Shalom Hanoch 390.
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This year’s Yemei Zemer Festival will take place at the Holon Theater on April 8
–11. The program is chockful of some of the biggest names on the local music
scene, including intriguing superstar synergy between Shalom Hanoch and Ninet
Says festival artistic director Naomi Atias, “The accent this year
is on original productions, premieres and special tribute slots to the icons of
Israeli music over the years and performances by beloved veteran artists
alongside some of the younger artists.”
There is certainly plenty of all
that in next month’s event.
This year’s festival Lifetime Achievement
Award will go to 80-year-old Yugoslav-born composer Moni Amarilio, who has
written more than 600 songs since making aliya 60 years ago.
Ahavati tribute show, curated by Rami Harel, features an impressive roster of
vocalists who will offer their singular renditions of Amarilio numbers,
including Din Din Aviv, Sasi Keshet, Eli Gornstein and Natan
Another homage slot will features numbers by iconic 1960s trio
The High Windows – comprised of Arik Einstein, Shmulik Krauss and Josie Katz –
with Shai Avivi as emcee and a stellar lineup of the likes of Efrat Gosh, Dana
Berger, Mika Carni, Shlomo Gronich and Hemi Rudner.
Late Israel Prize
winner composer Moshe Vilenski will also be honored at the festival, with a
performance of such Israeli Songbook staples as “Kalaniot” and “Hayu Z’manim”
performed by Mika Carni, Hani Livneh and Meital Trabelsi.
by late Greek singer Aris San, who was hugely popular in this country, will also
feature in Yemei Zemer, with radio personality Muli Shapira orchestrating the
San tribute show.
There will also be a number of topnotch musical
confluences over the four days at the Holon Theater, including Yehonatan Gefen
and Shlomi Shaban, Beri Sacharov with a new electricacoustic show and Asaf
Amdurski, with his guest Efrat Gosh.
Other big names in the festival
program include Yirmi Kaplan, Israeli Gurion, Rutie Navon, Eran Tzur and flutist
Matan Klein.For more information about the Yemei Zemer Festival: (03)
502-3001/2/3 or www.hth.co.il.