Palestine Youth Orchestra and members of the Amma nSymphony Orchestra

31 August

Friends of Jordan Festivals present The Palestine Youth Orchestra and members of Amman Symphony Orchestra in Amman Citadel Festival .

The Palestine Youth Orchestra is the flagship orchestra of the Edward Said National Conservatory of Music. It was created in 2004 with the vision of bringing together young Palestinian musicians from around the world. Today, the PYO membership consists of eighty young Palestinian musicians residing across the world, creating a quality national youth orchestra on a par with similar groups worldwide. Over the past six years, the PYO has performed in Jordan, Germany, Syria, Bahrain and Lebanon, and this year will perform in Greece. In 2008, the orchestra realised its dream of performing in Palestine, alongside young musicians from the Collegium Musicum Bonn, who took the place of several young Palestinian musicians unable to enter Palestine due to entry restrictions imposed by the occupation. These concerts were given in Haifa, Ramallah, Amman and Damascus, with repertoire including Khatchaturian’s ‘Gayane Suite’ and Brahms Symphony No. 1, alongside songs celebrating the city of Jerusalem by Stephen Adams, Rima Tarazi, Rim Banna, Suhail Khoury and the Rahbani Brothers, with Reem Talhami, Rim Banna and Dima Bawab as soloists.

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