Shesh Besh #Israel

Tonight Nathan and I came to see members from the Israel Philharmonic play in an Jewish-Arab ensemble!

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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!

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They played a mix of “western” (European) pieces with an Eastern twist, and some authentic Eastern pieces.

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It was a joint effort “not fighting over land, but making music for peace.”

It was amazing!

We really enjoyed it!

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I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints since 2009. I serve as a Chaplain, and work as a counselor. I got bilateral cochlear implants in 2010, but will always love sign language. I choose books over television, and organics over processed. Nothing is as close to flying as ballroom dancing - except maybe running, when in the solo mood. I would rather be outside than anywhere else, especially at the river riding my bike or kayaking. PhD in Marriage and Family Therapy, and currently doing a post-doc in Jewish Studies and an MDiv in Pastoral Counseling. The best thing about Emily World is that it's always an adventure, even if (not so) grammatically precise. The only thing better than writing is being married to a writer. Nathan Christensen and I were married in the Oklahoma City temple on 13 October 2012, and have since fostered more than eighty-five children. We have adopted the six who stayed, and are totally and completely and helplessly in love with our family. Nathan writes musical theater, including "Broadcast" (a musical history of the radio) and an adaption of Lois Lowry's "The Giver". He served his mission in South Korea, has taught song-writing in New York City public schools, and worked as a theater critic for a Tucson newspaper. This is not an official Web site of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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