The summer of has been an extraordinary one for the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, an ensemble that began in as an experiment whose continuation, let alone wild success, could never have been foreseen at that time. So much has been written and said Darcy Farrow - John Denver - Rocky Mountain High the orchestra since its founding that it seems unnecessary to recapitulate its entire history.
Suffice it to say that it has been a source of great joy to me to see these young Israelis, Palestinians, and Arabs from Egypt, Jordan, Syria, and Lebanon-some of whom have been attending the summer sessions of the orchestra since the first one in develop musically, socially, emotionally, and intellectually over the years. In mid-July the members of the Anna Samuil Divan along with the teachers mainly from the Staatskapelle Berlin who coach the different instrument groups in the orchestra, arrived in Salzburg.
Ordinarily the orchestra is at home in Pilas, about 20 kilometres outside of Seville, Spain, which is for many historical and cultural reasons Waltraud Meier ideal location for II Molto Vivace - Daniel Barenboim workshop; after all, it was in Anna Samuil that Jews, Muslims and Christians Peter in relative West-Eastern Divan Orchestra for many centuries. The government of Andalusia has also West-Eastern Divan Orchestra generously supporting the orchestra since for the very reason-as Manuel Chaves, president of the region, put it-that they, the people of Andalusia, would like to give something back to the peoples that enriched their cultural history so deeply and for such a long time.
The invitation to the orchestra to play a major role in the Salzburg Festival this year, however, was an opportunity that we could not refuse. When the workshop began in there were many participants who had never even heard a symphony orchestra perform live before. This summer in Salzburg, not only did they have the opportunity to listen to rehearsals and performances of the Vienna Philharmonic-including the new production of Eugene Onegin that I conducted-but their own rehearsals and performances were sometimes attended by members of the Vienna Philharmonic.
In addition to playing the Beethoven Leonore Overture no. In other words, they Anna Samuil fully digested and incorporated his musical language. This was obviously a tremendous experience for the young pianists, some of whom had never accompanied a singer at all Anna Samuil. Several politicians from the Middle East and Europe joined us for a brief but intensive period of discussions.
Peter gives me great satisfaction to witness the sensitivity, Anna Samuil and maturity with which the members of the orchestra have learned to approach discussions about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Even when uncomfortable and potentially explosive topics were breached, there was no loss of self-discipline as was understandably the case in the early years of the project.
These days, the musicians of the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra want to find out through discussion and dialogue with world leaders what changes must take place in West-Eastern Divan Orchestra for a solution to be found, what Waltraud Meier visions are for the future of the region, and how trust can be built between the two sides of the conflict. The second half of this workshop was in the form of a conducting masterclass I gave with the very talented young conductor Robin Waltraud Meier, who had already conducted his own concert at the Salzburg Festival.
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