May 31, 12-6PM
Celebrate Israel: Boston
333 Forest Street, Waltham, MA
Neshama Carlebach will be performing with Josh Nelson, her band, Reverend
Milton Vann and the Glory to God singers.
For further information please visit celebrateisraelboston.com
May 31, 12-6PM
Zion’s Muse: Three Generations of Israeli Composers
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Sunday, December 14th, 2014, 7:30 PM
Gershon Gerchikov, violin
Alexandra Kazovsky, violin
Jan Grüning, viola
Amit Even-Tov, cello
Individual tickets ($44 each) are available at The Kennedy Center’s website or by calling (800) 444-1324. Alternatively, you can save $20 by subscribing to both this concert and the May 7, 2015 performance. To subscribe, call the Kennedy Center Subscription Office at (202) 416-8500, Mon.–Fri., 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
French singing star Julien Clerc will appear with a 40 piece orchestra in Israel on Sunday July 7, 2013 at the National Opera house in Tel Aviv, 19 Sderot Shaul HaMelech at 20h30. He will perform his standards along with some of his new repertoire. This is the French singer’s first time to perform in Israel. For more information, contact WWW.LOLLYPROD.COM -OU- 03.658.59.59
In the realm of “hasn’t this gone more than far enough?”, a Jewish girl was suspended from her Orthodox school for singing on a popular Israeli TV show. The Jewish Music WebCenter supports singing as a basic human right for men and women, boys and girls. Orthodox communities may need to reexamine the issue in light of the Jewish sacred texts which describe Jewish women singing and leading the people in song and dance. Read about this discussion in an article in
The Prayer For the State of Israel – IDF Chief Cantor Ltc. Shai Abramson
Accompanied by the S.F.Y. Philharmonic Orchestra & Choir, Conducted by Dr. Mordechai Sobol
Child Soloist: Micha Schachat. Sol Zim, an American cantor, is the composer of the music. ,
Arrangement & Music Production: Ofir Sobol, Engineering & Mix: Zohar Zaltz
Recorded at “Eshel” Studios – Tel Aviv – June 2011
Monday, April 30, 2012
Mira Awad returns to NY April 30 with her own Arabic Fusion concert. With a special guest: Jordanian-Spanish singer Farah Siraj.
If you heard Mira during the just completed tour with Noa, you know this is an extraordinary talent.
$20 cover, 2 drink minimum.
A new series MUZIKA produced by Shalom TV is available online. Their first portrait is of Noa (Achinoam Nini), the Israeli singing star. It’s a good show, with interviews and clips of her performing. You will learn a lot about Noa, already one of our favorite musicians.
Saturday March 19th – 11:00pm
HADAG NAHASH – Booming out of Jerusalem in 1996 HADAG NAHASH, became the biggest band Israel has to offer. Its music combines fresh Hip Hop, rock, reggae and funk sounds, and serves as a melting pot of tight grooves with Middle Eastern flavor. Their unique sound attracted many dedicated followers, as well as vast media reception. They’ve gained momentum year after year, and today are considered the best selling Hip Hop artist in Israel.
In addition to a headlining LIVE appearance, PURIM at City Winery will see DJ sets by DJ Moshe Bonen(Maydalleh), special Purim cocktails, munchies, sweet treats and special surprises, costume contests and more.
Presented by TEEV Productions, MAYDALLEH and CITY WINERY.
155 Varick St. @ Vandam in Soho
Time Monday, February 14 · 8:30pm – 10:00pm
Location צוותא תל אביב – לונדון מיני סטור- רח’ אבן גבירול
חמש שנים לפטירתה של שושנה דמארי
(1 בינואר 1923 – 14 בפברואר 2006).
כלת פרס ישראל לשנת תשמ”ח.
יונית שקד גולן, העוסקת בשימור הזמר העברי, תבצע במופע “ניחוח שושנה” שיתקיים ביום שני ה-14.2 על בימת צוותא, את השירים האהובים שנכתבו לשושנה דמארי במשך השנים. ותגיש ערב מחווה, אינטימי ומרגש הכולל את מיטב שיריה של מלכת הזמר העבר
…המופע יוקלט ויועבר בשידור חי ברשת ג’י.
שושנה דמארי נולדה בתימן בשנת 1923 ועלתה ארצה שנתיים לאחר מכן. כבר כנערה החלה דמארי לשיר כשהצטרפה לסטודיו לדרמה “שולמית” בתל אביב. בשנת 1943 הצטרפה לתיאטרן המוזיקלי “לי לה לו” שאת מרבית פזמוניו כתבו המשוררים נתן אלתרמן ומשה וילנסקי. שירם “כלניות”, שביצעה על במת התיאטרון ב-1946, הפך להיות שירה הידוע ביותר ועל אף שנכתב כשיר טבע, הוא נתפס באותה תקופה כשיר מחאה נגד הבריטים (שחיילי הצנחנים שלו, בעלי הכומתות האדומות כונו “כלניות”).
יום הולדת למלחין מרק קופיטמן בהגיעו לגבורות, בשיתוף המכון למוסיקה ישראלית ואיגוד הקומפוזיטורים הישראלי
מוסיקה מאת קופיטמן ויצירות חדשות שמקדישים לו שלושה מתלמידיו
איל אדלר: בכורה
ארי בן-שבתאי: בכורה
מיכאל וולפה: בכורה
קופיטמן: יצירה חדשה לבסון סולו בכורה
מעגלים, לקול, קלרנית, צ’לו ופסנתר
עמית דולברג, פסנתר
רואי אמוץ, חליל
גלעד הראל, קלרנית
נדב כהן, בסון
משה אהרונוב, כינור
ענת אנגלמאיר, צ’לו
הרכב ייחודי, בראש מעייניו ביצוע מוסיקה קאמרית ישראלית ומוסיקה המבוססת על נושאים ועל רעיונות יהודיים. האנסמבל נוסד בשנת 2004 בידי עמית דולברג, מנהלו לאורך שנות פעילותו. האנסמבל מתמחה בביצוע מוסיקה ישראלית עכשווית, וככזה הוקדשו לו יצירות רבות בידי מיטב המלחינים בארץ. עוד מתמקד האנסמבל ברפרטואר חברי האגודה למוסיקה יהודית של סנט פטרבורג מתחילת המאה העשרים; מלחינים כגון גנסין, אנגל, וופריק ואחרון, בחלקו בנגינת בכורה ישראלית.
Israel Composers League member, Jerusalem-based Gila (Gillian) Carcas, has a new website biography and a listing of compositions. There is an mp3 for her work “Beside the Lake” for Violin, Cello and Piano. Her works are available for puchase through the website. Gila has written over 50 pieces for small chamber ensembles, solo works, a chamber opera and some orchestra compositions.
Visit the Israeli Musicological Society new website. It also has the online journal Min-Ad which has many interesting articles. The archives of the journal is also available online.
by Uriel Heilman courtesy of JTA.
Whether out of hunger for a connection to Israel or mere interest in the music,
increasing numbers of Jews in America — both Americans and Israelis — are tuning
into Israeli music performances.
Singing in unintelligible gibberish as her hands strike the
darbuka drum with frantic intensity, the short, pretty brunette at center stage
holds the audience transfixed as she reaches the song’s crescendo.
When she sounds her final note, the audience rises for a standing ovation.
Though it is her New York debut concert, Israeli singer-songwriter Din Din Aviv is
no stranger here. The performance hall at the Museum of Jewish Heritage is packed
with Israeli fans of Aviv who live in New York and American Jews clutching her CD.…
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Pittsburgh Jewish Music Festival 2008 presents
ISRAEL@60 May 21-June 1
“ESTA in Concert“
Wednesday, May 21 7:30pm
Byham Theater, 101 6th St.
ESTA is a unique band from Israel with an innovative and original
sound. ESTA’s music combines the aromas of world music, the power of rock, and the spirit
of jazz into a powerful, energetic new force that crosses genres, styles and
borders. Proclaimed as “Israel’s most original instrumental band”, ESTA has
toured prestigious festivals and venues throughout Europe, Israel and the
U.S., including a special performance for President Clinton at a White House
reception in honor of Israel’s 50th Anniversary.…
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Wild Peace: A Gala Concert for Israel’s 60th
Honoring Joyce Bohnen, Zamir alumna and former board chair
Sunday, June 1, 2008
Sanders Theatre, Cambridge
Join Maestro Joshua Jacobson and the Zamir Chorale of Boston for a celebration of
well-known works and hidden gems by Israel’s greatest composers, including Yehezkel
Braun‘s dramatic “Magash Ha-kesef,” Naomi Shemer‘s mystical “Shirat Ha-asavim,”
Gil Aldema‘s joyous “Ashira Liydiyday,” Moshe Wilensky‘s exuberant “Uri Tsiyon,”
and a rollicking arrangement of Marc Lavry‘s “Shir Ha-Emek.” The evening culminates
with the world premiere of Cantor Charles D. Osborne‘s stunning oratorio for chorus
and orchestra, Like Wildflowers, Suddenly, based on the poem “Wild Peace,” by Israeli
poet Yehudah Amichai.
Tickets from $18; students, $10
or call 617-244-6333.…
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60 locations are participating in special celebrations for Israel’s 60th anniversary. Most of the concerts are in May, and some in June. For full details, see the website. There’s a lot of great activity and big celebrations throughout the country. If you haven’t seen some of these top performers, this may be your chance. There are performers appealing to different generations, so the whole family can enjoy the music and celebrate Israel’s founding 60 years ago.
The official observation of the 60th Anniversary of the State of Israel’s
60th Anniversary in New York will take place at 8PM on Wednesday May 7th with a
major musical gala at Radio City Music Hall in New York. The event will feature
Reggae superstar Matisyahu, Paul Shaffer of the David Letterman Show,
composer/performer and MacArthur Genius award winner John Zorn and top Israeli
music artists Idan Raichel, Rami Kleinstein, David Broza and Habanot Nechama, with
additional performers to be announced.
The historic cultural gathering will be the largest such celebration of its kind,
and is supported by over 100 Jewish organizations including the UJA Federation of
New York, Consulate General of Israel, Jewish Community Relations Council, Dor
Chadash and other key groups representing a majority of the organized American
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The Yuval Ron Ensemble is embarking on a concert tour for peace in November, centered around the International Music Festival in Jerusalem, plus a second conert in the Jewish-Arabic community center Beit Hagefen in Haifa. For more details read their letter…
Habrera Hativeet, featuring Shlomo Bar
co-presented by The Boston Jewish Film Festival and the Museum of Fine
Arts, Boston (MFA)
If you’ve never seen this group, you owe yourself a treat next week. **Highly recommended** by JMWC.
So follow the drummer this summer on Sunday, June 18, 1PM, Remis Auditorium
Habrera Hativeet fuses together artists with authentic Sephardic,
African, Indian and Middle Eastern roots, time-honored songs from
Andalusian Spain, Yemen, and Morocco, Hasidic chants from Eastern
Europe, and contemporary Israeli poetry. Their music bridges time,
cultures, and mindsets in Israel and beyond. The group’s website can
be found at www.shlomobar.com
Tickets are $20 for MFA and Boston Jewish Film Festival members,
students, and seniors; $25 general admission. Front-of-house tickets
(guaranteed general admission seating within the first three rows) are
$25 discounted and $30 general admission.…
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Shoshana Damari, with a completely distinctive voice, and a career as one of Israel’s favorite singers, died on Tuesday, February 14, 2006 at a hospital in Israel from pneumonia. She was 83. Damari was called by Haaretz newspaper as the “Queen of Israeli Song” , others the “diva of popular song”. Damari was born in Yemen, in the city of Damar, migrating with her family to Israel in 1924. She was a child prodigy and sang at many functions in her community. As a young teenager, she went to seek her career in Tel Aviv, landing a job at the Li-La-Lo Theater and becoming a permanent cast member. One of her solo numbers was by Shlomo Wilenski, called “Kalaniot” (Anemones) and it became her signature song.…
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It’s not all music but there’s a lot of tidbits onIsraeli and American pop culture through the Sha blog at Shaister.com archives.
Friday, January 20th at 10pm
The Opera House in Tel Aviv (aka Hamishkan le’omanuyot habama)
Anat Fort, piano/Gary Wang-bass
The Contemporary Israeli quartet (Har’vi’ia HaIsreaelit Ha’achshavit)
Special guest-Ayelet Gottlieb-voice.
The great poet of Israel, Ehud Manor died on Monday, April 11 in Israel. Considered by many to be the living embodiment of the Israeli experience and emotion, the country is in a state of shock at the loss.
Those who want to read more about it can go to the Jerusalem Post or other Israeli newspapers online to see complete details.
Melodia Women’s Choir of NYC,/bwill delight New York audiences with three exciting and rarely-performed works by Israeli composer Yehezkel Braun in its upcoming concert, November Song. The three works by the highly-regarded composer from Tel Aviv are written to songs and ballads by H.N.Bialik, Israel�s first national poet and one of the country�s most revered and influential writers.
The concert will be presented on November 20, 2004 at 7:30PM, at St. Peter�s Church in Chelsea (346 W. 20th St., between 8th and 9th Avenues) in New York City.
This Week! Aug. 2-4.
Many of Israels best singers and choral groups will be
performing at Arad and at Metzada. These include David Broza, Gidi Gov,
Matti Caspi, Danny Sanderson, Yizhar Cohen, Shalom Chanoch, Avihu Medina,
Margalit Tzanani, and the list goes on and on. Some of the free events include a midnight concert dedicated to Naomi Shemer with Shuly Natan, the Gevatron singers, and others.
For details check out the following URL (in Hebrew):
Center for Jewish History Great nights in the Great Hall at 7:30 pm
WEDNESDAY, JULY 28 at 7:30 pm The Rafi Malkiel Quintet
Rafi Malkiel- Trombone, Itai Kriss- Flute, Jack Glottman- Piano, Noriko
Ueda- Bass, Dan Aran- Drums
TUESDAY, AUGUST 3 at 7:30 pm Gili Sharett and ensemble
Gili Sharett- Bassoon, Lawrence Zoernig- Cello, Arielle Levioff- Piano
This program will be featuring one premiere of a sonata for bassoon and
cello by Peter Winkler, Fantasy and Lullaby by the Jewish
American composer, Sheila Silver and Sonata by the Israeli composer Yehezkel
Braun. The concert will also feature works by Schumann and Mozart.
Center for Jewish History 15 W. 16 St.
BOX OFFICE: (PHONE)917.606.8200 – (FAX)917.606.8201
Tickets are $8 and $4 for students
For more information, you can visit
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PSANTERIN is the first Israeli music anthology published on CDs (2003) by the Israel Composers League and the Israeli Music Center. The set has 9 CDs of Israeli Music from the 1920’s through the end of the 20th century with 72 works for piano composed between 1923 and the end of the previous century.
Israeli. Singer/Songwriter. Devora Gila, a frum vocalist, whose recordings are marked for “women only”, has one of the hippest religious recordings around, Hodu Lashem (2003). Devora has a wonderful, sweet voice. Her co-producer, Naor Carmi also worked on the arrangements which utilize not only contemporary settings, but a variety of styles from Israel– from modern, to Arab, to classical guitar and Spanish influenced, to contemporary-easy. Particularly nice is the original song “Beloved”, based on Song of Songs. Devora’s CD is accessible music for anyone and is available at CD Baby http://www.cdbaby.com/devoragila. She can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org