Vibraphonist Warren Wolf and pianist Aaron Diehl.
(photo credit: PR)
LOVE OF MIND
When Stephen Hawking was 21, doctors told him that he had only two more years to live. Now he is 73 years of age.
The film The Theory of Everything tells the inspiring love story of Jane and Stephen Hawking. With Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones, Tom Prior.
The Jerusalem Opera presents Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro with the Ashdod Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Omer Arieli. The JO presents an innovative interpretation by young director Ari Teperberg, with international singers Yuri Kissin, Gabriele Ribis, Yasmin Levi-Elnatek and Mima Millo.Saturday at 8 p.m. at the Performing Arts Center, Ashdod; Tickets: (08) 956-8111; Monday at 8 p.m. at the Gerard Behar Center, Jerusalem. Tickets: *6226.
3 ISRAELI AND FRENCH ACCENTS
The Moran Singers Ensemble presents a tribute concert to composers Naomi Shemer and Yehezkel Braun. The program will include works by Debussy, Ravel, Fauré and Braun. French madrigals and songs by Naomi Shemer. With conductor Guy Pelc and musical director Naomi Faran.
Saturday at 8:30 p.m. at The Felicja Blumental Music Center, Tel Aviv. For tickets, call (03) 620-1185.
4 PIANO RECITAL
Multifaceted Russian-born pianist Kirill Gerstein, awarded first prize at the 2001 Arthur Rubinstein Piano Competition, 2002 Gilmore Young Artist Award, and a 2010 Avery Fisher Grant, performs in Tel Aviv. The program includes Schumann’s Carnaval Op. 9; Transcendental Etudes by Liszt; and Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition.Saturday at 8 p.m. at the Israel Conservatory of Music, Tel Aviv. For tickets, call (03) 546-6228.
5 GALA CONCERT
The annual gala evening by the Larger Than Life organization for children with cancer will seal the last night of 2014 with an emotional concert, with performances by Miri Masika, guest Kobi Aflalo and the organization’s children. Hosted by Yael Bar-Zohar and Guy Zoaretz.
Wednesday at 8:30 p.m. at the Avenue Convention and Events Center, 1 Hasharon St., Airport City. For tickets, call (03) 619-5977.
6 ART FOUR FACETS
The Farm Gallery is an abandoned Arab house that the Holon Municipality has turned into a successful art gallery.
Artists Rachel Ardos, Amir Rosenberg, Rotem Ritov and Amir Tomshov created four exhibitions that correspond with each of the four rooms of the house, providing changing interrelating conceptual expressions.
For times and more information, call (03) 559-6590. At the corner of Hanehoshet and Hamelaha streets in Holon.
7 BABEL’S ARCHITECTURE
“Melting Walls” is the final exhibition of the “Babel Trilogy” exhibition.
As part of the growing interest in the story of the Tower of Babel, the exhibition examines various architectural elements such as foundation, structure, construction, as well as traditional and current perceptions of architecture.Open throughout the week at the Faculty of Arts, University of Tel Aviv. For more information, call (03) 640-8860.
8 PERISHABLE ART
The new exhibition “Boundaries” is part of the Eco-Art Arava event. It focuses on the connection between art and ecology, exploring whether art can influence its viewers and raise awareness about protecting the environment.
Some 25 Arava artists will present their works, which are all biodegradable and not harmful to the environment.For exact times and more information, call (08) 659-2260. At Rosenthal Hall, Sapir Park, the Arava Region.
ANNIE LOVES GUNS
Encore! presents Irving Berlin’s classic musical Annie Get Your Gun, based on the life story of Annie Oakley, the world’s greatest sharpshooter. With a cast of 50, a full orchestra and 12 hit songs. A musical treat for the entire family.Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 8 p.m. at the Hirsch Theater, Beit Shmuel, 6 Shama St., Jerusalem.
For tickets, ww.encore-etc.com; 054-578- 9006.
Leading American vibraphonist Warren Wolf and American pianist Aaron Diehl will take part in the Hot Jazz series for a tribute performance to the modern jazz quartet, along with Israelis Dor Samocha on bass and Shai Zalman on drums. The program will include compositions by Bach, Django and John Lewis.Starts January 3 at 9 p.m. at the Municipal Conservatory in Ganei Tikva.
For more dates and tickets, (03) 573-3001; www.hotjazz.co.il.