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Legends of Jewish Music
Legends of Jewish MusicSunday, April 2, 2017 - 2:00 pm
Spertus Spring Concert
Chamber Music with the Atar Trio
Direct from Jerusalem
The Atar Trio is a leading Israeli chamber ensemble known for its original and adventurous musical projects. For their Chicago visit, they will perform new interpretations of Jewish, Israeli, and world music along with exciting arrangements of traditional chamber music by composers Bernstein, Bloch, and others.
Atar Trio's Spertus Institute program will take audience members around the globe — from the sounds of Jerusalem in Dikla Baniel's piece (Israel), to Yitzhak Yedid's Suite for Arabic violin (from the Arab world), to the fragile mystery in Bloch's nocturnes and the monumental Piano Trio by Dimitri Shostakovich (Russia). The program concludes with Ofer Shelly, pianist of the Atar Trio, singing some of his own arrangements of traditional Israeli folksongs for baritone and piano trio.