The wait is over! LAJS is honored to arrange the opening concert of the Southern California premiere of Violins of Hope at the Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for the Performing Arts (The Soraya) on December 12, 2021 at 7 pm.
The violins from the Holocaust were on their way to Los Angeles when their journey was interrupted by the COVID-19 crisis. The historic instruments stand as a testament to resilience, now more than ever, in their triumphant return. The concert marks a celebration of perseverance and music’s power to transcend.
RECENT ARTICLE IN THE LA TIMES
“For more than 20 years, Tel Aviv violin maker Amnon Weinstein and his son Avshalom have collected and restored instruments played by Jewish musicians during the Holocaust — instruments often lost or abandoned as their owners attempted to escape the atrocities of World War II. The instruments lived on as their owners perished…”
Lindsay Deutsch is a much sought-after soloist and entertainer and is presently touring as solo violinist with Yanni – having toured with him in Saudi Arabia, U.S., and future tours in China and Korea…
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