Posted at 3:35 PM on October 10, 2011
by Marianne Combs
Filed under: Music
"Where there is trust there is music, and by extension, life. Where there is no trust, the music quite simply withers away."
Such is the premise of conductor Charles Hazlewood's TED Talk. Hazlewood , with help from the Scottish Ensemble, demonstrates how a successful orchestra is built on trust, and how making music together can build trust between such unlikely partners as black South Africans and white authorities who participated in the crimes of Apartheid.
Check out this video not only for the gorgeous live performance, but also for clips from two of Hazlewood's projects empowering people of all backgrounds to make beautiful music together.