Violins of Hope

Violins of Hope Phoenix

This educational opportunity centered around music played on instruments recovered from the Holocaust. The music was surrounded by the lessons learned from the tragic outcomes of all types of hate crimes, ranging from bullying to genocide. It juxtaposed humanity’s ability to create beauty with humanity’s ability to destroy. It contrasted beauty with evil.

The Violins of Hope have been featured in books, print, film and television. They have been used in lectures and educational programs and their stories and messages have impacted hundreds of thousands of individuals. They have been played in concert halls and exhibited in museums throughout the world

Across the globe, Northern Arizona is the first semi-rural/rural area that hosted this opportunity. 1,800 high school students from Coconino County, Hopi, and Navajo high schools had the opportunity to attend the Violins of Hope on February 28 and March 1, 2019.

This program was made possible through the support of the Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix, the City of Flagstaff, Coconino County and Coconino County schools, and the inter-religious Flagstaff community.

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