Violins of Hope
James Grymes

In Conversation with luthiers and co-founders of "Violins of Hope" Amnon and Avshalom Weinstein, and author, James A. Grymes

Saturday, January 18, 2020
Documentary at 1:30 p.m.

Talk at 3:00 p.m.

San Mateo Main Library, Oak Room

A conversation with Israeli father and son luthiers and co-founders of Violins of Hope Amnon and Avshalom Weinstein, and James A. Grymes, author of "Violins of Hope: Violins of the Holocaust – Instruments of Hope and Liberation in Mankind’s Darkest Hour." Acclaimed author and professor of musicology at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte, Grymes breathed life into history in this chronicle of violins played by Jewish musicians during the Holocaust and the Israeli violinmaker dedicated to bringing these inspirational instruments back to life.  The Violins of Hope documentary will be shown at 1:30 p.m. before the presentation with James Grymes and the Weinsteins at 3:00 p.m.

Programs are part of Violins of Hope, San Francisco Bay Area, presented in association with Music at Kohl Mansion, Burlingame, CA to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. 

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