I am for my beloved
Habib Shehadeh Hanna chose text from Song of Songs to describe Jerusalem, for his contribution to an international song cycle about eight walled cities - the centerpiece of this week’s Eilat Chamber Music Festival.
When “Trees, Walls and Cities” was first performed in London last year, listeners were surprised. Instead of a concert following the usual pattern of opening-concerto-symphony, they were treated to a single work that embarks on a varied journey: eight movements for a singer and string quartet, each movement by a different composer and in a different language.
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