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Doors tribute band channels Jim ; Young conductors head for the Hills.

April 12, 2010 12:59
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Doors tribute band channels Jim

After seeing a homegrown Doors tribute band Crystal Ship in concert, one might be tempted to jump over to Paris to make sure Jim Morrison’s gravesite is still intact. Led by Eliyahu Sidikman doing an uncanny vocal replication of Morrison’s swaggering baritone, the band has only sporadically performed over the last three years.

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Their last set, at last summer’s Woodstock 40th Anniversary show in Jerusalem’s Kraft Stadium, was one of the highlights of the night, and the band returns to the stage this Thursday night at the Habuah bar on Rehov Havatzelet in the capital.

Featuring the father-son team of Steve Rodan on bass and Zvi Rodan on drums, along with Avishai Gruber on keyboards and Yishai Glick on guitar, Crystal Ship faithfully rocks out on The Doors’ songbook, including “Light My Fire,” “Love Me Two Times,” “Roadhouse Blues,” “LA Woman,” and “Riders on the Storm.” In addition, the band is promising a special “guest appearance” by another 60s-era legend.     • David Brinn

Young conductors head for the Hills

An international workshop for young conductors, the first of its kind in Israel, takes place April 12-17 at Yad HaShmona guest house in the Judean Hills. The workshop is dedicated to the memory of the late Israeli maestro Mendi Rodan.

The Israeli Stage Orchestra participates in the workshop, which is directed by Yoel Levi, an Israeli conductor with a globe trotting career and one of Rodan’s most successful students.

During the workshop 10 students (mostly from Israel, but also from France, Italy, Australia and Hungary) will work on pieces by Mozart, Beethoven, Prokofiev and Kopland. The program also features lectures and ends with a concert at Heihal HaTarbut in Modi’in April 17.

All activities are open to the public. For reservations: (02) 990-8676.     • Maxim Reider

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