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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 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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May 26, 2018 VIOLIN STORIES: Selected Reading from ‘Violins of Hope’

VIOLIN STORIES: Selected Reading from ‘Violins of Hope’

Main Public Library Auditorium

Presented by Nashville Repertory Theatre. Free & open to the public.

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May 27, 2018 The Window: Expressions of Anne Frank

The Window: Expressions of Anne Frank

Main Public Library Auditorium

Staged reading from The Diary of a Young Girl. 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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