Diversity makes music: The Yehudi Menuhin Foundation in Brussels

The International Yehudi Menuhin Foundation welcomes on stage the dancer Ahmad Joudeh. From Syria to Europe, he meets musicians from different cultures at every stage. A musical route which leaves Syria, crosses Turkey with Burhan Oçal and his Istanbul ensemble whose passionate melodies are inspired by the gypsies of the East, Greece with Dimitri Psonis to finally join the Brussels Chamber Orchestra composed of musicians from multiple cultures accompanied by Gilles Apap, this travelling violinist with an incomparable sound. Together, they will gather on Mozart’s universal music and will conclude this meeting of souls with a common finale, thus illustrating how classical music, associated with world music, generates inspiring exchanges for musician and the public, and revealing with brio what unites us in the depths of our being: our welcoming and generous humanity, as Yehudi Menuhin defended it.

Wednesday 21st November 2018

Brussels Chamber Orchestra

Gilles Apap, violin
Burhan Oçal Together, percussions, oud, violin, qanûn
Dimitri Psonis, santour, morisca
Ahmad Joudeh, dance

Refugees of the Citizen’s Platform for Refugee Support (Bxl Refugees Welcome)



For this project, the Foundation works with the Citizen Support Platform for Refugees (Bxl Refugees Welcome) and with MUS-E Belgium, which encourages the use of art in schools as a tool for social inclusion.

For more info here.