Doors Open approximately half an hour before the performance 

The wonderfully talented composers and performers Adi Renart and Aviv Bachar, who derive from two almost diametrically opposed genres, will be meeting up in the Harp of David. Renart is a classicist who flirted briefly with pop before returning to European classicism. Bachar started out with a special connection to the East and traditional Sufism and then, somehow, reached Johann Sebastian Bach. Especially for Mekudeshet, the pair will dissolve – as only music can – the borders between Western classical traditions and Eastern folklore from Asia Minor.

Even before the first collaborative sound fills the stage in the Harp of David, we would like to invite you to climb up to its magical roof, take in some air (coffee and wine are also an option), step away for a while from the hustle and bustle, and then go back down to listen.

Pianist and composer Adi Renart has been part of the Israeli music scene for the last forty years, beginning with the mythological band Sheshet, and followed by Laila Gov, Shlomo Artzi, and many others. But a few years ago, Renart returned to his classical roots and, more specifically, to Bach. Aviv Bachar, a string instrumentalist who is rooted in the ancient traditions of Eastern music (Turkey, Kurdistan, and Iran) and Sufism, cannot resist the German genius of baroque.  

Renart and Bachar did not have to search hard to find the key to combining these two worlds, as both classical and ethnic music are composed for audiences of faith; music for people who at one with their creator. And it is this that formed the basis for the new performance created by the duo.

During the performance, they will perform both compositions by Bach with an Eastern twist and Western arrangements of Eastern music. In addition to this intriguing musical dialogue and in the same spirit, Bachar and Renart will also perform each other’s songs.

 

Aviv Bachar: oud, kopuz, tanbur, guitar, vocals
Adi Renart: piano