Bethlehem Cultural Festival

Baroque Mosaic

Ensemble Music Academies of Palestine (EMAP) with the participation of the Galilee Quartet, Bethlehem Strings and Amwaj Choir

Baroque Mosaic. Saturday 21 August 2021. Bethlehem Peace Center. The pieces of the Baroque Mosaic are works by European composers of the 17th and 18th Century. EMAP – devised by Italian cellist Luca Franzetti with his Palestine-based colleagues Michele Cantoni and Omar Saad – is a new initiative aimed at engaging young musicians from throughout Palestine with established and emerging musicians from Palestine and other countries. Its purpose is to promote intercultural exchange programs around professional training and performance opportunities.
Participating musicians (coordination, Omar Saad): Violins: Mostafa Saad, Gandhi Saad, Katia Abdel Kader, Naseem Rimawi. Viola: Aidan Pendleton. Cellos: Tibah Saad, Lucia D’Anna. Oboe: Hikmat Qaimari. Harpsichord and Spinet: Robin Burlton, Ramzi Shomali. Amwaj Chamber Choir conducted by Mathilde Vittu. In collaboration with Aref Sayed, Instrument Maker.Artistic direction: Michele Canton