Edward Said and Daniel Barenboim unite music and politics in Spain.
Daniel Barenboim came to the Friends' Boys School in Ramallah on Saturday and played to a packed hall
A musical seminar at Kibbutz Givat Haim Meuhad this week focuses on works composed in the Theresienstadt camp. Three survivors will give master classes.
In the concert halls, musicians still wear crisply starched suits and bow ties and the soloists and conductors wear tuxedos; but in these trying times for musical bodies in Israel, it seems these symbols of prestige are purely superficial and that music and those working in the field are gradually losing their respect.
Organizers of this concert saved the surprise for a particularly strategic moment - after the intermission. Then, after remembering Johannes Brahms through chamber music, songs he composed and letters he wrote, Brahms himself was brought to the microphone.
The "Sounds in the Valley" festival, held every July in the Jezreel Valley, will open this year on July 29 at Kibbutz Yifat, with a concert by the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Zubin Mehta and featuring the solo pianist Saleem Abboud Ashkar.
A tribute concert to Yehezkel Braun; Anat Sharon, piano; Yaron Haring, trombone; Anat Engelmayer, cello; Katia Mazo, mezzo-soprano; the Maayan Choir, conducted by Anat Morag; the Israel Conservatory of Music, Tel Aviv.
Actress, TV personality and entertainer Amal Murkus has a goal - giving a voice to the culture of Palestinian society