Out and About: Top 10 things to do

The Malandain Ballet Biarritz presents Romeo and Juliet to music by Hector Berlioz got rave reviews from around the world.

The Malandain Ballet Biarritz presents ‘Romeo and Juliet’ at the Israel Festival (photo credit: JERUSALEM POST)
The Malandain Ballet Biarritz presents ‘Romeo and Juliet’ at the Israel Festival
(photo credit: JERUSALEM POST)
Gentle Killer
Last Love , or by its original title Mr. Morgan’s Last Love , is a charming drama- comedy starring Michael Caine, about a life-changing connection between a retired and widowed American-philos- ophy professor and a young Parisian woman, based on Francoise Dorner’s French novel La Douceur Assassine . With Clémence Poésy, Michelle Goddet and Jane Alexander.
Moliere in Georgian
The Marjanishvili State Academic Drama Theater from Tbilisi, Georgia, presents Molière’s timeless masterpiece Tar tuffe , or The Impostor , as part of the Israel Festival in Jerusalem. This is the theater’s second time in Israel. A few years ago, it performed An- ton Chekhov’s A Lady with a Dog with great success and this production is expected to be one of the highlights of this year’s festival. Tonight at 8:30 and tomorrow at 12 noon. With Hebrew surtitles.

Jerusalem Theater. For tickets call *6226
Classic love story
The Malandain Ballet Biarritz presents Romeo and Juliet , to music by Hector Berlioz, at the Israel Festival. A story about love and death, this production got rave reviews from around the world.
Saturday at 9 p.m. at the Jerusalem Theater, for tickets call *6226
Delftware is the name given to white- glazed pottery painted in (mostly) blue, after the Dutch town of Delft. The exhibi- tion presents hundreds of ancient Delft tiles, vases, plates and more – as well as works by 10 Israeli artists who “corre- sponded” with Delft, including Raffi Lavie and Yair Garbuz, and by artists especially commissioned to create contemporary Delft tiles.
Tel Aviv Museum of Art.
Body and soul
Saxophonist Amikam Kimel- man hosts French pianist/ vocalist Franck Amsallem in a tribute to Mel Tormé’s music. Amsallem will sing and play familiar and be- loved standards (“Body and Soul,” “It Could Happen to You”) as well as original songs recorded for his latest album. Saturday at 9:30 p.m. at Confed- eration House, Jerusalem.
For tickets: www.confederationhouse.org and Tel. (02) 624-5206, ext. 4 and 5.
Piping hot
German jazz organist Barbara Dennerlein performs Saturday as part of the Jazz program of the Israel festival. Dennerlein, who has gained a reputation all around the world as a highly versatile musician, will be supported by Argentinean-born Spanish-bred guitarist Hernan Romero and Swiss drummer Pius Baschnagel.
Jerusalem Theater. For tickets and more in- formation: *6226, (02) 623-7000 and http:// israel-festival.org/English/.
Piyutim and Ladino
Vocalist com- poser Hadass Pal-Yarden performs an evening of Turkish folk- songs, piyutim (Jewish liturgi- cal poetry) and Ladino ballads, as well as instrumental segments from the Kurdish- Turkish sphere, as part of Confederation House’s “From the Four Corners” musical series.
For tickets go to www.confederationhouse.org or call (02) 624-5206, ext. 4 and 5. Tonight at 8:30.
Mozart and friends
Kolja Blacher, will be the conductor and solo violinist in the next two per- formances of the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra. Blacher will lead the orchestra in a concert called Mozart and Friends, Wednesday at the Jerusalem Theater at 8 p.m. A week later, Blacher will lead the orchestra in a concert devoted to music from the Slavic nations.
For tickets call 1-700-70-4000.
Romany ecstasy
The Accordion Festival, a marathon of performances, starts tonight at the Einav Cultural Center in Tel Aviv. Three hours of some of the best accordionists will perform Romany (Gypsy), Israeli and French music. At 8 p.m.

For more information and tickets call (03) 521-7763 and (03) 574 -50 05.

Piano hit-list
American conductor Kent Nagano returns to the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra for a concert with Russian pianist Daniil Trifonov. In the program: Liszt’s Piano Concerto No. 1, Mahler’s Symphony No. 7, Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 and more.
June 23-30 in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and Haifa. For detailed information and tickets call 1-700-70- 3030.