“Soon the world, or at least the rest of the nation, will know the power of ‘Violins of Hope,’ ” writes Zachary Lewis in Monday’s (11/30) Plain Dealer (Cleveland). “Two months after it was taped by a crew from the television show ‘CBS Sunday Morning,’ a segment about the project at last has a broadcast date … this Sunday, Dec. 6…. Expect the CBS program to focus on the ‘Violins of Hope’ kickoff event, a September concert by the Cleveland Orchestra—with several artists including violinist Shlomo Mintz playing instruments rescued from the Holocaust—at the new Maltz Performing Arts Center at Case Western Reserve University. Also sure to be of central interest: the eponymous exhibition now on display into February at the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage in Beachwood. Look, too, for interviews with Amnon Weinstein, the Israeli violinmaker who spent decades collecting and restoring the instruments now known as the ‘Violins of Hope’ … and two members of the Cleveland Orchestra: music director Franz Welser-Möst, who conducted the September concert, and first associate concertmaster Peter Otto.” More information about Violins of Hope is available at violinsofhopecle.org.
Posted December 2, 2015