Impacts of classical music

Assuming music, and all the other arts are ‘mirrors’ of the society in which they exist, how do you think the phenomenon I just described above might lead to a better understanding, acceptance, and finally an appreciation of all cultures around the world? Can a love for music and all the arts help draw the people of the world a little bit closer together? Can a common denominator like music lead to an understanding and an appreciation of other cultures? Or, perhaps you don’t think it will make any difference at all?