Lavry, Emek Song, and Cafe Kassit

  Newsletter from September 3, 2014: To receive future newsletter please go to the newsletter sign-up page. The Emek Song (Shir Ha-Emek) is the first song that Marc Lavry wrote in Israel, a few months after he emigrated there. In a radio interview from the Sixties he described how the song came about. Like many…

Al Naharot Bavel (By the Rivers of Babylon) in Dresden, Germany

…The Synagogue was packed, every seat taken. Works by Jewish composers were resurrected, reminding the audience of the systematic persecution of the Jews three quarters of a century ago. The Neue Jüdische Kammerphilharmonie Dresden invited the audience to take part in an evening of extremely thoughtful contemplation, including works by Franz Schreker, Alexander Zemlinsky, Marc…

Happy Shavuot!

A photo from the 1960s of Marc Lavry conducting the Haifa Municipal Children’s Choir and Youth Orchestra at a Shavout celebration concert.

First performance of Suite for Cello and Piano in 76 years

Marc Lavry’s Suite for Cello and Piano, Op. 51, that had rested dormant since 1938, will be performed on stage for the first time in 76 years at the Jewish Music Now Festival. Cellist Racheli Galay and pianist Daniel Galay will play the composition at the Felicja Blumental Music Center in Tel Aviv. Date: Monday,…

Newsletter: Radio interview with Marc Lavry

  Newsletter from March 26, 2014: To receive future newsletter please go to the newsletter sign-up page. Lavry was a talented storyteller. It was always a pleasure to listen to his personal stories. Recently we found a radio interview from the Sixties in which Lavry describes how he wrote the song Hanita. This popular tune…

Newsletter: Lavry in Two Keyboards

  Newsletter from december 22, 2013: To receive future newsletter please go to the newsletter sign-up page. Today, December 22, is Marc Lavry’s 110th birthday. Happy birthday! Efrat, Lavry’s daughter, shares: “In 1965 Dad and I visited Los Angeles and passed by a music store. From the street Dad recognized a two-keyboard piano, the Bechstein-Moor,…

“Monotonous” at the Israel Symphony Orchestra Rishon LeZion Concert

The Israel Symphony Orchestra Rishon LeZion will perform Monotonous from the suite Israeli Dances, Opus 204 by Marc Lavry. Conductor: Karl-Heinz Steffens The concerts will be held at the Heichal Hatarbut hall in Rishon LeZion on January 2, 4, 5, 2014. For more information and tickets please go to the Israel Symphony Orchestra Rishon LeZion…

A Trip to the Country – Atar Trio plays Lavry

Update: due to the snowstorm in Israel the concert at the Beit Yad Labanim hall in Haifa was rescheduled to Saturday, December 28, 2013. At a literary musical evening dedicated to the poet Leah Goldberg, Atar Trio will perform the Marc Lavry’s composition Three Jewish Dances for violin and piano, Opus 192. The concert will…

Lavry at the Israel Symphony Orchestra Rishon LeZion Concert

The Israel Symphony Orchestra Rishon LeZion will perform Hora from the suite Israeli Dances, Opus 204 by Marc Lavry. Conductor: Yaron Traub The concerts will be at the Heichal Hatarbut hall in Rishon LeZion on December 14, 16, 17, 2013, and at the Israel Opera House, Performing Arts Center in Tel Aviv on December 15,…

The Israel Symphony Orchestra Rishon LeZion performs Marc Lavry’s Kol Dodi (The Voice of my Beloved)

The Israel Symphony Orchestra Rishon LeZion will play Marc Lavry’s aria Kol Dodi (The Voice of my Beloved) from the oratorio Song of Songs, in their third concert for the 2013-14 season. Manuel-Hernandez Silva, Conductor Edit Zamir, Sopran Rishon LeZion, Heichal Hatarbut: November 23, 24, 26, 2013 at 8:30PM. Ashkelon, Heichal Hatarbut: November 27, 2013…