Classical music gig builds bridges

UNITY: Windows For Peace UK aims to build bridges between Jewish, Palestinian and Arab communities

A CONCERT is being held in Manchester to increase understanding amongst Jewish, Palestinian and Arab young people.

‘The Concert of Musical Dialogue’, which is being organised by Windows for Peace UK, a charity that works to build bridges between these communities, is taking place at Withington Girls’ School on Sunday 18 April 2010.

Internationally famous violinist Ruth Waterman and established pianist Florian Uhlig will be exploring and performing the Mendelssohn Sonata as part of the concert, which is the forth of its kind to take place at the girls’ school.

“We are very fortunate to have such renowned artists giving their time and talent in aid of the charity,” Ken Singer, trustee for Windows for Peace UK, told Manchester Mouth.

“Previous events have been concerts of Klezma and Arabic music and a Jazz concert. The school has a wonderful auditorium in their Arts Centre and it has been extremely supportive of Windows for Peace.”

The Concert of Musical Dialogue will be divided into two parts which examine how the music mirrors the messages of the charity.

Singer added: “Mendelssohn’s radiant sonata, illustrating how the violin and the piano speak to each other, not always harmoniously, the dialogue passing through playfulness, challenge, conflict and unanimity. The piece and the way it is presented mirrors so much of what dialogue is all about. The first half of the evening is taken up by an exploration of the piece and in the second half it will be played right through.”

Tickets for the concert, which is part of a series of fund raising events Windows for Peace UK has organised up and down the country, cost £12.50 and £7 for students and benefit claimants.

It begins at 6.30pm at the school, which is situated on 100 Wellington Road, Fallowfield, Manchester, M14 6BL, and all the proceeds will help Windows for Peace UK to build bridges between communities.

You can book tickets by emailing tickets@windowsforpeaceuk.org or by using the On-Line Ticket Order Form.

To find out more about Windows for Peace UK visit their website.

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