Jerusalem - 19th October 2008 WOP Concert for Peace in the Middle East
This concert, the only given in 2008 by the World Orchestra for Peace under its Conductor, Valery Gergiev, was a unique demonstration by all the WOP musicians from around the world of their hopes and wishes for a lasting peace in the Middle East.
The programme performed was:
Roxanna Panufnik Three Paths to Peace (World Première)
Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy Overture, Scherzo and Wedding March
(Midsummer Night's Dream)
Gustav Mahler Symphony No. 5
For a short audio-visual excerpt from the concert click here
' I am happy and proud to be bringing the unique World Orchestra for Peace to Jerusalem for our concert on 19th October. With this we continue the hope of our Founder, the great Sir Georg Solti, that all those who hear our music will accept it in the spirit we play it - a deep wish from our hearts for peace in this and other regions of the world.
I am also immensely grateful to Arcadi Gaydamak for his generosity which has made this concert possible '
Valery Gergiev October 2008