© 2019 by Michael Dabroski.

PALESTINIAN MOZART FESTIVAL is a humanitarian music festival based in the historic "Hub" building in Bethlehem, Palestine.  PALESTINIAN MOZART FESTIVAL festival concerts juxtapose the beauty of music of high artistic quality with an audience’s view of the separation wall guarded by soldiers a few meters away.  Evocative and soulful, the concert experience is meant to be contemplative upon listening to selected works by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Palestinian composers and other masterpieces.  Mr. Dabroski states:
“It is my artistic responsibility to connect the benefits of music to the gathering of community; to create compassion, inspire
constructive change or grieve during times of crisis. I use artistic expression as a means to resist violence and achieve peace,
confront injustices, elevate the human sprit, and engage people to challenge and withstand a culture of violence.”  
 
The public is invited to witness PALESTINIAN MOZART FESTIVAL with Mr. Dabroski.  Activities include guided tours of Bethlehem, Jerusalem and Mar Saba; three Palestinian folk music concerts and three Western classical music concerts; a three-part lecture series about art and resistance; fine art exhibits; independent study and/or independent community explorations; and, Palestinian food.

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FESTIVAL ITINERARY

 

DAY 1:  International Travel Arrival (overnight)

DAY 2:  Bethlehem Hub

8pm       Welcome Reception:  Palestinian Feast

DAY 3:  Bethlehem City and Mar Saba

 

8am       Breakfast

9am       Bethlehem City walking tour

12pm     Lunch

12pm     Departure for Mar Saba Monastery walking tour

4pm       Return to Bethlehem

5pm       Dinner

6pm       Hub Concert:  Palestinian Folk Music

8pm       Reception

 

DAY 4:  Jerusalem Old City

8am        Breakfast

9am        Departure for Jerusalem walking tour

7pm        Return to Bethlehem

DAY 5:  Bethlehem Hub

 

8am        Breakfast

9am        Study or Independent Community Exploration (Hebron or Ramallah)

12pm      Lunch

1pm        Hub Lecture:  Enclaves of Beauty

3pm        Hub Concert:  Palestinian Folk Music

5pm        Dinner

7pm        Hub Concert and Reception:  Western Classical

 

Franz Schubert String Trio D.471

Mozart/Bach Adagio & Fugue after Johann Sebastian Bach, K.404a n.5

Mozart/Bach Adagio & Fugue after Johann Sebastian Bach, K.404a n.3

Mozart/Bach Adagio & Fugue after Wilhem Bach, K.404a n.6

Ludwig van Beethoven String Trio in D, Opus 9 No.2 

DAY 6:  Bethlehem Hub

 

8am        Breakfast

9am        Study or Independent Community Exploration (Hebron or Ramallah)

12pm      Lunch

1pm        Hub Lecture:  The Art of Resistance

3pm        Hub Concert:  Palestinian Folk Music

5pm        Dinner

7pm        Hub Concert and Reception:  Western Classical

                                  

Johann Sebastian Bach Goldberg Variations (arr string trio)

 

DAY 7:  Bethlehem Hub

 

8am        Breakfast

9am        Study or Independent Community Exploration (Hebron or Ramallah)

12pm      Lunch

1pm        Hub Lecture:  Music Activism

3pm        Hub Concert:  Palestinian Folk Music

5pm        Dinner

7pm        Hub Concert and Reception:  Western Classical

                                  

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Divertimento K.563

DAY 8:  International Travel Departure