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The immortality of a melody

Yesterday, March 23, 2011, my musician friend, Vadim Bordeaux, who had just returned to Israel from a trip to Riga, Latvia called and suggested that I telephone Lieutenant Colonel Dainis Vuskans, Head Conductor of the Latvian National Armed Forces and Chief of the National Armed Forces Band.

In our conversation Lieutenant Colonel Vuskans told me that when the Soviets took over Riga in 1940, they gathered all the Latvian military …

The Exuberant Valley

Exuberant Valley - Haaretz Article, May 4, 2011Hagai Hitron, Haaretz Newspaper, May 4, 2011

The Independence Gala concert of the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra will include Marc Lavry’s Symphonic Poem “Emek” that debut in 1937. Harpist Efrat Lavry, daughter of the composer, writes that the symphonic poem — based on Lavry’s song Shir HaEmek which he wrote to the lyrics by Raphael Eliaz, and was inspired by the excitement and enthusiasm of the pioneers — won great acclaim …

Lavry at the Gala Concert of the 14th Israeli Music Festival

Marc Lavry’s Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 2, Opus 210, will be performed at the gala concert of the 14th Israeli Music Festival at the Jerusalem Theater.

The Concerto will be performed by the The Jerusalem Symphony (IBA) on October 1, 2011, and will feature pianist Revital Hachamov and conductor Guy Feder. This will be the first public performance of the concerto since pianist Frank Peleg performed it …

Atar Trio performs Marc Lavry’s Orit Mesaperet

The Atar Trio, with singer Ye’ela Avital, will be performing the cantata for children Orit Mesaperet in their new program titled “Childhood Scenes”. The program will debut in a concert hosted by the National Library of Israel in Jerusalem on November 28, 2011 at 8 p.m.…