VOICE OF MUSIC IN THE UPPER GALILEE
CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL
26 JULY – 2 AUGUST 2010, KIBBUTZ KFAR BLUM
|The Voice of Music in the Upper Galilee Chamber Music Festival, which will take place 26 July -2 August 2010 in the pastoral surroundings of Kibbutz Kfar Blum, is celebrating 26 years. For the first time, the festival features cooperation with the Jerusalem Academy of Music and the program includes musicians from Israel and overseas, concerts and premieres, free rehearsals, master classes, open lessons and more.
Highlights in the program include performances of a 16th century comedy, Beethoven's Kreutzer Sonata performed in its standard version for violin and piano and also in an arrangement for a quintet and also Beethoven’s Eighth Symphony in a chamber version.
Artists participating in the festival include Israeli musicians such as violinist Jonathan Brick, violist Ran Efrat, pianists Ohad Ben-Ari and Jonathan Zak as well as international musicians such as flutist Moshe Epstein and guest tenor Domenico Baltzani from Italy.
The Voice of Music Upper Galilee Festival has its own Children’s Festival, with concerts, including a special performance for children of Mozart's short opera "Bastienne and Bastienna”, dancers, hikes in nature and more.
Tickets for the festival concerts available from Castel: 972 3 6045000.
The Upper Galilee, one of Israel’s main tourism centers, offers visitors a large concentration of tourist sites and attractions, natural beauty and breathtaking landscapes. Sites include national antiquities parks (including Bar’am, Tsipori, Beit She’arim, Monfort and Kohav Hayarden); moshava farming communities from the early days of the modern settlement of Israel, which tell the story of Zionism (Metula, Yesud Ha-Ma’ala, Rosh Pina); beautiful nature reserves (Hula Lake, Mt. Meron, Bar’am Forest, Nahal Kziv and many more); Jewish holy sites, such as the graves of the sages and ancient synagogues (in Safed (Tsfat) and Tiberias); and Christian holy sites that are visited by many pilgrims during their tour of the Holy Land (Nazareth, Capernaum, the Jordan River and the Sea of Galilee)