Friday 2 September 2011

Israel Philharmonic Prom disrupted by protests

It happened to the Jerusalem Quartet; now it's happened at the Proms.  It seems that Israeli musicians performing in the UK must now come to expect disruption by pro-Palestinian protesters as a given.  Last night's Prom featured violinist Gil Shaham and conductor Zubin Mehta, and included music by Webern, Bruch and Albeniz.  Protests apparently marred many of the items; the BBC took the decision to pull the live broadcast of the concert before much of it had been heard.  Igor Toronyi-Lalic was there and gives a full account at The Arts Desk.

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