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The Polyphony Foundation
The Polyphony Conservatory: Uniting Jews and Arabs Through Music June 18, 2015
There’s a music conservatory in Israel where Palestinian and Jewish students perform side by side. Together, they harmonize on some of the most challenging compositions in Western music: a sonata by Beethoven, a cello Suite by Bach, a piano quintet by Dvořák. But not far from their concert hall, Jews and Palestinians ride different buses, go to different schools, and shop in different stores. The group is called Polyphony, and its founder stops by with two of his young students to treat us to a violin duet.

Nabeel Abboud-Ashkar, founder of The Polyphony Foundation
Feras Machour, an Arabic Christian student from Nazareth
Shir Chyat, a Jewish student from 
Neve Ilan