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November 17, 2016 22:15
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1. BESET BY BUREAUCRACY

Ken Loach’s new award-wining film I, Daniel Blake is about a man trying to negotiate Britain’s labyrinthine benefits system. Daniel Blake, an ill, middle-aged carpenter who finds himself in need of social welfare, meets a desperate single mother who needs the same thing.

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Together, the two discover that navigating through the red tape is a real challenge. With Dave Johns, Hayley Squires, Sharon Percy.


2. ARISTOCRATS AND GYPSIES

The Hungarian Music Theater, with a cast of 40 singers and dancers, accompanied by the Vac Symphony Orchestra conducted by Pal Farkas, perform The Gypsy Baron, an operetta in three acts by Johann Strauss II. Set in the 18th century, the storyline includes a wealthy young aristocrat, a hidden treasure, a group of Gypsies, beautiful women, a comedy of errors and, as with any operetta, an abundance of singing and dancing – and a happy ending.

Tonight at 8:30 p.m. at the Performing Arts Center Beersheba; November 19 at 8:30 p.m. at the Jerusalem Theater; November 20 in Rishon Lezion. For more performances and tickets, call *3221 or go to bravo.ticketsnow.co.il

3. FROM AZERBAIJAN AND BACK



Azerbaijan-born Israeli vocalist Kamila Teregulov, descended from a well-known Azerbaijan musical dynasty, together with the great masters of Azerbaijan – the Mansurov brothers and Kamran Karimov – present a performance of Mamaland as part of the International Oud Festival, marking the first stage appearance of the musicians who recorded the album. Teregulov, vocals, composition, musical arrangement; Elshan Mansurov, kamanja; Malik Mansurov, tar; Kamran Karimov, nagara; Jonathan Alter, drums; Danny Schneiderman, bass guitar; Zemfira Kolayev, piano.

November 20 at 10 p.m. at Yellow Submarine, Jerusalem


4. ‘SWAN LAKE’ THEN AND NOW

The Israel Ballet presents its latest work, White Swan, a contemporary adaptation by Julian Tari of Swan Lake, performed in both classical and contemporary styles to Tchaikovsky’s musical score. Thirty ballet dancers present an exceptional experience in two scenes: Part 1 – the second act of Swan Lake in the original version, choreographed by Lev Ivanov. Part 2 – a contemporary interpretation for the Israel Ballet, choreographed by Adonis Foniadakis.

November 21 at 8:30 p.m. at the Jerusalem Theater


5. ONE-MAN BAND

California-born Jerron “Blind Boy” Paxton, the singing, strumming musical polymath, will perform here this week.

Paxton has been in Israel on a couple of occasions, much to the delight of audiences who were thoroughly taken with his larger-than-life persona and infectious love of his craft. November 24 at Zappa Tel Aviv; November 26 at Zappa Jerusalem


6. TIME FOR SOME GOSPEL

The 13-member musical troupe Harlem Gospel Choir – including a keyboardist and a drummer – offers a mix of gospel, pop songs by Adele and a few jazzy numbers.

November 24 at 9 p.m. at the Kiryat Motzkin Theater; November 25 and 26 at 3 p.m. and at 9:30 p.m. at Zappa Herzliya and Zappa Tel Aviv. http://www.zappa-club.co.il/


7. PURELY PROKOFIEV

The Israel Philharmonic Orchestra hosts conductor Karen Durgaryan, pianist Behzod Abduraimov and mezzosoprano Ekaterina Sergeeva in the orchestra’s first concert of its new season. Also performing in the concert are The Gary Bertini Israeli Choir and The Jerusalem Academy Chamber Choir. On the program: Prokofiev’s overture to the opera The Love for Three Oranges; Piano Concerto No. 3; and Alexander Nevsky, Cantata op. 78.

November 22 at 7 p.m. and November 26 and 27 at 8 p.m. at the Charles Bronfman Auditorium, Tel Aviv; November 30 at 8 p.m. at the Haifa Auditorium; December 1 at 8 p.m. at the Jerusalem Convention Center.


8. ICONIC IMAGERY

The grand opening of Gordon Gallery’s new space features Brooklyn-based duo FAILE’s first exhibition in Israel.

FAILE, an artistic collaboration between Patrick McNeil and Patrick Miller, presents “Strong Currents,” a new suite of paintings and works on paper. In many ways, the “undercurrents” refer to FAILE’s ongoing technical process of attending to and riffing on the many layers of their compositions.

Gordon Gallery, 6 Hapelech St., Tel Aviv. Monday-Thursday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Friday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.


9. FROM FIGURATIVE TO ABSTRACT

Award-winning artist Shlomith Haber-Schaim opens her exhibition “Vanishing Point” in Jerusalem. The exhibition includes works in oil and mixed media and prints from the past 25 years. Her style and her images, ranging from figurative to abstract, suggest her affinity to European and American art from the second half of the 20th century.

Opening November 25 at 11 a.m. at Beit Shmuel, Jerusalem. On display until January 2.


10. STRINGS AT THE SALON

The acclaimed Escher String Quartet – violinists Adam Barnett Hart and Aaron Boyd; violist Pierre Lapointe; cellist Brook Speltz – will perform at Kibbutz Na’an. On the program: Mozart’s String Quartet in B Flat Major K 589; Mendelsshon’s String Quartet No. 6 in F Minor op. 80; and Dvorak’s String Quartet No.13 in G Major op. 106. December 1 at 8 p.m., Kibbutz Na’an Chamber Music Salon. Tickets include light refreshments, wine and hot beverages. Call 052-223-2556.

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