Music from Israel for Chanukah

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Wednesday, December 09, 2015

The young musicians of Keshet Eilon String Mastercourse (Keshet Eilon)

We continue our annual visit to Tel Aviv with part two of this Chanukah celebration of the young musicians of Keshet Eilon String Mastercourse. Founded in 1990, Keshet Eilon features unique, intensive musical training for students from all over the world. Last week we heard tangos from a gala concert at the Tel Aviv Opera House. First up this week, a Gypsy Caprice by Fritz Kreisler, performed by 22-year-old Russian violinist Elena Tarosyan. Originally from Omsk, she now studies at the prestigious Moscow Conservatory. Emily Sun, a 24-year-old Australian violinist and YAS alum performs Mendelssohn, Russian violinist Igor Khukhua performs Nathan Milstein’s virtuosic Paganiniana, and we’ll hear music by Mendelssohn and Tchaikovsky, as well as Israeli composers Paul Ben-Haim and Sasha Argov.

Program Details:

Kreisler: Gypsy Caprice
--Elena Tarosyan, violin; Julia gurvitch, piano

Mendelssohn: Rondo Capriccioso, Opus 14
--Emily Sun, violin; Petr Jirikovsky; piano

Wisenberg: Octet Movement in Homage to Mendelssohn
--Students, faculty, and alumni of the 25th anniversary Keshet Eilon Mastercourse

Paul Ben-Haim: Sephardic Melody, a song without words
--Nir Rom Nagy, violin; Naaman Wagner, piano

Tchaikovsky: Nocturne
--Anna Koshkina, cello; Irina Zheleznova, piano

 Tchaikovsky: Valse-Scherzo
--Leonid Zhelezny; Eugenia Lakernik, piano

 Nathan Milstein: Pagananiana
--Igor Khukhua, violin

 Sasha Argov: Song Cycle (arranged by Menachem Wiesenberg)
--Students, faculty, and alumni of the 25th anniversary Keshet Eilon Mastercourse; Sasha Argov, piano; Hillel Zori, conductor

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