Udi Bar-David

Musicians from Israel, led by international mandolin sensation Shmuel Elbaz, and ARTolerance founder and Philadelphia Orchestra cellist Udi Bar-David visited WRTI to play music of Andalusia and the Middle East. WRTI’s Susan Lewis, host.

Listen to cellist Udi Bar-David, clarinetist Ricardo Morales, and percussionist Rolando Morales-Matos perform highlights of their upcoming free concert on November 18th presented by ARTolerance, an organization committed to using the arts to foster dialogue and promote peace.

Jan Regan/The Philadelphia Orchestra

Now in its 10th season, Intercultural Journeys is an organization that seeks to foster greater communication and peace between people of diverse faiths and conflicting cultures through world-class performances in music, dance and the spoken word.

Founded by Philadelphia Orchestra cellist Udi Bar-David, the group has drawn artists from all over the world, including stage, film, and television star Mandy Patinkin.

Mr. Patinkin performs with Intercultural Journeys' Middle Eastern Ensemble on Sunday, March 17th, 3 pm at William Penn Charter School in Philadelphia.

Intercultural Journeys Starts Its 10th Season

Sep 14, 2012

Neither arms nor diplomacy has achieved peace in the Middle East, but ten years ago an Israeli-born Philadelphia Orchestra cellist became convinced that music might help further the prospects for people in conflict learning to live in harmony.