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Syrian National Orchestra to reassemble

PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2016 10:51 am
by Kari Salonen
Jump over names like Damon Albarn and Gorillaz if you prefer to, but I think here is a bit of good news from that unfortunate corner of the world:

The 90 piece orchestra was scattered around the world because of the civil war, now they are to be reassembled, at least for one concert:

http://www.theguardian.com/music/2016/j ... on-concert

A lovely song played by Ensemble Hewar, led by the Orchestra's conductor Issam Rafea:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cnZKhaZRezE