(photo credit: Maxim Reider)
Light music, serious music and everything in between – this is the motto of a new program, which the veteran classical Atar Trio (Ofer Shelley – piano and arrangements, Tanya Beltser – violin, and Marina Kats – cello) will present at two very special venues – HaTeiva in Jaffa (June 1 at 8:30 p.m.) and the Austrian Hospice in Jerusalem (June 5 at 8:30 p.m.).
At the center of the program is Paul Shoenfield’s colorful piece “Café
Music,” a piano trio that presents “high” and “low” musical material
side by side and explores the relationship between them. The piece was
influenced by the light music of the 1940s and ’50s – jazz, blues and
klezmer – all within a traditional classical form.
Also on the program is a piece by Israeli composer Daniel Jan Freidlin,
improvisation segments and pieces by Claud Boling, George Gershwin and
Maurice Ravel, as well as a new piece from Israeli composer and Landau
Prize laureate Yitzhak Yedid. The piece is dedicated to Atar Trio. For reservations: (03) 682-2403 (Jaffa), (02) 626-5800 (Jerusalem).