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Legends of Jewish Music

Legends of Jewish Music

Sunday, April 2, 2017 - 2:00 pm

$18 | $10 for Spertus members | $8 for students and Spertus alumni

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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.

The Atar Trio was established in 1996 in Jerusalem by graduates of the Rubin Music Academy. The ensemble, of pianist Ofer Shelley, violinist Tanya Beltser, and cellist Kristina Reiko Cooper, strives to spread the joy of chamber music through concerts and education.

As one of Israel's leading ensembles, Atar Trio is regularly invited to perform in chamber music series and festivals, to give master classes, and take part in programs in Israel, Europe, and the US. Recent tours have taken them to Italy, Austria, Hungary, the Czech Republic, and Germany.

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See a complete list of tour dates and other related items on Atar Trio's website.

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This concert is part of the Solomon Goldman Program Series, generously endowed by the late Rose and Sidney Shure.

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