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Catch all of our content covering the Philadelphians abroad, including simulcasts from Hamburg, Vienna, Tel Aviv, and Jerusalem with WRTI Classical Host Gregg Whiteside. Starting on June 1st, The Philadelphia Inquirer's David Patrick Stearns will file daily travelogue reports from the road and "life offstage" stories. We'll bring it all to you right here. The Philadelphia Orchestra on Tour simulcasts are sponsored by Stingray Classica and Foulkeways at Gwynedd.

Look and Listen: Yannick and Quartet from Philadelphia Orchestra Visit "Oasis of Peace" In Israel

Shortly after arriving in Tel Aviv, four musicians from The Philadelphia Orchestra, accompanied by Yannick Nézet-Séguin, visited Neve Shalom/Wahat al-Salam, translated as "Oasis of Peace"— a cooperative community founded by Jewish and Palestinian Arab citizens of Israel.

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Listen to Yannick's remarks at Neve Shalom/Wahat al-Salam.

Organized by Israeli-born cellist Udi Bar-David, the outing—which featured a concert for children—is one of several planned outreach activities.

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Listen to Philadelphia Orchestra quartet perform at Neve Shalom/Wahat al-Salam.

Quartet members include: Amy Oshiro-Morales, violin; Ricardo Morales, principal clarinet; Udi Bar-David, cello; Meng Wang, viola.

"We make music because we think it’s the best language. It’s the language of happiness; it’s the language of freedom; it’s the language of peace." —Excerpt from speech by Yannick Nézet-Séguin.

David Patrick Stearns' coverage of The Philadelphia Orchestra on Tour is made possible by a partnership between the Philadelphia Inquirer and WRTI.

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