Music at the Wende: Polyphony Present "Polyphonic Conversations"

Polyphony Present Polyphonic Conversations
November 15, 2019
7 p.m.: Museum tour and reception
8 p.m.: Concert


The Polyphony Quartet is composed of Arab and Jewish musicians from Israel whose work aims to promote cultural exchange and understanding through music. They will perform pieces representing Israel’s diverse communities as well as a composition by Dmitri Shostakovich, whose works transcended the political division of the Cold War.

Yamen Saadi, violin
Edi Kotlyar, violin
Yoav Yatskan, viola
Mahdi Saadi, cello


About Polyphony
The Polyphony Foundation aims to bridge the divide between Arab and Jewish communities in Israel through music and to serve as a worldwide model for cooperation based on cultural exchange, dialogue, and partnership. Through music, students at Polyphony are given the chance to transcend limiting narratives about “the other” and see the world beyond the boundaries of race, religion, and cultural heritage. Their world-class programs have reached over 25,000 children across Israel, developing musicians, attracting world-renowned artists, and, most importantly, forging new friendships across dividing lines.


About Music at the Wende
Now in its second season, Music at the Wende is a new music series in which esteemed musical organizations present free concerts at the Wende Museum, with musical programs inspired by the Wende collection and mission. For the full schedule, click here.


Series supported by the Music at the Wende Donor Group.


This event is now at capacity.
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