Related News

Home » Metro

Israeli artists celebrate national pavilion day

ISRAELI artists joined hands with Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra to perform "The Spirit of Israel" at Expo Culture Centre today to celebrate the Israel Pavilion's national day.

Counter-tenor David D'Or and the Hora Jerusalem Dance Troupe performed the show which combines ancient and modern, tradition and innovation, representing Israel's various cultures and the nation's dialogue with China.

David D'Or, who can sing four octaves and once performed for the King of Thailand and the Pope, brought a variety of classics of Jewish and world music, including a well-known Chinese song "Date in the Yurt" ("Aobao Xianghui").

"This concert is a journey of music from the Western and Israeli classics to very modern new songs," D'Or said. "China and Israel share something in common, that is during the past six decades both have experienced tremendous changes or development. I want to expose something deep from the souls of Israelis and of Jerusalem though my music."

Born in Israel, D'Or was enchanted by prayer songs as a child in his home and in synagogue. By collecting holy songs, ancient chants and Yemenite Jewish songs, the singer has created a new show with his band of young virtuoso musicians from different origins such as North Africa, Middle East and the Balkans.

"Shanghai is such an amazing city," he said. "It's a combination of the west and the east, just like the essence of the World Expo is to bring many kinds of cultures and mentalities into one place, which is also a little similar to my music."

Also performing were dance troupes Hora Jerusalem and Hora Efrochim, embodying the essence of Israeli traditional and modern dance.

The show was conducted by Rafi Kadishson, with Jacky Bachar as the art director.


Copyright © 1999- Shanghai Daily. All rights reserved.Preferably viewed with Internet Explorer 8 or newer browsers.

沪公网安备 31010602000204号

Email this to your friend