Yuval Ron Ensemble in Residence

From October 19 to 22, 2005, the Yuval Ron Ensemble was in residence at Brandeis University, performing concerts, attending lectures, and conducting workshops for all members of the Brandeis community. The ensemble's residency was presented by MusicUnitesUs in partnership with the Slifka Program in Intercommunal Coexistence. To view the schedule of events for the Yuval Ron Ensemble's residency, click here.

At 7 pm on October 19, the ensemble performed at a Peace Garden Memorial at which storyteller Noa Baum performed "A Land Twice Promised," capturing the interface of Israeli and Palestinian life.

At 5 pm on October 20, the ensemble performed a concert in the Shapiro Student Center to mark the conclusion of "Israel and the Palestinians: The Road Ahead," a two-day conference sponsored by the Crown Center for Middle East Studies.

Click here to view a video clip that weaves together footage from both concerts. The song performed is titled "It's Time for Peace," and it is sung in Hebrew and Arabic.

The Yuval Ron Ensemble is dedicated to fostering an understanding of Middle Eastern cultures and religions. The U.S.-based ensemble brings together the sacred musical traditions of Judaism, Sufism (Islamic mystical tradition), and the Christian Armenian Church into a harmonious world of its own. Yuval Ron, an international composer and record producer, is the musical director and oud player for the ensemble.