Thursday, January 14, 2021: Violins of Hope

COVID-19 Update

Due to the Coronavirus outbreak, our performance of Vioins of Hope has been postponed. We are heartbroken by the cancellations occuring the world over, and are grateful to say that the Soraya and our Violins of Hope, LA County partners have worked together to secure a new performance date. The tentative date is set for Thursday, January 14, 2021. We hope to celebrate with you at that time.

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On Thursday, January 14, 2021 at 8:00 PM, the LAJS is honored to participate in 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 will make 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.

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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.

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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..."

Featured Soloists

Lindsay Deutsch, Violin

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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Lynn Harrell, Cello

Lynn Harrell has become known as one of the world's finest cellists, performing internationally as a recitalist, chamber musician, and soloist with leading orchestras and ensembles. His presence is felt throughout the musical world. A consummate soloist, chamber musician, recitalist, conductor and teacher, his work throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia has placed him in the highest echelon of today’s performing artists.

Lynn Harrell is a frequent guest of many leading orchestras including the Boston Symphony OrchestraChicago Symphony OrchestraNew York Philharmonic OrchestraPhiladelphia OrchestraSan Francisco Symphony OrchestraOttawa Symphony OrchestraPittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, and the National Symphony Orchestra (Washington, DC). In Europe he partners with the orchestras of London, Munich, Berlin, Tonhalle and Israel. He has also toured extensively to Australia and New Zealand as well as the Far East, including Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Taiwan and Hong Kong...

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