Rocking the buses
The indie music scene in south Tel Aviv is set to get a boost
on September 17, the first day of Rosh Hashana, when the first Bus Station
Festival takes place.
A bunch of young local musicians have joined forces
to put together an impressive lineup of musicians from all sorts of genres,
encompassing established members of the circuit along with lesser-known acts.
Thus far, the artist roster includes blues rocker Uzi Ramirez, the Acollective
troupe, high-energy funk band Funk’n’Stein pop singer Yehu Yaron and DJ-singer
Ryskinder, while up-and-coming acts such as rock-and-roll outfit Sandhaus, indie
folk-based band The Raw Men Empire and softrock artist Aviv Ben Ezra also get a
chance to shine at the bus station.
In addition to the music, the
festival will feature an arts and crafts fair, stalls and information about
cultural activities in the area. The festival is supported by the Third Ear
music store in Tel Aviv and will run from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. The organizers are
asking for contributions from the public.
For more information:
Framing Hadera history
An exhibition of rare historic
photographs is currently on show at the Lev Hadera shopping mall. The
“Hatzalmania” show is based on a collection from the Khan Museum in Hadera and
features images of people and landscapes from the locality, which were captured
between 1922 and 1948.
The photographs were taken by Sonia Kolodni, one
of the first Jewish photographers to work in prestate Palestine.
was one of the few women in the predominantly male Russian-born wave of
photographers who made aliya in the early 20th century. She focused on a wide
range of subjects in day-to-day local life, including kindergartens and schools,
agriculture and industry, landscapes, studio work and families, as well as the
more public aspects of life here, such as sporting events, British soldiers and
For more information: (04) 632-2570 or
Litani’s Dead Sea blues
Veteran crooner Danny Litani
will appear at Kibbutz Almog near the Dead Sea on Thursday (9 p.m.) to mark the
start of Rosh Hashana events on the kibbutz.
Litani made his name as a
blues-oriented pop musician in the early ’70s, producing a string of hits at the
time, such as “Mashber Emun” (Crisis of Confidence) and “Yemot Hamashiah” (The
Days of the Messiah).
For tickets and more information: (02) 994-5000 or
Piazzolla Fans of tango music are in for a
rare treat when Daniel “Pipi” Piazzolla appears at the Shablul Club in Tel Aviv
with his Escalandrum ensemble for four concerts (Tuesday and Wednesday, 8 and
The name of Piazzolla is synonymous with the Nuevo tango
style, which incorporates elements of jazz and Western classical music and which
was created by Argentinean composer and bandoneon player Astor Piazzolla. The
bandleader at next week’s shows is the composer’s grandson, who now fronts a
six-piece band that is considered one of the foremost purveyors of tango music in
South America today.
For tickets and more information: (03) 695-3819,
(03) 546- 1891 or www.shabluljazz.com
Ra’anana Symphonette opens new season
Ra’anana Symphonette will kick off the 2012-13 season with a series of concerts
at the Ra’anana Municipal Center for Music and Arts from Tuesday to Thursday.
The program includes Dvorak’s Symphony No. 9 in E minor, better known as “From
the New World,” and a performance of Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2 in C
minor with soloist Boris Giltburg.
There will also be an intriguing more
contemporary slot, with a performance of 34-year-old composer Zohar Sharon’s
“Four Minutes in Jerusalem” accompanied by animation created by Tal
The Symphonette will be conducted by Omer Welber.
tickets and more information: (09) 745-7773 or www.symphonette.co.il