The Festival

This year’s 20th festival program features artists and styles from the USA, Brazil. Europe and Israel


Christina Pluhar and L’Arpeggiate ensemble are coming for the fourth time to the festival with a program of ancient music from the mediterranean region (Italy, Greece, Turkey and Spain). The British Armonico Consort will perform secular cantatas by Bach. Nilze Carvalho, a Brazilian folk singer, will join with the Israeli ensemble Chorole. Other guests from Brazil will perform a piano recital and songs by Villa Lobos (a friend of Annette Celine’s family).

2018 also notes 70 years since the state of Israel’s independence and that’s another element in the festival’s program. We’ll meet three leading Israeli women composers with impressive international careers – Chaya Czernowin, Shulamit Ran and Betty Olivero, who are coming to the festival to present their works, some of which will be an Israeli premiere.

We’ll meet the Israeli music with the Israeli Jazz Orchestra with soloists Eli Magen (double bass) and Avishai Cohen (trumpet). The Israeli percussion ensemble, Tremolo, will collaborate with the percussion ensemble from Strasbourg.

Chen Reiss, the internationally acclaimed Israeli soprano, will perform a recital with prominent guest musicians from Israel.


And many more chamber music concerts….