• Monday, 19.5
  • Tuesday, 20.5
  • Wednesday, 21.5
  • Thursday, 22.5
  • Friday, 23.5
  • Saturday, 24.5
  • Tickets Information

Monday, 19.5

The Piano in Visual Arts | 18:00 Recanati D
Lecture with Prof. Mordechai Omer; Director and Chief curator of the Tel Aviv Museum of Art

Piano Extravaganza | 20:30 Recanati A
Tribute to Felicja Blumental.
Solo Pianists: Alessio Bax, Lucille Chung (Canada). Anna Starzec (Poland) Yoni Farhi, Ofra Yitzhaki, Ron Trachtman (Israel); Scarlati – Sonatas; Handel – The Harmonious Blacksmith; Villa-Lobos – The Three Marias; Chopin – Scherzo; Beethoven – 32 Variations; Mozart – Concerto for 2 pianos in E Flat, K.365; Bach – Concerto for 4 pianos BWV 1065
Israel Chamber Orchestra

A reception will follow this concert to celebrate the Festival’s 10th anniversary

Tuesday, 20.5

Lunch Time Movie | 12:00 Kaufmann Auditorium D
David Oistrakh (1908-1974): Title – Artist of the People?
A film by Bruno Monsaingeon. Includes rare archive material. Contribution from Menuhin, Kremer, Rozhdesvensky, Rostropovich and Igor Oistrakh. (75 min.) From the series: Great Artists of the 20th century . 1994

Music Fair at the galleries. All for one ticket C
17:00 Anna Starzec (Poland). Piano Recital.

Chopin – Etudes E major op.10 no 3; Etudes A-flat major op.25 no1; Ballada in Fmajor op.38; Scherzo E major op.54; Nocturne F# major op.15 no.2; Nocturne c# minor op.posth

18:00 A Talk with Choreographer Lior Lev.

19:00 A tribute to David Oistrakh (1908-1974)
Evgenia Epstein, violin; Uri Brener, piano
Brahms – Scherzo; Shostakovich – 2nd from Sonata; Tchaikovsky – Serenade melancholy; Jazz on Paganini; Bartok – 6 Romainian Dances; Chadrin – Concert piece.

Carnival in Venice| 20:30 Recanati B
Arias, Duets and more from the Baroque and Early Classical operas in Italy.
Musical Director: Zvi Meniker.
Claire Meghnagi, soprano. Espen Langvik (Norway), baritone.
Zvi Meniker, harpsichord; Hadas Fabrinkat, Tali Goldberg, violins; Katia Polin, viola;
Hilla Epstein, cello; The Trombone ensemble from the Buchman Mehta Music School.

Wednesday, 21.5

Lunch Time Movie | 12:00 Kaufmann Auditorium D
S. Richter – The Enigma. A film by Bruno Monsaingeon. (154 min.)
One of the great pianists of all time, Sviatoslav Richter (1915-1997), seemed possessed by music alone. This documentary is rich in archive footage.

Music Fair at the galleries. All for one ticket C
17:00 Gidi Meir, harpsichord; Sonia Garsia, dancer;
Bach – Prelude & Fugue, B flat Major; Rameau – Suite in G Major & minor; Scarlatti – Two Sonatas in C Major; Carvalho – Toccata in g minor

18:00 A talk with Lucile Chung and Alessio Bax

19:00 The Three Cleopatra’s

Hilla Baggio, soprano; Alexandra Chebat, mezzo soprano.
Eitan Schmeisser, harpsichord and musical director. Duets and Arias from 3 different operas by Handel (1685 – 1759); Hasse (1699-1783); Mattheson (1681–1764)

Piano and More| 20:30 Recanati B
Pianists: Alessio Bax & Lucille Chung (Canada), Ron Trachtman and Batia Murvich (Israel)
Lutoslavsky – Paganini Variations for two pianos; Piazzola – Three Tangos for two pianos;Rakhmaninov – Suite No. 1 for two pianos; Mozart – Don Juan overture for eight hands; Beethoven – Egmont overture for eight hands

Kamea Dance Company. Lior Lev – Choreography.
Music by Soler and Seixas. A recording by Felicja Blumental

Thursday, 22.5

Lunch Time Movie | 12:00 Kaufmann Auditorium D
Chagall. To Russia and others. With the help of hitherto unpublished family archives, and drawing on the infinite wealth of his paintings, sketches, engravings and monumental works…this film invites the viewer to rediscover the artist’s universal, timeless oeuvre. Marc Chagall was a close friend of Felicja Blumental and Markus Mizne.
Kaufman Auditorium

Music Fair at the galleries. All for one ticket C
17:00 Solo Piano with Ofra Yitzhaki Bach – Prelude and Fugues

18:00 A talk with director Christopher Monks

19:00 A la recherche de la musique perdue.
French Songs by Satie, Hahn, Saint-Saens, Chaminade.
Alexandra Chebat, mezzo soprano; Guy Manheim, tenor
Eithan Schmeisser, piano;

Armonico Consort (UK). | 20:30 Recanati A
Christopher Monks, conductor. Performing on period instruments, The Armonico Consort present staged performances of works by Lully and Purcell
Lully – Le bourgeois gentilhomme
Purcell – Dido & Aneas (including projected images)

This program will also be performed on Saturday, 24.5, 21:00 at the YMCA Theatre in Jerusalem

Friday, 23.5

Movie and Lecture | 11:30 Kaufmann Auditorium D
Brasileirinho – The Choro. 2005. (90 min.) Presented by Marcello Gon?alves (English) and Daniela Spielman (Hebrew).
In his musical documentary, Mika Kaurismaki shows the history and the vitality of the choro, the first genuinely Brazilian urban music and its outstanding musicians Marcello Goncalves, Ze Paulo Becker and Ronaldo Souza among others.
Director: M. Kaurismaki.

Armonico Consort (UK); | 14:00 B Recanati
Christopher Monks, conductor; Eight Singers and Six musicians performing with period instruments.
Allegri – Miserere Mei; Buxtehude – Membra Jesu Nostri
Carissimi – Jephtha; Choro Evening.

Rabo de Lagartixa (Brazil) | 21:30 Recanati A
Choro from Brazil with Daniela Spielmann, tenor and soprano saxophones and flute;
Marcello Goncalves, seven string guitar; Alessandro Valente, cavaquinho
Alexandre Brasil, acoustic bass; Humberto Cazes, percussion
Including works by Pixinguinha.

Saturday, 24.5

Discover the Choro | 11:30 Kaufmann Auditorium
(Ticket Price: 45 NIS)

Fun for children and parents! With the roots of the Brazilian Music and Rhythm.
Daniela Spielmann, tenor and soprano saxophones and flute;
Marcello Goncalves, seven string guitar; Alessandro Valente, cavaquinho
Alexandre Brasil, acoustic bass; Humberto Cazes, percussion

Homage to the New Israeli Vocal Ensemble | 21:00 Recanati B
A collection of musical activity all over the world during the last 15 years.
Musical Director: Yuval Ben-Ozer

The festival is sponsored by:
The Norwegian Embassy; The Brazilian Embassy; Sotheby’s; Tel Aviv Jaffa Municipality; Royal Bank of Canada, French Embassy, Tel Aviv Museum of Art.

Tickets are available at tel. 03-6045000
or on the internet website

Tel Aviv Museum of Art
27 Shaul Hamelech blvd. Tel Aviv
Tel. 972-3-6077020

Tickets Price:
Reduced Price:
A170 NIS149 NIS
B125 NIS105 NIS

Bonus – One free admission to the Music Fair or a Movie if you buy 3 tickets.
70 NIS reduction if purchasing with Isracard by using 370 stars.


Choro Music for Children

Please note that your children will be able to enjoy the Brazilian rythm and music in the Choro style during the festival on Saturday morning 11:30, 24th May.

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 straight from Berlin. Victoria Sklema who is in charge of all elements of the production gave birth to Micahel 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.


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    The 10th Felicja Blumental International Music Festival
    19-24 May 2008 – the Felicja Blumental Centenary (1908-2008)

    Colages made by Annette Celine and Shimon Mizrahy | Paintings made by Felicja Blumental

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