6:00 pm Reception, Central Library Lobby
7:00 pm Performance, Central Library Community Room
This spring, the city of Nashville welcomes the Violins of Hope, a collection of instruments played by Jewish musicians during the Holocaust. Lovingly restored by Israeli luthiers Amnon and Ashvi Weinstein, the instruments are on display at the main branch of the Nashville Public Library from March 26 through May 27.
As part of the community-wide programming for the Violins of Hope, the Vanderbilt Libraries will host The Sound of Silent Voices on Tuesday, April 10 at 7:00 pm in the Central Library’s Community Room. The Silent Voices Project uses the voices of contemporary children to recreate the voices of children silenced at the hands of the Nazis. Under the artistic direction of Blair faculty member Zachary Ebin, the Toronto-based Ton Beau String Quartet performs trios and quartets by young composers based on poetry written by children of the Holocaust. Vanderbilt Hillel students will provide narration of the poems, and a brief address will be delivered by Blair faculty member Mitchell Korn at the mid-point of the concert.
This event is free and open to the public. A pre-concert reception will be held in the Central Library lobby from 6:00-7:00 pm. Parking is available in the Wesley Place Garage; see Visitor Parking for more information.
The Sound of Silent Voices is made possible by generous support from the Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries Wild Bunch Lecture Fund, The Jewish Federation of Nashville and Middle Tennessee, and the Manus family.