Join us as weread a selection of books that is
insightful, thought-provoking and fun! Anyone is welcome.
~ NEXT BOOK & MEETING TIME ~
Sunday, Aug 7, 2016 – 10:30 AM
An Orchestra Beyond Borders:
Voices of the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra
by Elena Cheah
Daniel Barenboim is a pianist and conductor. He was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, to Jewish Russian immigrant parents. He previously served as Music Director of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.The West-Eastern Divan Orchestra was founded by Daniel Barenboim and Edward Said in 1999. It aims to promote Arab-Israeli understanding through music. It is one of the most acclaimed youth orchestras in the world, and it has been called a rare note of hope in a war-torn region. In the book Elena Cheah, a professional musician and assistant to Daniel Barenboim, explores the orchestra's journey through the remarkable stories of the musicians who comprise it. The testimonies of young musicians from Palestine, Israel, and other countries of the Middle East are a window into the life of the region. We read about the musicians' ambitions, hopes, attitudes, and the orchestra's ability to create an atmosphere of musical cooperation away from a world full of division and conflict.
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Location: On N. Lake Shore Dr.
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