Out&About: Top 10 things to do

Conductor Valery Gergiev returns to Eilat’s Hangar 6 with the Classical at the Red Sea Festival January 16-18.

December 25, 2013 12:58
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Black comedy-drama August: Osage County

Home not-so-sweet home. (photo credit: Courtesy)


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Home not-so-sweet home

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August: Osage County is a black comedydrama that takes a look at the lives of the strong-willed women of the Weston family, whose paths have diverged until a family crisis brings them back to the Oklahoma house they grew up in and to the dysfunctional woman who raised them. With Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Ewan McGregor, Sam Shepard, Dermot Mulroney and Benedict Cumberbatch.


Fanciful Footwork

Avak (Dust), Inbal Pinto and Avshalom Pollak’s new dance theater work, invites the viewer into a world with several doors and possibilities of meaning. Dance, performance, animation, illustration, design and sound each gives hue, tone and resonance to this fanciful work.

Next Thursday at 9 p.m. at the Suzanne Dellal Center, Tel Aviv, www.suzannedellal.org.il


At the Rink

The Israel Artistic Ice Skating Championship (Courtesy)

The Israel Artistic Ice Skating Championship takes place in the Holon Ice Peaks Hall this weekend. The contest will open this evening at 5:45 and will close with a gala event on Saturday at 5:30 p.m. Free entrance. Holon, next to the Yamit Water Park.

For more details, go to www.icepeaks.co.il


Top Class

Andras Schiff conducts the next concert series of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra with Hungarian cello soloist Miklós Perényi.

The classical program includes works by Haydn, Brahms and Dvorak. Schiff will also give a piano recital Saturday, 8:30 p.m. at the Mann Auditorium, Tel Aviv. Sunday and Monday at 8:30 p.m. at the Mann Auditorium, Tuesday at 8:30 p.m. at Binyenei Ha’uma in Jerusalem.

New Year's Concert 1

Mozart’s Requiem will take center stage at The Tel Aviv Soloists Ensemble’s next concert. The Collegium Singers and solo singers will join the ensemble.

Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Orthodox Church in Haifa, (04) 836-3804. Sunday at 8:30 p.m.at the Israeli Conservatorium, 054-494-0317.Monday at 8:30 p.m. at the Weil Center in Kfar Shmaryahu. (09) 956-9430.

New Year's Concert 2

The Latvian National Choir will perform two concerts with the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra in the framework of the Liturgical series at the Opera.

Handel’s Solomon oratorio on Saturday at 8 p.m. at the Jerusalem Theater and Sunday at 8 p.m.at the Opera House in Tel Aviv. Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis on Tuesday at 8 p.m. in the Opera House and Thursday at 8 p.m. at the Jerusalem Theater.


Scenes of Marriage

Senior Cabinet Minister Aiden Hoynes (David Tennant) and his wife, Freya Gardner (Emily Watson), are a high-flying golden couple in The Politician’s Husband.

The BBC’s acclaimed three-episode miniseries will be shown on HOT VOD and HOT 3 from Friday at 9 p.m.


A lot to celebrate in Eilat

Conductor Valery Gergiev returns to Eilat (Courtesy)

Conductor Valery Gergiev returns to Eilat’s Hangar 6 with the Classical at the Red Sea Festival January 16-18.

This year, the festival celebrates Ger-Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta and Massenet’s Don Quichotte, as well as Mahler’s Symphony No. 9, with the Marinsky Opera choir, orchestra and solo singers. There will also be numerous chamber music concerts at Isrotel’s Royal Beach Hotel.

To reserve tickets and hotel room: www.isrotel.co.il or www.arkia.co.il. For tickets, go to www.hadran.


Jamaican Sounds

Opening this year’s Jazz in the Mishkan series, pianist Monty Alexander and his trio, drummer Obed Calvaire and bassist Dezron Douglas, make their Israeli debut, bringing Jamaican rhythm-infused jazz to Tel Aviv on Friday, January 17 at 10 p.m. Alexander will also hold a masterclass on January 16 at 5 p.m.

For tickets, call (03) 692-7777 or go to www.israel-opera.co.il


Lieder Leader

Acclaimed countertenor Andreas Scholl will give a concert in the framework of the YMCA Cameri series of the Jerusalem Music Center together with pianist Tamar Halperin.

January 9 at 8:30 p.m., (02) 624-1041

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