Composition and cooking, tasting and listening are all temporal experiences that are linked to our senses.
We tend to eat and listen ‘with our eyes’ before we actually activate the relevant senses of taste and hearing. The visual image in our brain instantly creates a certain expectation and thus adds an element of comparison to our experience.
The idea behind “Fantasies” is to allow the other senses to be experienced in their own right, without the domination of visual engagement, and thus enable the audience to give in to the pure experience, without preconceptions.
Praised by the NY Times for their “excellence, poise and precision,” the Meitar Ensemble, founded in 2004 by artistic director Amit Dolberg, has established itself as a prominent array of virtuosos specializing in contemporary music.
Over the past decade they have commissioned and premiered over 300 new works.
They regularly collaborate with renowned composers including Fabian Panisello, Mark Andre, Walter Zimmermann, Philippe Leroux (composer in residence), Matthias Pintscher, Daniel Peter Biro, Ivan Fedele, Chaya Czernowin, Vladimir Tarnopolsky, Giya Kancheli and many Israeli leading composers.
Ofer Pelz: Marchons Marchons. Meitar, Valade.
Lichtbogen by Kaija Saariaho The Meitar Ensemble, Conductor-Matthias Pintscher
The Tel Aviv Wind Quintet was founded in 2009 by young Israeli musicians, seeking to bring the wonderful woodwind repertoire as well as commissioned works to wider audiences.
The ensemble performed in the best halls in Israel as well as in the prestigious Jerusalem International Chamber Music Festival. The musicians of the Tel Aviv Wind Quintet are also active as soloists and in the orchestral field and have collaborated with musicians such as Daniel Barenboim, James Levine, Guy Braunshtein, Martha Argerich, Pierre Boulez and Andras Schiff.
The TAWQ's debut album was released at the end of 2016, including works by Bach, Beethoven, Ari Ben-Shabetai (World premiere recording) and Piazzolla.
Audacious, dynamic and virtuoso, the Geneva Camerata (GECA) is composed of the most brilliant and versatile soloists of the young generation. Based in Geneva and committed to bringing classical music to all, GECA is an innovative ensemble that performs music of all periods and styles, from early baroque and all the way to contemporary music. With an original, captivating and diverse programming, GECA presents, with its Music and Artistic Director David Greilsammer, a variety of concerts in prestigious halls, as well as in atypical and unique venues.
64 THINGS SHOW
Imagine....a classical concert where no one knows what's going to happen next, neither the audience nor the performers. imagine a classical concert where the audience has an active part in the performance. We created a list of 64 things. Just before the show begins the audience pulls out of a hat the pieces that will be performed in the show, so every time is different and unique.
Classical music is engraved in our souls. Nevertheless, the traditional concert is a rigid ceremony-like format, where the audience is not actively involved in the creation process: 64 things is aiming to change this. instead of recreating- creating, instead of passive listening- active listening and participation.
An innovative duo recital juxtaposing the music of J. S. Bach and Stefano Gervasoni, featuring Gervasoni's transcription of Bach's harpsichord Inventions for the unusual combination of flute and violin, played by Elissa Cassini, violin and Roy Amotz, flute.