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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

Feb. 23-May 28, 2018 Slavery, the Prison Industrial Complex

Slavery, the Prison Industrial Complex

Frist Center for the Visual Arts

Photographs by Keith Calhoun and Chandra McCormick

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Feb. 27, 2018 James A. Grymes Reading & Signing

James A. Grymes Reading & Signing

Parnassus Books

The author of Violins of Hope discusses his book

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Feb. 27, 2018 ‘Violins of Hope’ Documentary Screening

‘Violins of Hope’ Documentary Screening

Sarratt Student Center, Vanderbilt

Presented by NPT. Free and open to the public.

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Through Feb. 28 Living On: Portraits of Survivors & Liberators

Living On: Portraits of Survivors & Liberators

Nashville Ballet

Exhibit made possible by the Tennessee Holocaust Commission

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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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