The Felicja Blumental Music Festival is one of the highlights of Tel Aviv’s annual music scene. Taking place every May, the festival has hosted the debuts some of Israel’s brightest[...]
Classical Music in Israel
Classical music in Israel is much more popular than many other Western countries with a surprisingly young audience often attending concerts. With classical music in Israel being so popular – leading musicians often visit, along with the many leading Israeli classical musicians who perform regularly across the country.
The Red Sea Winter Jazz Festival follows on the tradition of the summer-time Red Sea Winter Jazz Festival, and was created for the first time in 2011, a winter weekend of jazz in January, held due to the immense popularity and status of the summer festival as one of Israel’s premier cultural events. In January 2013, the festival will take place on the weekend of January 17-19 and it is set to include some amazing jazz from across the world with a great atmosphere, in a beautiful setting inside a hanger at the Eilat port.
The Arts Festival, Jerusalem will run between November 13-24, 2012 and include three concerts including conducting maestro Robert Canetti. The concerts will be taking place in Jerusalem’s Old City, in the village of Ein Kerem, at the Sisters Zion Church, and at the Beit Jimal Monastery near Beit Shemesh. The Arts Festival will feature Bach, Vivaldi, Pergolesi, and Brahms, and will bring together a wide collection of musicians. Entry to all concerts is free.
The Jerusalem Oud Festival is one of the most important and exciting cultural initiatives in Jerusalem, enriching the city’s cultural scene every year with new sounds of distant cultures, deepening our familiarity with sounds close to us, and protecting sounds that were on the verge of disappearing. The Jerusalem Oud Festival is a unique celebration of cultural diversity through music organised by Confederation House, and the 2012 festival will take place between November 8-17.
The yearly Safed Klezmer Festival is a wonderful opportunity for people to come to the city and experience its history, heritage and culture while enjoying traditional Jewish Klezmer music. The 2012 Festival is celebrating the 25th Safed Klezmer Festival with eight open air stages which are set up around the parks and public squares of the Old Jewish Quarter and Artists Quarter, all within a 10 minute walk of each another. It will take place between August 20-22, 2012 in the city of Safed.
Tel Aviv hosts an annual opera in the park performance every July in the beautiful Yarkon Park in the north of the city. The 2011 opera will take place on Thursday July 19 at 9pm and will be a special outdoor performance of Mozart’s Magic Flute. Entrance is, of course free, and seating is on the grass so be sure to get there a little early, bring a blanket, and have a great evening.