Conservatory faculty and students will be participating in the Violins of Hope exhibition at the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage.


Violins of Hope

November 18, 2015

2:00 p.m.

Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage

Conservatory Faculty and Students will be participating in the Violins of Hope exhibition at the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage. This community-wide collaboration aims to inform, educate and inspire through a diverse range of performances, lectures, an exhibition and other public programming.

Amnon Weinstein has spent the last two decades lovingly restoring violins that survived the Holocaust. He dedicates this important work to the 400 relatives he never knew. Although many of the musicians who originally played the violins were silenced by the Nazis, when a bow moves across one of these instruments today, their spirit lives on. The historic violins have been played in concerts from Jerusalem to Berlin and Charlotte, NC, and provide a rare opportunity to explore unique stories behind each instrument and the individuals who owned them. Approximately 20 of the violins will be part of this 4,000-square-foot exhibition that illustrates both the strength of the human spirit and the power of music.

On Wednesday, November 18 at 7 p.m., Julian Ross, violin and Robert Mayerovitch, piano will be featured in a lecture/performance entitled The Mystery of the Violin.  The mystical connection between the violin and the Jewish people stretches from the instrument’s 16th-century origins to modern times.  Join Dr. Ross as he ponders these mysteries and celebrates the tenderness and heroism that has made the violin so much a part of Jewish culture. Throughout his talk, Ross will also share personal connections and perform on one of the Violins of Hope.

The performance is free with Maltz Museum admission (so arrive early to see the Violins of Hope exhibition). Seating is limited. Call (216) 593-0575 for tickets.

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