Violins of Hope: Live at Kohl Mansion

January 27, 2021, 9:00 am

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“Violins of Hope” presents instruments that were owned by Jewish musicians before and during the Holocaust, representing strength and optimism for the future during mankind’s darkest hour. They have been refurbished by luthiers Amnon and Avshalom Weinstein, founders of the “Violins of Hope” project. On this album, recorded live at Kohl Mansion in Burlingame, California, the instruments are used to perform two string quartet masterpieces by Schubert and Mendelssohn, alongside a new composition by Jake Heggie, inspired by the violins’ histories.