The Hurva Synagogue square
The Hurva Square
The Ariel Brothers – From Carlebach to Meir Ariel
The Ariel Brothers – sons of the late Meir Ariel – have been paying tribute to their father for over seven years with a show that that has been performed throughout the country. They play all of Meir Ariel’s best-known songs as well as original pieces from their debut CD, songs rooted in Jewish tradition, Chassidic songs, Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach favorites, and more.
The show also features anecdotes about Meir Ariel, his unique life experience, family stories, stories of tradition and of Jerusalem …
Ehud Ariel – acoustic guitar and vocals
Shahar Ariel – harmonica and vocals
Tomer Sery – percussion and vocals
Ohad Ben Izchak – electric guitar
Lior Pasal – flute
March 9-12 > 19:15, 20:25
Jerusalem Klezmer Band
The soul music artists of Burstein’s Klezmer Basement, working to transmit the authentic music and dance culture of klezmer, from one millennium to the next.
Lior Grossman- accordion
Ofer Schneider - contrabass
Shulem Steinberg - drums and vocals
Chouraki Gabriel - violin
David Golan - clarinet
March 9, 11 >19:50, 21:00
Instrumental music of Serbian and Romanian Jewry and of the Ukrainian golden age (19th century), with a hint of Parisian gypsy swing and its infectious beat.
Exceptional musicians perform outstanding works of eastern and central European Jewish folklore, past and present, in a distinctive and original way.
Daniel Hoffman – violin
Gilad Harel – clarinet
Gilad Ephrat – contrabass
Yaakov Hoter – guitar
March 10, 12 > 19:50, 21:00
Shlomi Shaban – Piano Concert
Shlomi is an exceptionally gifted performer, blessed with both an engaging sense of humor and hypnotic charisma. In concert he displays astonishing virtuosity, combining classical and rock music for a style that is his and his alone.
A special feature of the concert: Shlomi will collaborate with his good friend, internationally-renowned saxophonist Eli Degibri.
One-of-a-kind arrangements in a tailor-made production by two music superstars performing songs from all of their albums, including the new release Targil B’Hitorerut.
Shlomi Shaban – piano
Eli Degibri – saxophone
March 9 > 21:45
Shimon Buskila – New Show
By integrating ethnic music and Israeli pop in an extraordinary East-West journey, Shimon Buskila has repeatedly left his mark on the Israeli music scene, to which he brings his unique brand of soul and feeling.
During the concert he will perform such perennial favorites as At HaMachar Sheli, Eich At Lo Ro’ah, Alash, and Mechapes Chaver Karov, as well as Sarit Hadad’s Hayiti B’Gan Eden, Min Nhar Li Mishiti (Ya Mama) from the Idan Raichel Project, and many others.
Shimon Buskila – vocals
Yossi Mor – keyboard
Tomer Stein – guitar
Gilad Dobrecky – percussion
Nir Bachar – drums
Amitai Pariente – bass
Gal Dahan – wind instruments
March 10 > 21:45
Haim Israel, a singer well-known in Israel and around the world, has released 13 successful albums to date.
The show brings together Haim Israel’s finest works – old and new, songs rooted in Jewish, songs from all of the albums, spanning the singer’s entire career, including such hits as: Yitgadal VeYitkadash, Mima’amakim, Al Tidagi Yalda, Yesh Lanu al Mi Lismokh, Ata Kadosh, Lekh Elai, Mal’achim, Kesem Neurai, and more …
On stage: Haim Israel -- vocals
Itamar Aharon – drums
Rami Raba – keyboard
Yoni Keisar – guitars
Efi Zaken – darbuka
March 11 > 21:45
Arkadi Duchin Hosts Sagiv Cohen – Winter Concert Exclusively for the Festival
Arkadi Duchin in a special winter concert, one that will remind you of the great performers of French and English chanson, such as Jacques Brel and Leonard Cohen. The concert features some of the biggest hits from one of Israel’s finest artists.
Hits will include: Hi Lo Doma, Mi Ohev Otach Yoter Mimeni, Od Negi’a, Cheder Misheli, Yesh Bi Ahava, and more, with the accompaniment of three musicians. Exclusively for the Festival, Arkadi is hosting the multitalented and highly-regarded singer Sagiv Cohen, known for his outstanding vocal abilities. Together they create a transcendent musical event, featuring songs rooted in Jewish sources and presented in an array of styles, with an ethnic twist.
Arkadi Duchin – vocals and piano
Sagiv Cohen – vocals
Jean Paul Zimbris – percussion
Zur Ben Zeev – contrabass
Shimon Hen – guitars
March 12 > 21:45