Orchestra from Middle East plans concert at papal residence
Catholic World News - July 03, 2012
For the feast of St. Benedict, maestro Daniel Barenboim will conduct a concert by the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra at the summer residence of Pope Benedict XVI in Castel Gandolfo.
The West-Eastern Divan Orchestra brings together musicians from Spain and several countries in the Middle East: Israel, Syria, Palestine, Egypt, Jordan, and Lebanon. The orchestra is making a summer tour to raise funds for educational projects in the Holy Land.
The July 11 concert will feature the works of Beethoven. Barenboim was the conductor at a performance of Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, attended by Pope Benedict, on June 2 at the La Scala opera house in Milan.
An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:
Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!
Progress toward our January expenses ($7,848 to go):
All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!