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…

The Exuberant Valley

Hagai 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,…

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…

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.