Barrymore Laurence Scherer writes:
Throughout the evening the Ariel Quartet—whose members studied with both Kopytman and Mr. Wiesenberg—rose to each composer’s challenge with vigorous aplomb and a palpable joie de vivre born of understanding and affection for the works channeled through their own consummate musicianship.
Read the rest of Scherer’s beautifully discerning review.
Our recent concert has sparked new interest in Israeli classical music. For musicians and audiences interested in learning more, The Israel Music Institute (IMI), is a great resource. Founded in 1961, IMI is the first publicly-owned music publishing house in Israel, and is dedicated to the promotion and performance of Israeli concert music. The non-profit, supported by the Israel Ministry of Culture, sells not only scores but also books and CDs. Learn more about their work on their website.
Update: If you missed the live broadcast, a recording is available by clicking here (the interview begins at around the 29-minute mark).
Estelle Abraham of Jewish Community Radio will interview Pro Musica Hebraica chairman Charles Krauthammer this Sunday, December 7, at 10am. They will discuss Pro Musica Hebraica’s upcoming concert at the Kennedy Center, Zion’s Muse: Three Generations of Israeli Composers, featuring Ariel Quartet.
If you’re in the DC/Baltimore area you can listen to the interview live on WUST—AM 1120. If you reside elsewhere, stream it live on their website.
To learn more about the December 14 concert and to purchase tickets, visit the Kennedy Center website.