Faculty: Submit ideas for new “Violins of Hope” project by March 7

In fall 2015, Case Western Reserve University will take a lead role in a collaborative project involving a range of partners across Cleveland, including the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage, The Cleveland Orchestra, the Jewish Federation of Cleveland, ideastream and Cleveland Institute of Music.

The project, Violins of Hope, showcases instruments that survived the Holocaust and were recovered from concentration camps and labor camps at the end of WWII. Israeli violinmaker Amnon Weinstein led the effort to collect and restore the instruments and share their stories. A number of these violins will travel from Israel to be featured at an exhibit at the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage. A few instruments will be incorporated in The Cleveland Orchestra’s concert planned for Sept. 27, 2015. The Violins of Hope project is linked to The Milton and Tamar Maltz Performing Arts Center at The Temple – Tifereth Israel and shines a light on this venue’s important history and its planned repurposing as a performing arts venue.

Faculty members are asked to submit proposals for recommendations of speakers, concerts, lectures or performances that could be offered at Case Western Reserve during the spring and fall of 2015. In addition, they can submit ideas for programs or events that may require additional funds to produce but that would enhance the overall experience of the project.

To submit an idea for consideration to the faculty committee, complete and return the Violins of Hope call for proposals form by March 7. Initial submissions will be reviewed this month.

Questions? Contact Eric Dicken, senior executive director for donor relations, university events and presidential protocol, at eric.dicken@case.edu.