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Chabad Center of Placer County's World-Famous “Violins of Hope” Feb. 28

Listen: Rabbi Yossi Konick, Executive Director of The Chabad Center of Placer County Which Presents World-Famous “Violins of Hope” at Special Event Feb. 28

Violins Played By Jewish Musicians During the Holocaust

The Chabad House of Placer County is honored to announce a special, one-night concert on Feb. 28 featuring the world-famous “Violins of Hope,” restored violins that were played by Jewish musicians during the Holocaust.


One of the violins will be played by Folsom Lake Symphony concertmaster Anita Felix, whose grandfather was a renowned conductor who himself fled Nazi Germany. Three other violins will be on display.


In addition to music, the event will include stories of the violins played by Jewish musicians during the Holocaust.

The event begins at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 28, at Johnson Hall @ The Grounds in Roseville. Tickets can be purchases at Student ticket discounts are available.


The restorations were carefully done by famous Israeli violin maker Amnon Weinstein and his son, Avshalom.


The “Violins of Hope” event is part of a continuing series of Holocaust education events organized by the Chabad House.


Felix, currently in her ninth season as the Folsom Lake Symphony’s concertmaster, is also a member of the Sacramento Philharmonic and performs regularly with the orchestra of the Sacramento Opera, Sacramento Choral Society and Sacramento Ballet.


The Chabad Center is committed to exposing young people to stories from the Holocaust. For more information about sponsoring this event, please call 916-500-4522.

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