Preview: "Cleveland Orchestra to Host a Special Violins of Hope Encore Presentation and Concert"

Brett Mitchell and The Cleveland Orchestra will reprise their popular "Violins of Hope" education program next month. (Photo by Roger Mastroianni)

Brett Mitchell and The Cleveland Orchestra will reprise their popular "Violins of Hope" education program next month. (Photo by Roger Mastroianni)

Cleveland Scene has published a preview of Brett Mitchell's upcoming education programs with The Cleveland Orchestra:

For the past two decades, Amnon Weinstein has restored violins that survived the Holocaust. In 2015, seven local cultural arts organizations worked together to bring the instruments to Cleveland with an array plays, concerts, lectures, exhibitions, films and other public events. 

A Violins of Hope exhibition featuring the violins and their individual stories at the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage resulted from the community-wide collaboration, and the orchestra played the instruments at a special concert.

The Cleveland Orchestra today announced it will revisit the collaboration with a series of special programs....

Violins of Hope Education Concerts will take place from March 8 to 10 at the Milton and Tamar Maltz Performing Arts Center at The Temple-Tifereth Israel on the campus of Case Western Reserve University.

Conducted by The Cleveland Orchestra’s Associate Conductor, Brett Mitchell, the concerts will feature Cleveland Orchestra First Associate Concertmaster Peter Otto and Assistant Principal Cellist Charles Bernard. The program includes the following: Bloch’s "Simchas Torah" [Rejoicing] from Baal Shem; Bruch’s Kol Nidrei, Opus 47; Prokofiev’s Overture on Hebrew Themes, Opus 34; and John Williams’s Main Theme from Schindler's List.

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