Zion’s Muse: Three Generations of Israeli Composers –Ariel Quartet

Ariel Quartet
Zion’s Muse: Three Generations of Israeli Composers

Terrace Theater
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Washington, D.C.
Sunday, December 14th, 2014, 7:30 PM
Ariel Quartet
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.

Julien Clerc to appear in Israel

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

Jewish Girl Suspended from School for Singing

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 Forward.

Prayer for State of Israel

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


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.
City Winery
155 Varick St. @ Vandam in Soho

“ניחוח שושנה”

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”).

Israel Composers League Celebration of Mark Koptyman

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
קנטוס II,
לשלישיית מיתרים

טריפטיך, לפסנתר

מעגלים, לקול, קלרנית, צ’לו ופסנתר

אנסמבל מיתר

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.

Gila Carcas Chamber Works

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.

Festival Hapiyut

A concert of the music in the Spanish and Portugues tradition with Hazzon Daniel Halfon and Kolot HaEsnoga Singers.
Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2009 7pm
Bet Avi Chai
44 King George Street
Festival Hapiyut

Israeli Music Successful Draw for American Audiences

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.…

Pittsburgh Jewish Music Festival 2008

Pittsburgh Jewish Music Festival 2008 presents
ISRAEL@60 May 21-June 1

TICKETS for all events $20 general admission, $15 seniors, $10 students
TICKETS available at
(412) 394-3353

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.…

Wild Peace: A Gala Concert for Israel’s 60th

Wild Peace: A Gala Concert for Israel’s 60th
Honoring Joyce Bohnen, Zamir alumna and former board chair
Sunday, June 1, 2008
8:00 pm
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
‘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.…

60 at 60

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.

60th Anniversary of Israel in New York at Radio City

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
Jewish community.…

Follow your Drummer. Habrera Hativeet in Boston

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

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.…

Shoshana Damari dies in Tel Aviv

Shoshana DamariShoshana 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.…

Melodia Women’s Choir Features Yehezkel Braun

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.

22nd Arad Hebrew Song Festival

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

Hodu Lashem by Devora Gila

Devora Gila
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 She can be contacted at