|“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
The artists of the award-winning Israeli Chamber Project are joined together by a common passion for music-making and the musical traditions of their native Israel. Acclaimed in performances around the world, they juxtapose music from the standard classical repertoire with music born in and influenced by Israeli and Jewish culture. Works of Mozart and Brahms bookend this program, which also features the New York premiere of celebrated Israeli composer Jonathan Keren’s Infracta, commissioned by the ICP, as well as Erwin Schulhoff’s energetic, folk-inspired Duo for Violin and Cello. The ensemble is joined by legendary violist Samuel Rhodes, who served as the Juilliard String Quartet’s violist for 44 seasons until his retirement in 2013.
ABOUT THE PERFORMERS
Israeli Chamber Project
Tibi Cziger (artistic director, clarinet)
Michal Korman (cello)
Assaff Weisman (executive director, piano)
Carmit Zori (violin)
with special guest artist
Samuel Rhodes (viola)
JTS Presents: The Israeli Chamber Project with Samuel Rhodes, an Evening of Chamber Music from The Juilliard School is the culmination of The Juilliard School’s fifth daylong residency of educational and inspirational performances and master classes at JTS, and the first of the 2014–2015 academic year. Through examination of Jewish culture and community within the arts, the residency—including this evening performance which is open to the public—incorporates music of composers of Jewish heritage, as well as compositions that highlight Jewish themes and traditions.
“These residencies and concerts by The Juilliard School are a significant step forward in our effort to make the creative arts a vital presence in the life and culture of The Jewish Theological Seminary. The JTS Arts Initiative, launched by Chancellor Arnold M. Eisen with the energetic and able support of our distinguished Arts Advisory Board, is already causing a stir with exciting new ventures such as this one with Juilliard—and there is much more to come.” —Dr. Alan Cooper, Elaine Ravich Professor of Jewish Studies and Provost, JTS
The Juilliard School established this country’s standard for performing arts education in music (1905), adding dance (1951) and, as a founding member of Lincoln Center in 1968, drama. Currently more than 800 young artists from 44 states (plus Washington DC) and 46 foreign countries attend Juilliard.
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