1 FILM JACK IN LOVE
2 MUSIC MENDELSSOHN ON STRINGS
Jack is a middle-aged limousine driver who chauffeurs the rich from one shopping spree to the next while daydreaming about love. His friends Clyde and Lucy arrange a date for him with shy Connie, and their first date becomes more than just a pleasant evening. The film Jack Goes Boating is the late Philip Seymour Hoffman’s debut as director/actor.
Ensemble Millennium, founded in 2000 by Prof. Alex Tamir, consists of five members, all from the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra. In this concert, the ensemble will perform Mendelssohn’s String Octet, Op. 20. With violinists Yevgenia Pikovsky, Elyakum Salzman and Yelena Tishin, violist Dimitri Ratush and cellist Kirill Michnovsky.
Saturday at 12:30 p.m. at the Beit Jamal Monastery. For tickets and more information, call (02) 679-0746.3 LITURGICAL MAGIC
A tour and a concert of liturgical music features the Gary Bertini Israeli Choir with conductor Ronen Borshevsky. The tour, led by Dov Notkevic, will begin with a visit to the Dominican Church in Abu Ghosh, followed by a concert at the monastery of the Sisters of Zion and a tour of Ein Kerem. The concert will include compositions by Mendelssohn, Rossi, Hassler, Schutz and more. In Hebrew.
Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Abu Ghosh Dominican Church and Ein Kerem. For tickets, call (02) 560-5755; *3221.4 CONCERT FOR THREE
The Israel Conservatory of Music Auditorium will host the Jerusalem Trio, comprised of violinist Roi Shiloah, cellist Ariel Tushinsky and pianist Yaron Rosenthal.
The program will include Beethoven’s Piano Trio in B flat major, Op. 97, “Archduke”; Aviya Kopelman’s Piano Trio; and Brahms’s Piano Trio No. 1 in B major, Op.
8. Musical producer and manager: Raz Binyamini.
Saturday at 9 p.m. at the Israel Conservatory of Music, 25 Louis Marshall Street, Tel Aviv. For tickets, call (03) 546-6228.5 ART PARKING-LOT EXHIBITION
Ben Rotman is creating a new art experience by moving his exhibition from his studio to a parking lot. Rotman’s works are characterized by dynamism, dramatic brush strokes, bold colors and subjects that are almost never static. The exhibition includes paintings on themes such as landscapes, urbanism, motor vehicles, horse racing and nature.
Friday 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5:30 to 9 p.m. at 13 Soncino Street in the parking lot below Studio Ben Rotman, Tel Aviv. For more information, call 077-336-6637.6 COLLAGE CHOREOGRAPHY
Ronny Carny’s exhibition “Organizer” presents 19 collages on paper and plywood divided into series, which the artist created in 2013 and 2014 in Israel and France. The title of the exhibition expresses her creative process. Carny considers her works as a meditation guided by an intuitive choreography kept between strict rules, conveying architectural aesthetics, concentration and scattering.
Curator: Laura Shwartz.
Open Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Contemporary by Golconda gallery, 117 Herzl St., Tel Aviv.
For more information, call (03) 682-2777.7 MIXED BAG POEMS TO REMEMBER
In an evening commemorating the Holocaust, first, second and third singer David Eugene Edwards, is coming to Tel Aviv. The group’s latest album, Refractory Obdurate, has received critical acclaim and is supported by the band’s current tour. Local one-man band Danni Dorchin will be the opening act of the concert.
April 30. Doors open at 8:30 p.m. at the Barby Club, Tel Aviv. For tickets, call (03) 518-8123.9 A SYMPHONY OF SONGS
The Israel Philharmonic Orchestra will host folkinspired musician Suzanne Vega for two concerts, conducted by Ilan Mochiah. Some 70 IPO musicians will accompany the American singer-songwriter with symphonic arrangements of her hits, such as “Luka” and “Tom’s Diner.”
June 9 and 10 at 9 p.m. at the Mann Auditorium (Charles Bronfman Auditorium), Tel Aviv. For tickets, call 1-700-703-030; *9066.
10 THE SUFI WAY
On the weekend after Independence Day, in the heart of the desert, the fourth annual Sufi Festival will take place. The three-day festival of live music, workshops, dancing and lectures will be inspired by the Sufi way of thinking. Musical participants include Shlomo Bar, Mark Eliyahu, Gil Ron Shema, artists from Turkey, Beduin musicians and many more. Other diverse activities include a string of intellectual hosts and lecturers.
April 23 to 25 at Shittim Desert Ashram. For tickets and more information, call 052-544-3349; www.sufifestival.co.il.