Experience Israeli history through song as the Cameri Theatre presents a tribute concert to songwriter Yair Rosenblum (1944 – 1996) on Friday, February 19, hosted by Natan Datner. Rosenblum is perhaps best known internationally for his “Song to Peace” (Hebrew: Shir LaShalom), with lyrics by Yaakov Rotblit.
Rosenblum began his musical career with the ensemble of the Nahal Brigade in the IDF, and some of his most popular songs were written for military ensembles. It was during this time that he first encountered lyricist Yoram Tahar-Lev, with whom he collaborated on many songs, such as the well-known “Givat HaTahmoshet” (Hebrew: Artillery Hill). He worked with many lyricists, including: Yossi Banai, Ehud Manor, Yaron London and Haim Hefer.
An array of stars will be performing Rosenblum’s songs, including some by the original performers:
Boaz Mauda – Come Bride (lyrics: Avraham Shlonsky)
Dorit Reuveni – End of the Fall (lyrics: Dalia Rabikovitz) and Around the Bonfire (lyrics: Natan Alterman) *
Netanela – Be My Friend, Be My Brother *
Cameri actress Ola Schur-Selektar – You Are Within
Natan Datner – I Sing to Pass the Time (originally performed by Yossi Banai)
Mira Awad – A Song of an Ordinary Day and The Ballad of Hedva & Shmulik
Rivka Zohar – How Shall I Bless, Oriana & He Will Bring with his Hands *
The young ensemble of the Cameri will sing some of the favorites from military ensembles, including: There Are Girls, Hallelujah, In a Red Dress, Carnival in the Nahal, and more.
A wonderful way to get the weekend started!
Tribute to Yair Rosenblum
Friday, February 19 at 11:00 and 13:30
The Cameri Theatre
19 Shaul HaMelech Street
Image credit: Photo of Yair Rosenblum courtesy of the Rosenblum family
* original performer