The Hurva Square
Yishai Lapidot’s greatest songs, interspersed with stories and anecdotes drawn from his musical career that both amuse listeners and touch their hearts.
Lapidot, a songwriter and music producer who started out as a composer, has founded and served as producer for such successful ensembles as Oif Simchas, the children’s band Kinderlach, and Moetzet HaShira HaYehudit. He has composed melodies for Dudu Fisher, Avraham Fried, Tzemed Reim, Yeedle Werdyger, Mendy Wald, the Bruner Brothers, and others.
Yishai Lapidot – vocals
Yoni Eliav – electronic keyboard
Aviel Eliav – saxophone
Dudi Setter – guitar
Yaniv Rosenfeld – drums
Dates: 31 March-3 April, two shows per evening
Jerusalem Klezmer Band
The soul music artists of Burstein’s Klezmer Basement, working to spread the authentic music and dance culture of klezmer, from one millennium to the next.
Lior Grossman – accordion
Ofer Schneider – double bass
Shulem Steinberg – drums and vocals
Chouraki Gabriel – violin
David Golan – clarinet
Dates: 31 March, 1 April, two shows per evening
The Triple Cord Trio in a new show – Hidhud ("Echoing").
A dynamic and compelling musical journey, featuring a variety of styles and rare instruments, that invites one to listen to and experience one's inner world, the world around one, and all of Creation.
The band has a diverse and lively repertoire that draws on a multiplicity of cultures; its performances are well-crafted and inspirational.
The instruments used include: the hang, the pan flute, the ocarina, the bodhrán, the suling (Indonesian flute), the koana (Indian flute), the kanjira (Indian tambourine), and many others.
Date: 2 April, two shows during the evening
HaLev VeHaMaayan won first prize at the 2010 International Jewish Music Festival, Amsterdam. The band has released 6 successful CDs, collaborated with some of the world’s most distinguished artists, and appeared at prestigious festivals in Israel and across the globe.
Chilik Frank – clarinet and vocals
Naor Carmi – double bass
Ariel Eliav – accordion and percussion
Assaf Zamir – percussion
Shimmy Weitzhandler – violin and vocals
Date: 3 April, two shows during the evening
The Moetzet – The Council of Jewish Singing hosting the Gat Brothers
Moetzet HaShira HaYehudit – The Council of Jewish Singing is a new theatrical project consisting of musical medleys that encompass and sum up an era of hassidic-Jewish music: 1960-1990.
The artist behind the initiative is Yishai Lapidot, moved by a desire to return to the sources of hassidic music in which melody and words take center stage.
The show – which hosts the Gat Brothers, Aryeh and Gil, who won the hearts of the Israeli public on the Next Israeli Star television program – is a kind of “tish” in which the singers perform the aforementioned medleys with audience participation.
During the show, nostalgic Jewish favorites are interwoven with the outstanding singing of the Gat Brothers, hassidic classics and Israeli songs that have become part and parcel of Jewish culture. The charismatic and remarkably diverse group of performers, and the powerful energy that they generate on stage, make this show an unforgettable cultural experience.
Yishai Lapidot – MC and vocals
Arie and Gil Gat – vocals and guitars
Dudi Setter – guitars
Yaniv Rosenfeld – drums
Aviel Eliav – wind instruments
Yoni Eliav – keyboard and musical producer
Vocals: Avi Miller, Eyal Twito, Gil Israelov, Kobi Brummer and Netanel Israel
Date: 31 March, special performance, 21:40
Ariel Zilber and the new ensemble present an electrifying and exciting show that is both nostalgic and contemporary, as part of the tour for their new album HaMeitiv. The show features songs and hits that have become Israeli classics and musical milestones: “Rutzi Shmulik,” “Betty Bam,” “Ten Li Koah,” “Ahava Shketa,” Shemesh Shemesh,” Agada Yapanit,” “HaHevra LeHaganat HaTeva,” “VeEich SheLo,” “Masakh Ashan,” “Lalekhet Imakh,” and many, many more.
Ariel Zilber – vocals, electric piano and trumpet
Guy Mezig – musical production, guitar and vocals
Shay Leibovich – acoustic guitar, vocals
Shlomi Mantsur – bass guitar, vocals
Gili Leibovich – drums, vocals
Adir Kokhavi – saxophone
Gal Dahan – trumpet
Yossi Mor – electronic keyboard
Avner Kalmer – violin
Date: 1 April, special performance, 21:40
After five captivating albums that have left their mark on Israeli culture, Eviatar Banai presents a powerful and astonishing new show, accompanied by some of Israel's finest musicians.
Eviatar Banai – vocals
Moti Bikivsky – guitars
Zach Drory – electronic keyboard
Yehu Yaron – bass
Aviv Barak – drums
Roy Harmon – trumpet and electronic keyboard
Date: 2 April, special performance, 21:40
The Nekuda Tova album show encompasses all of the trademark features of a Shuli Rand performance – his songs interspersed with beautifully-told real-life anecdotes and, of course, a selection of new songs written especially for the show.
Shuli Rand – vocals
Amit Harel – musical production
Avner Kalmer – violin
Amit Yitzhak – guitar
Eitan Raz – drums
Adi Har Avi – bass
Date: 3 April, special performance, 21:45