Tonight Nathan and I came to see members from the Israel Philharmonic play in an Jewish-Arab ensemble!
The had an Eastern violin that played differently than how Nathan’s violin is tuned, a viola, a fancy open-hole flute, and a guy who played homemade wooden flutes with seven holes each (so to change keys or registers he had to switch to a different one, and had a whole suitcase of them!), a guy playing the “mother” of the lute, a bass, and some percussion. It was so good!
They played a mix of “western” (European) pieces with an Eastern twist, and some authentic Eastern pieces.
It was a joint effort “not fighting over land, but making music for peace.”
It was amazing!
We really enjoyed it!