Nashville Symphony’s Violins of Hope concerts, part of citywide focus on the arts and social justice

Posted on: March 21, 2018

“We have a timely and phenomenal series of programs going on across the city that highlights the powerful roles that artistic expression can play in addressing human rights and social justice,” writes Stephen Trageser in Tuesday’s (3/20) Nashville Scene (Tenn.). “The series focuses on the Violins of Hope, a collection of instruments that survived the Holocaust and were carefully restored by Israeli luthier Amnon Weinstein. They’ll be used in a special series of performances by the Nashville Symphony March 22-24, which will be recorded, and the instruments themselves will be on display at the main branch of the Nashville Public Library … A wide array of related events … began in February and continues tonight with Composers of Hope, a program featuring chamber music by Jewish composers who were displaced by Nazis. [It] features pieces by Paul Hindemith, Alexandre Tansman and Erwin Schulhoff, and admission is free…. Other events in the series [include] a photography exhibit about the lives of Oskar and Emilie Schindler at Nashville State Community College, a program of music written in concentration camps to be performed at Blair School of Music, a concert by the Fisk Jubilee Singers at the Nashville Public Library and much more.”

In photo: Several of the Violins of Hope to be featured in upcoming Nashville Symphony concerts.

Posted March 21, 2018