The Armenian Gurdjieff Ensemble conquered the audience’s hearts at the Holland Festival in 2015. It now returns for a concert with the Syrian ensemble Hewar, which mixes Arabic music with jazz and western classical music. They are premiering two new pieces: one by the Armenian Tigran Mansurian and Kharej AlSerb by the Syrian Issam Rafea. Works by the Armenian composers George Gurdjieff and Komitas Vardapet, arranged by Levon Eskenian, will also be performed, as well as music by the members of Hewar: Kinan Azmeh, Dima Orsho, Jasser Haj Youssef and Basilius Alawad. The concert is a close interaction between two different cultures that live in close physical association with one another and have had a rich cultural exchange over the centuries. A dialogue giving voice to a wish for sustained peace.