PROGRAMS & EVENTS

The feature concert is the main event for the Violins of Hope exhibit. Select violins from this impactful exhibit will be played by members of the Richmond Symphony at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Richmond, Virginia. Violin maker, Avshalom (Avshi) Weinstein, will join us as a special guest.

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The Richmond Symphony Orchestra will partner with St. Mary's Catholic Church for one night only to bring you an impactful, and moving musical program. Violin maker, Avshalom (Avshi) Weinstein, will join us as a special guest.

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Chamber Concerts will showcase the violins in a unique setting as Violins of Hope Community Partners host their own intimate events across the city of Richmond and beyond.

Virginia Holocaust Museum — August 5, 2021

Weinstein JCC — September 26, 2021

Virginia Arts Festival with the Holocaust Commission of the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater
October 6, 2021

Beth Ahabah — October 17, 2021

Virginia Museum of History and Culture — October 24, 2021

The 12 week exhibit will bring forth multiple opportunities for in-depth conversations surrounding not only the violins and the horrors of the Holocaust, but the meaningful and much needed conversation around tolerance and social justice.

The Sound of Hope: Music as Solace, Resistance and Salvation During the Holocaust
and World War II

September 14, 2021
6pm-7pm
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In Conversation with Author Kellie Brown, Ed.D, Music Department Chair, Professor of Music Milligan University, Director, Milligan Orchestra, Assistant Conductor, Johnson City Symphony Orchestra

The Sound of Hope: Music as Solace, Resistance and Salvation During the Holocaust and World War II, has just been released by McFarland Publishing. Based on my many years of research into music’s role in the Holocaust and World War II, this book chronicles the stories of orchestras, composers, and musicians who stubbornly clung to music, wherever and however they could, to preserve their culture, to uplift the human spirit and to triumph over oppression, even amid incredible tragedy and suffering. Collectively, their stories bear witness to the power of music and offer a reminder to humanity of the imperative each faces to not only remember, but to ensure— Never Again.

Washington Post Review

Dr. Brown’s Bio

Facing History and Ourselves: Music, Memory, and Resistance during the Holocaust Online Teacher Workshop
September 22, 2021
4pm-5:30pm

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