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A Classical Music Rebirth in Palestine

Mike Lawson • News • June 20, 2012

The Times traces a resurgence in music from the 1993 founding of the Edward Said National Conservatory of Music through the establishment in 2010 of the Palestine National Orchestra. The New York Times recently checked in on the increasing importance of Western classical music in Palestine. The music has a rich history there, including the Palestine Symphony Orchestra, which was once Arturo Toscanini’s first conducting job and welcomed both Arab and Jewish musicians. Most performances throughout Palestine disappeared after the ‘60s, though.

The Times traces a resurgence in music from the 1993 founding of the Edward Said National Conservatory of Music through the establishment in 2010 of the Palestine National Orchestra.  Read the article at the New York Times [http://latitude.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/06/13/classical-music-makes-a-comeback-in-palestine/]

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