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Event - New West Symphony Violins of Hope

April 03, 2020

Schedule

Due to the announcement of the National Archives and Records Administration made on March 12, 2020, the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum will close to the public.  All Presidential Libraries will be closing as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic – this includes the main museum, as well as all events planned on the campus.  With public safety in mind, the Reagan Foundation will continue to reassess the situation and will work to re-open its facilities as soon as possible. 

Unfortunately we are having to cancel our Violins of Hope event on April 3, which was in conjunction with New West Symphony.  Due to their short timeframe of which they were touring, this event will not be rescheduled.

 

Event - New West Symphony Violins of Hope

April 03, 2020

Schedule

Due to the announcement of the National Archives and Records Administration made on March 12, 2020, the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum will close to the public.  All Presidential Libraries will be closing as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic – this includes the main museum, as well as all events planned on the campus.  With public safety in mind, the Reagan Foundation will continue to reassess the situation and will work to re-open its facilities as soon as possible. 

Unfortunately we are having to cancel our Violins of Hope event on April 3, which was in conjunction with New West Symphony.  Due to their short timeframe of which they were touring, this event will not be rescheduled.

 

This event has been cancelled due to COVID-19 museum closures.  As soon as a new date has been rescheduled, we will update the information here.

 

Due to the announcement of the National Archives and Records Administration made on March 12, 2020, the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum will close to the public.  All Presidential Libraries will be closing as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic – this includes the main museum, as well as all events planned on the campus.  With public safety in mind, the Reagan Foundation will continue to reassess the situation and will work to re-open its facilities as soon as possible. 

Unfortunately we are having to cancel our Violins of Hope event on April 3, which was in conjunction with New West Symphony.  Due to their short timeframe of which they were touring, this event will not be rescheduled.

 

Please join us for a one-of-a-kind event at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum on Friday, April 3, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. when New West Symphony musicians will perform on a collection of string instruments lovingly restored from the Holocaust.  Violins of Hope at the Reagan Library features select string instruments lovingly restored and with their own stories from the Holocaust – some that were even played in concentration camps. The program costs $95* per ticket which includes the program in our main auditorium, followed by a dessert reception in the Air Force One Pavilion.  The program includes remarks by Associate Professor of Musicology Dr. Derek Katz from UCSB, a conversation with Holocaust survivor Celina Biniaz, the youngest person on Schindler’s list, and approximately 20  minutes of music by the string quartet from Violins of Hope.

The Violins of Hope collection consists of over 60 violins, violas and cellos, each with their own history and story to tell, many of them donated by survivors and family members whose relatives were killed in a concentration camp. The collection of instruments were carefully restored by violin makers Amnon Weinstein and his son Avshalom in their small Tel Aviv workshop. The father-son duo created Violins of Hope as a way to preserve lost culture and to educate audiences all over the world about one of history’s darkest chapters.  Violins of Hope is part of New West Symphony’s 2019-2020 Masterpiece series. The Masterpiece Series concludes with special guest violinist Sarah Chang performing Brahms (May 2-3).

The dessert reception includes:

  • Imported and Domestic Gourmet Cheese Board, garnished with dried fruit and nuts, sliced baguettes, lavash cracker breads and water crackers
  • Sliced fruit trays
  • Assorted desserts - Four Berry Cheesecake, Nutella Cappuccino, Mango Pomegranate, Double Citrus Delight, Duo Chocolate Mousse
  • Coffee and hot tea and ice water
  • 1 glass of wine or champagne per guest over 21 years of age  
  • Full cash bar for additional drink purchases

 

*Reagan Foundation President’s Circle Members and New West Symphony Season Subscribers will receive $10 off per ticket.