10th June - 5Q’s Road to Jericho @ London Spitalfields with Aldeburgh Young Musicians Book Tickets >> Please note this concert will not now be webcast, however it is being recorded and videoed, and concert highlights will be available online soon!
Jerusalem. Aldeburgh. Ramallah. Bethlehem. London. Jenin. Gaza. 29 May - 20 June 2011
Road to Jericho is a groundbreaking concert tour and feature film, taking place in the UK and Palestinian Territories during June 2011.
British group Fifth Quadrant, led by Drew Balch and Simon Hewitt Jones, and Palestinian group Dal'Ouna, led by Ramzi Aburedwan, will perform a concert tour of Eastern and Western Classical music. The programme includes a new commission by British composer Antony Pitts - a new setting of the 'Good Samaritan' story that encapsulates the colours and gestures of both Eastern and Western musical languages, and asks the question: 'Who is my neighbour?'. Read more about it here or download the trailer EP from iTunes.
A documentary crew will follow the musicians through the UK and the Palestinian West Bank as they bring together contrasting elements of Palestinian and European musical heritage to create an entirely new musical collaboration that draws on the best of both musical cultures.
Drew and Simon on the Road to Jericho, December 2010. Photograph: Ian Dingle
Road to Jericho is an independently-funded production by Fifth Quadrant, which has no political or religious affiliation. We welcome all donations and are always keen to hear from potential partners and sponsors.