Monday, March 2, 2020, 7:30 pm
Bowker Auditorium


This intimate concert features members of the renowned West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, a group comprised of Arab and Israeli musicians defying fierce political divides in the Middle East and globally. Founded in 1999, the origins of the orchestra lie in the friendship between its founders, Palestinian author and scholar Edward Said and Israeli conductor and pianist Daniel Barenboim. In their conversations, they realized the urgent need for an alternative way to address the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. This evolved into the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra that global audiences know today. The Ensemble will perform works by Brahms and Mendelssohn as well as new work by Benjamin Attahir. 

There will be a pre-performance talk at 6:30 p.m. titled “Music and Inclusion: The West-Eastern Divan Ensemble in the Context of the Middle East” by David Mednicoff, Associate Professor of Middle Eastern Studies and Public Policy and Chair of the Department of Judaic and Near Eastern Studies.

$50, $35; Five College Students and Youth 17 & Under: $20, $10
This event is eligible for Card to Culture discounts


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