The Jerusalem Center for Near Eastern Studies is an extension of Brigham Young University, a large private American institution located in Provo, Utah.

The BYU Jerusalem Center hosts one of the most prestigious concert programs in the country 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.

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Meitar Ensemble
Date 04.Dec.2022 20:00
  • Danny Erdman, clarinet (guest musician)
  • Talia Herzlich, violin
  • Yoni Gotlibovich, cello
  • Amit Dolberg, piano
  • Fauré – Piano Trio in d minor, Op. 120
  • Gideon Klein – Duo for Violin and Cello (written in the Terezin Ghetto)
  • Debussy – Rhapsody for Clarinert and Piano
  • Messiaen – Movements from the Quartet for the End of Time
Christmas Concert
10.Dec.2022 20:00

Student Choir of the BYU Jerusalem Center for Near Eastern Studies

Deanne Welch, director

James Welch, organ

Selected songs for Christmas

Beethoven and Brahms
11.Dec.2022 20:00
  • Hagai Shaham, violin
  • Raphael Wallfisch, cello
  • Arnon Erez, piano
  • Beethoven – Piano Trio in B-flat major, Op. 97 “Archduke”
  • Brahms – Piano Trio No. 1 in B major, Op. 8
Lightning and Thunder
08.Jan.2023 20:00
  • Asi Matathias, violin
  • Victor Stanislavsky, piano
  • Vitali – Chaconne in g minor
  • Schubert – Sonatina in a minor, D. 385
  • Schumann – Fantasie in c minor, Op. 131
  • Grieg – Sonata No. 2 in G major, Op. 13
Masterworks of J. S. Bach Organ Recital
15.Jan.2023 20:00
  • James Welch, organ
  • Bach – Toccata and Fugue in d minor, Sonata in E-flat major, Concerto in a minor (after Vivaldi), Fantasie and Fugue in g minor, Dorian Toccata, and more
Robert Anchipolovsky Quartet
Is this a jazz concert?
19.Jan.2023 20:00
  • Robert Anchipolovsky, baritone saxophone
  • Ilya Perlstein, piano
  • Ram Erez, bass
  • Roy Kimelman, drums
  • A Tribute to Gerry Mulligan – American Baritone Saxophonist, Arranger and Composer
22.Jan.2023 20:00
  • Eyal Kless, violin
  • Chagit Glaser, cello
  • Ron Regev, piano
  • Haydn – Piano Trio No. 39 in G major, “Gypsy”
  • Arensky – Piano Trio No. 1 in d minor, Op. 32
Melody and Poetry Piano Recital
29.Jan.2023 20:00
  • Hagai Yodan, piano
  • Works by Schubert, Schumann, Chopin, Poulenc, and Liszt
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
Is this a jazz concert?
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

Views of Norway Piano Recital
05.Mar.2023 20:00

Daniel Gortler, piano

Grieg – Selected Works for Piano

Connected Instruments
12.Mar.2023 20:00
  • Jacob (Yaki) Reuven, mandolin
  • Yaron Rosenthal, piano

Selected Sonatas for Mandolin and Piano

  • Mozart – Piano Sonata in c minor, K. 457
  • Mozart – Sonata for Violin and Piano in e minor, K. 304
  • Bach – Sonata No. 1 in g minor for Solo Violin
  • Hummel – Sonata for Mandolin and Piano in C major, Op. 37
Ciaccona Bossa Nova
Is this a jazz concert?
16.Mar.2023 20:00

Ensemble Mezzo

  • Yeela Avital, soprano
  • Doret Florentin, recorders
  • Gideon Brettler, baroque guitar
  • With Michael Klinghoffer, double bass
  • American swing and Brazilian bossa nova in musical dialogue with the Baroque style
  • Monteverdi and Purcell alongside Antonio Carlos Jobim, Gershwin and others
The Romantic Organ Recital
19.Mar.2023 20:00
  • James Welch, organ

Organ music of the Romantic era, including works by Mendelssohn, Brahms, Reger, Franck, Gounod, Widor, Vierne, Puccini and more

Ensemble Quint-L
26.Mar.2023 20:00

String Quintet

  • Elina Yanovitsky, violin
  • Janna Gontarenko, violin
  • Alexander Shochat, viola
  • Shmuel Avraham, cello
  • Alexander Osipenko, double bass
  • Glazunov – String Quintet in A major, Op. 39
  • Dvořák – Nocturne in B major, Op. 40
  • Bottesini – Gran Quintetto in c minor, Op. 99
Flute, Cello and Piano Trio
02.Apr.2023 20:00
  • Lior Eitan, flute
  • Haran Meltzer, cello
  • Einat Fabrikant, piano
  • Haydn – Trio in D major
  • Freidlin – Suite “Tricolore”
  • Mendelssohn – Trio in d minor
Sounds of Memory
16.Apr.2023 20:00
  • Reut Ventorero, mezzo-soprano
  • Menachem Wiesenberg, piano
  • Schumann – The song cycle “Frauenliebe und-leben”, Op. 42
  • Norbert Glanzberg – A selection from the song cycle “Sounds of Memory”
  • A selection of french chansons by Fauré, Debussy and Poulenc
  • A selection of beloved Israeli songs, arranged by Menachem Wiesenberg
Mozart and Brahms
23.Apr.2023 20:00

Aviv String Quartet

  • Sergey Ostrovsky, violin
  • Philippe Villafranca, violin
  • Noemie Bialobroda, viola
  • Daniel Mitnitsky, cello
  • With Julia Gurevich, piano
  • Mozart – String Quartet - TBA
  • Brahms – Piano Quintet in f minor, Op. 34
From Duo to Quartet
30.Apr.2023 20:00
  • Natasha Sher, violin
  • Yuri Gandelsman, viola
  • Michael Milman, cello
  • Elisaveta Blumina, piano
  • Schubert – String Trio in B-flat major, D. 471
  • Mozart – Duo for Violin and Viola in G major, K. 423
  • Schumann – Piano Quartet in E-flat major, Op. 47
150th Anniversary of the birth of Sergei Rachmaninoff
07.May.2023 20:00

MultiPiano Ensemble:

  • Tomer Lev, piano
  • Berenika Glixman, piano
  • Nimrod Meiri-Haftel, piano
  • Alon Kariv, piano

Rachmaninoff – Piano works for four, six and eight hands

Africa and Brazil
Is this a jazz concert?
11.May.2023 20:00

Naama Women’s Choir

  • Pnina Inbar, conductor
  • Svetlana Kardiako-Lugova, piano
  • Eyal Luman, percussion

Modern Liturgy from South Africa alongside songs with African roots: Suite Pescador by Dorival Caymmi, Gospel songs, songs from West Side Story and more

Sturm und Drang
14.May.2023 20:00
  • Yevgeny Yehudin, clarinet
  • Polina Yehudin, violin
  • Yuki Ishizaka, violin
  • Gili Radian-Sade, viola
  • Lia Chen Perlov, cello
  • Beethoven – String Quartet in f minor, Op. 95
  • Brahms – Clarinet Quintet in b minor, Op. 115
21.May.2023 20:00
  • Lihay Bendayan, violin
  • Arnon Erezr, piano
  • Mozart – Sonata for Violin and Piano in G major, K. 379
  • Franck – Sonata in A major for Violin and Piano
  • Bloch – “Nigun” from “Baal Shem”
Family and Friends
28.May.2023 20:00
  • Batia Lorenzen-Steinbock, piano
  • Eckart Lorenzen, violin
  • Daniel Lorenzen, violin
  • Simon Lemberski, viola
  • Lia Chen Perlov, cello
  • Noam Massarik, double bass
  • Mozart – Piano Concerto No. 11 in F major (chamber version)
  • Schubert – Piano Quintet in A major, “Trout”
Love in Music
04.Jun.2023 20:00
  • Tom Ben Ishai, soprano
  • Tamara Navoth, mezzo-soprano
  • Achinoam Keisar, piano

A selection of arias and duets by Mozart, Brahms, Schumann and more

The Maqam and Classical Arabic Music
Is this a jazz concert?
08.Jun.2023 20:00
  • Sami Kheshaiboun, violin
  • Michael Maroun, oud
  • and Friends

The greatest works from both the Egyptian and Lebanese schools: Umm Kulthum, Mohammed Abdel Wahab, Fairuz, Rahbani Brothers and more

11.Jun.2023 20:00
  • Samuel Berlad, baritone
  • Ido Ariel, piano

Schubert – The song cycle “Die schöne Müllerin”

Israel Haydn String Quartet
18.Jun.2023 20:00
  • Eyal Kless, violin
  • Svetlana Simanovsky, violin
  • Marta Sikora, viola
  • Anton Andreev, cello
  • Mendelssohn – String Quartet in E-flat major, Op. 12
  • Schumann – String Quartet No. 3 in A major, Op. 41
Voices from Heaven
25.Jun.2023 20:00

The Jerusalem Academy Chamber Choir

  • Tom Karni, conductor

A cappella choir music

02.Jul.2023 20:00
  • Zohar Lerner, violin
  • Roman Spitzer, viola
  • Adi Tal, cello
  • Maria Meerovitch, piano
  • Mozart – Divertimento for String Trio in E-flat major, K. 563
  • Brahms – Piano Quartet No. 3 in c minor, Op. 60
Excellence in Music
09.Jul.2023 20:00

Outstanding chamber ensembles from the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music-TAU and from the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance

Musical Fireworks Organ Recital
Is this a jazz concert?
13.Jul.2023 20:00

James Welch, organ

Enjoy the lighter side of the organ, with a jazz version of Bach’s Toccata in d minor, improvisation on Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy,” a march by Sousa, a “Hornpipe Humoresque,” and more

Piano for Four Hands
16.Jul.2023 20:00
  • Eitan Globerson, piano
  • Bishara Haroni, piano
  • Ofir Peres, piano
  • Malachi Rozenbaum, piano

Piano Works for Four Hands by Mozart, Schubert, Brahms and Dvořák

Mendelssohn Evening
23.Jul.2023 11:00
  • Ravani Loushy Kay, violin
  • Simca Heled, cello
  • Michel Zartsekel, piano
  • Mendelssohn – Piano Trio No. 1 in d minor, Op. 49
  • Mendelssohn – Piano Trio No. 2 in c minor, Op. 66
Summer Nights
30.Jul.2023 20:00
  • Adi Menczel, flute
  • Hila Zabari Peleg, oboe
  • Keren Dvir-Steckler, clarinet
  • Rotem Nir, bassoon
  • Sharon Polyak, horn

A selection of opera overtures and orchestral music by Mozart, Verdi, Rossini, Donizetti, Mussorgsky, Bizet and more arranged for woodwind quintet

Piano Bar
Is this a jazz concert?
03.Aug.2023 20:00
  • Eezak Inbar, piano
  • And Friends

A New York atmosphere with light jazz and ragtime, theme tunes from movies and Broadway musicals, along with original compositions and improvisations

Opera Hits
06.Aug.2023 20:00
  • Ira Bertman, soprano
  • Yotam Cohen, tenor
  • Bella Steinbock, piano
  • The Best Arias and Love Duets by Verdi, Puccini, Rossini, Bizet and more.
  • Favorite Neapolitan Songs