Top Israeli conductor joins anti-war protest in Tel Avivmain
The conductor Ilan Volkov, music director of the Iceland Symphony Orchestra, will lead an ad hoc ensemble of musicians at an anti-war protest tomorrow in Tel Aviv’s Rabin Square.
The protest, organised by the artist Omer Krieger, will call for peace talks and an end to the occupation.
A number of cultural personalities have pledged their participation. The group will gather in the square at 8pm. Their slogan reads: ‘We stand together against the silence of the sane majority and call on other to join us with the appeal, “Enough with war. Long live peace”‘.
Ilan Volkov tells www.slippedisc.com: ‘We will do some improvised vocal and instrumental response to the situation. It is a small part of an evening with many other performances.’
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