The Jerusalem Center for Near Eastern Studies is an extension of Brigham Young University, a large private American institution located in Provo, Utah. It is an ideal setting for students who come to learn about scriptural texts and Near Eastern archaeology, history, cultures, and languages.

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The BYU Jerusalem Center hosts one of the most prestigious concert programs in the Holy Land in its auditorium with audiences enjoying a spectacular view of the Old City of Jerusalem. Professional musicians from the area provide extraordinary classical music programs on Sunday evenings and lively jazz and folk music once a month on a Thursday.

These concerts are a gift to the community and are offered free of charge.
Date 05.Feb.2023 20:00
  • Hagar Sharvit, mezzo-soprano
  • Hillel Zori, arpeggione
  • Graham Jonson, piano
  • Roman Rabinovich, piano
  • Schubert – Sonata for Arpeggione and Piano in a minor, D. 821
    Fantasie for Piano in C major, D. 760, “Wanderer”
    Selected Lieder for Mezzo-soprano and Piano
The Tel Aviv Wind Quintet
12.Feb.2023 20:00
  • Roy Amotz, flute
  • Yigal Kaminka, oboe
  • Danny Erdman, clarinet
  • Nadav Cohen, bassoon
  • Itamar Leshem, horn
  • Bach – The Art of the Fugue – Canon
  • Beethoven – Variations on a Theme from Mozart’s Don Giovanni
  • Brahms – Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Handel, arr. by Mordechai Rechtman
  • Hindemith – “Little Chamber Music”
Katia Toobool Trio
16.Feb.2023 20:00
  • Katia Toobool, piano
  • Yonatan Levi, bass
  • Ofri Nehemya, drums

Jazz pieces, original music, groove music and arrangements performed by jazz pianists Ahmad Jamal, Oscar Peterson and Horace Silver

The Classic and the Romantic
19.Feb.2023 20:00
  • Eugenia Karni, violin
  • Gilad Karni, viola
  • Asaf Zohar, piano
  • Mozart – Trio in E-flat major, K. 498, “Kegelstatt”
    (violin, viola and piano version)
  • Brahms – Trio in E-flat major, Op. 40
    (violin, viola and piano version)
Birds in Music
26.Feb.2023 20:00

The Melzer Consort:

  • Michael Melzer, recorder
  • Yael Melzer, recorder
  • Ezer Melzer, recorders
  • With Yeela Avital, soprano

Elizabethan songs, works by Van Eyck, Couperin and Hoffmeister and arrangements of Israeli songs


Take a Tour

The Jerusalem Center for Near Eastern Studies overlooks the Old City and has become a major landmark in this ancient and historic city. In addition to providing an ideal setting for students and scholars, the Center also conducts cultural and service-oriented programs designed to benefit the Holy Land and its people.

Tours of the Jerusalem Center are conducted free of charge on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.

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