Last updated October 11th 2015

Standout performances with the piano at center stage distinguish the Piano Festival, which will take place from October 21 – 24, 2015 at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art. Over 250 musicians will be performing this year, and the festival is expanding its geographic range, with performances at Beit Ariela and the Cameri Theatre, as well as the Brodet Center and Einav Cultural Center.

This year for the first time, the festival will also present an international performance: Peter Kember – Sonic Boom and founding member of Spacemen 3, in a solo performance. Friday, October 23rd at 20:30, Asia Hall, Tel Aviv Museum of Art.

Midnight East recommends:

Acollective rock the Piano Festival/Photo: Tal Argov

Acollective rock the Piano Festival/Photo: Tal Argov

Acollective – always eclectic, experimental and exploding with good energy. Their first ever performance at the Piano Festival was in 2012 and they blew my mind: “deconstructing and celebrating the piano with a mad, hallucinatory concert, a party for the thinking person with dancing feet.”  Wednesday, October 21st at 22:30, Recanati Hall, Tel Aviv Museum of Art

Shye Ben Tzur/Photo: MuperPHOTO

Shye Ben Tzur/Photo: MuperPHOTO

Shye Ben Tzur is a mesmerizing musician, a true fusion of cultures, bringing Indian, Israeli and Western music traditions together to create pure pleasure. In this intimate, acoustic concert he’ll be collaborating with Asaf Roth on xylophone and Nagara master drummer Solanki Nathu Lal. Thursday, October 22nd at 20:00, at the Einav Cultural Center

Shai Tsabari/Photo: Muperphoto

Shai Tsabari/Photo: Muperphoto

Shai Tsabari is a messenger of song, every place he sings becomes a Jewish temple of groove, where everyone is singing, clapping, dancing and at the piano festival he will be hosting Mark Eliyahu.

The full program is available in Hebrew on the Piano Festival website.  Tickets may be ordered online www.zappa-club.co.il, or call: *9080.

Now in its 17th edition The Piano Festival is produced by the Performance Department of the Tel Aviv Municipality together with Hamon Volume and Zappa. Festival Director: Shabi Mizrahi, Deputy Director of the Arts and Culture Dept and Director of the Performance Dept. Tel Aviv Municipality; Artistic Director: Etti Aneta-Segev.

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