Contempo's final weekend is all about operas, live music and installations. The sound installation If You Speak it, it's No Legend takes place today at 1 p.m. and Saturday at 5 p.m. at the Zimmer with free admission. It is comprised of four original pieces created by Polish and Israeli composers. All of its pieces use the voices of non-Jews living in Israel for whom Hebrew is mainly a utilitarian language.
Friday 1:30 p.m. at the Einav Auditorium, the New Israeli Vocal Ensemble performs a Cabaret to Tel Aviv where songs and short stories are read alongside musical pieces (played by the Israel Chamber Orchestra) written in Tel Aviv over the last century. The program includes Moshe Zorman with his piece Pictures of Tel Aviv and Avishai Yaar with The Song of our Land.
At Jaffa's Hateiva, the world premiere of the chamber opera Me (composed by Kiki Keren Huss, with texts by Lea Goldberg and performed by the Musica Nova Consort) takes place at 2 p.m. and 9 p.m. on Friday.
At 8:30 p.m. Friday at Levontin 7, the second installment of The Night of the Unexpected, Israeli and European musicians play folk, rock, modern, classic, noise and improvisational music. Premieres include: solo pieces by Luciano Berio and Israeli composers (performed by Ruben Seroussi on guitar, Yael Barolsky on violin and Dafna Yitzhaki on flute); the British Adam Bohman, ex-Morphogenesis member, plays electronic improvisation with surprising and unusual instruments; fellow Brit Daniel Padden, a member of the leading improvisational/experimental band Volcano the Bear, performs songs and noises influenced by obscure world music from Africa, the Balkans and Asia; and, Arnaud Riviere from France performs with a destroyed mixer, sharpened vinyl and different weapons.
On Saturday at 7 p.m., at The Tel Aviv Museum of Art, the Israel Camerata Jerusalem performs a tribute to the Italian composer Luciano Berio, conducted by the Italian Marcelo Panni, with Yael Barolsky on violin and vocalist Keren Hadar. The Camerata will play Notturno (1993) for strings, Corale (1981) for violin, two horns and strings and Folk Songs for female singer and ensemble.
For more information, as always, visit contempo.co.il - Asi Gal