NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Nashville Symphony and the Jewish Federation of Nashville and Middle Tennessee have partnered to present the Violins of Hope, a community-wide initiative centering on a collection of instruments played by Jewish musicians who were in concentration camps during the Holocaust.
This month-long initiative is designed to foster a city-wide dialogue on music, art, social justice and free expression. More than 24 Nashville-area groups and organizations are involved in the project, and scores of local events – ranging from musical performances, art exhibits, lectures and more – are planned, including:
- Author James Grymes and instrument restorer Avshi Weinstein will speak at the Southern Festival of Books Oct. 14 at the Nashville Public Library
- Vanderbilt Holocaust Lecture Series takes place Oct. 24, 28 at Vanderbilt University
- Nashville Ballet performs Light: The Holocaust and Humanity Project Feb. 9-11, 2018 at Tennessee Performing Arts Center
- Violins of Hope with the Nashville Symphony March 22-24, 2018 at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center
- Violins of Hope Exhibit is free and open to the public March 26-May 28, 2018 at the Nashville Public Library
- “Nick Cave: Feat. Nashville,” live performance by visual artist Nick Cave April 6, 2018 at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center, presented by the Frist Center
For a complete schedule of events and more information, visit www.violinsofhopenashville.com.
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