Monday, 12 August 2013

Video: Nigel Kennedy and Palestine Strings play Vivaldi at 2013 BBC Proms

The BBC has released this video of the much anticipated 8 August performance by world-renowned violinist Nigel Kennedy with Palestine Strings and members of Kennedy’s Orchestra of Life, at the 2013 BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall in London.

The innovative performance of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons included both classical and Arabic-inspired improvisations.

After the performance, Kennedy told the rapturous audience, “Giving equality and getting rid of apartheid gives a beautiful chance for amazing things to happen.”

The entire performance – not to be missed – can be heard online from BBC Radio 3 for only 5 more days.

The Palestine Strings performers, including the brothers Mustafa, Omar and Ghandi Saad, range in age from 12 and 23 and study at the Edward Said National Conservatory of Music in the occupied Palestinian territories. more


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