Week 4: Dance To The Sounds of Israel
Starts on Wed, 5 May 2021 20:00 British Summer Time (UTC+1)
Join us for a night of stellar online performances from some Israel’s greatest music stars from Classical to Sephardi to Israeli pop.
About this Event
Israel’s music scene is the most vibrant and creative on the planet and with good reason.
Join JMI – Jewish Music Institute to enjoy a slice of some of the greatest orchestras, ensembles and pop artists in Israeli music.
This online event will feature three performances, streamed in one evening of musical excellence via the JMI website, Youtube and Facebook. (all performances will be free to watch)
The first performance will be from Israel’s classical music powerhouse that is the Israel Philharmonic. Established by the legendary violinist Bronsilaw Huberman and driven by Zvi Haftel, this orchestra quickly turned from an Orchestra Of Exiles to one of the most sought-after Philharmonics on the planet. Having been led under the baton of Maestro Zubin Mehta for many years, the brilliant Lahav Shani has recently taken up the role of Musical Director and will conduct the IPO in this special performance of Tchaikovsky’s 4th Symphony.
The second performance will be from two stars of the Israeli Music scene. The Jerusalem Orchestra East West, led by Artistic Director and conductor Tom Cohen, household names in Israel. This orchestra comprises members from across the communities of Israel’s capital Jerusalem and will feature a guest performance with the legendary singer-songwriter David Broza whose flamenco guitar has made him a star in the USA and Spain. Together they will journey through the Ladino melodies and Hebrew texts of the love songs of Andalus, where the Sephardi Jews came from, to travel across the Mediterranean to Israel.
The third performance will be from a contemporary musical legend of modern Israeli music. This is an exclusive performance and nothing can be said quite yet, so sign up to the JC newsletter and social media to keep up to date with the announcements.
All three performances will have special introductions from the people that make Israel and Israeli music matter.
Israeli music is about the conference of cultures and styles, the creativity that powers the fertile ground in Israel to produce music of such range and diversity, it truly ranks as one of the most musically vibrant countries in the world. Tonight is just a sample but your journey will start from here.
If you love music, you want the best seat in the house: your house, our home – Israel.