Violins of Hope

Coconut Telegraph

SRQ DAILY SATURDAY PERSPECTIVES EDITION SATURDAY JAN 7, 2017

The Jewish Federation of Sarasota–Manatee and the Mazur Family Fund are bringing violin–maker Amnon Weinstein and 16 of his violins salvaged from the Holocaust to the area from February 1–16 for numerous performances and community events. Weinstein has dedicated his life to locating and restoring violins that were played by Jewish musicians during the Holocaust so that they can give voice to the voiceless, their owners and the millions who perished at the hands of the Nazis. Events will feature live music from members of the Sarasota Orchestra, alumni from the Perlman Music Program and State College of Florida’s Presidential String Quartet. “This is an extraordinary opportunity to hear these violins played and to experience the stories behind them,” says Howard Tevlowitz, Executive Director of JFSM. 

Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee

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