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Shohat-Nahari Concert-Lecture Series (2012-13)

Shohat, conductor | Oren Nahari, lecturer

Concert-Lecture Series: history, politics, ideology - and the music that accompanied them.

Gil Shohat, conductor, pianist and composer, is one of the prominent figures in the Israeli music world. Oren Nahari, World News editor at IBA’s Channel 1, is an inexhaustible source of knowledge and insight on major historical events as well as the small stories that have set them in motion.

These two prodigies have joined together to create a series of five meetings in the format of a lecture plus concert -
five thematic events, five overviews discussing the relationship of music to history, politics and ideology.

Shohat-Nahari 1
Wednesday 23.1.13
The Christian Split
- Catholicism vs. Luther / Reformation vs. Catholicism

Sharon Rostorf-Zamir
, soprano

Handel - Rejoice Greatly, O Daughter of Zion, from Messiah
Bach - Piano Concerto in d minor
Bach - Have Mercy Lord on Me from St. Matthew Passion
Bach - I Follow Thee Also, with Joy-lightened Footsteps from St. John Passion
Mozart - Exsultate, Jubilate
Mendelssohn - Symphony No. 5, Reformation

Shohat-Nahari 2
Wednesday 27.2.13

Napoleon and the Music of Independence
Europe’s New Order Following the French Revolution

Boris Giltburg
, piano
Jennie Hünigen, violin
Ina Esther Joost Ben-Sasoon, cello

Tchaikovsky - 1812: Overture
Beethoven - Piano Concerto No. 4
Beethoven - Triple Concerto (Giltburg, Hünigen, Joost)

Shohat-Nahari 3
Wednesday 13.3.13
Garibaldi and the Era of Nationalism

Ira Bertman
, soprano

Verdi - Violetta’s Aria from La Traviata
Smetana - Moldava, from Má vlast
Janacek - Aria from Jenufa
Chopin - Ballade No. 1
Bartók - Romanian Folk Dances
Tchaikovsky - Symphony No. 4

Shohat-Nahari 4
Wednesday 3.4.13

The Music of the Dictators: Hitler and Stalin / Dictatorship vs. Freedom

Dorel Golan
. piano
Dmitri Levitas, trumpet
Amos Boasson, viola

Prokofiev - Suggestion Diabolique
Shostakovich - Allegretto from the Sonata for Viola and Piano
Shostakovich - Concerto No. 1
Prokofiev - Symphony No. 5: 2nd movement, Allegro Marcato
Kurt Weill - Suite from Three Penny Opera

Shohat-Nahari 5
Wednesday 19.6.13

From Lincoln and the Civil War to Martin Luther King
- America: From Racism to Equal Rights

Oren Nahari
, lecturer
Gil Shohat, narrator & conductor
Maria Kabelsky, soprano
Samuel De Beck Spitzer, baritone
Noah Briger, baritone
Leonid Ptashka, piano

Gershwin - Arias and Duets from Porgy and Bess - Summer time, Bess you is my woman now, It ain't necessarily so
Ellington - Take the 'A' Train
Ellington - Sophisticated Lady
Leonid Ptashka - Wild Wind
Gershwin - The man I love
Gershwin - An American in Paris, orchestral suite
23 January, Wed  20:00 Shohat-Nahari 1 The Henry Crown, Jerusalem » Read more
27 February, Wed  20:00 Shohat-Nahari 2 The Henry Crown, Jerusalem » Read more
13 March, Wed  20:00 Shohat-Nahari 3 The Henry Crown Hall, Jerusalem » Read more
3 April Wed  20:00 Shohat-Nahari no. 4 The Henay Crown Auditorium » Read more
19 June, Wed  20:00 Shohat-Nahari 4 The Henry Crown Hall, Jerusalem » Read more