The Polyphony Youth Orchestra is supported by Polyphony Foundation, a non-profit that aims to bridge the divide between the future leaders of Israel's Arab and Jewish communities by using music to transcend historic cultural and social boundaries. Their efforts have been recognized by Yoko Ono Lennon "as a very powerful and effective beginning towards Peace" as she awarded Polyphony the Yoko Ono Lennon 2012 Courage Awards for the Arts.
Polyphony was co-founded in 2011 by New York financier Craig Cogut and his wife Deborah Cogut, and renowned concert violinist Nabeel Abboud-Ashkar, who is based in Nazareth.
Polyphony's programs impact more than 2,000 Arab and Jewish youths, starting with elementary school outreach and leading up to integrated orchestras that allow teenage musicians to learn, experience and perform together.
The Polyphony Youth Orchestra Concert in Troy
Monday, June 25th
Shir Tikvah Temple
3900 Northfield Parkway
Troy, MI 48084
The Polyphony Youth Orchestra Concert in Detroit
Wednesday, June 27th
Metropolitan United Methodist Church
8000 Woodward Avenue
Detroit, MI 48202
More info at www.polyphonyfoundation.org