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23.05.2013 - 26.06.2013
The Israel Festival is the largest and most important international arts and cultural festival in the land and has chosen Jerusalem as its eternal home (save for a few scattered events in other cities).
For more information about the festival and to order tickets visit the festival's official website.
Classical Music Performances
The Israeli Vocal Ensemble and Barrocade Collective
24.5.2013 | 12:00 | The Henry Crown Concert Hall
Conductor: David Stern
Claire Meghnagi soprano
Alon Harari counter tenor
Jeffrey Francis tenor
Oded Reich bass-baritone
music director: Yuval Benozer
The Israel Festival is proud to present Handel's oratorio, Esther (1720), which is considered to be the first English oratorio. It is based on text from Racine's play by the same name.
The piece will be performed by the Israeli Vocal Ensemble, which in recent years has established itself as Israel's leading professional choral group. They will be accompanied by the unique the Baroque Orchestra, which specializes in performing ancient music with ancient instruments, while remaining true to the original music.
"Such an excellent performance, you will be truly happy at the end of this concert..." [Haaretz]
May 24 17:00
Baroque for Two Keyboards
Pieces by Bach, Purcell, Handel, and Scarlatti.
May 25 12:00
Schubert: The Trout Quintet in A major, D. 667.
Schubert: The String Quintet in C major, D. 956
May 31 12:00
Excellence - Young Piano Masters
Music from the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance Conservatory's Aldwell Center.
May 31 17:00
Multi-Piano: Two Pianos, Four Pianists,
Twenty to Forty Fingers
The musicians will perform pieces written for four, five, six, and eight hands by Bach, Vivaldi, Rachmaninoff, Smetana, Rossini, Ravel, and Aryeh Levanon.
June 1 12:00
Brahms - String Quintet No. 2 in G major, Opus 111 (with two violas).
Shostakovich - Cello Concerto No. 1 in E-flat major, Opus 107 (adapted for a cello and string
quintet by Robert Moses).
June 7 12:00
Famous Piano Trios
Beethoven - Piano Trio in B-flat major, Opus 97
Tchaikovsky - Piano Trio in A minor, Opus 50.
June 7 17:00
Teacher and Pupil: Haydn-Beethoven
Performed on historical musical instruments,
including a fortepiano from Haydn and Beethoven's era. Courtesy of David Stern.
June 8 11:00
A Festive Concert by Ensemble Millennium
The Eden-Tamir Music Center's in-house ensemble will perform works by Bach, Vivaldi, and Beethoven.
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