SOUNDING JERUSALEM -
IM HERZEN VON GRAZ

15. | 18. | 19. DEZEMBER 2021 | Minoritensaal

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04. – 11.
August 2022

JERUSALEM

After the festival is before the festival – we are very much looking forward to Sounding Jerusalem 2023, we are happy to welcome new partners, we are excited to develop new programs and…

We can’t wait to be back! Thank you for your involvement, thank you for your trust!

Sounding Jerusalem acts as a meeting point for delicate sounds and a crowd of curious listeners in the heart of Jerusalem.

The festival is passionate about discovering free-spirited places, sharing both classical and contemporary chamber music. Crossing borders, Sounding Jerusalem’s finest artists explore a diverse repertoire, featuring works by Bach, Vivaldi, Mozart, Dvořák, Piazzolla as well as exciting new works by Daniel Schnyder and local artist Mahran Moreb.

The Dialogue Academy in the heart of the Old City presents promising young musicians.

Come and join our concerts for an unforgettable encounter with the spirit of Sounding Jerusalem!

SOUNDING JERUSALEM
2022

You can‘t possibly imagine how exciting it feels to be back to Jerusalem this year!

For the last two years, the Sounding Jerusalem festival didn’t get quiet of course, it just went online. The power of thoughts connected the City of Graz with Jerusalem, rearranging our perception of being both close and distant at the same time.

During this special time, I was reminded of that the personal sharing of music, doubt, hope and inspiration through a performance is crucially vital. It is that unique moment of a common experience – intense, fragile, meaningful and innocent – that can neither be produced nor reproduced. But whenever it does happen, there is a window opening for a perspective that is only felt in this very specific moment.

I am very grateful to all our supporters enabling the festival to be back in town – we wouldn’t be here without them.

Yours,
Erich Oskar Huetter

About

Sounding Jerusalem is an European Chamber Music project produced at the top artistic quality, which surrounding the Austrian EU Council Presidency, was realized for the first time in the summer of 2006 in Jerusalem. Since then, the festival brought song through the Old City of Jerusalem six times already.

Impulse music festiva

Founded, developed and led by Austrian cellist Erich Oskar Huetter, Sounding Jerusalem is a music festival for all people living in Jerusalem and the region around, irrespective of their ethnic, social and religious aìliation.

Intercultural dialogue

The aim of this concert series is to promote electrifying classical as well as innovative chamber music in inspiring surroundings as well as fostering intercultural dialogue that contributes towards the meeting, interaction and respectful communication between people from Europe and the Middle East.

Exchange and discussions

Accompanied by internationally renowned European and local artists, extraordinary venues mainly in the Old City of Jerusalem are brought to life as concert halls which contribute towards a respectful, stimulating and communicative atmosphere being inevitable.

Workshops

Workshops and seminars for young musicians are organized in cooperation with local institutions fostering high level artistic impulses and intercultural stimulation. Furthermore, young students of local music schools are actively incorporated into artistic activities, working and performing together with the festival’s international artists.

Artists

Erich Oskar Huetter

Christian Jungwirth

Anna Brugger

Daniel Schnyder

Isabel Gehweiler

Lamar

Mahran Moreb

Ramzi Shomali

Rebekka Hartmann

Stefano Bagliano

Tommaso Benciolini

Wolfgang Schroeder

Duo Giampaolo Bandini / Cesare Chiacchiaretta

PROGRAM | Tickets

We are happy to present your the SOUNDING JERUSALEM program 2022.

Prices

60 NIS / person / concert
110 NIS / person / light breakfast included: August 5 “Sunrise Tangos”
Free admission to the following concerts: August 9 and August 10

Order tickets: Use the button directly at the concert to reserve your seat. You’ll get an automatic reservation email, please bring the reservation confirmation and the ticket fee to the concert. Payment only in cash possible.

The evening box office opens one hour before the beginning.  Ticket validity up to 30 min before start!

 Seating: Free choice of seats (first come first serve)

Thursday, August 4, 8 PM

VIVALDI and GOLDBERG

Church of the Redeemer, Courtyard, Old City Jerusalem

Antonio Vivaldi: Concertos for recorder and strings
„La Notte“
„Tempesta di Mare“
Concerto op. 10 Nr. 5 in F Major

Johann Sebastian Bach: Goldberg-Variations for string trio, BWV 988 (transcription by Dimitry Sitkovetsky)
Aria – selection of variations – Aria

Stefano Bagliano – recorder (Italy)
Rebekka Hartmann – violin (Germany)
Wolfgang Schröder – violin (Germany)
Anna Brugger – viola (Switzerland/Deutschland)
Erich Oskar Huetter – cello (Austria)

Friday, August 5, 5.30 AM | BREAKFAST INCLUDED

SUNRISE TANGOS

Golden Walls Hotel, Roof Garden, Jerusalem

Tangos by Astor Piazzolla

Giampaolo Bandini – guitar (Italy)
Cesare Chiacchiaretta – bandoneon (Italy)

Church of the Redeemer, Courtyard, Old City Jerusalem

Compositions by Mahran Moreb, world music, classical Arabic songs

Mahran Moreb – qanoun
Lamar Mire’b – singer

Antonio Shakour – violin
Maram Abu Ahmad – oud
Adham Sweed – keyboard
Maen El-Ghoul – percussion (Riqq)
Mohammad El-Ghoul – percussion (darbuka/dorbakke)
Yasmin Mahmoud – doublebass
Jameel Matar – drum set
Wolfgang Schröder – violin (Germany)
Rebekka Hartmann, violin (Germany)
Anna Brugger – viola (Switzerland/Germany)
Erich Oskar Huetter – cello (Austria)

Sunday, August 7, 8 PM

THE MAGIC FLUTE

Syrian-Orthodox Church, Old City Jerusalem

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart:
flute quartet in D Major KV 285
flute quartet in C Major KV 285b

Antonín Dvořák: Terzetto C Major Op. 74 for 2 violins and viola

Tommaso Benciolini – flute (Italy)
Wolfgang Schröder – violin (Germany)
Anna Brugger – viola (Switzerland/Germany)
Isabel Gehweiler – cello (Switzerland)

Monday, August 8, 8 PM

AMERICAN DREAMS

Albright Institute of Archaeological Research, Jerusalem

Luigi Boccherini: Quintet for flute and string quartet in D Major op. 17 Nr.1
Philip Glass: Arabesque in Memoriam for flute solo / “The Poet Acts” for cello and string quartet
Giovanni Sollima:”Contrafactus” for flute and string quartet
Antonín Dvořák: String Quartet „American“ in F Major, Op. 96

Tommaso Benciolini – flute (Italy)
Wolfgang Schröder – violin (Germany)
Rebekka Hartmann, violin (Germany)
Anna Brugger – viola (Switzerland/Germany)
Isabel Gehweiler – cello (Switzerland)
Erich Oskar Huetter – cello (Austria)

Tuesday, August 9, 8 PM | FREE ADMISSION

YOUNG PROMISING ARTISTS IN CONCERT

Terra Sancta, Courtyard, Old City Jerusalem

Chamber music from Baroque to contemporary – final concert of the “Dialogue-Academy 2022”

Young Palestinian students from the Magnificat Institute of Music performing together with the tutors of the Dialogue-Academy

Daniel Schnyder – saxophon (Switzerland/USA)
Rebekka Hartmann, violin (Germany)
Wolfgang Schröder – violin (Germany)
Anna Brugger – viola (Switzerland/Germany)
Isabel Gehweiler – cello (Switzerland)
Erich Oskar Huetter – cello (Austria)

Wednesday, August 10, 7 PM | FREE ADMISSION

SOUNDING BETHLEHEM

Bethlehem, Peace Center
In collaboration with Bethlehem Municipality and the Bethlehem Peace Center

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano quartet Nr. 1 in G Minor, K 478
Vivaldi/Schnyder: Agitato da due Venti
Daniel Schnyder: Cairo
Duke Ellington/Daniel Schnyder: In a Sentimental Mood
Daniel Schnyder: Peace
Daniel Schnyder: Bassam
De Falla/Schnyder: Danza del Fuego
Daniel Schnyder: Karachi

Ramzi Shomali – piano
Daniel Schnyder – sax/clarinet/flute (Switzerland/USA)
Rebekka Hartmann – violin (Germany)
Wolfgang Schröder – violin (Germany)
Anna Brugger – viola (Switzerland/Germany)
Isabel Gehweiler – cello (Switzerland)
Erich Oskar Huetter – cello (Austria)

Thursday, August 11, 8 PM

GRAND FINAL

Church of the Redeemer, Courtyard, Old City Jerusalem

Music for string quartet and sax/clarinet/flute

Vivaldi/Schnyder: Agitato da due Venti
Daniel Schnyder: Cairo
Duke Ellington/Daniel Schnyder: In a Sentimental Mood
Daniel Schnyder: Yellow Beach Birds
Daniel Schnyder: Peace
Jazz Standard: Feuilles mortes for cello, sax
Daniel Schnyder: Mr. M
Daniel Schnyder: Alpensax for cello and sax
Daniel Schnyder: Bassam
De Falla/Schnyder: Danza del Fuego
Daniel Schnyder: Karachi

Daniel Schnyder – sax/clarinet/flute (Switzerland/USA)
Rebekka Hartmann – violin (Germany)
Wolfgang Schröder – violin (Germany)
Anna Brugger – viola (Switzerland/Germany)
Isabel Gehweiler – cello (Switzerland)
Erich Oskar Huetter – cello (Austria)

TEAM

Erich Oskar Huetter

The Austrian cellist Erich Oskar Huetter has established a successful worldwide career as a soloist and chamber music performer. He is a member of prestigious chamber music ensembles. 

As founder of the social-cultural initiative A.MUS.E – Austrian Music Encounter he creates and directs projects such as “haus.kultur – Die Steirischen Nachbarschaftskonzerte” (contemporary neighbourhood concerts in the Austrian province of Styria) as well as a music project in South Africa. Erich Oskar Huetter is founder of the festival “Sounding Jerusalem” in the Old City of Jerusalem. “Sounding Jerusalem” presents an European chamber music festival as well as an intercultural platform for young musicians from the Middle East and Europe. Numerous appearances on radio and television as well as CD recordings made him known to a wider public.

Tanja Schmid

Born in Graz, Austria, Tanja Schmid received her first dance lessons at the age of 5. Classically trained under the direction of Diana Ungureanu, Tanja graduated from the academy of the renowned Graz Opera. During those years she appeared in numerous productions and performances. Tanja is not only an active dancer, but also a teacher. She recently set out as a pedagogue for free improvisation, dance theatre and classical ballet. Currently Tanja Schmid performed in Italy, South Africa, Angola, Zimbabwe and Kosovo.

Anthony Saxton

Anthony Saxton opened his first arts & culture club in 1998. In the year 2003 he developed and managed the gastronomical concept for Graz, European Capital of Culture. Since 2007 he has been part of the contemporary festival “Steirischer Herbst” and is responsible for catering services. He is mastermind and manager of the annual festival highlight “herbstbar”.

Since 2018 he is working as a cooking teacher with refugees in an United Nations awarded project.

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