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Craig and Deborah Cogut, co-founders of Polyphony, with their son Alex Cogut, Polyphony Youth Coordinator.  Photo by:  Annie Watt

Craig and Deborah Cogut, co-founders of Polyphony, with their son Alex Cogut, Polyphony Youth Coordinator.  Photo by:  Annie Watt


On Thursday evening, June 21, 17 Greenwich Christian and Jewish institutions together with Polyphony Foundation founders Craig and Deborah Cogut, and event chairs David Mullen and Amy Lipton hosted a concert and reception at First Presbyterian Church in Greenwich, CT. The church was packed with 400 music lovers as acclaimed Israeli conductor Karin Ben-Josef delighted the audience with the Polyphony Youth Orchestra's renditions of Bach, Barber, Grieg and Handel.  The student musicians, who range in age from 9-17 wowed the audience with the virtuosity of their playing. Included among the enormously gifted musicians were violinists Feras Machour and Yamen Saadi who both were recently awarded first prize in the prestigious Paul Ben Haim music competition in Israel.

Rev. William Evertsberg of The First Presbyterian Church of Greenwich welcomed the audience and introduced the musicians. At the performance's conclusion, benedictions were offered by Rabbi Mitchell Hurvitz of Temple Sholom, Monsignor Alan Detscher of Saint Catherine's Church and Imam Kareem Adeeb of The American Institute for Islamic and Arabic Studies.

Polyphony seeks to bring equal opportunity for music education and  other innovative educational programs to Arab Israeli youth, offer Jewish youth opportunities to participate in these programs and create channels for dialogue between Jewish and Arab communities in Israel.

The Polyphony Foundation is a U.S. based 501(c)3 organization that believes that music has a unique power to transcend cultural and social boundaries, educating both performer and audience in the art of listening and communicating. Polyphony believes creating new channels for engagement between young members of  diverse communities is an essential step towards the creation of a just and peaceful society in Israel.

Polyphony was founded in 2011 by four individuals, Craig and Deborah Cogut; renowned concert violinist and co-founder of both The Orpheus Foundation and The Barenboim-Said Conservatory in Nazareth, Nabeel Abboud-Ashkar; and award winning singer, songwriter, actress, producer and activist Cher.

This is the orchestra's second annual  U.S. tour and its first  since being awarded the Yoko Ono Lennon Courage Award for the Arts in February at a ceremony at MOMA. Greenwich is the orchestra's first stop on the tour which also  includes performances at several venues in New York City, Detroit, the Hamptons and Aspen.

For further information about Polyphony, please visit




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