Concert No. 2: Soprano Trio
Wednesday, December 14, 2016
A fascinating evening of original pieces for an unusual trio: soprano, horn and piano
Isabel Marie Haas, soprano
Roman Kott, horn
Schubert: “Auf dem Strom” for Soprano. Horn and Piano
Massenet: 2 Songs for Voice and Horn, “Blessed Love”
Richard Strauss: “Alphorn” for Soprano, Horn and Piano
A trio of soprano, horn and piano - is not an ensemble that is often heard on every concert stage.Isabel Marie Haas is a teacher of voice production and the vocal repertoire at the Beersheva Municipal Conservatory of Music and sings in chamber music concerts all over the country. Roman Kott, the principal horn player of the Israel Sinfonietta Beer-Sheva, is well-known all over the country as a guest player in various orchestras and as a participant in chamber music programs.RaymondaSheinfeld teaches piano at the Beersheva Municipal Conservatory of Music and is known to music lovers in our city as a soloist and a participant in chamber music programs. These three Beershevamusicians have created an outstanding opportunity for us to become acquainted with these pieces by Schubert, Massenet and Strauss for this unusual trio.
Concert No. 3: Dorel Golan and Friends
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Dorel Golan, Victor Stanislavsky, Gabriele Talroze, Marina Friedman-Sandler
Mozart: Overture to “The Marriage of Figaro” for Two Pianos, Eight Hands
Mozart: Sonata for Two Pianos in D Major, K. 448
Debussy: Little Suite for Two Pianos, Eight Hands
Mozart/Grieg: Sonata for Two Pianos in C Major, K. 545
Dvorak: Slavonic Dancesfor Two Pianos, Eight Hands Op. 46, Nos. 8, 3 and 2
Lavignac: Galop-March for Piano Eight Hands
Two piano duos: Dorel Golan and Victor Stanislavsky, and Marina Friedman-Sandler and Gabriele Talroze decided to join forces this year and formed an ensemble of eight hands and two pianos.These two well-known duos are known to classical music lovers not only in Israel but all over the world. These musicians all also perform as soloists and in chamber music ensembles. To hear music for piano eight hands played by such high-caliber artists is a rare treat not to be missed and is highly recommended.
Concert No. 4: The Carmel Quartet with GiladHarel
Monday, February 27, 2016
The Carmel Quartet: Rachel Ringelstein, violin, YonaZur, violin, Yoel Greenberg, viola and Tami Waterman, cellowith GiladHarel, clarinetist
Mozart: Clarinet Quintet in A Major K. 571
YinamLeef: String Quartet No. 3 “Allusive Episodes”
Mendelssohn: String Quartet in E flat Major Op. 44 No. 3
The Carmel Quartet has been active in the music life of this country since its founding in 2000. In addition to its many performances in Israel and around the world, the Carmel Quartet has made a significant contribution to the musical life of Israel through its lecture-concert series entitled “Over the Rainbow”. This series combines deep cultural and intellectual truths alongside light, accessible explanations, thus ensuring a unique experience for a wide range of listeners, from laymen to experts. The quartet has been coached by HaimTaub in Israel, and abroad with members of the Alban Berg Quartet in the Chamber Music Studies program at the Cologne Music Academy.In addition, the quartet studied with members of the Amadeus,Hagen, Bartok and Janacek Quartets and participated in master classes with violinists Isaac Stern, Miriam Fried and Henry Meyer. The quartet also participates in the ProQuartet program in France.The quartet frequently appears around the world including Carnegie Hall in New York. In Israel, the Quartet has performed at many festivals and various chamber music series throughout the country. In 2004 the quartet won first prize in the Aviv Competition in the field of chamber music and for the performance of an Israeli piece, and first prize in the International String Quartet Competition at the "Budapest, Vienna and Prague"Academy held in Reichenau, Austria.
Concert No. 5: YevgenyYehudin
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Clarinet Trio: YevgenyBrachman, piano, YevgenyYehudin, clarinet and PolinaYehudin, violin
Mozart: “Kegelstatt” Trio for Clarinet, Violin and Piano
Brahms: Sonata for Clarinet and Piano
Stravinsky: A Soldier’s Tale
Piazzolla: Oblivion and Milonga
Chamber music allows many players to express themselves through participating in various ensembles and collaborating with new partners. For these reasons many musicians are attracted to this field. This is precisely what brings us this pair of excellent musicians from the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra - Polina and YevgenyYehudin.
Polina is an excellent violinist in the first violin section, of the younger generation, and Yevgeny is the Principal Clarinet. Every year they present chamber music programs with other musicians, both from Israel and from abroad. This season their guest is the Russian pianist YevgenyBrachman. YevgenyBrachman is a young pianist who has won many prizes in international competitions for chamber music. He performs solo with many orchestras around the world and performs chamber music recitals. This excellent trio’s program presents a wide range of musical styles from classical Mozart and romantic Brahms to music from the 20th century including Stravinsky,Piazzolla and klezmer music, indeed a unique experience.
Concert No. 6: 16 Stringed Duo
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Yaki and Friends Play Duets for 16 Strings
This is a duo characterized by innovative sound and ambitious repertoire which stretches the boundaries of mandolin-playing.Jacob Reuven and Mari Carmen Simon dare to reach areas of music not yet visited by any other mandolinist and have formed this 16-stringed duo. This duo is special because instead of the traditional tuning of a 4-stringed mandolin it offers two 8-stringed mandolins with strings of different lengths, thus compressing the range of an entire quartet into two amazing tools. The duo mostlyperforms repertoire originallywritten for two violins, such asthe duets of Ysayeand Bartok, but also contemporary music originally writtenfor two mandolins. The duo is constantly seeking new repertoire and unknowncomposers, and welcomes opportunities to discover music that has just been printed.
The program offers duets by Vivaldi, Rameau, Leclaire, Barbella, Beer-Demander and Ysaye.
Concert No. 7: Else – the Israeli-German Ensemble
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
The Else Ensemble – a modular ensemble made of up of Israeli musicians living in Germany and German musicians includes the following members: HedYaron-Mayersohn andFranziskaHoelscher, violins, Miriam Manasherov, viola, Daniela Shemer and Benedict Kloeckner celli, Naaman Wagner, piano and Shelly Ezra, clarinet.
Schumann: Trio for Clarinet, Cello and Piano Op. 132
Seter: Piano Trio Op. 64
Nino Rota: Trio for Clarinet, Cello and Piano
Weber: Clarinet Quintet and String Quartet in B flat Major Op. 34
The colorful image of the poet and artist Else Lasker-Schüler inspired the establishment of this unique ensemble, the Else Ensemble.This ensemble is made up of German and Israeli musicians who love chamber music and have spent many years studying and practicing in Germany and Israel. They are striving to discover and adopt new ways of interpretation, and they hope to contribute to the advancement of fraternal relations between both countriesby working together.In light of this objective,the ensemble focuses on performing a rich and intriguing repertoire of works by German Jews from the 19th century to the present.In fact they are constantly searching for works by composers who were forgotten in the aftermath of World War II.
The concerts take place at the Beer-Sheva Conservatory of Music and begin at 20:00. A subscription to this series includes all seven concerts.
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