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Cinematic Variations on Live Classical Music 2017/18

Twenty five Season * October 2017 - June 2018
 
From Zubin Mehta, Leonard Bernstein, Herbert von Karajan through Haydn, Shostakovich, Monteverdi, Bruckner, Brahms, Johann Strauss, Pete Seeger, Leonard Cohen, Ella Fitzgerald, Juliette Gréco, Andrés Segovia to Larry Weinstein, Christopher Nupen and Carlos Saura
 
A joint project of the Jerusalem Cinematheque - Israel Film Archive and the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance
 
This season, Cinematic Variations on Live Classical Music will include 15 events, meeting twice monthly on Saturday mornings at 11:00.
Each event includes a short concert, lecture in Hebrew and screening of a full-length film.
 
Unless otherwise indicated, each event lasts 2-3 hours.
Participants include teachers and students from the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance, as well as guest artists and lecturers.
The organizers reserve the right to make changes in the program. All changes will be published in the monthly program and website of the Jerusalem Cinematheque.
There will be no entrance to the hall during the concert section of the program.
 
Tickets: 90 NIS / Senior citizens and soldiers: 70 NIS / Jerusalem residents: 80 NIS / Cinematheque members: 55 NIS per event
Cinematheque subscribers may purchase a multi-ticket that includes free admission to ten of the Cinematic Variations events, at an additional price of 195 NIS*
 
• The multi-ticket is personal and is valid for the 2017/18 season only.
• Tickets (for both subscription holders and for single tickets) may be ordered for the next event in advance, beginning Friday before each event. There will be no refunds, and it will not be possible to replace tickets for orders that were not used or were canceled less than 24 hours before the event.
• There will be no entry into the hall during the concert section of the program.
• The organizers reserve the right to change the order of the programs, and in exceptional cases, for technical reasons, may change the film on a certain date. Changes will be published in the monthly program and website of the Jerusalem Cinematheque.
 
Saturday 21.10.17 21.10.17
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2017-10-21 11:00:00 2017-10-21 14:00:00 Asia/Jerusalem Tribute to The Maestro <p><strong>In the presence of Maestro Zubin Mehta and the film's director Bettina Ehrhardt</strong></p><p>A meeting with Zubin Mehta, the Maestro, with a capital M, of contemporary  conducting, offering a description of the characteristics of his conducting style and his unique work with several orchestras around the world, with which he has been maintaining close and long-lasting work relations over the course of over five decades.</p><p>Lecture by: <strong>Prof. Michael Wolpe</strong></p><p>Our thanks to the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra and its General Director Mr. Avi Shoshani</p> Cinematheque Jerusalem Cinematheque

Tribute to The Maestro

A meeting with Zubin Mehta, the Maestro of contemporary  conducting, offering a description of the characteristics of his conducting style. In the presence of Maestro Zubin Mehta and director Bettina Ehrhardt

Good Thoughts, Good Words, Good Deeds - The Conductor Zubin Mehta

Dir.: Bettina Ehrhardt
| 90 minutes

There is no doubt that Zubin Mehta transformed the Israel Philharmonic into one of the world’s leading orchestras. This documentary, a cinematic portrait of Mehta, tells the story of the musician. 

Saturday 11.11.17 11.11.17
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2017-11-11 11:00:00 2017-11-11 13:30:00 Asia/Jerusalem Monteverdi - The Musician for Anytime and No Time, the First Revolutionary Genius <p>Musical revolutions are supposedly easier to start and easier to accept, compared to political, scientific or religious revolutions. The revolutionary music of Monteverdi and his generation, however, proves that music’s impact on the world can be just as significant.</p><p>Lecture by: <strong>Prof. Michael Melzer</strong></p><p>Concert performed by: <strong>Ye'ela Avital</strong> soprano, <strong>Adaya Peled</strong> soprano, <strong>Yoav Weiss</strong> baritone, <strong>Michael Melzer</strong>, <strong>Yael Melzer</strong> recorders, <strong>Yizhar Karshon</strong> harpsichord</p><p>In the program: Claudio Monteverdi Scherzi musicali ("musical jokes") for three singers and three musicians, Song for soprano and basso continuo; Salomone Rossi trio sonatas; Dario Castello sonata for recorder and basso continuo</p> Cinematheque Jerusalem Cinematheque

Monteverdi - The Musician for Anytime and No Time, the First Revolutionary Genius

Musical revolutions are supposedly easier to accept, compared to political, scientific or religious revolutions. The revolutionary music of Monteverdi, however, proves that music’s impact on the world can be just as significant.

Monteverdi in Mantua: the Genius of the Vespers

Dir.: Andy King-Dabbs
| 60 minutes

Monteverdi in Mantua tells the story of a Renaissance duke and the composer who worked for him and how their volatile relationship would create one of the most revolutionary and beautiful collections of music ever published: the Monteverdi Vespers of 1610. 

Saturday 25.11.17 25.11.17
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2017-11-25 11:00:00 2017-11-25 14:10:00 Asia/Jerusalem Ella Fitzgerald - A Singer Who’s an Instrument <p>Ella packed the history of jazz and the jazz ensemble into her singing, creating a style that does not differentiate between vocals and instruments. In this way, she realized one of the most important principles of jazz – personal expression above all.</p><p>Lecture by: Shlomo Israeli</p><p>Concert performed by Yulia Feldman singer with Boris Gammer Quintet:</p><p>Boris Gammer saxophone, Oleg Neuman saxophone alt,</p><p>Oleg Bogod piano, Oz Yehiely bass, Daniel Rayzin drums</p><p>In the program: From the repertoire of Ella Fitzgerald</p> Cinematheque Jerusalem Cinematheque

Ella Fitzgerald - A Singer Who’s an Instrument

Ella packed the history of jazz and the jazz ensemble into her singing, creating a style that does not differentiate between vocals and instruments. She realized one of the most important principles of jazz – personal expression above all

Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald

Dir.: André Halimi
| 52 minutes

Through Ella Fitzgerald's hits, the film reminds us the journey of this child from Harlem who became one of the world-famous singer that has played with the greatest: Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Oscar Peterson, Charlie Parker, Frank Sinatra, Tom Jones, and many others. 

Saturday 16.12.17 16.12.17
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2017-12-16 11:00:00 2017-12-16 14:10:00 Asia/Jerusalem Farwell Song <p>A film on Leonard Cohen offers the opportunity to tell the story of a few major figures in music history, key cultural icons who passed away in the last couple of years. The stories of their lives and art also tell the story of a complex and multicultural era, leading us to ask - where are we heading now?</p><p>Lecture by: <strong>Prof. Michael Wolpe</strong></p><p>Concert performed by: <strong>Dotan Moshanov</strong> piano, artistic direction and arrangements; <strong>Lior Shamgar</strong> guitars, vocals and arrangements, <strong>Bavat Ben Yehuda</strong> voice,<strong> Tal Michels</strong> bass guitar, <strong>Ilan Tenenbaum</strong> drums</p><p>In the program: Like a Bird on a Wire, Hallelujah, Suzanne and more</p> Cinematheque Jerusalem Cinematheque

Farwell Song

the story of a few major figures in music history, key cultural icons who passed away in the last couple of years. The stories of their lives and art also tell the story of a complex and multicultural era

Leonard Cohen – I’m Your Man

Dir.: Lian Lunson
| 105 minutes

He has influenced performers from Nick Cave to Rufus Wainright and Bono, each of whom makes an impassioned and thrilling appearance here to celebrate Cohen’s 70th birthday. The result is a moving portrait of a great artist.

Saturday 30.12.17 30.12.17
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2017-12-30 11:00:00 2017-12-30 13:50:00 Asia/Jerusalem An Unwilling Prophet <p>The wonderful music of Dmitri Shostakovich is rich in styles and statements. What were the circumstances under which this genius composed, and how did he succeed in developing and expanding the Romantic style? How did he, through his dedicated work, turn the symphony into an emotionally powerful and meaningful genre, particularly in recent generations?</p><p>Lecture by: <strong>Prof. Michael Wolpe</strong></p><p>Concert performed by piano trio: <strong>Roi Shiloah</strong> violin, <strong>William Weil </strong>cello, <strong>Yaron Rosenthal </strong>piano</p><p>In the program: Shostakovich Piano Trio No. 2 in E minor, for violin, cello and piano, Op. 67</p> Cinematheque Jerusalem Cinematheque

An Unwilling Prophet

The wonderful music of Dmitri Shostakovich is rich in styles and statements. How did he, through his dedicated work, turn the symphony into an emotionally powerful and meaningful genre, particularly in recent generations?

The War Symphonies - Shostakovich against Stalin

Dir.: Larry Weinstein
| 76 minutes

The documentary consistently conveys considerable emotional power, as well as a piquant sense of irony. Described by Shostakovich as his “tombstones for the victims of Stalin”, Symphonies 4 to 9 represented the composer’s weapons against tyranny. 

Saturday 06.01.18 06.01.18
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2018-01-06 11:00:00 2018-01-06 13:30:00 Asia/Jerusalem Segovia - The Prince of Guitar <p>The young man who took the guitar from the street and into the concert hall</p><p>Lecture by: <strong>Yoram Zerbib</strong></p><p>Concert performed by: <strong>Yoram Zerbib</strong>, guitar</p><p>In the program: Compositions by Bach, Fernando Sor, Isaac Albeniz, Enrique Granados, Villa Lobos, Francisco Tárrega</p> Cinematheque Jerusalem Cinematheque

Segovia - The Prince of Guitar

The young man who took the guitar from the street and into the concert hall

Segovia at Los Olivos

Dir.: Christopher Nupen
| 56 minutes

A celebration of one of the truly unique achievements in the history of Western music: the extraordinary quest of Andrés Segovia, the Andalusian par excellence, who revolutionized the technique and succeeded in winning worldwide acceptance.

Saturday 20.01.18 20.01.18
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2018-01-20 11:00:00 2018-01-20 14:30:00 Asia/Jerusalem Haydn - The Father of Classical Music <p>“I was forced to become original.” (Joseph Haydn) – Haydn was the father of the symphony, the string quartet, piano trio and the sonata form.</p><p>Lecture by: <strong>Dr. Ron Regev</strong></p><p>Concert performed by <strong>The Israel Haydn Quartet</strong>: <strong>Eyal Kless </strong>and <strong>Svetlana Simanovski</strong> violins, <strong>Tali Kravitz </strong>viola, <strong>Adiel Shmit </strong>cello with <strong>Ron Regev</strong> piano</p><p>In the program: Haydn String Quartet in G minor, op. 74 no. 3 "Rider"; Piano Trio in D Major, Hob XV:24; Variation in F minor for piano</p> Cinematheque Jerusalem Cinematheque

Haydn - The Father of Classical Music

“I was forced to become original.” (Joseph Haydn) – Haydn was the father of the symphony, the string quartet, piano trio and the sonata form.

Celebrating Haydn with Sir Peter Ustinov

Dir.: Derek Bailey
| 114 minutes

With knowledge, fine feeling and humor, Peter Ustinov leads us through this splendid film in two parts focusing on the life of one of the greatest composers in history of music. 

Saturday 03.02.18 03.02.18
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2018-02-03 11:00:00 2018-02-03 13:30:00 Asia/Jerusalem Johann Strauss, Father and Son - Kings of the Viennese Waltz <p>The Strauss family dominated the dance hall and the operetta stage for most of the nineteenth century and became a symbol of a period.</p><p>Lecture by: <strong>Prof. Jehoash Hirshberg</strong></p><p>Concert performed by: <strong>Yadin Miller</strong> and <strong>Katya Savilov</strong> dancers; <strong>Gabriela Talroze</strong> and <strong>Marina Friedmann</strong> piano four hands</p><p>In the program: Danced Viennese Waltzes; Waltzes by Brahms, Rachmaninov, Satie, Schubert, Liszt and more</p> Cinematheque Jerusalem Cinematheque

Johann Strauss, Father and Son - Kings of the Viennese Waltz

The Strauss family dominated the dance hall and the operetta stage for most of the nineteenth century and became a symbol of a period

The Blue Danube – A Waltz Story

Dir.: Pierre Henry Salfati
| 52 minutes

None other than The Blue Danube can embody the essence of the waltz so eloquently and precisely in form and spirit. Between music and politics, History and success, “high” and popular culture, we will leave on an unprecedented musical trip. 

Saturday 17.02.18 17.02.18
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2018-02-17 11:00:00 2018-02-17 13:30:00 Asia/Jerusalem Two Opposing Views - The Hillel and Shamai of Modern Conducting <p>The story of the lives and artistic endeavors of Leonard Bernstein and Herbert von Karajan is also the story of two stylistic traditions that oppose each other in almost every professional or aesthetic aspect. Who were those two geniuses, and what drove each of them to lead their loyal orchestras with such energy?</p><p>Lecture by: <strong>Prof. Michael Wolpe</strong></p><p>Concert performed by: <strong>Anna Spitz</strong>, <strong>Na'ama Shulman </strong>singers, <strong>Guy Frati</strong> piano, arrangements and artistic direction, <strong>Benny Masterman</strong> flute, clarinet, saxophone, <strong>Tal Avraham</strong> trumpet, flugelhorn</p><p>In the program: Richard Strauss Aria from the opera Die Liebe der Danae, “Frühling” from “Vier letzte Lieder”; Leonard Bernstein highlights from West Side Story, Candide, On The Town and more.</p> Cinematheque Jerusalem Cinematheque

Two Opposing Views - The Hillel and Shamai of Modern Conducting

The story of the lives and artistic endeavors of Leonard Bernstein and Herbert von Karajan is also the story of two stylistic traditions that oppose each other in almost every professional or aesthetic aspect. 

Le combat des chefs – Karajan/Bernstein

Dir.: Emanuelle Franc
| 52 minutes

The parallel and diverging destinies of conductors Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990) and Herbert von Karajan (1908-1989). These two titans dominated the classical music world of the 20th century, reflecting the dissensions of their time

Saturday 03.03.18 03.03.18
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2018-03-03 11:00:00 2018-03-03 13:30:00 Asia/Jerusalem Of Motifs and Melodies: Brahms and Bruckner <p>The melody-oriented compositions of Schubert, Tchaikovsky and Bruckner as opposed to the motif-oriented compositions of Bach, Beethoven and Brahms. We will examine what is a melody and what is a motif, and see how these are expressed in the requiems of Brahms and Bruckner.</p><p>Lecture by: <strong>Dr. Ron Regev</strong></p><p>Concert performed by:<strong> Ron Regev</strong> piano</p><p>In the program: Brahms Variations on a theme by R. Schumann Op. 9; Schubert Impromptu and moments musicaux; Tchaikovsky excerpts from the "Seasons".</p> Cinematheque Jerusalem Cinematheque

Of Motifs and Melodies: Brahms and Bruckner

The melody-oriented compositions of Schubert, Tchaikovsky and Bruckner as opposed to the motif-oriented compositions of Bach, Beethoven and Brahms. 

Sacred Music - Brahms and Bruckner

Dir.: Andy King-Dabbs
| 60 minutes

A journey through the history of western sacred music and look at how religious music has continued to thrive despite the increasingly secular nature of society. Simon Russell Beale travels to Germany and Austria to explore the work Brahms and Bruckner. 

Saturday 17.03.18 17.03.18
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2018-03-17 11:00:00 2018-03-17 14:05:00 Asia/Jerusalem "Where Have All the Flowers Gone?" <p>The "Banjo Protest" of the sixties in America</p><p>Lecture by: <strong>Dr. Boaz Ben Moshe</strong></p><p>Concert performed by: <strong>Gabriella Lewis</strong> vocals; <strong>Shay Tochner </strong>guitar, vocals, harmonica, <strong>Betty Maoz</strong> bass; <strong>Yonatan Miller</strong> fiddle, mandolin, harmonica etc.</p><p>In the program: "Kisses Sweeter than Wine" - songs of Pete Seeger:</p><p>Kisses Sweeter than Wine, If I had a Hammer, We Shall Overcome, This Land is Your Land, and more</p> Cinematheque Jerusalem Cinematheque

"Where Have All the Flowers Gone?"

The "Banjo Protest" of the sixties in Americaמחאת ״הבנג׳ו״ בשנות השישים באמריקה

Pete Seeger: The Power of Song

Dir.: Jim Brown
| 93 minutes

The life of one of the greatest American singer/songwriters of the last century. Pete Seeger was the architect of the folk revival. Musicians including Dylan,  Baez and Springsteen discuss Seeger’s lasting influence on the fabric of American music.

 

Saturday 21.04.18 21.04.18
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2018-04-21 11:00:00 2018-04-21 13:50:00 Asia/Jerusalem Juliette Gréco - La Dame au noir <p>Lecture by: <strong>Prof. Emmanuel Halperin</strong></p><p>Concert performed by: <strong>Eden Holan</strong> singer,<strong> Guy Frati</strong> piano, arrangements and artistic director, <strong>Ran David</strong> clarinet &amp; saxophone,<strong> Liad Mor</strong> bass, <strong>Oded Levi</strong> drums.</p><p>In the program: From the repertoire of Juliette Gréco</p> Cinematheque Jerusalem Cinematheque

Juliette Gréco - La Dame au noir

Lecture + concert + film

Juliette Gréco l’insoumise

Dir.: Yves Riou, Philippe Pouchain
| 72 minutes

 Juliette Gréco, almost 85, the great lady of French chanson, Saint-Germaindes-Prés's emblem and icon of existentialism, delivers with astonishing frankness, revealing herself both funny, pertinent and incisive. 

Saturday 05.05.18 05.05.18
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2018-05-05 11:00:00 2018-05-05 14:00:00 Asia/Jerusalem Why the Jota? <p>From folklore to stylized Spanish dance and on the unique cinematic-dance language of Carlos Saura</p><p>Lecture by: <strong>Dafna Burns</strong></p><p>Concert performed by: <strong>Ido Akov</strong> piano</p><p>In the program: Liszt Rhapsodie espagnole; Granados Rondalla aragonesa; Joaquin Nin-Culmell Jota castellana (palencia), Jota alicantina, Jota castellana 2, Jota extremeña</p> Cinematheque Jerusalem Cinematheque

Why the Jota?

From folklore to stylized Spanish dance and on the unique cinematic-dance language of Carlos Saura

J: Beyond Flamenco

Dir.: Carlos Saura
| 88 minutes

Carlos Saura continues the exploration of his country’s unique culture with this mesmerizing film about the Jota, the song and dance that originated in Spain’s Aragon region. 

Saturday 26.05.18 26.05.18
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2018-05-26 11:00:00 2018-05-26 13:30:00 Asia/Jerusalem Luciano Pavarotti, the Keeper of the Italian Bel Canto Tradition at Its Best <p>The stormy and emotional life of the Italian tenor who became a legend in his life</p><p>Lecture by: <strong>Prof. Jehoash Hirshberg</strong></p><p>Concert performed by: <strong>Rivka Falk</strong> soprano, <strong>Steponas Zonys</strong> (Lithuania) baritone,<strong> Sonia Mazar </strong>piano</p><p>In the program: Arias and duets from operas by Verdi and Puccini</p> Cinematheque Jerusalem Cinematheque

Luciano Pavarotti, the Keeper of the Italian Bel Canto Tradition at Its Best

The stormy and emotional life of the Italian tenor who became a legend in his life

Pavarotti – A Voice for the Ages

Dir.: John Walker
| 59 minutes

Luciano Pavarotti extended his presence far beyond the limits of Italian opera. Quickly establishing his trademark rich sound as the great male operatic voice of the 20th century, he expanded his reach to stadium concerts and pop collaborations which brought him fame beyond measure. 

Saturday 09.06.18 09.06.18
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2018-06-09 11:00:00 2018-06-09 14:00:00 Asia/Jerusalem The Cuban Revolution on Jazz <p>Lecture by: <strong>Roee Ben Sira</strong></p><p>Concert performed by <strong>Anna Spitz with Nocturno Quartet</strong>: <strong>Ari Erev </strong>piano, <strong>Kobi Salomon</strong> saxophone &amp; clarinet, <strong>Adam Ben Ezra </strong>bass, <strong>Gilad Dobrecky</strong> percussion.</p><p>In the program: Latin Jazz improvisation on songs from Central America, Cuba and Mexico</p> Cinematheque Jerusalem Cinematheque

The Cuban Revolution on Jazz

Lecture + concert + film

Chico & Rita

Dir.: Fernando Trueba, Javier Mariscal, Tono Errando
| 94 minutes

Cuba, 1948. Chico is a young piano player with big dreams. Rita is a beautiful singer with an extraordinary voice. Music and romantic desire unites them. From Havana to Paris, two passionate individuals battle impossible odds to unite in music.