Amnon Weinstein has spent the last two decades in Israel locating and restoring violins that were played by Jewish musicians during the Holocaust.
Determined to reclaim his lost heritage, Amnon started locating violins that were played by Jews in the camps and ghettos, painstakingly piecing them back together 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 that Amnon has lovingly restored.
“The Violins of Hope” will be on exhibit in Richmond beginning Aug. 4, thanks to the partnership between the Virginia Holocaust Museum, Virginia Museum of History and Culture, The Black History Museum and Richmond Symphony.
In addition to exhibits, there will be opportunities to hear the violins being played. The Weinstein JCC is honored to be one of a select few venues to host a performance of these incredible violins.
JCC Concert: Sept. 26
On Sunday, Sept. 26 at 3 p.m., the Weinstein JCC, with generous support by Linda and Earl Ferguson (of blessed memory) will proudly present “Stories & Strings,” a chamber music concert arranged by Jocelyn Adelman Vorenberg and performed 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.
For more information and to purchase tickets to “Stories & Strings,” visit www.weinsteinjcc.org.