The Violins of Hope collection will make the journey from Tel Aviv to Los Angeles, in an unprecedented collaboration between The Soraya, the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust, four Southern California symphony orchestras, and Chair Susanne Reyto.

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March 18 - 2020

VIOLINS OF HOPE EXHIBITION OPENING

Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust

Exhibition runs March 18–April 19 Sat-Thurs 10am-5pm | Friday 10-2:00p

Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust is proud to participate in the southern California premiere of Violins of Hope, a project that uses a special collection of violins, violas and cellos to educate about the Holocaust and celebrate the triumph of the human spirit.

Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust
March 19 - 2020

MUSIC THROUGH THE AGES WITH VIOLINS OF HOPE — Music has the Power to Heal and to Bring Hope

Temple Ahavat Shalom

email: efrat.yakobi-gafni@heschel.com

Temple Ahavat Shalom
March 22 - 2020

OPENING GALA CONCERT with Maestra Dr. Noreen Green leading the Los Angeles Jewish Symphony, with Lindsay Deutsch violin soloist and Lynn Harrell cello soloist

Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for the Performing Arts at CSUN (Ticketed event, website)

Playing the finest of the rescued instruments, performing Schindler’s List Suite, Ernest Bloch’s Baal Shem Suite, and Suite for Klezmer Band and Orchestra by Sid Robinovitch.

Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for the Performing Arts at CSUN
March 23 - 2020

CADENCE FOR A CAUSE

Harvard-Westlake Middle School

A club of Harvard-Westlake Middle School Music Department students who play free concerts for the local underserved community, such as People Assisting the Homeless. Musical highlight, Schindler’s List, and audio-visual presentation of restored instruments and history with Avshi Weinstein.

Harvard-Westlake Middle School
March 24 - 2020

VIOLINS OF THE SHOAH — Instruments of Hope and Liberation Stories which Celebrate the Triumph of the Human Spirit

Heschel Day School

concert streamed world-wide.

email: efrat.yakobi-gafni@heschel.com

Heschel Day School
March 25 - 2020

ROTTERDAM PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA, Lahav Shani, Conductor and Piano

Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for the Performing Arts at CSUN

Featuring Tel Aviv native Lahav Shani and the Rotterdam Philharmonic. Shani acquired prominence among the world’s conductors when he was chosen to succeed Zubin Mehta as Music Director of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra.

Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for the Performing Arts at CSUN
March 26 - 2020

VIOLINS OF HOPE CENTENNIAL EVENT

Sephardic Temple Tifereth Israel, Westwood

Exhibition runs March 18–April 19 Sat-Thurs 10am-5pm | Friday 10-2:00p

310 475-7000

mail: juliah@sephardictemple.org

Sephardic Temple Tifereth Israel, Westwood
March 28 - 2020

MOSTLY KOSHER WITH VIOLINS OF HOPE Violins of Hope video followed by concert

Temple Israel of Hollywood

www.tioh.org/arts 323 876-8330 ext 2006

Video Introduction to Violins of Hope, presentation and discussion with Amnon Weinstein about his inspiration to create Violins of Hope project. Musical performance by Mostly Kosher.

Temple Israel of Hollywood
March 29 - 2020

Los Angeles Lawyers Philharmonic and Legal Voices VIOLINS OF HOPE TRIBUTE CONCERT Honoring Holocaust Survivors and Those who Perished. Music Director Gary S. Greene, Esq.

Wilshire Ebell Theatre debra@lalawyersphil.org

Maestro Greene will lead a musical program of reverence and respect. From works of Mozart, Mendelssohn and Verdi to works by composers in exile and to contemporary works by John Williams (Schindler’s List), Ernest Gold (Exodus) and Jerry Bock (Fiddler on the Roof).

Wilshire Ebell Theatre
March 30 - 2020

VIOLINS OF HOPE HISTORY LECTURE AND PERFORMANCE

Milken Community High School

Milken Community High School

CONCERT, PRESENTATION AND DISCUSSION WITH AMNON WEINSTEIN about his inspiration to create Violins of Hope project

Milken Community School with UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music

Milken Community School
March 31 - 2020

HISTORY THROUGH MUSIC AND THE RESTORED INSTRUMENTS OF VIOLINS OF HOPE with Amnon Weinstein

Valley Beth Shalom Day School

Valley Beth Shalom Day School
April 01 - 2020

HOLOCAUST HISTORY OF THE RESTORED INSTRUMENTS AND THEIR OWNERS accompanied by music

Sinai Akiba Academy, Sinai Temple

Sinai Akiba Academy, Sinai Temple

SINAI AKIBA ACADEMY CONCERT with youth orchestra

Sinai Akiba Academy, Sinai Temple

Sinai Akiba Academy, Sinai Temple
April 02 - 2020

VIOLINS OF HOPE AND MUSICAL PERFORMANCE by Delirium Musicum

Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts Bram Goldsmith Theater

310 746-4000

Violins of Hope documentary followed by special concert by L.A. based Delirium Musicum performing on Violins of Hope instruments.

Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts Bram Goldsmith Theater
April 04 - 2020

RICORDANZA, (REMEMBRANCE) American Youth Symphony in collaboration with Violins of Hope

Pre-concert lecture in the West Lobby of Royce Hall 5:30 pm

Royce Hall at UCLA

(Ticketed event, FREE, reservations required) aysymphony.org/concerts-and-events/tickets AYS proudly presents the U.S. premiere by acclaimed composer and educator Richard Danielpour, performing on Violins of Hope instruments with Vladimir Chernov, baritone soloist.

Royce Hall at UCLA
April 05 - 2020

JERUSALEM QUARTET

Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for the Performing Arts at CSUN

The Jerusalem Quartet will perform works by Haydn, Shostakovich, and Brahms. The group debuted in 1996 and has since carried on the string quartet tradition with their award-winning performances and recordings.

Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for the Performing Arts at CSUN
April 07 - 2020

Violins of Hope history and musical performance

California State University

Fullerton Arts Week

California State University
April 12 - 2020

Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust Children’s Concert

Jewish Youth Orchestra and High School Students performing. 323 651-3704

http://www.lamoth.org/exhibitions/

Jewish Youth Orchestra and High School
April 16 - 2020

From Silence to Sound, Holocaust History with violin performance

Fresno School District

assembly presentation and discussion about the restored violins and their owners

Fresno School District

Stories and Music of Hope

Fresno Symphony Orchestra

Fresno Symphony Orchestra

New West Symphony Meet the Artist

Performance and interview University Village, Thousand Oaks.

Reservations required, 866-527-1204

Performance and interview
April 17 - 2020

Beverly Hills Temple of the Arts,

Yom Hashoah Shabbat Service, dedicated to Violins of Hope.

www.bhtota.org

Yom Hashoah Shabbat Service
April 18 - 2020

Violins of Hope and New West Symphony

Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, Kavli Theatre

(Ticketed event, newwestsymphony.org/violins-of-hope-old)

Music Director Michael Christie, performing Alfred Newman’s Diary of Anne Frank Suite, and Jonathan Leshnoff’s Fourth Symphony, Heichalos, written expressly for Violins of Hope.

Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, Kavli Theatre
April 19 - 2020

Violins of Hope and New West Symphony

Rancho Campana Performing Arts Center, Camarillo

(Ticketed event, website) Program same as April 18.

Rancho Campana Performing Arts Center, Camarillo

Stories from The Violins of Hope

Temple Isaiah Theatrical/musical performance

World Premiere, created by Jewish Women’s Theater and LA Jewish Symphony music performed by members of the LAJS Chamber Players. (Tickets: www.jewishwomenstheatre.org)

Temple Isaiah Theatrical/musical performance
April 20 - 2020

Yom Hashoah: Holocaust Memorial program dedicated to Violins of Hope

Valley Outreach Synagogue, Calabasas

Valley Outreach Synagogue, Calabasas
April 21 - 2020

Violins of Hope commemorating Yom Hashoah

Presentation and discussion with Avshi Weinstein accompanied by musical performance.

Stories from the Violins of Hope

Kehillat Israel, Pacific Palisades

An evening dedicated to the 75th Anniversary of liberation of Auschwitz.

Kehillat Israel, Pacific Palisades

Stories of Hope

Pacific Visions Theater, Aquarium of the Pacific, Long Beach (Ticketed event, website)

For tickets to all Long Beach programs:

longbeachsymphony.org/concerts-events 562 436-3203 ext 1

Aquarium of the Pacific, Long Beach
April 22 - 2020

Book signing and lecture by James Grymes, author of Violins of Hope, Instruments of Hope and liberation to Mankind’s Darkest Hour.

Musicologist/author

James A. Grymes will discuss his book, followed by a mini-concert

Ticketed event: (310-200-6694)

Los Angeles
April 25 - 2020

Violins of Hope

Terrace Theater, Long Beach

Performing Arts Center. Long Beach Symphony Music Director Eckart Preu, featuring Niv Ashkenazi (Ticketed event) The Long Beach Symphony will perform Hatikvah from Munich (Williams), Theme from Schindlers List (Williams), Symphony No. 1, 2nd Mvmt, Psalm (Ben-Haim) & Requiem (Verdi)

Terrace Theater, Long Beach
April 26 - 2020

Songs of Hope

First Congregational Church of Long Beach (Ticketed event)

Intimate Chamber Concert and song cycles by Jewish composers who either survived or perished at the hands of the Nazis.

First Congregational Church of Long Beach (Ticketed event)
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