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Happy Birthday, Marc Lavry

  Translation of the Hebrew Newsletter published December 21, 2012: (To receive Hebrew newsletters please go the the sign-up page) Hello, We invite you to celebrate with us the 109th(!) birthday of Marc Lavry tomorrow, December 22. On his birthday his wife Helena used to prepare his favorite cheesecake. We enclose the original recipe, in…


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Three Jewish Dances in Seattle, WA

Marc Lavry’s Three Jewish Dances for Violin and Piano, Op. 192, will be performed at the Benaroya Hall in Seattle, WA on Friday, November 16, 2012 and Sunday, November 18, 2012. A special guest will be Dan Lavry, the composer’s son. The concert will include Viktor Ullmann’s opera The Emperor of Atlantis and Ernest Bloch’s…


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Opera Tamar at the 2012 Israeli Bible Festival

Marc Lavry’s Opera Tamar will be premiered worldwide at the 2012 Israeli Bible Festival in Ramat-Gan. Composed in 1958, the Opera was never performed in public. The libretto by Rabbi Louis I. Newman is based on the biblical story of Tamar and Judah (Genesis XXXVIII.) The composition will be performed in a concert form by…


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Three performances, Three Jewish Dances, One violinist Olivia Dora

Dutch violinist Olivia Dora will be playing Marc Lavry’s Three Jewish Dances for Violin and Piano (Op. 192): June 8, 2012 at 7:10PM: The Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall, London, U.K. Prince Consort Road London SW7 2BS Free admittance September 21, 2012 – Lunchtime concert at 1:00PM: The Parish Church in Dartford, U.K Dartford Parish Church,…


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Oratorio Song of Songs to be played in Kol Hamusica Radio

Marc Lavry’s Oratorio Song of Songs will be presented by Hayuta Dvir on Kol Hamusika Radio on Saturday, May 26, 2012 at 7:00 PM. This is the August 12, 2007 recording from the Israel Music Celebration in Sde Boker, Israel: The Raanana Symphonette Orchestra Daniella Lugassi, Sopran Eitan Drori, Tenor Gabriel Loewenheim, Baritone Yair Goren,…


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Marc Lavry’s compositions in Kol Hamusika radio – Mar 25, 2012

On Sunday, March 25, 2012, between 2-3PM Israel time, Rika Bar-Sela will play a selection of Marc Lavry’s music in her program in Kol Hamusika radio channel.


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Three Jewish Dances for Piano Performance in Canada

Marc Lavry’s Three Jewish Dances for Piano, Op. 190 will be performed on February 23, 2012 by pianist Shoshana Telner. The concert, titled Zmirot Amenu: An Evening of Jewish Melodies, begins at 7:30 PM and will be held at the Netkin Auditorium, Adas Israel Congregation, 125 Cline Avenue South, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. For more information,…


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Happy birthday, Marc Lavry!

Today, December 22, 2011, is Marc Lavry’s 108th birthday. Because it’s the first time since the Marc Lavry Heritage Society was established in March of this year, we find it appropriate to note the date. This is also a great opportunity to publish Lavry’s autobiography he wrote in 1946 at the request of Moshe Gorali,…


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Atar Trio performs Marc Lavry’s Orit Mesaperet

The Atar Trio, with singer Ye’ela Avital, will be performing the cantata for children Orit Mesaperet in their new program titled “Childhood Scenes”. The program will debut in a concert hosted by the National Library of Israel in Jerusalem on November 28, 2011 at 8 p.m.


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Lavry at the Gala Concert of the 14th Israeli Music Festival

Marc Lavry’s Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 2, Opus 210, will be performed at the gala concert of the 14th Israeli Music Festival at the Jerusalem Theater. The Concerto will be performed by the The Jerusalem Symphony (IBA) on October 1, 2011, and will feature pianist Revital Hachamov and conductor Guy Feder. This will…


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The Exuberant Valley

Hagai Hitron, Haaretz Newspaper, May 4, 2011 The Independence Gala concert of the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra will include Marc Lavry’s Symphonic Poem “Emek” that debut in 1937. Harpist Efrat Lavry, daughter of the composer, writes that the symphonic poem — based on Lavry’s song Shir HaEmek which he wrote to the lyrics by Raphael Eliaz,…


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The immortality of a melody

Yesterday, March 23, 2011, my musician friend, Vadim Bordeaux, who had just returned to Israel from a trip to Riga, Latvia called and suggested that I telephone Lieutenant Colonel Dainis Vuskans, Head Conductor of the Latvian National Armed Forces and Chief of the National Armed Forces Band. In our conversation Lieutenant Colonel Vuskans told me…


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