Interview: Daniel Barenboim

On its tenth anniversary, the conductor speaks about the orchestra he created made up of both Arab and Israeli youths.

    Ten years ago the influential conductor Daniel Barenboim set out to create an orchestra that would promote understanding in the Middle East.

    Today, his West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, made up of Arabs and Israelis, is celebrated as a ground-breaking collaboration between youths from both sides.

    The orchestra is currently touring Europe to mark their tenth anniversary.

    Al Jazeera's Felicity Barr spoke to Barenboim in London.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    The shocking story of Israel's disappeared babies

    The shocking story of Israel's disappeared babies

    New information has come to light about thousands of mostly Yemeni children believed to have been abducted in the 1950s.

    Stories from the sex trade

    Stories from the sex trade

    Dutch sex workers, pimps and johns share their stories.

    Inside the world of India's booming fertility industry

    Inside the world of India's booming fertility industry

    As the stigma associated with being childless persists, some elderly women in India risk it all to become mothers.