|Yuval Ron Ensemble
Hometown: Los Angeles
Web site: http://yuvalronmusic.com/home.html?text/ensemble.html
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Formed in 1999, The Yuval Ron Ensemble endeavors to alleviate national, racial, religious and cultural divides by uniting the music and dance of the opposing people of the Middle East into a unique mystical, spiritual and inspiring musical celebration. The Ensemble includes Jewish, Arabic and Christian artists who have been actively involved in creating musical bridges between people of various faiths and ethnic groups worldwide. Led by Oscar winning composer Yuval Ron (music for “West Bank Story”) the Ensemble has enjoyed overwhelming community support and was chosen to be featured in PBS “Holiday Celebration” TV specials and was honored with the Los Angeles Treasures Award.
The Ensemble was invited by King of Morocco to appear at the International Sacred Music Festival of Fez, 2009 and had the honor to headline the benefit concert for the Dalai Lama's initiative "Seeds of Compassion" promoting Compassion in Education, Business and Community. In 2002, 2005 and 2008, the ensemble was featured at the World Festival of Sacred Music in Los Angeles and was honored to be the first American-based Middle Eastern Ensemble to perform at an International Peace Festival ’05 in South Korea. In addition, the Ensemble was chosen by the Mid-Atlantic Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts to represent the United States and its cultural diversity at the International Folk Music Festival in Lublin, Poland in 2005. In 2006 the Ensemble was the first to introduce the music of the Middle East to Chihuahua, Mexico at the International Chihuahua Festival, and in 2007 it was featured in the International Oud Festival in Jerusalem, Israel.
The Yuval Ron Ensemble Cd's “Under The Olive Tree” , "Tree of Life" and "Seeker of Truth" have become international favorites with world music lovers and has been featured on National Public Radio’s “Echoes” and “Hearts of Space” programs. The Yuval Ron Ensemble was in residencies at numerous schools such as Yale University, John Hopkins University, UCLA, Seattle University and Middlebury College and has performed numerous benefit concerts to support organizations that promote peace and help the disadvantaged.
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