As a team we always in pursuit of our next adventure when compiling the programme, actively seeking out new ways to use concert hall space and the 2008 festival has something for everyone.
We are delighted to have sought out new stars to perform at the festival and are also pleased to welcome back artists from previous years. These performances will be complimented by movies in keeping with the musical theme and a particular highlight be a creative new dance concept using the recordings of Felicja Blumental .
Save the date! The 10th Felicja Blumental International Music Festival 19th – 24th May 2008
Noam Ben Zeev, Haaretz, May 2007“It’s great how the Felicja Blumental Music Festival justifies the festivity in its name and presents musical works which never would have normally been heard in Israel, for example the Piano Concerto No. 4 by Beethoven, arranged for sextet by the composer himself.”
Hanoch Ron, Yediot, May 2007“When the young English members of the Armonico Consort sing, marvellous champagne flows out…..the hall was illuminated. These English singers compare to a Persian carpet, full of colours”
Hagai Hitron, Haaretz, May 2007“L’Arpeggiata’s ensemble brings great happiness with its visit. A special great thank you to the founder and Artistic Director of the festival, Annette Celine and its director, Avigail Arnheim – they spoiled us again by again presenting Christina Pluhar’s ensemble this year.”
Yossi Schiffman, Habama, May 2007“The Felicja Blumental Music Festival established itself as a quality brand. The Israeli audience realise that they can count on Annette Celine and Avigail Arnheim’s taste for the future of festivals in Israel. Next year the festival will celebrate its 10th Anniversary, let’s hope that it will keep the same quality it has possessed until now.”
Ury Epstein, Jerusalem Post, May 2007“At this year’s Felicja Blumental festival, mezzo-soprano Stephanie d’Oustrac, one of France’s outstanding young singers, presented a selection of operatic pieces by Luigi Rossi, an unjustifiably almost forgotten composer of the early Italian Baroque…one hopes that this, her first visit to this country, will not be her last.”
Our Production Team
Meet us the team of the festival. Directors and founders soprano Annette Celine and Avigail Arnheim, former director of the music programs at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art; The producer Liz Silman who joined us last year came with new energies strait from Berlin. Victoria Sklema who is in charge of all elements of the production is going to have a new baby and will join us 2 months before the festival. Idit Bigel who is in charge of the artistic production, just moved to her new beautiful house in the Sharon area. You can see her and listen to her singing at the New Israeli Vocal Ensemble concerts.
Larinda E Vanesio (1)
In this specific production Claire Meghnagi (soprano) from Israel and Espen Langvik (baritone) from Norway will be our soloists. The libreto is after “Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme” by Moliere. Shows are scheduled for May 19th at 17:00 and May 20st at 20:30.
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SAVE THE DATE! The 10th Felicja Blumental International Music Festival 19-24 May 2008 – the Felicja Blumental Centenary (1908-2008)