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Professor Noam Sheriff

We are saddened with the passing of Professor Noam Sheriff, a friend and a member of the society. Noam, a person of great achievements and a and pillar of Israeli music, inspired us all. He will be greatly missed. The members and management of the Marc Lavry Heritage Society.


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Newsletter: Discovery in the Radio archive – a lost recording of Marc Lavry

  Newsletter from March 23, 2017: To receive future newsletter please go to the newsletter sign-up page.   While wandering through dozens of unidentified recordings that the National Library received from the Israeli Broadcasting Service, I stumbled upon a recording which style I immediately recognized. Although I had never heard the composition, Lavry oozed from…


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Newsletter: Purim – Lavry Style

  Newsletter from March 21, 2016: To receive future newsletter please go to the newsletter sign-up page.   Efrat, Marc Lavry’s daughter, recalls: I remember one of the many parties at my parents house. It was Purim (the Jewish holiday where people dress up in costumes). As usual, Dad sat at the piano and described…


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Marc Lavry’s European Period

  Newsletter from September 8, 2015: To receive future newsletter please go to the newsletter sign-up page. At the beginning of his career, Marc Lavry did not write any works with Jewish themes. Suddenly, during his stay in Berlin between 1928-1933, the composer wrote five Jewish compositions: Jewish Folk Songs for String Quartet (Op. 14),…


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Newsletter: The Opera Dan Hashomer (Dan The Guard) at the Israeli National Library

  Newsletter from April 30, 2015: To receive future newsletter please go to the newsletter sign-up page.   Additional information about the composition: Dan Hashomer (Dan the Guard), Opera, Op. 158. Best regards, The Marc Lavry Heritage Society www.marclavry.org P.S. Want to share future newsletters with friends? Refer them to the Society’s newsletter sign-up page.


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Newsletter: Oratorio Sacred Service to be performed at the Jewish Music Days Festival

  Newsletter from February 10, 2015: To receive future newsletter please go to the newsletter sign-up page. The Oratorio Sacred Service (Avodat Hakodesh) by Marc Lavry will be performed in February 2015 at the Jewish Music Days Festival at the University of Haifa.   60 years ago Marc Lavry was invited to write the Oratorio…


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Officer Lavry

 Like all young men in Russia, Marc Lavry was enlisted to the army. Lavry, did not want to serve in the military, but wanted much less to be labeled as a “Draft Dodger Jew”. (To join he even hid an injury from when he was 12 that nearly caused his arm to be amputated.) Lavry…


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Lavry’s Three Jewish Dances at the Indianapolis Spirit and Place Festival

Marc Lavry’s Three Jewish Dances for Piano (Op. 190) will be performed and discussed by pianist Elisabeth Hoegberg as part of “Musical Journeys of Immigrant Composers,” a recital sponsored by the Indianapolis Spirit and Place Festival that explores in music and words how emigration shaped composers’ lives and artistry. Details: Time: Monday, November 10, 2014…


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Happy New Jewish Year

  A New Year greeting from September 22, 2014: To receive future newsletter please go to the newsletter sign-up page. In Lavry’s desk drawer we found a personalized New Year greeting card of the composer and his wife from the late Fifties. (Interestingly, Helena Lavry signed as Ellen in English since her American friends called…


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Lavry, Emek Song, and Cafe Kassit

  Newsletter from September 3, 2014: To receive future newsletter please go to the newsletter sign-up page. The Emek Song (Shir Ha-Emek) is the first song that Marc Lavry wrote in Israel, a few months after he emigrated there. In a radio interview from the Sixties he described how the song came about. Like many…


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Happy Shavuot!

A photo from the 1960s of Marc Lavry conducting the Haifa Municipal Children’s Choir and Youth Orchestra at a Shavout celebration concert.


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Newsletter: Radio interview with Marc Lavry

  Newsletter from March 26, 2014: To receive future newsletter please go to the newsletter sign-up page. Lavry was a talented storyteller. It was always a pleasure to listen to his personal stories. Recently we found a radio interview from the Sixties in which Lavry describes how he wrote the song Hanita. This popular tune…


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First performance of Suite for Cello and Piano in 76 years

Marc Lavry’s Suite for Cello and Piano, Op. 51, that had rested dormant since 1938, will be performed on stage for the first time in 76 years at the Jewish Music Now Festival. Cellist Racheli Galay and pianist Daniel Galay will play the composition at the Felicja Blumental Music Center in Tel Aviv. Date: Monday,…


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“Monotonous” at the Israel Symphony Orchestra Rishon LeZion Concert

The Israel Symphony Orchestra Rishon LeZion will perform Monotonous from the suite Israeli Dances, Opus 204 by Marc Lavry. Conductor: Karl-Heinz Steffens The concerts will be held at the Heichal Hatarbut hall in Rishon LeZion on January 2, 4, 5, 2014. For more information and tickets please go to the Israel Symphony Orchestra Rishon LeZion…


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Newsletter: Lavry in Two Keyboards

  Newsletter from december 22, 2013: To receive future newsletter please go to the newsletter sign-up page. Today, December 22, is Marc Lavry’s 110th birthday. Happy birthday! Efrat, Lavry’s daughter, shares: “In 1965 Dad and I visited Los Angeles and passed by a music store. From the street Dad recognized a two-keyboard piano, the Bechstein-Moor,…


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