VIOLINS ONCE PLAYED IN DARKNESS NOW SEE THE LIGHT

IMG_8767VIOLINS ONCE PLAYED IN DARKNESS NOW SEE THE LIGHT IN VIOLINS OF HOPE EVENTS IN CINCINNATI

An evening of music, interwoven with experiences of local Holocaust survivors, and with the stories of a number of violins that once were silenced by the Holocaust, will be the focus and subject of a concert featuring a group of some of Cincinnati’s finest musicians.

For the past two decades, Israeli violinmaker, Amnon Weinstein has labored to restore violins once played by Jewish musicians during the Holocaust. Nine of these historic instruments will travel to Cincinnati to be played in concert at Music Hall on January 23. This is made possible by the Holocaust & Humanity Center.

ON Tuesday, January 23rd, 7:30 PM AT Music Hall, the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra conducted by Eckart Preu, and featuring as soloist Concertmaster Celeste Golden Boyer will play two movements from Gideon Klein’s 1944 Partita. There will be solo performances by Ilya Finkelshteyn, Michael Chertock, Giora Schmidt, Elena Kholodova, Gershon Gerchikov, Alexandra Kazovsky, Simon Barrad and Kseniia Polstiankina.

TICKETS AND INFORMATION: https://www.cincinnatiarts.org OR CALL (513) 621-2787 OR visit the Music Hall Box Office at 650 Walnut Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202
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As a prelude to the Violins of Hope concert, The Cincinnati Museum Center will host an evening with James Grymes, author of the book, Violins of Hope, on Tuesday, January 10, 7:00 PM at the Public Library Downtown Branch.

Violins of Hope tells the remarkable stories of violins that were played by Jewish musicians during the Holocaust, and of the Israeli violinmaker dedicated to bringing these inspirational instruments back to life.

This event is free and open to the public, and will feature a book signing by the author after the event.
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The Holocaust and Humanity Center will also hold a free concert for students and senior citizens on Tuesday, January 23, 10:00 AM.

For more information contact Trinity Johnson at 513-487-3055 or by email at tjohnson@holocaustandhumanity.org

VISIT http://www.holocaustandhumanity.org/violins-of-hope/

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