Judisk Kultur i Sverige and Stockholms Konserthus is organizing a sympsoium with Maestro Daniel Barenboim and members of the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra on culture as a tool for bridge-building.
We hope to see as many students from KMH as possible on this important occasion.
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Invitation to a symposium
Maestro Daniel Barenboim:
Reflections on Moving Forwards
– on the role of culture in the bridge-building process
with members of the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra
Moderator Björn Wiman Program Director Lizzie Oved Scheja
Stockholms Konserthus · Friday, April 28 · 11.00-13.00
Admission-free for teachers and students. Booking: firstname.lastname@example.org
WEST-EASTERN DIVAN ORCHESTRA: AN ORCHESTRA FOR DIALOGUE & PEACE
In 1999, Daniel Barenboim and Edward Said founded the West-Eastern Divan as a workshop for Israeli, Palestinian and other Arab musicians. Meeting in Weimar, Germany – a place where the humanistic ideals of the Enlightenment are overshadowed by the Holocaust – they materialized a hope to replace ignorance with education, knowledge and understanding; to humanize the other; to imagine a better future. Within the workshop, individuals who had only interacted with each other through the prism of war found themselves living and working together as equals. As they listened to each other during rehearsals and discussions, they traversed deep political and ideological divides. Though this experiment in coexistence was intended as a one-time event, it quickly evolved into a Legendary orchestra. This is a unique opportubity to listen to one of our time’s greatest legends and to the a few of the orchestra’s members speak about the challenges in the process of bridge-building and the necessity of seeing the other.