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Noted Uruguayan Director of the Youth Symphony Orchestra Foundation in Uruguay Ariel Britos received the 30th annual Fraternidad Award named for Maximo Brenner(Z´L), its founder and then-president of B´nai B´rith Uruguay.
Some 300 people attended the ceremony at B’nai B’rith Hall in Montevideo.

B’nai B’rith Uruguay has been presenting the Fraternidad (Fraternity) Award to outstanding artists from different arts (literature, painting, sculpture, music, theatre, cinema, ballet and dancing) to recognize excellence in these various artistic disciplines. Winners receive an all-expenses-paid trip to the State of Israel where the B’nai B’rith World Center is responsible for preparing and implementing an intensive itinerary combining tourism with professional interchange, site visits and high-level briefings geared toward fostering ongoing professional ties between the countries.

They also have a one week paid trip to one European country they select, sponsored by the Brenner family in tribute to Maximo Brenner.

Minister of Education and Culture Ricardo Ehrlich joined District 28 President Morris Segal, Maximo Brenner´s widow, Esther Brenner and Israeli Ambassador Dori Goren to present the award to Britos.

Britos and the orchestra have been invited to play in such countries as Venezuela, Panama and Germany. “I feel deeply moved for this award which gives me one of the greatest moments in my career in order to be able to learn from the high level of classic music addressed to young people in Israel.”

Officers from the Ministry of Education and Culture; officers from the National Uruguayan Music Institution and the Mayor of Montevideo attended the event.

Fraternidad Award 2013

Israeli Ambassador Dori Gore; B’nai B’rith President Morris Segal; Minister of Education and Culture Ricardo Ehrlich; and Ariel Britos Fraternidad Award 2013 lightening the candle of Truth

Ariel Britos conducting the Orchestra

Ariel Britos conducting the Orchestra