School of Music graduate student Kevork Esmeryan spent part of January traveling to area schools playing violins that were once played by Jewish musicians during the Holocaust. Esmeryan’s visits were part of Violins of Hope, an international traveling collection of violins assembled and restored by Israeli luthier Amnon Weinstein. Thirty-eight violins from the collection were on display at the UT Downtown Gallery while nine others were used for educational work. The exhibition and events were organized by the Stanford Eisenberg Knoxville Jewish Day School and supported by several community partners, including the School of Music. Read more on the UT News website.