The World Orchestra For Peace

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An expression of harmony on all levels[edit]


The World Orchestra for Peace was founded in 1996 by Sir Georg Solti under the motto: 'the unique strength of music as an ambassador for peace'. The orchestra consists out of players who come from orchestras from all over the world. The musicians just come together to play a specific concert, therefore the orchestra has no existence outside the special occasions that they call it into being. The orchestra is unique as it is first of all a very logistical challenge, as everyone needs to assembledto play this specific concert and its members do not draw a salary from it. The World Orchestra for Peace is a good example of cultural diplomacy in practise, as it was created with a vision of an orchestra from all corners of the globe, that would realize the unifying power of music and show how musicians from different political and religious cultures can work together.