Yaron Gottfried * Phot Israel Malovani
As this musical season draws to a close, the phrase “going out with a bang” seems apt.
“For our closing concert, together with my colleague and friend Doron Salomon [the artistic director of the Beersheba Sinfonietta], we decided to treat our audiences to monumental pieces that demand a larger orchestra. We’ve done it in the past and plan to repeat it next season,” says the artistic director of the Israel Kibbutz Orchestra, Yaron Gottfried. Continue reading
Australian pianist David Helfgott, the prototype for the central character in the film Shine, will arrive in Israel for the first time for two recitals, beginning this weekend.
Born in Melbourne in 1947 to Polish Jewish parents, Helfgott has played piano since he was five. As a child prodigy, he won several local music contests, and at the age of 19 continued his music studies at the Royal College of Music in London. Continue reading
‘If I hadn’t become a pianist, I would have become a singer,” says internationally acclaimed Israeli pianist Daniel Gortler. He will present a “Recital with Variations” program – featuring pieces by Schubert, Mendelssohn, Beethoven and Schumann – on June 13 at the intimate Einav Center in Tel Aviv, which boasts excellent acoustics. Continue reading
Daniel Gortler * Photo: Eitan Tal
‘I believe that every decent composer deserves a festival,” smiles Israeli pianist Daniel Gortler. “And above all – Schubert.”
This week, he appears in every concert of the Schubertiada – a mini-festival of Franz Schubert’s music, which is taking place in various locales throughout the country; it began January 31 and runs through February 9. Continue reading
Performing with Royal Philharmonic
Israeli baritone singer Colin Schachat, who together with the Jerusalem Symphony, Tel Aviv Philharmonic Choir and other soloists participates in the performance of Mendelssohn’s oratorio Elijah, successfully pursues two careers, which sound worlds apart, those of an artist and of a businessman. Continue reading
Pianist Ofer Shelley, violinist Tanya Beltser and cellist Marina Kats
Whether it is seen as a concert or a show, The Jewish Cabaret is going to draw curious audiences.
The Atar Piano Trio, together with singers Yeela Avital and Odelia Dahan, will perform the program at Beit Avi Hai in Jerusalem on June 8. The program features chamber music and cabaret songs from 1920s and 1930s Europe by Kurt Weill, Joseph Achron, Arnold Schoenberg, Itzik Manger, Robert Kahn, Ernest Bloch and others, as well as popular Yiddish songs and original arrangements of Jewish folk music. Continue reading