Daniel Barenboim

Barenboim’s Special Kind Of Harmony

For the young Jewish, Arab and Christian musicians in the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, a sense of transcending borders.

01/29/2013
Special To The Jewish Week

Creating a new symphony orchestra is an involved process. There’s more to it than just finding a bunch of musicians and some sheet music. Doing it with young artists adds complications. Consciously imposing a socio-political agenda would seem to make it nearly impossible.

Musicians from Israel, the Palestinian Authority and neighboring Arab lands share musical stands and more.

Barenboim’s Special Kind Of Harmony

For the young Jewish, Arab and Christian musicians in the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, a sense of transcending borders.

01/25/2013
Special To The Jewish Week

Creating a new symphony orchestra is an involved process. There’s more to it than just finding a bunch of musicians and some sheet music. Doing it with young artists adds complications. Consciously imposing a socio-political agenda would seem to make it nearly impossible.

Daniel Barenboim's orchestra of Jews, Arabs and Christians is making a rare New York appearance. Photo courtesy West-Eastern
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