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Israeli Chamber Project with Karim Sulayman

Music Across Borders

Apr 16

Performance Dates

  • Tue Apr 16 2024 7:30 PM

Venue

Meany Hall – Katharyn Alvord Gerlich Theater

The Israeli Chamber Project is a dynamic ensemble of strings, winds, harp and piano that brings together some of today’s most distinguished musicians in concert. Based in Israel and New York, the group was created as a means for its members to give something back to the community where they began their musical education and to showcase Israeli culture through its music and musicians. For their Meany debut, they are joined by Grammy Award-winning tenor Karim Sulayman, a Lebanese American artist consistently praised for his sensitive and intelligent musicianship, riveting stage presence and beautiful voice. 

A new work by Iranian American composer, Gity Razaz headlines a multifaceted program that is a meditation on artistry across time, space and borders. Razaz’s music has been hailed by The New York Times as “ravishing and engulfing” and in 2022, she was named a “Rising Star” by BBC Music MagazineFlowing Down the Widening Rings of Being is based on poetry and prose of Rumi and Rainer Maria Rilke.

The ENCORE program for this performance is available to READ ONLINE

 

The Israeli Chamber Project is that rarest of creatures: a band of world-class soloists that is not a muster of peacocks, but a hive mind in which egos dissolve and players think, breathe and play as one.
Time Out New York

 

PROGRAM

SAMUEL BARBER: Knoxville: Summer of 1915 

GITY RAZAZ: Flowing Down the Widening Rings of Being

CLAUDE DEBUSSY: Sacred and Profane Dances for Harp and String Quartet

ZOHAR SHARON: The Ice Palace*

NAJI HAKIM: The Dove

ROBERT SCHUMANN: Three Fantasy Pieces, Op. 73 

*Commissioned for the Israeli Chamber Project by the Adele and John Gray Endowment Fund.

 

Chamber Music Series generously underwritten by Cecilia Paul & Harry Reinert and Eric & Margaret Rothchild​