Avi Lebovich & the Orchestra – Lab #2

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Avi Lebovich and the Orchestra/Photo: Muperphoto
Avi Lebovich and the Orchestra/Photo: Muperphoto

One of my favorite ways to enjoy music: live, among friends. Avi Lebovich & the Orchestra gave a terrific concert this past Sunday, September 29, 2013, with the emphasis on giving. The talented ensemble has been sharing new materials with the audience at The Zone, in a trio of performances called “The Lab.”  I missed the first, but was very glad to be there the other night for #2, featuring the original compositions of Amit Friedman, and a first performance of a piece by Yonatan Albalak, with guest musician Katia Toobool on keyboards and special guest, percussionist Ron Iwryn.

Yonatan Albalak and Amit Friedman/Photo: Muperphoto
Yonatan Albalak and Amit Friedman/Photo: Muperphoto

It was an exceptional evening, all the more so for the incredible vibes of the people and place. Listening to the music, watching the orchestra members listen to one another – all the cares of the day, the cynicism of our crazy lives – it all disappears and all that remains is the music, and a smile. Don’t be sad because you missed it: Muperphoto has captured the feeling of this wonderful night in his photographs. Enjoy & look forward to Lab #3, with adaptations of those little-known Liverpudlians (yes, you literal minded folk, The Beatles) on Sunday, October 13, 2013.

Alon Farber/Photo: Muperphoto
Alon Farber/Photo: Muperphoto

 

Many, many smiles/Photo: Muperphoto
Many, many smiles: Alon Farber, Lior Levin, Amit Friedman in foreground/Photo: Muperphoto

The orchestra: Avi Lebovich – Leader, Arranger & Trombone; Alon Farber – Soprano & Alto Saxophones; Amit Friedman – Tenor Saxophone; Tal Varon – Tenor Saxophone; Lior Levin – Baritone & Alto Saxophones; Dan Varon – Trumpet & Flügelhorn; Arthur Krasnobaev – Trumpet & Flügelhorn; Yair Slutzki – Trombone; Yaron Ouzana – Trombone; Yonatan Albalak – Guitar; Mickey Warshai – Bass; Ron Almog – Drums.

Links: Avi Lebovich & the Orchestra on facebook, Muperphoto on facebook, The Zone on facebook.

Lior Levin & Amit Friedman/Photo: Muperphoto
Lior Levin & Amit Friedman/Photo: Muperphoto

 

Dan Varon/Photo: Muperphoto
Dan Varon/Photo: Muperphoto

 

Alon Farber/Photo: Muperphoto

Alon Farber/Photo: Muperphoto

 

Yair Slutzki, Dan Varon, Arthur Krasobaev/Photo: Muperphoto
Yair Slutzki, Dan Varon, Arthur Krasobaev/Photo: Muperphoto

 

Tal Varon/Photo: Muperphoto
Tal Varon/Photo: Muperphoto

 

Avi Lebovich/Photo: Muperphoto
Avi Lebovich/Photo: Muperphoto

 

Yontan Albalak & Mickey Warshai/Photo: Muperphoto
Yontan Albalak & Mickey Warshai/Photo: Muperphoto

 

Avi Lebovich & the Orchestra/Photo: Muperphoto
Avi Lebovich & the Orchestra – and you can see drummer Ron Almog!/Photo: Muperphoto

 

Love to watch them listening to one another! Avi Lebovich & the Orchestra/Photo: Muperphoto
Love to watch them listening to one another! Avi Lebovich & the Orchestra/Photo: Muperphoto
Avi Lebovich & the Orchestra/Photo: Muperphoto
Avi Lebovich & the Orchestra/Photo: Muperphoto

 

Ron Iwryn/Photo: Muperphoto
Ron Iwryn/Photo: Muperphoto

 

Avi Lebovich/Photo: Muperphoto
Avi Lebovich/Photo: Muperphoto

 

Arthur Krasnobaev & Avi Lebovich/Photo: Muperphoto
Arthur Krasnobaev & Avi Lebovich/Photo: Muperphoto

 

More beautiful listening/Photo: Muperphoto
More beautiful listening/Photo: Muperphoto

 

Yaron Ouzana/Photo: Muperphoto
Yaron Ouzana/Photo: Muperphoto

 

 

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