Chopin for the Oud
Judith Cohen found this delightful article in Israel's Ha'aretz newspaper:
Chopin for the Oud, by Noam Ben Ze'ev, Friday, Nov 14, 2003
Two cellists and three oud players join a kanunist and two flautists, violinists (both of the Arabic and the Western variety) and players of percussion and wood instruments and piano. They hail from Sakhnin and Ramat Gan, Shfaram and Modi'in, Herzliya, Nazareth and Kafr Kana. This multicultural orchestra, and its unique assortment of human and musical talents, is the Jewish-Arab Musical Youth Orchestra - a longish name for a young ensemble, whose teenage members gather together to make music with one another.....