Fostering Peace One Concerto at a Time

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The Polyphony Foundation brings together Arab and Jewish communities in Israel by creating a common ground where young people can come together to study classical music, as well as the music of "the other." By educating both the performer and the audience in the art of listening and communicating, Polyphony seeks to further the development of a just and dynamic civil society in Israel, and to transform the lives of students, families, institutions and communities by creating opportunities for engagement, dialogue, partnerships, and lasting integration. Co-founder and violinist Nabeel Abboud-Ashkar speaks about the program. He is joined by four young musicians, who perform live: Feras Machour (viola), Revital Bendersky (violin), Mahdi Saadi (cello), and Shir Chyat (violin).