Violins of Hope Reading, Performances Sept. 11; Will be Live Streamed

James A. Grymes, interim chair of the UNC Charlotte Department of Music, will read from his new book, Violins of Hope: Instruments of Hope and Liberation in Mankind’s Darkest Hour, with performances of related music throughout the evening beginning at 7:30 PM on Thursday, Sept. 11, in Belk Theater at Robinson Hall.  A book signing and reception will follow. The event will also be live streamed at beginning at 7:20 PM.

Violins of Hope tells the remarkable stories of violins played by Jewish musicians during the Holocaust and recovered and restored by Israeli violinmaker Amnon Weinstein. The book has recently been published by HarperCollins and is receiving critical praise. Academy Award-winning composer John Williams wrote, “Violins of Hope is a work of research and scholarship that forms one of the most moving chronicles in the history of Western music.  James A. Grymes has earned our plaudits and praise, and deserves our everlasting gratitude.” For more information about the book, visit the website.

This event is presented in partnership with the UNC Charlotte Center for Holocaust, Genocide & Human Rights Studies. WDAV 89.9 FM is a media sponsor.

This event is FREE, but reservations are required. Reserve tickets at 704-687-1849 or

Photo credit: Charlotte Observer