Jody Sataloff History and Art Pavillion
October 20 – October 27 2022
Violins of Hope is a collaborative exhibition between the Portland Symphony Orchestra and MJM showcasing a collection of violins that were rescued from the Holocaust and lovingly restored to stand witness to the musicians who once played them.
By Chloe Teboe, NEWS CENTER Maine
Monday, October 24 2022
The worldwide “Violins of Hope” exhibit has been in Maine for the month of October and is partnering with the Maine Jewish Museum and Portland Symphony Orchestra.
by Alison Murtagh, WGME
Thursday, October 20th 2022
PORTLAND (WGME) – “Violins of Hope” is on display is at the Maine Jewish Museum all week. It includes 30 instruments from the Holocaust.
Nazis confiscated thousands of instruments from Jews across Europe at that time.
Musicians would play in concentration camps or the ghettos, and sometimes they were hidden away only to be discovered many years later.
October 17 2022 – 7-8:15 PM
Violins of Hope is a concert project featuring a private collection of violins, violas, and cellos housed in Israel. All of the instruments were owned by Jewish people during the Holocaust and were collected following World War II. The PSO-MJM Violins of Hope Maine will commemorate the 80th anniversary of the resistance of the Terezin prisoners. PSO string players will perform on these special instruments, a 60-piece collection, during Verdi’s Requiem concert. Tickets required.