Edward Said

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.
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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