you may still purchase your tickets (same price but PER HOUSEHOLD NOT PER TICKET).

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A Violins of Hope Chamber Music Concert
Sponsored by Linda and Earl Ferguson (of blessed memory)
Sunday, September 26 at 5:30pm

Amnon Weinstein has spent the last two decades locating and restoring violins that were played by Jewish musicians during the Holocaust.  The Weinstein JCC is proud to present Stories & Strings, a Violins of Hope chamber music concert where these violins will be played by members of the Richmond Symphony Orchestra.  As the Violins of Hope are as much about the music as they are about the people, this program will focus on both, bringing the once-silenced voices and spirits to life. This is an in-person event.

Violins of Hope, a touring exhibit that tells the remarkable stories of violins played by Jewish musicians during one of history’s darkest times – the Holocaust – will be in Richmond at three museums for 12 weeks from Aug. 4-Oct. 24, 2021. The Virginia Holocaust Museum, the Virginia Museum of History & Culture and the Black History Museum & Cultural Center of Virginia have partnered to bring this exhibit to Richmond and each will showcase several violins from the exhibit as a loaned display. The 60-plus violins were recovered and restored by Amnon Weinstein, an Israeli violin shop owner and master craftsman who lost 400 family members in the Holocaust.

This event is included in the Arts + Ideas subscription for all subscribers from the 2019-2020 season as well as all new subscribers for the 2021-22 season who commit no later than September 24, 2021.