Date(s) - 5 Oct 2014 until 5 Oct 2014
3:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Western classical and Arabic music
Sunday 5th October 2014
4pm (doors 3.30pm)
St Nicholas Church
Dyke Road, Brighton BN1 3LJ
A performance by the Galilee String Quartet followed by Q&A with the Sa’ad family
Mostafa Sa’ad (violin)
Ghandi Sa’ad (violin)
Omar Sa’ad (viola)
Tibah Sa’ad (cello)
No entry charge – donations to Amnesty International welcome at the event
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Brighton and Hove Palestine Solidarity Campaign and Amnesty International are delighted to present the Galilee Quartet, in concert and conversation. The performance of Arabic music will be followed by a Q&A session with Omar.
Viola player Omar Saad performed with Nigel Kennedy at the Royal Albert Hall at the Proms 2013, as a member of the Palestine Strings. More recently the Druze teenager, who is a citizen of Israel, gained international support as a conscientious objector after refusing to serve in the Israeli Army.
Omar, his two violinist brothers and their cellist sister make up the Galilee Quartet – a classical string quartet from the Galilee village of Maghar. But while Omar has just been released from prison, his brother Mostafa will soon be called up to the draft and he will go to military prison as a conscientious objector.
The quartet will be playing at St Nicholas Church in support of the right to reject military service on grounds of conscientious objection – this right is protected under International Human Rights law, including the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), which Israel has ratified.