Charlotte Latin to host ‘Violins of Hope, The Journeys’

Charlotte Latin School will host “Violins of Hope, The Journeys” Tuesday, March 6, at the south Charlotte campus.

The program will feature Charlotte Latin teacher and pianist Anna Brock accompanying David Russell, professor of violin at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and Carlos Tarazona, violinist for the Charlotte Symphony. The program traces 18 special violins’ roles in European Jewish culture using music from pre-World War I to the creation of the state of Israel, as well as live narrations and photographic imagery.

The 40-minute performance is at 7:30 p.m. in the Home Performing Arts Center, 9502 Providence Road, and is open to the public.

“Violins of Hope” is a community-wide series of exhibitions, performances and educational programs that explore the history of music in the face of oppression. Eighteen violins with stories related to the Holocaust will come to Charlotte in April, presented by the UNC Charlotte College of Art and Architecture and its community partners.

Find more information at the program’s website, www.violinsofhopecharlotte.com.

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