A diverse program pleases solidarity audience and classical music fans alike. Read more about Palestine Youth Orchestra's triumphant UK debut
Edward Said National Conservatory of Music
There are few opportunities for performing artists in Gaza. Read more about Making music under siege
Firas al-Shirafi was admitted to the Edward Said National Conservatory of Music when he was five. Read more about Listen: Eleven-year-old Gaza musician plays qanun
The Watar Band was formed following Operation Cast Lead, Israel’s murderous assault in late 2008 and early 2009. Read more about Gaza youth defied “smell of death” to form popular band
Index on Censorship and English PEN have spoken out against the BBC’s removal of Nigel Kennedy’s references to Israeli apartheid from television broadcasts. Read more about Speech groups slam BBC over Nigel Kennedy "censorship"
Filmmaker Ken Loach and rapper Mic Righteous have also had comments supporting Palestinians removed by the broadcaster. Read more about Why won't BBC let Nigel Kennedy denounce Israeli apartheid?
The innovative performance of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons by Kennedy and Palestine Strings included both classical and Arabic-inspired improvisations. Read more about Video: Nigel Kennedy and Palestine Strings play Vivaldi at 2013 BBC Proms
The London classical music festival is the Palestine Strings’ highest-profile performance yet. Read more about Young Palestinian violinists to play at London Proms
Sarah, Abdelaziz and Anda have found a welcome distraction from Palestine’s troubles: music. They and 120 other girls and boys are enrolled in the Gaza Music School, a program of the A.M. Qattan Foundation launched in 2008. Read more about Rebuilt Gaza Music School hopes to reach more children