A professional Palestinian orchestra has performed in Israel for the first time in the history of the Jewish state – a landmark cultural event for residents of a region wracked by conflict for generations.
A Rossini overture, a Mozart piano concerto,
then a Mahler Symphony after interval…
Sounds like a typical night in just about any
Australian concert hall. But how is it that the
overture-concerto-symphony combo came to
dominate concert programs? Tom Ford leafs
through the history books to find out.