The Wait is Over: The Violins of Hope are Returning to LA!

FINALLY, the Violins of Hope are back in Los Angeles! On Sunday, December 12 at 7 pm, the LAJS will perform the major symphony concert that we’ve all been waiting for!

You might have seen the play with music, Stories from the Violins of Hope, a co-production with The Braid and Maestra Noreen Green as music curator which dramatized the story of the Weinstein family. The story of their experience in obtaining the instruments saved from the Holocaust and restoring them at their violin shop in Israel made for a moving theatrical production. Now we’re excited to finally be able to host the violins for the ONLY orchestral concert in LA!

A performance nearly two years in the making, the original concert was scheduled for March of 2020 at the start of the pandemic – but the big day is finally here! Come to a LIVE concert to hear and see these instruments played on the magnificent Soraya stage at the campus of Cal State Northridge, by members of the LA Jewish Symphony and soloists: 20 rescued violins, 1 rescued viola and 1 rescued cello.

The program opens with John Williams’ Oscar- and Grammy Award-winning score for Schindler’s List, featuring a poignant solo by violinist Lindsay Deutsch. Deutsch will also perform the solo for Ernest Bloch’s Baal Shem: Three Pictures of Hassidic Life.

The evening will also include Max Bruch’s Kol Nidrei, with featured soloist Barry Gold, LAJS Principal Cellist and LA Philharmonic member. Sid Robinovitch’s rousing Suite for Klezmer Band and Orchestra closes out the program.

A concert to celebrate the resilience of the human spirit through the darkest hours, a concert to lift your soul! 


Although the LAJS and The Soraya are hosting this concert, the violins have a jam-packed schedule of events throughout LA County this winter. You can view the full calendar of events at the link below!