Arts in Brief: July 25

IPO hits the books in Tel Aviv; Cinematheques screen ‘I Shot My Love.’

IPO hits the books in Tel Aviv
It looks like Israel Philharmonic Orchestra has found a new and effective venue for promoting its activities, namely, the Dizingoff Center mall in the heart of Tel Aviv. After a recent surprise-Viva Verdi Friday noon mini-concert at the mall’s food market, which has been seen by more than 400,000 on YouTube, on Monday, July 27, the IPO presents a new book by retired orchestra horn player Yaacov Mishori titled 12 wonderful composers.
In his book, Mishori, who addresses a younger readership, speaks about 12 major classical music composers in a light form, fitting the material to the children’s perception.
An ensemble of the Philharmonic’s winds players will offer a musical opening for the event. And, last but least, Maestro Zubin Mehta, will participate in the presentation.
The presentation at Sifria – the Dizingoff Center branch of the Tzomet Sfarim chain – starts at 3 p.m. Entry is free.
Maxim Reider
Cinematheques screen ‘I Shot My Love’
Director Tomer Heymann’s latest documentary, I Shot My Love, about the director’s love affair with a German dancer, is screening on every Friday at midnight and Saturday at 3 p.m., as well as on July 26 at 7:45 p.m., at the Tel Aviv Cinematheque, and at the Rosh Pina Cinematheque on August 4. The film won the top prize at the HotDocs film festival in Toronto. Heymann’s 2006 film, Paper Dolls, won three awards at the Berlin Film Festival.
• Hannah Brown