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What to look out for this week.

Woman playing a harp (illustrative) (photo credit: ING IMAGE/ASAP)
Woman playing a harp (illustrative)
(photo credit: ING IMAGE/ASAP)
Pots and pans as art
The Museum of Philistine Culture in Ashdod is hosting an exhibition with more than a whiff of retro cuisine. The “Homeland Pots – Memories from Grandma’s Kitchen” show, which opened on November 24 and will run until August 31, invites the public to get into traditional cooking, and catch a tale or two in the process.
The exhibition is based on the important status food has achieved over the centuries as a symbol of community, culture and home, and as a faithful repository of childhood memories and stories.
Homeland Pots – Memories from Grandma’s Kitchen incorporates practically every aspect of the cooking and eating process, from menus to all kinds of pots and pans, and even a highly ornamental samovar. Several of the items on display date back to the mid-19th century, and some of owners of the cooking utensils will also be on-hand to regale visitors with their familial kitchen stories.
For more information: (08) 622-4799 and
Eastern daydreaming
The Israeli Chamber Project is about to open its eighth season – with concerts due to take place in four locations in the North, and one in Tel Aviv (December 25). One of the shows will be held at the recently opened Alma Center music venue in Zichron Ya’acov (December 27), with other concerts scheduled for Kibbutz Ein Hashofet (December 20), Kibbutz Mizra (December 28) and Kfar Blum (December 29).
The concert repertoire takes in a wide range of styles and eras, including Glazunov’s Rêverie Orientale (Oriental Daydream); Dvorák’s Terzetto (Op. 74); Elegy for Clarinet and Strings by 20th-century Israeli composer Mordechai Seter; Clarinet Quartet by 81-yearold Polish composer Krzysztof Eugeniusz Penderecki; and Mendelssohn’s String Quartet in A Minor (Op. 13).
The soloists include 33-yearold Israeli clarinetist Tibi Zeiger, Chinese viola player Wenting Kang and Juilliard graduate cellist Michal Korman.
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Adding up
Choreographer Sharona Florsheim will present her new work, Arithmetic Exercises, at Jaffa Port’s Warehouse 2 venue on December 24 and February 28.
The dance comprises nine dance excerpts – “exercises” – with live music and vocal artistry providing the sonic backdrop.
Each exercise is devised around a specific repetitive physical movement, with the full set of nine jointly forming a ritual structure.
Florsheim’s concept examines the connection between a recurrent physical action within a defined field of movement, and the moment when the body segues into a new corporeal position and state of awareness. The choreographer posits that it is when we relax and pause that spiritual connection and elevation becomes possible.
Arithmetic Exercises will be performed by Keren Ben-Altabet and Tamar Nevo, with music played by Eldar Baruch.
For more information: (03) 902-1563
Harping on about music
The second Israeli Harp Festival and Israeli Harp Competition will take place at the Tel Aviv-Jaffa Municipal Music Center, December 21-23. The three-day program includes concerts, master classes, workshops and informal afternoon café-concert sessions.
The competition will take place on the first day of the festival, and will be divided into two categories: one for advanced harpists of all ages, and an open competition for older players. The schedule also features an opportunity for harp players from sectors of the public who don’t normally get an opportunity to shine – including religious female instrumentalists who will play for women-only audiences.
The concert lineup will cover a wide range of styles and types of harps, and will present the audiences with works from various genres, including jazz, Celtic music, Latin works, classical compositions and world music. The opening concert will feature the two winners of the inaugural contest, which took place three years ago.
For more information: (03) 604- 1808 and