Daniel Pearl World Music Days: Shohat Meets Ptashka

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Daniel Pearl World Music Days take place worldwide throughout the month of October, commemorating the spirit of Daniel Pearl, an American journalist and musician kidnapped and murdered by terrorists in 2002. This year, the US Embassy presents a unique concert “Shohat meets Ptashka: Classic meets Jazz” at the Tel Aviv Museum on Sunday, October 17, 2010 at 20:00. The concert is free and open to the public. (update October 15: We are sorry to announce that at this time the event is already full)

Leonid Ptashka

Two outstanding Israeli pianists, Gil Shohat and Leonid Ptashka, will perform together, each bringing his own style and interpretation of classical and jazz pieces.

The concert will be held at the Tel Aviv Museum and will feature the World premiere of “Izkor” composed by Gil Shohat and Leonid Ptashka in memory of Daniel Pearl. The concert is a gift of the U.S Embassy to the city of Tel Aviv-Yaffo.

Admission is free, but prior reservations must be made. Please send an email to TLVPDPE@state.gov no later than October 14 (Please type “Daniel Pearl” in the subject line. Please print out the e-mail confirmation and present it at the entrance of the Tel Aviv Museum).

Gil Shohat/Photo courtesy of Time Out Magazine

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