VIOLINS OF HOPE

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Date/Time
Date(s) - Thursday, March 23, 2017
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Location
LIBRARY OF CONGRESS, MADISON BUILDING, MUMFORD ROOM

 


VIOLINS OF HOPE-The European Division and Hebrew Language Table
at the Library of Congress in cooperation with the Czech Embassy and the
Rabin Chair Forum at G W University present
VIOLINS OF HOPE- Lecture by Amnon and Avshalom Weinstein
Musical Performance by Hannah Tarley

Thursday, March 23, at 12:00 Noon
Mumford Room Madison Building, Library of Congress

Amnon Weinstein has spent the last two decades locating and restoring violins that were played by Jewish musicians during the Holocaust. One of the most respected violin makers in the world, Weinstein started locating violins that were played by Jews in the camps and ghettos and repaired them so they could be brought to life again on the concert stage. Although most of the musicians who originally played the instruments were silenced by the Holocaust, their voices and spirits live on through the violins. He calls these instruments the Violins of Hope. His son Avshalom, a third-generation luthier, will tell us the story behind each of the violins. A musical performance using one of the rescued violins will be given by world-renowned violinist Hannah Tarley.
(http://www.violinsofhopecle.org/about/the-founder/)

The program is free and open to the public.

For more information contact Gail Shirazi, gshi@loc.gov, or Galina Teverovsky, gtev@loc.gov.