Ensemble PHOENIX is about to offer concert-goers some rare gems in “Of Love and Sin”, a program which will be performed in Haifa, Tel Aviv and Jerusalem this month.

 

The complications of love and sin will be presented (but not solved!) in works of composers from Portugal, Brazil, France and Italy. Of special interest to many of us will be hearing the works played on authentic instruments from the beginning of the 19th century.

Artists taking part in the concert are soprano Sofia Pedro (Portugal), Ricardo Rapoport (Brazil) - classical bassoon and cavaquinho, Marina Minkin on harpsichord and PHOENIX musical director Myrna Herzog on viola da gamba. Those who attended “A Brazilian Requiem for a Portuguese Queen” will remember the natural, rich and expressive singing of Sofia Pedro and the timbral beauty of Rapoport’s playing. Minkin and Herzog’s musicianship need no introduction to audiences in Israel or abroad.

This program of works by the Marcello brothers, Bach, Joseph-Hector Fiocco, Michel Pignolet de Montéclair, Boismortier, Marcos Portugal and Ronaldo Miranda, performed by four outstanding musicians, promises to be one of this season’s chamber music highlights. And, in celebration of Hanukkah (Feast of Lights), the artists will play a Baroque arrangement of the traditional “Maoz Zur”.

Tuesday December 12th 20:30, Italian Museum , 25 Hillel St., Jerusalem. Tickets: PHOENIX Early Music site

Wednesday December 13th 20:30, Beit Daniel, 62 B’nei Dan St., Tel Aviv. Tickets: PHOENIX Early Music site

Thursday December 14th 20:30, Theatre Studio, Beit Hecht, 142 Hanassi St, Haifa. Tickets: 04-836-3804

Photo: Smiljka Boskov

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