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The 16th Felicja Blumental International Music Festival opens at Tel Aviv Museum of Art
Portrait of Felicja Blumental by Kees Van Dongen.

TEL AVIV.- This annual festival at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, March 31st – April 05th 2014, initiated and directed by Annette Celine, Felicja Blumental’s daughter, presents, as always, an abundance of interesting performances. The program offers something for every music lover, from early music to Gypsy world swing and Portuguese Cultural Heritage “Fado”, as well as children’s events.

Here are details of some of the varied program of concerts performed by extraordinary international and Israeli artists:

Wednesday. 02.04.2014
Sounds of Spring
With the David Goldman Program for Outstanding Young Musicians,
The Jerusalem Music Center

Pianists Duo: Ariel Lani and Dana Vachotinsky
Guide: Yaron Rosenthal
Tremolo percussion Ensemble
Musical Director: Tomer Yariv

Comrade Stalin’s Paradise

Mandelring String Quartet (Germany)
Tomer Lev – Piano
Alexey Kanunikov – Baritone
Vocal Ensemble, the Buchman-Mehta School of Music, Tel Aviv University
Zvika Vogel – Conductor

Dmitry Shostakovich (1906-1975) was 11 years old at the time of the Bolshevik Revolution and his career as a musician developed during Stalin’s reign. According do Shostakovich’s later testimony his art was influenced by the political situation and he might have written in a different style if he would have had artistic freedom.

Thursday, 03.04.2014
300th Birthday Celebration of Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach

Michael Alexander Willens – Conductor
Claire Meghnagi – Soprano
Avinoam Shalev – Harpsichord

Koelner Academy Baroque Orquestra (Germany)

This concert celebrates the 300th anniversary of Johann Sebastian Bach’s second son birth, in a program designed to present several of the various genres Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach composed in symphony, concerto, sacred oratorio, secular cantata as well as giving an overview of his different compositional styles.

Friday, 04.04.2014
Matinee with Johann Sebastian Bach

Michael Alexander Willens – Conductor
Tamar Lalo and Inbar Solomon - Recorders
Avinoam Shalev – Harpsichord

Koelner Academy Baroque Orquestra (Germany)

“In Fado as in Life”

Marta Pereira da Costa – Portuguese guitar
Rodrigo Costa Felix – Fado singer
Pedro Pinhal – Acoustic guitar
Rodrigo Serrao – Double bass

The Lisbon Fado is melancholic and nostalgic.

Gypsy World Swing

Bringing for the first time the Mid Eastern and Gypsy compositions by Yaacov Hoter with the Indian and Blues sound of Robin Noal. Highly eclectic show.

Robin Nolan (England/Holland) – Guitar

Swing de Gitane:
Yaacov Hoter – Guitar
Alon – Guitar
Oren Sagi – Bass

Making Music into a story – A family concert

A magical production of the Revolution Orchestra with the famous ballet music by Prokofiev, combining live animation

Writer, conductor and presenter: Roy Oppenheim
Storyteller and soloist: Meirav Kadishevski
Painters: Ben Ganislaw, Amir Ganislaw
Orchestration: Orit Gur-El
Musical manager: Zohar Sharon

The Israeli Revolution Orchestra:

Saturday, 05.04.2014
Misia’s Salon Parisien
(Maria Sert)

Presenter: Emanuel Halperin
Music editor: Michal Tal

Emanuel Halperin – Journalist and Lecturer
Assaf Levitin – Bass
Ilan Levin – Piano
Shuli Waterman – Viola
Ilya Swartz- Clarinet

Alexander Trio

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