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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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Through Oct. 14, 2018 We Shall Overcome: Civil Rights and the Nashville Press, 1957–1968

We Shall Overcome: Civil Rights and the Nashville Press, 1957–1968

Frist Art Museum

Photography exhibit

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April 22, 2018 NPT’s Living On: Tennesseans Remembering the Holocaust

NPT’s Living On: Tennesseans Remembering the Holocaust

Main Public Library Auditorium

Documentary screening. Free & open to the public.

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April 22, 2018 Silenced Voices

Silenced Voices

Blair School of Music

Violinist Sylvia Samis performs music written in concentration camps and ghettos. 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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