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Yuval Ron Ensemble Keeps Middle Eastern Hopes Alight 8 June , 2011

Formed over a decade ago, The Yuval Ron Ensemble is a group of Arab, Israeli, Jewish and Christian Armenian artists with a simple common endeavor: to alleviate national, racial, religious and cultural divides by fusing the music and dance of clashing cultures of the Middle East in a unique mystical and spiritual celebration.

This Thursday evening the enchanting ensemble will be performing for an İstanbul audience in a “Coexistanbul Peace Concert,” at the Sultanahmet Amphitheatre, an event organized by the Intercultural Dialogue Platform (KADİP), the Greater İstanbul Municipality’s cultural body Kültür A.Ş. and the Koza Iş ve Kadın Derneği, a committee with the objective of creating an international network amongst women in business.

Led by Oscar-winning composer Yuval Ron (who composed the film score for “West Bank Story”), the group has come a long way since they first formed in 1999, with their spiritual, unassuming concerts and pure aspirations intriguing and engaging audiences worldwide. As an artist, composer, producer, educator and peace activist, group founder Ron works internationally in film, television, dance and theater counting amongst his many accolades invitations to perform for the Dalai Lama, head of the Sufi International Order Pir Zia Iniyat Khan and the king of Morocco.

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