Due to the Coronavirus outbreak, our performance of Vioins of Hope at the Soraya has sadly been cancelled. We look forward to a time when the violins can return to the United States and audiences can safely gather, and hope to present this incredible concert in the future.
LAJS was 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).
The Violins of Hope collection made the journey from Tel Aviv to Los Angeles, in an unprecedented collaboration between The Soraya, the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust, four Southern California symphony orchestras, and Chair Susanne Reyto.
Violins of Hope is a project created to celebrate the triumph of the human spirit, based on a private collection of over 60 violins, violas and cellos all restored since the end of World War II. The instruments have been collected by Amnon Weinstein and his son Avshi in Tel Aviv and restored in an effort to continue to tell the story of their previous owners, each with their own personal stories from the Holocaust.
The Soraya will feature a series of performances. The first by the LAJS featuring violinist Lindsay Deutsch, the second by the Rotterdam Philharmonic with Lahav Shani and soloist Nelson Feire, and the Jerusalem Quartet will close the first leg of the series.
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..."
With her limitless enthusiasm and vast gifts as a performer and entertainer, American violinist, Lindsay Deutsch, is a charismatic and captivating presence on today’s music scene.She has thrilled audiences world-wide with her passion for music and brilliant display of technique and musicianship. Maestro Jung-Ho Pak, conductor and artistic director of the Cape Symphony Orchestra, says of Lindsay, “A conductor dreams about finding a soloist who understands the essential responsibility of helping change a large community’s view of classical music. In a time when every concert has to be unforgettable and a game changer, Lindsay can make that happen every time.”
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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