Iceland's Symphony Conductor Joins Protest In Tel Aviv

Iceland’s Symphony Conductor Joins Protest In Tel Aviv

Published July 22, 2014

Nanna Árnadóttir
Main photo by
Baldur Kristjánsson

Conductor and Music Director of the Iceland Symphony Orchestra, Ilan Volkov, will lead an ensemble of musicians at an anti-war protest today at Tel Aviv’s Rabin Square, reports Slipped Disc.

The protest will call for peace talks and an end to the occupation. A number of other cultural personalities have pledged their support and will be participating.

 “We will do some improvised vocal and instrumental response to the situation. It is a small part of an evening with many other performances.” said Ilan. 

The group will gather in the square at 8pm. Their slogan reads: ‘We stand together against the silence of the sane majority and call on others to join us with the appeal, “Enough with war. Long live peace”‘.

Ilan Volkov has been working as Iceland Symphony Orchestra’s Conductor and Music Director since 2011. Originally from Israel, Ilan began working as a conductor at the early age of 19 and became the youngest conductor of a BBC symphony orchestra at 27.

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