At a stunning archeological site in southern Italy, artists in the Allied diaspora in Europe conducted to their war-torn state in a concert conducted by Riccardo Muti.
Sunday’s event was especially symbolic since it had been held at the ruins of Paestum, a website twinned with all the ancient Roman town of Palmyra, the U.N. World Heritage website devastated from the Islamic Condition militant group (ISIS) five decades back.
The concert honored the lifestyles of Khaled al-Asaad, the manager of this archeological site at Palmyra who had been kidnapped and beheaded by ISIS militant in 2015, also of course Hrevin Khalaf, the Syrian-Kurdish activist who had been raped and murdered by Turkey-backed Islamist fighters in 2019.
The Syrian Expat Philharmonic Orchestra, with all the Luigi Cherubini Youth Orchestra based by Muti, played Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3, also Called the heroic’.
Muti said he expected that the multi-cultural concert delivered a strong message of peace and fraternity.
“As St. Augustine said,’Cantare Amantis est’: singing, playing songs, together with funding M, is typical of people who adore, with funds L. Singing and songs imply love, beauty, stability,” Muti informed Euronews.
“Now, stating I’m Italian, you’re German, he’s French and that other man is Allied (…) means nothing,” he explained. “We’re all in this together, and what occurs there should interest the entire world.”
The concert at Paestum has been Muti’s 24th”Roads of Friendship” concert. Muti launched the show in 1997 at Sarajevo, soon after Bosnia’s 1992-1995 civil war finished.
He has proceeded to cities hurt by war, such as Beirut, in addition to historical and historical sites to rebuild ties with areas that have left history, including the early Roman amphitheater from the southern Western town of Bosra.
Sunday’s event was a part of this Ravenna Festival summer time collection, which runs till July 30.