Arts in Brief: April 22

By JPOST STAFF
April 22, 2010 12:50
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EMI to honor actor Yossi Segal

Singers and actors will get together to honor veteran actor, director and script writer Yossi Segal, who began his theatrical career some half a century ago with the founding of the Haifa Municipal Theater.

Since then he has appeared in Habima, Cameri, and Negev Theater productions as well as those of other theater companies. He has also been the recipient of many prizes, and through Habima directed a junior theater, which for 25 years was a source of delight for the children of Israel.  Over the last decade, he has appeared in one-man shows that he has also scripted, among them An actor in Search of a Stage, for which he was awarded the Israel Union of Performing Artists Ehud Manor Memorial Prize for Encouraging Creativity.

The IUPA, better known by its Hebrew acronym EMI, is joining forces with Yung Yidish to pay tribute to Segal. The event will take place on Thursday, April 29 at 4 p.m. in the Yung Yiddish Living Museum for Yiddish Culture on the fifth floor of the Tel Aviv Central Bus station, Studio 5008. Admission is free.     • Greer Fay Cashman

Wiretapping session hosts Albert Beger

Jerusalem’s avant garde Wiretapping series is hosting Albert Beger at its fourth session tonight. Beger, who besides being an accomplished saxophonist teaches and composes, is an innovative Israeli jazz and improvised music artist whose passion and stamina have awarded him with international plaudits over the years.

Beger will open the evening with an improvised solo saxophone piece, after which he’ll join forces with Jean Claude Jones (bass), who produced the wonderful sounds of the first Wiretapping meeting. To end the evening Beger will join Trek Duo players Nitai Levi (clarinet) and series editor Tom Soloveitzik (saxophone) in a reeds trio.


Thursday, 8:30 p.n. at the Barbur Gallery, Rehov Shirizli 6, Nachlaot, Jerusalem. Entry is free.     • Jonah Mandel

Music festival to hit Ein Hod

Ein Hod will host the third Maestro music festival over Shavuot, from May 18 to 22. The stated aim is to provide funds for the musical education of children living in periphery towns.  Composer/pianist Gil Shohat is the musical director, and he has put together an eclectic and imaginative program that will appeal to children and adults.

The events include a joint appearance by Shohat and singer Shlomi Shaban; “Roth, Corner of Patschka,” a concert by percussionist Assaf Roth and jazz pianist Leonid Patschka; a piano recital by Shohat; chamber music and programs for children, such as ConcerStory, which combines stories with original music; The Clown Pierrot, a commedia del arte piece, and Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons.  The venues are the Janko Dada Museum, the amphitheater and the cultural center.  The Maestro Trust seeks to promote understanding through music, and fosters promising young artists. For more info, see www.maestromusic.org.il     • Helen Kaye

Fringe fest celebrates repression

From May 1-6 Tel Aviv
will host a fringe festival that will end with the
Golden Hedgehog fringe theater awards on May 7. The participants will be fringe theaters from all over the country presenting previews and premieres of their productions. Spontaneously, this year’s overall theme seems to be the various aspects of control and repression.  Tzavta, Simta, Tmuna, Shelter 209, the Negev, Arabic-Hebrew, and El-Hakawati theaters are among the 10 fringe institutions presenting their shows. These include Ionesco’s The Lesson (Tzavta), Remix (209) and Abu Ubu at the Burchers’ Market (El-Hakawati. Tickets are NIS 30).     • Jerusalem Post staff

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