Cello 58 Maxim Reider.
(photo credit: Maxim Reider)
On Thursday (8:30 p.m.) 46-year-old Jerusalemite cellist Rali Margalit will play
material from her latest album Soosim (Horses) at a concert at Confederation
House in the capital.
The Jerusalem show is the first of a three-date tour, with
more concerts lined up at the Felicia Blumenthal Center in Tel Aviv at 8:30 p.m.
on Saturday (February 26) and at the Ensemble Theater in Herzliya on March 4 at
Soosim showcases Margalit’s seasoned instrumental skills on the
cello and on her unique cell-hu, the only one of its kind in the world, built
for her in Australia. The cell-hu is based on a membrane, a cone, which is
placed inside the body of the cello with a set of seven sympathetic strings that
run below the four cello strings. Margalit says she had to develop a new
technique to play the cell-hu, but that it gives her a richer sound, more
flexibility and opens up numerous playing opportunities in terms of sound and
Soosim offers an eclectic array of ethnic courses, including
hassidic inflections, ecclesiastical colorings and Western classical and Arabic
classical music, jazzy motifs and Middle Eastern airs, with some Irish-oriented
Margalit’s forthcoming concerts feature kanun player Elad
Gabbay, Hagit Rosmarin on flute and Lev Elman on percussion.For further
information and ticket reservations for the Jerusalem concert: (02) 624-5206 or
www.confederationhouse.org. For Tel Aviv: (03) 629-1185. For Herzliya: (09)