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Niv Ashkenazi - Violins of Hope makes LATimes 'quarantine must-watch of the day'

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Violins of Hope is an artistic and educational project composed of instruments that were owned by Jewish musicians before and during the Holocaust. Violins in the collection were played in the concentration camps and ghettos, providing a source of comfort for some and a means of survival for others. The project was founded by Amnon Weinstein and his son Avshalom, Israeli luthiers who collect these instruments, refurbish them to concert quality, and bring them to communities all over the world, so that their voices can be heard again. The Violins of Hope have traveled to Jerusalem, Sion, Madrid, Maastricht, Monaco, Rome, Berlin, London, Bucharest, Dachau, Dresden, and Auschwitz. In the United States, the project has been presented in Charlotte, Cleveland, Houston, Jacksonville, Sarasota, Washington, D.C, Cincinnati, Nashville, Birmingham, Knoxville, Phoenix, Louisville, Fort Wayne, and San Francisco.

Violins of Hope - Live from the Soraya in Northridge, where violinist and artist-in-residence: Niv Ashkenazi will perform works from this new album makes the  LATimes 'quarantine must-watch of the day.'  The program that is dedicated to restoring and preserving stringed instruments that once belonged to Holocaust victims and survivors is at 4 p.m. PT today Friday. and it's Free.

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