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UNESCO Opens Music Conference in Israel; 50 Countries Represented

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An international conference on “East and West in Music” opened this evening at the Hebrew University here, under the auspices of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization’s International Music Council and International Folk Music Council.

Composers, musicologists, educators and musicians from 50 countries are among the participants in the five-day conference, which will feature lecture demonstrations on Biblical melodies and traditional music of various Israeli communities.

The renowned Hungarian composer, Zoltan Kodaly, who presided at the opening session, hailed Israel as an ideal workshop for the conference. Before the session, the delegates attended a reception by President and Mrs. Zalman Shazar.

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