Strong emotions, goose bumps, deep respect and admiration are common reactions of both the audience and the artists at the concerts. Violins of Hope have travelled to Paris, Jerusalem, Sion, Madrid and Maastricht to give voice to the lost generation. Watch some of the latest events and experience the emotion.
Violins of Hope travel around the world to be shown in museums, theatres, halls and other venues. People get a chance to view the instruments close up, often accompanied by a photo exhibition of Lucille Reyboz, who undertook a special and impressive photo shoot of the violins. See some of Violins of Hope photos.
"Amnon’s Journey" is a documentary film about Amnon Weinstein’s search for the lost violins. In an effort to document this story, an emotional visit to the barracks of Auschwitz took place in 2008. Shlomo Mintz played in the exact spot where a Jewish orchestra performed in the wind and snow, accompanying prisoners with music on their march of survival or death.
Special educational lectures are organized to meet students, musicians and the audience to bear witness to the violins’ stories. The background of each instrument is explained and its sound can be heard: an unforgettable, intense and emotional experience.
Shlomo performed Vivaldi Four Seasons, May 15 in Warsaw
and the Brahms Violin Concerto, May 17 in Bydgoszcz.
Shlomo plays and conducts the Bach Violin Concertos 1 & 2 at Istanbul Festival, June 18 with the Cameristi della Scala.
Shlomo will perform the Tchaikovsky concerto and Bloch's Baal Shem together with the Monte Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra and conductor Gianluigi Gelmetti, as part of a Violins of Hope event.
Sunday May 5, 19:30 pm, Grimaldi Forum
Shlomo plays the Mendelssohn Concerto together with the Bilkent Symphony Orchestra and conductor Işın Metin at Mersin Music Festival, Turkey.
Friday, Mersin Cultural Center, May 10
Listen on YouTube.
One in a series of radio programs titled "For the Love of Music," hosted by David Dubal on WNCN-FM, New York.