Thu 12 December 2019 | 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Israel Philharmonic - Huberman 1, Tel Aviv,
Tel Aviv Arts Council, Young Patrons of the Arts Celebrating Israeli Creative Culture: Presents a very special evening:
Israel Philharmonic Orchestra Celebrating Classic Jazz Greats
Starring Ester Rada Paying Homage to Jazz Singers
:: Nina Simone, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Bessie Smith & More
A unique evening with Ester Rada and nine players from the Israel Philharmonic, featuring classical arrangements of the greatest hits of celebrated Jazz singers. Thanks to a generous contribution, the Tel Aviv Arts Council, in partnership with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, is able to offer discounted tickets exclusively to our young patrons of the arts community .
Date: Thursday December 12th 8pm
Venue: Charles Bronfman Auditorium, HaBima Square, Tel Aviv
Dress: It’s the philharmonic, so dress to impress!
Ticket: 155 NIS (great discount off regular tickets)
Who: EXCLUSIVE to Tel Aviv Arts Council Young Patrons, 20s & 30s
About the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra & Our Concert
The Israel Philharmonic Orchestra is the leading symphony orchestra in Israel. The Israel Philharmonic Orchestra was founded as the Palestine Orchestra by violinist Bronisław Huberman in 1936, at a time when many Jewish musicians were being fired from European orchestras. Its inaugural concert took place in Tel Aviv on December 26, 1936, twelve years before the State of Israel was born.
Our concert stars Ester Rada. Ester was born in Kiryat Arba, to a religious family of Ethiopian Jews. Her parents, originally from a village near Gondar, arrived to Israel from a refugee camp in Sudan during Operation Moses, in 1984. She grew up speaking Amharic at home and Hebrew in school. Her father was known as a cantor in the Ethiopian community in Kiryat Arba. She moved to Netanya in 1996, when Rada was 11 years old, which she considers a turning point in her life, since she started to interact with Western Olim, which were familiar with funk and rap. Her music career started during her military service in the Israel Defense Forces, where she sang Israeli pop songs for an IDF band. After the release of her EP, she started to gain worldwide popularity on a tour across Europe, the United States, and Canada. She has performed at the Glastonbury Festival and was the opening act of Alicia Keys’ concert in Israel. Her music video “Life Happens” has been broadcast on MTV France, East Europe, and Israel, as well as on VH1 UK. Rada credits Nina Simone, Ella Fitzgerald, and Aretha Franklin as her musical influences, alongside Erykah Badu, Lauryn Hill, Jill Scott, traditional religious Bnei Akiva songs and Ethiopian Jazz,especially Mulatu Astatke and Mahmoud Ahmed.
About the Tel Aviv Arts Council
Young Patrons of the Arts Celebrating Israeli Creative Culture
The Tel Aviv Arts Council celebrates the creative culture of Israel by providing a venue for young creatives and lovers of the arts to gather while attending lectures and demonstrations by world class artists, performers, and technologists.
The common theme in our events is a playful exploration of the world around us and the search for something unique that expands our vistas and leaves one with a sense of wonder. All of our private events are non-profit, but professionally produced to provide attendees with a comfortable environment to engage with the arts community, and take place in various venues throughout our great city.
“Without vision a people perishes” – King Solomon