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Violins of Hope


Violins of Hope This month, Charlotte is the host of a historical and musical exhibition that has never before been seen in North America. Violins of Hope, an exhibition brought to the Queen City by UNC Charlotte's College of Arts and Architecture, consists of eighteen violins recovered from Jewish musicians who were killed during the Holocaust. They were collected and restored by internationally-renowned violin maker Amnon Weinstein. The exhibition is accompanied by films, lectures, musical performances and more while it's here in Charlotte. We'll hear the story of Violins of Hope, the people they belonged to, and how they got to Charlotte. (Photos courtesy: Violins of Hope.) Guests Amnon Weinstein - Internationally renowned violin maker who located and repaired the violins of Jewish musicians killed by the Nazis. He's bringing the violins to North America for the first time. David Russell - UNC Charlotte Professor of Violin. He's the Artistic Director of Violins of Hope Charlotte. He'll be performing in some of the events related to Violins of Hope. Ken Lambla - Dean of the College of Arts and Architecture at UNC Charlotte. His college is the group heading up the organization of Violins of Hope in Charlotte. Violins of Hope Charlotte website Add and read comments