Mark Eliyahu Free Concert @ First International Bank of Israel

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Mark Eliyahu/Photo: Zohar Ron
Mark Eliyahu/Photo: Zohar Ron

Musician composer Mark Eliyahu will open the 2014 season of the “Culture and Community” program at the First International Bank of Israel, together with his father Piris Eliyahu and the Sands Ensemble. The concert will take place on January 30, 2014 at 20:00, a festive start to this season’s focus on musical ethnic roots and traditions. Admission is free, but advance registration is required. To reserve a place, call 03-5130001.

Kamanche and Baglama master Mark Eliyahu has devoted himself to the study of Turkish and Persian-Azerean music, he has collaborated extensively with his father, composer and Tar player Piris Eliyahu, recording several albums together, and has performed and recorded with Idan Raichel, Berry Sakharof, Rita, and many other musicians. His many collaborations include composing for dance – Galili Dance in Holland and Gulbenkian Dance in Portugal – and in film, composing music for the documentary In the Third Person (2010) and his compositions for Benny Torati’s film Ballad of the Weeping Spring won the 2012 Ophir Award for Best Original Music.

The evening’s program will include works from Mark Eliyahu’s latest album Sands, as well as favorites from previous recordings, new compositions to Piyyutim, and songs from the film Ballad of the Weeping Spring. Performers: Mark Eliyahu – Kamanche, Saaz, composition and musical direction; Piris Eliyahu – Tar, composition; Alon Amano Campino – guitar, oud, vocals; Erez Monk – percussion, Rani Lorantz – bass.

Mark Eliyahu and the Sands Ensemble
Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 20:00, First International Bank of Israel, 42 Rothschild Blvd, Tel Aviv. Admission is free, but advance registration is required. To reserve a place, call 03-5130001.