Israeli Independence Day with Elena Tarosyan, Menachem Weisenberg and More

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Elena Tarosyan

In celebration of Israel’s Independence Day, the Young Artists Showcase features performances from the concluding gala of the 2016 Keshet Eilon string mastercourse in Tel-Aviv. We hear Pablo de Sarasate’s homage to his home province of Navarra, an excerpt from Gaspar Cassadó’s D minor cello suite, and Tchaikovsky’s virtuosic Pezzo Capriccioso. To end the program, there is a powerful documentary created by host Bob Sherman, with text by Michael Prujan and music by Josef Marais.

Program:

Sarasate: Navarra
--Elena Tarosyan, violin; Askar Salimdjanov, violin; Rustam Rahmedov, piano

Cassadó: Solo Cello Suite in D Minor, Fantasia
--William Weil, cello

Tchaikovsky: Pezzo Capriccioso
--Joseph Staten, cello; Andy Feldbau, piano

Wiesenberg: Suite for Strings and Piano based on the songs of Sasha Argov
--Menachem Weisenberg, piano; Keshet Eilon string class

Marais: The Hunger for Green
--Miranda Marais, piano; Alice Shoenfeld, violin; Eleanor Shoenfeld, cello; Marcel de Mirando, French horn