Spring Festival kicks into gear

Rishon Lezion's International Spring Festival will celebrate its 10th anniversary with cultural performances from all over the world.

By ASI GAL
March 16, 2009 11:18
Spring Festival kicks into gear

Taiwan theater 88 248. (photo credit: Courtesy)

Rishon Lezion's International Spring Festival will celebrate its 10th anniversary with a variety of colorful cultural performances from all over the world, including American swing, Argentinean Tango, Estonian vocalists and even the poems of Yehuda Amichai featured in a special musical event. Interesting highlights from among the lineup include: U Theater from Taiwan, performing a mix of theater, percussion and martial arts choreography; Swing De Gitanes, The Israeli Gypsy Jazz Ensemble performing the remarkable and unique sounds of Stephan Grappeli and Django Reinhardt; a gala opera from Kazakhstan featuring four singers and 80 members of the royal symphonic orchestra of Alma Ata; Echoes of Eternity, five a capella singers from Zimbabwe performing spirituals and church music; and the Secrets of Tango with Gustavo Russo, the Baryshnikov of Tango and his Argentinean band. The festival will take place from March 27 through April 4 at the Rishon Lezion Performing Arts Center. For more information, call (03) 948-8688 or visit www.springfestival.co.il.


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