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Fusions Continuum Concert

Event: Fusions Continuum Concert
Just as their name suggests, this trio is all about collaboration and diversity. They pay homage to Arabic and Jewish music—rarely heard together—with their mix of oud, piano and cello. Sadly, these two cultures have been clashing for decades. The musicians hope that their partnership will arouse joy and prompt discussions about peace. It’s a moving lesson told through sound and language that everyone can benefit from.

Tayseer Elias was born in the Israeli Arab village of Shafram, and is regarded as the leading figure in classical Arab music in Israel. He holds an MA and PhD in ethnomusicology from the Hebrew University, Jerusalem and was the founder of the Orchestra of Classical Arab Music in Israel.

Menachem Wiesenberg, composer, arranger, pianist and educator is one of Israel's most varied and acclaimed musicians. Mr. Wiesenberg's commissions and composers' awards have been received from the Oregon Bach Festival, the Arts Council of England, the Schleswig-Holstein Festival in Germany, the Lille Festival in France, the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, among many others. He is a Professor and Dean Faculty of Composition Conducting and Music Education at the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance.

Cellest Uri VardiUri Vardi is Professor of Cello at University of Wisconsin, Madison and has performed as a recitalist, soloist, and chamber player across the United States, Europe, South America, Asia, and his native Israel. Born in Szeged, Hungary, Vardi grew up on kibbutz Kfar Hahoresh, Israel. He studied at the Rubin Academy in Tel Aviv, was an Artist Diploma student at Indiana University, and earned his Master’s degree from Yale University.

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Date and time:April 9, 2014
7:30 PM
Location:Area on Campus: Columbus Jewish Community Center, 1125 College Ave.
Contact:Lori Fireman
Phone Number:614-292-0700
Event category:Melton Center for Jewish Studies & Music, School Of
Event Type:Concert

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