The now-73-year-old Corea has delved into a wide range of musical areas over the last half-century, including classical music and avant garde jazz.

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Chick Corea311
(photo credit: Martin Philbey))
Jazz giants return
Jazz pianist-keyboardist Chick Corea and bass player Stanley Clarke will be teaming up at the Zappa Herzliya club on July 17 and the Shuni Amphitheater on July 18. The veteran twosome will perform their program “The Songs of Return to Forever,” which harks back to the groundbreaking jazz fusion band Corea put together in the early 1970s. Return to Forever included Clarke and other leading figures of the genre, such as singer Flora Purim, percussionist Airto Moreira and guitarist Al Di Meola.
The now-73-year-old Corea has delved into a wide range of musical areas over the last half-century, including classical music and avant garde jazz, and worked with many of the titans of the jazz world and other disciplines, such as trumpeter Miles Davis, singer Bobby McFerrin and even the London Philharmonic Orchestra.
He has won 20 Grammy Awards.
Clarke, 63, contributed to seven Return to Forever studio albums between 1972 and 1977, and three more live releases. He has written scores for movies and TV shows and worked with many jazz greats besides Corea, including saxophonists Stan Getz and Dexter Gordon and trombonist Curtis Fuller.
Corea and Clarke’s double gig foray here is part of a world tour based on the work of Return to Forever. The Herzliya show starts at 10 p.m. (doors open 8:15 p.m.) and the Shuni concert starts at 9 p.m. (doors open 7:30 p.m.).
For tickets and more information: (03) 762-6666, *9080 or
Rocking poetry
The Inbal Ethnic Arts Center in Tel Aviv will host the Rock Be’ezrat Nashim (which can mean either “Woman-Supported Rock” or “Rock in the Women’s Section”) show on July 10.
The show, which starts at 8:30 p.m., features material written by poet Avivit Levy, who also put her own words to music.
Levy has cast her music net wide to present her words to the public in a consumer-friendly format, delving into genres from pop music to jazz, and blues to classical music. The show also features singer Michal Soncino.
For tickets and more information: 072-275-3221 or *3221
Dancer-choreographers Inbal Pinto and Avshalom Pollak will unveil their new work, Perahkir (Wallflower), at the Tel Aviv Museum’s sculpture gallery on July 15. All told, the Perahkir run encompasses 10 performances at the museum, ending on July 22.
The new creation also incorporates the work of three musicians from Japan – composer Umitaro Abe and instrumentalists Hirofumi Nakamura and Miyu Ganetu – and features French lighting designer Yan Tivoli.
Pinto and Pollak first collaborated with the Japanese musicians when they put on their The Cat That Lived a Million Lives dance show in Japan last year, for which Aba filled the role of musical director, and Nakamura and Ganetu provided live musical accompaniment.
For tickets and more information: (03) 607-7020
For whom the bells toll
The Israel Symphony Orchestra Rishon Lezion will end its current season of concerts with “The Bells,” a program that incorporates a wide variety of ensembles and artists. Among them are The New Israeli Vocal Ensemble, The Chamber Choir, soprano Sharon Rostorf-Zamir, tenor Felix Livshitz and bass-baritone Vladimir Braun.
The conductor for the occasion will be 32-year-old Konstantin Chudovsky of Russia.
The final round of the season consists of three concerts at Hechal Hatarbut in Rishon Lezion – July 5 at 9 p.m., and July 8 and 9 at 8:30 p.m. – and one at the Opera House in Tel Aviv on July 7 at 9 p.m.
The final program is an all-Russian affair, the only exception being a choral excerpt from Verdi’s Il Trovatore. The concert title comes from centerpiece of the show, Rachmaninoff’s choral symphony The Bells, which also includes the poem of the same name by Edgar Allen Poe. The other Russian works include Mussorgsky’s “Night on Bald Mountain” and “Dawn on the Moscow River,” and “Dance of the Polovtsian Maidens” from Alexander Borodin’s opera Prince Igor.
For tickets: (03) 948-4840 or