Last Love , or by its original title Mr. Morgan’s Last Love , is a charming drama- comedy starring Michael Caine, about a life-changing connection between a retired and widowed American-philos- ophy professor and a young Parisian woman, based on Francoise Dorner’s French novel La Douceur Assassine . With Clémence Poésy, Michelle Goddet and Jane Alexander.
Moliere in Georgian
The Marjanishvili State Academic Drama Theater from Tbilisi, Georgia, presents Molière’s timeless masterpiece Tar tuffe , or The Impostor , as part of the Israel Festival in Jerusalem. This is the theater’s second time in Israel. A few years ago, it performed An- ton Chekhov’s A Lady with a Dog with great success and this production is expected to be one of the highlights of this year’s festival. Tonight at 8:30 and tomorrow at 12 noon. With Hebrew surtitles.
Jerusalem Theater. For tickets call *6226
Classic love story
The Malandain Ballet Biarritz presents Romeo and Juliet , to music by Hector Berlioz, at the Israel Festival. A story about love and death, this production got rave reviews from around the world.
Saturday at 9 p.m. at the Jerusalem Theater, for tickets call *6226
Delftware is the name given to white- glazed pottery painted in (mostly) blue, after the Dutch town of Delft. The exhibi- tion presents hundreds of ancient Delft tiles, vases, plates and more – as well as works by 10 Israeli artists who “corre- sponded” with Delft, including Raffi Lavie and Yair Garbuz, and by artists especially commissioned to create contemporary Delft tiles.
Tel Aviv Museum of Art.
Body and soul
Saxophonist Amikam Kimel- man hosts French pianist/ vocalist Franck Amsallem in a tribute to Mel Tormé’s music. Amsallem will sing and play familiar and be- loved standards (“Body and Soul,” “It Could Happen to You”) as well as original songs recorded for his latest album. Saturday at 9:30 p.m. at Confed- eration House, Jerusalem.
For tickets: www.confederationhouse.org and Tel. (02) 624-5206, ext. 4 and 5.
German jazz organist Barbara Dennerlein performs Saturday as part of the Jazz program of the Israel festival. Dennerlein, who has gained a reputation all around the world as a highly versatile musician, will be supported by Argentinean-born Spanish-bred guitarist Hernan Romero and Swiss drummer Pius Baschnagel.
Jerusalem Theater. For tickets and more in- formation: *6226, (02) 623-7000 and http:// israel-festival.org/English/.
Piyutim and Ladino
Vocalist com- poser Hadass Pal-Yarden performs an evening of Turkish folk- songs, piyutim (Jewish liturgi- cal poetry) and Ladino ballads, as well as instrumental segments from the Kurdish- Turkish sphere, as part of Confederation House’s “From the Four Corners” musical series.
For tickets go to www.confederationhouse.org or call (02) 624-5206, ext. 4 and 5. Tonight at 8:30.
Mozart and friends
Kolja Blacher, will be the conductor and solo violinist in the next two per- formances of the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra. Blacher will lead the orchestra in a concert called Mozart and Friends, Wednesday at the Jerusalem Theater at 8 p.m. A week later, Blacher will lead the orchestra in a concert devoted to music from the Slavic nations.
For tickets call 1-700-70-4000.
The Accordion Festival, a marathon of performances, starts tonight at the Einav Cultural Center in Tel Aviv. Three hours of some of the best accordionists will perform Romany (Gypsy), Israeli and French music. At 8 p.m.
For more information and tickets call (03) 521-7763 and (03) 574 -50 05.
American conductor Kent Nagano returns to the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra for a concert with Russian pianist Daniil Trifonov. In the program: Liszt’s Piano Concerto No. 1, Mahler’s Symphony No. 7, Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 and more.
June 23-30 in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and Haifa. For detailed information and tickets call 1-700-70- 3030.