Israeli conductor Daniel Barenboim: The key to the future rests in Gaza

05.05.2011                      01.Ijar, 5771                      Rosch Hodesch 2; Tag 16 des Omer

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Israeli conductor Daniel Barenboim: The key to the future rests in Gaza

Daniel Barenboim, one of the world’s leading pianists and conductors, made an appearance this week for the first time in the Gaza Strip, arriving via the Rafah crossing.

How was the visit?
It was a very profound experience for me. First of all, pupils from the conservatory in Gaza came to the Rafah crossing point, and played for me and the orchestra a few selections, and that impressed us; then I met many young people in the concert hall, and I didn’t know − I must say that I’m a little embarrassed that I didn’t know − much about civilian life in Gaza….