Armistice: Play For Peace

9 August 2018 | Bethany Reynard

Through international connections, there is an aspiration to establish a global Concert for Cooperation at 16:00 CET on 11th November 2018.

The bringing together of musicians, internationally in harmony to play a single piece of music will serve as a strong symbolic gesture of cooperation, peace and reconciliation 100 years after the First World War came to an end.

A new piece, “Armistice”, has been commissioned for this and scored on the Wilfrid Owen violin by Scottish fiddler Thoren Ferguson. The ‘Wilfrid Owen violin’ was made by Steve Burnett in 2014 from a branch of an old Sycamore tree which still grows in the ground of Craiglockhart where Owen convalesced. The violin was made in tribute to him and his lost generation.

Play for Peace aims to coordinate a series of ‘pop up’ concerts to take place across the world on the afternoon of 11th November with “Armistice” playing at 16:00 CET.

 How can you get involved? 

  • Can you play or encourage others to do so? If so, please share live using #iPlayforPeace at 16:00 CET.
  • Might you take a lead role in your own country in bringing together a concert of cooperation locally?
  • Can you support with a venue in some other way music being played locally or in multiple nations?

You can find out more on how to get involved and ask any questions you may have here.