STORIES FROM THE VIOLINS OF HOPE: A THEATRICAL PRESENTATION
Based on a True Story
Written by Lisa Pearl Rosenbaum
Developed with The Braid, Ronda Spinak Artistic Director
Musical Curation by Dr. Noreen Green
available on film and for live performance
translated into Spanish and Portuguese for Latin American audiences,
presented at the United Nations in commemoration of Kristallnacht, November 2021
Greenwich International Film Festival Selection, Fall 2022
Inspired by my conversations with Israeli violin maker Amnon Weinstein and interwoven with music, Stories from the Violins of Hope tells the story of a collection of stringed instruments that miraculously survived the Holocaust, and the extraordinary Israeli violin maker who wrestles with his own family's 400 ghosts to bring these instruments back to life, and to the world.
What people are saying:
"Just when I think I have read and heard and seen everything there could possibly be about the Shoah, this comes along. AMAZING!"
"The story and the music combined was magical."
"The narration, direction, actors, and incredible musicians touched my soul.! As a retired Jewish educator, I feel this program should be featured in schools. This was an incredible story that I had never heard before. Sensitive, well presented, and important!"
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