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Newsletter: ACUM awards Marc Lavry


Translation of the Hebrew Newsletter from January 24, 2013:

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StatueWhile the Academy is in the midst of announcing the Oscars nominees in Hollywood, Marc Lavry is being honored with a special award from the ACUM, the Association of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers in Israel. It’s not quite the same but we are still excited…

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ACUM Awards Marc Lavry

We are honored to accept, on behalf of Marc Lavry, a special award by the Board of ACUM (Composers’ Association of Authors and Publishers of Music in Israel) for composer Marc Lavry’s contribution to Israeli music. The award will be presented at a ceremony on Wednesday, January 30, 2013.

From ACUM’s announcement:

ACUM winners in the concert music and literature (Jan 7, 2013)

A special Award to the late composer

Happy Birthday, Marc Lavry


Translation of the Hebrew Newsletter published December 21, 2012:

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We invite you to celebrate with us the 109th(!) birthday of Marc Lavry tomorrow, December 22.

CheesecakeOn his birthday his wife Helena used to prepare his favorite cheesecake. We enclose the original recipe, in her own handwriting (click to enlarge), in case you want to celebrate with us. …

Three Jewish Dances in Seattle, WA

Marc Lavry’s Three Jewish Dances for Violin and Piano, Op. 192, will be performed at the Benaroya Hall in Seattle, WA on Friday, November 16, 2012 and Sunday, November 18, 2012. A special guest will be Dan Lavry, the composer’s son.
The concert will include Viktor Ullmann’s opera The Emperor of Atlantis and Ernest Bloch’s Prayer. More information about the event can be found at the Music of Remembrance

Opera Tamar at the 2012 Israeli Bible Festival

Marc Lavry’s Opera Tamar will be premiered worldwide at the 2012 Israeli Bible Festival in Ramat-Gan.

Composed in 1958, the Opera was never performed in public. The libretto by Rabbi Louis I. Newman is based on the biblical story of Tamar and Judah (Genesis XXXVIII.)

The composition will be performed in a concert form by the Ramat Gan Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Mr. Aviv Ron.

Alexei Kanonikov, Bariton (Judah)…

Oratorio Song of Songs to be played in Kol Hamusica Radio

Marc Lavry’s Oratorio Song of Songs will be presented by Hayuta Dvir on Kol Hamusika Radio on Saturday, May 26, 2012 at 7:00 PM.

This is the August 12, 2007 recording from the Israel Music Celebration in Sde Boker, Israel:
The Raanana Symphonette Orchestra
Daniella Lugassi, Sopran
Eitan Drori, Tenor
Gabriel Loewenheim, Baritone
Yair Goren, Baritone
Tel-Aviv Chamber Choir
Maayan Choir
Michael Shani, Conductor…

Three performances, Three Jewish Dances, One violinist Olivia Dora

Dutch violinist Olivia Dora will be playing Marc Lavry’s Three Jewish Dances for Violin and Piano (Op. 192):

  • June 8, 2012 at 7:10PM:
    The Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall, London, U.K.
    Prince Consort Road London SW7 2BS
    Free admittance
  • September 21, 2012 – Lunchtime concert at 1:00PM:
    The Parish Church in Dartford, U.K
    Dartford Parish Church, High Street, Dartford, Kent DA1 1DE
    Free admittance
  • December 2012 (exact date to be

Marc Lavry’s compositions in Kol Hamusika radio – Mar 25, 2012

On Sunday, March 25, 2012, between 2-3PM Israel time, Rika Bar-Sela will play a selection of Marc Lavry’s music in her program in Kol Hamusika radio channel.…

Three Jewish Dances for Piano Performance in Canada

Marc Lavry’s Three Jewish Dances for Piano, Op. 190 will be performed on February 23, 2012 by pianist Shoshana Telner.

The concert, titled Zmirot Amenu: An Evening of Jewish Melodies, begins at 7:30 PM and will be held at the Netkin Auditorium, Adas Israel Congregation, 125 Cline Avenue South, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

For more information, and to purchase tickets, please go to the Adas Israel Congregation website.…

Happy birthday, Marc Lavry!

Today, December 22, 2011, is Marc Lavry’s 108th birthday. Because it’s the first time since the Marc Lavry Heritage Society was established in March of this year, we find it appropriate to note the date.

This is also a great opportunity to publish Lavry’s autobiography he wrote in 1946 at the request of Moshe Gorali, a known musicologist in Israel. Lavry wrote in Russian and Gorali translated it to Hebrew; …