I write to you as the composer of a symphonic work titled A Camp David Overture (Prayer for Peace). I hope you might find interest in this work and in my efforts for peace through music. A Camp David Overture was inspired by the Camp David Peace Accords and is dedicated to Prime Minister Begin (who called this music "beautiful") and President Anwar Sadat.
Since its premiere with the Sacramento Symphony in 1996, A Camp David Overture has been performed frequently in the United States. Its 2007 Washington DC premiere drew representatives from the Embassies of Israel, Egypt, France and Canada (the latter two countries have peacekeepers in the Sinai as part of the accords). The most recent performance took place with the University of Wyoming Symphony Orchestra this past November 19.
To bring the message of A Camp David Overture (Prayer for Peace) to a broader audience, I have placed part of this recent performance (the finale which is subtitled "International Anthem of Peace") on YouTube along with inspiring quotes.
It is my hope that this music can foster closer cultural ties between Israelis, Egyptians and all peoples in the region. Towards this end, I am exploring ways in which my music can be performed in the two countries that inspired it. I hope you might find this of interest.
Bruce Craig Roter
Feb 2 2010 - 6:29am