04.07.2011 02.Tammus, 5771
A former stone thrower has turned his love for Mozart and Bizet into a resource for Palestinian kids.
The Qalandiyah checkpoint, which over the years has become increasingly fortress-like, had yet to witness such a sight. Young people streamed toward it from both sides, armed with suspicious black cases and metal poles. The cases turned out to be for musical instruments, and the poles were folding music stands.
The youth belonged to the Ramallah Orchestra, whose musicians are from across the city, Palestinians and foreigners, who operate under the auspices of the local Al-Kamandjati (in English: the violinist ) Conservatory….