Barenboim: It’s worth having a diaogue with Gazans

07.05.2011                      03.Ijar, 5771                      Tag 18 des Omer


Barenboim: It's worth having a diaogue with Gazans

Famed Argentinean-Israeli conductor tells 'Post' about his recent, unprecedented UN-sponsored concert in the Gaza Strip.

Argentinean-Israeli conductor Daniel Barenboim, together with 26 European musicians, gave a concert in Gaza last Tuesday, entering the Strip from Egypt, and returned to his home in Berlin at the same night.
The unprecedented concert, arranged by the United Nations, featured his so-called “Orchestra for Gaza” playing Mozart’s “Eine Kleine Nachtmusik” and “40th Symphony” to an audience of several hundred in Gaza City. Speaking at the event, Barenboim expressed support for the justness of the Palestinian cause, but said it could only be weakened by the use of violence – sentiments he repeated in an interview with The Jerusalem Post….