Several Syrian children took part in a concert featuring Thirteen Strings and soprano Miriam Khalil. It was billed as a concert for peace.

The concert, held at Dominion-Chalmers United Church, was an opportunity to recognize and include Syrian refugee families who have settled in Ottawa during the past year.

The concert included well-known works by Mozart, Vaughan Williams and Samuel Barber and a piece composed just for the event. This special piece was meant to appeal across cultures and resonate with the Syrian families in attendance.

It is based on an 800-year-old poem — Children of Adam — by the Persian medieval poet Saadi.

For a review of the concert, please click here.

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