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The Violins of Hope are a collection of restored instruments played by Jewish musicians during The Holocaust. These instruments have survived concentration camps, pogroms and many long journeys to tell remarkable stories of injustice, suffering, resilience and survival. The Nashville Symphony is bringing the Violins of Hope to Nashville to facilitate a citywide dialogue about music, art, social justice and free expression.

 

The Nashville Symphony has partnered with more than two dozen local groups and organizations on a community-wide series of events around these instruments, highlighted by an exhibition at the Nashville Public Library. The sound, presence and stories of these instruments will drive the creation of music, visual art, theater, public conversation, interfaith dialogue, readings and educational activities throughout Middle Tennessee.

Upcoming Events

Through May 27 Violins of Hope Exhibit

Violins of Hope Exhibit

Main Public Library

Free and open to the public

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May 15, 2018 Anne Frank: A Living Voice

Anne Frank: A Living Voice

Ingram Hall, Blair School of Music

Featuring Blair Children’s Chorus & Vox Grata Women’s Choir. Free & open to the public.

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May 16-June 1 Lawyers Without Rights: Jewish Lawyers Under the Third Reich

Lawyers Without Rights: Jewish Lawyers Under the Third Reich

Belmont College of Law

Historical exhibit. Open to the public.

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May 26, 2018 Intersection: String Quartets by Hannibal Lokumbe

Intersection: String Quartets by Hannibal Lokumbe

Main Public Library Auditorium

Musical performance. Free & open to the public.

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Learn More About the Violins of Hope

 

Read James Grymes’ moving book Violins of Hope: Violins of the Holocaust — Instruments of Hope and Liberation in Mankind’s Darkest Hour. 

 

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