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November 10, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm$6 – $15
General Admission: $15 | Seniors: $13 | *Students: $6
*Because student ID is required, tickets may only be purchased in-person.
Israeli and Palestinian students putting their differences aside to play music together in a youth orchestra sounds like the dream of a naive idealist. While eliminating discord and achieving harmony are undeniably noble undertakings, is music really powerful enough to pierce through years of caustic political discourse, endemic vitriol, and real-life suffering experienced by both sides of the Green Line?
For over two decades, young musicians and sworn enemies from Israel and Palestine have performed classical music together in conductor Daniel Barenboim’s West-Eastern Divan Orchestra. The students who have taken part in his world-class ensemble grasp that they are reaching for something impossible, but they still believe it is important to try. It is the act of trying itself that lies at the center of CRESCENDO, a fictionalized version of a similarly ambitious initiative played out in South Tyrol, Austria. Starring Peter Simonischek (The Interpreter, Toni Erdmann) and an impressive supporting cast of Israeli and Palestinian non-actors, this affecting film about the power of music, acceptance, and reconciliation will strike a chord with audiences, young and old alike.
- November 10, 2019
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
- $6 – $15
- Gershman Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival (GPJFF)
- (215) 545-4400