February is here and we are about to start another concert tour in Israel.
Original wind music by Israeli composers
We continue our ongoing collaboration with the Israel Composers’ League. We have invited once again Israeli composers to send us their pieces for wind ensembles. The wide response this year made us take some difficult decisions… Eventually we’ve selected scores written by Ron Weidberg, Tamar Shalit, Shahar Regev and Naftali Schindler. Their pieces will be performed next Saturday, February 12th at 20:30 in Studio Annette, the beautiful new venue of the Felicja Blumental Music Center in south Tel Aviv.
On this occasion we will also premiere ‘A Speculative Evolution of The Wind’, a new piece written especially for us by Maayan Tsadka, supported by the Yehoshua Rabinovich Foundation for the Arts, Tel Aviv. Pavel Haas' Quintet and 'Air' for flute solo, one of Tōru Takemitsu’s last pieces, will complete the program.
Admission is free of charge! Advance registration required in the following link:
Additional performances in Akko, Jerusalem and Sde Boker
Tsadka and Takemitsu could be heard in the Rebecca Crown Hall at the Jerusalem Theater on Wednesday, February 9th at 20:00 (as part of the concert series of the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance) and in Kibbutz Sde Boker on Sunday, February 13th at 20:30. Also in the program in those concerts: Haydn's Divertimento, Mozart’s ‘Magic Flute’ Overture and the ‘American Quartet’ by Dvořák (arranged for winds), alongside Calvin’s brilliant klezmer quintet - ‘Kleztet’.
This coming Tuesday, February 8th at 19:00 we will visit the Akko Conservatory and perform in the main hall. Pianist Ishay Shaer will join us for the performance of Beethoven’s Quintet and we will complete the program with Dvořák and Calvin.
New on YouTube!
Lastly, we are happy to share with you our recent YouTube upload - Gershwin’s 'Rhapsody in Blue' in a version for winds and piano. This is a live recording from a concert in December 2018 at the Ralli Museum, Caesarea with pianist Aviram Reichert .
"The performance is full of passion and joy, delightful and exciting" - Amir Mandel recommends our new Gershwin recording in the 'Ha’aretz' weekly recommendation
Looking forward to seeing you soon,
Members of the Tel Aviv Wind Quintet