July 15, 2008 at 05:05 PM · Greetings,
link to Barenboim`s heroic work
July 15, 2008 at 06:26 PM · Thanks. Barenboim is an inspiration to all who hope for peace in the Middle East.
July 15, 2008 at 09:50 PM · I first heard about this a couple years ago in the documentary "The Ramallah Concert - Knowledge is the Beginning." It shows all about the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra and also features a complete concert by the students. One of the most inspiring films I have ever watched. I had Elgar's Nimrod stuck in my head for a week, and the final scene where they are saying goodbye made me cry.
July 15, 2008 at 11:21 PM · William Harvey is also doing something along these lines. You may recall him as the Julliard student who headed *south* from Julliard on 9/11 with his violin, and played for hours for the rescuers, and then wrote eloquently about the effect of music on Hell. :-)
A friend of mine just went with a small group that gave concerts in Qatar. OK, Google break...
His organization is Cultures in Harmony.
July 16, 2008 at 06:35 AM · Maybe Yehudi was right after all. Didn't he once have a dream that music would save the day somehow? I used to think it was wishful muso thinking, but it's very nice to see the dream become reality in this way.
Keep well! Peace to all.
July 18, 2008 at 01:27 AM · Bravo, Berenboim.
As a member of a Rotary Club (and Rotary is a worldwide organization which has a major focus on the welfare of children worldwide), I have learned the shocking statistic that the combined deaths worldwide of children under the age of 5 from causes that are preventable (including war, preventable disease, starvation, abuse, genocide, accidents, etc.) is 26,000 EACH AND EVERY DAY.
In the face of this, who knows how many lives are potentially saved by Berenboim's action of peace in a region that may not resolve its problems for decades or even generations to come.
October 19, 2008 at 11:47 PM · Yes, Barenboim is my hero now. He has such conscience, and such a sense of justice that our leaders sorely need.
Nominate him for the Nobel Peace Prize. Al Gore and Jimmy Carter won it. Why not him ?
Long live Daniel Barenboim.
November 20, 2008 at 01:40 AM ·
I would like to take the chance of this discusion to invite you to our concerts with Divan next January (between 11-18 January), we will be (and play) in Milan, Viena, Doha, Moscow and probably Jordania!
if any one has interest, you can email me, perhaps we will get some tickets/ invitations!
August 4, 2014 at 11:11 PM · John, I think we can say the world needs cross-cultural musical collaboration now more than ever, and we can extend our continuing gratitude to Maestro Barenboim for doing his bit to make it happen.
August 5, 2014 at 02:25 AM · This world needs more people like Mr. Barenboim. I am saddened by the fact that nothing has improved since 2008 and that we are witnessing another carnage.
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