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

The Classical and Jazz+ Series

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.

The Chamber Series

The Chamber Series is a special collaboration between the BYU Jerusalem Center for Near Eastern Studies and the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra directed by renowned violinist Julian Rachlin.

Tickets

Tickets are free; however, you are invited to make a donation after each concert. Your entire donation is given to the performers. For information about stand-by tickets and directions for parking, please view our concert overview.

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Festive Opening
Date 03 Sep 2023 20:00
  • Asaf Zohar, piano
  • Eyal Kless, violin
  • Maria Yushkoskaya, violin
  • Irina Savelieva, viola
  • Anton Andreev, cello
  • Mozart – Piano Concerto No. 14 in E-flat major, K. 449 (Chamber version)
  • Beethoven – Piano Concerto No. 3 in c minor, Op. 37 (Chamber version)
The Power of Love
10 Sep 2023 20:00
  • Sivan Rotem, soprano
  • Bavat Marom, alto
  • Eyal Bat, piano and arrangements

  • Lieder by Mendelsshon, Schubert, Schumann, Brahms and more
Strings of Swing
Is this a jazz concert?
Yes
21 Sep 2023 20:00
  • Kobi Salomon, clarinet
  • Tali Goldberg, violin
  • Michael Pavia, violin
  • Shuli Waterman, viola
  • Hila Epstein, cello

A fascinating journey between jazz and classical

Chamber Series Concert No. 1 in collaboration with the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra (JSO)
28 Sep 2023 20:00

jerusalem symphony orchestra

  • Julian Rachlin, violin
  • With musicians from the JSO

  • Mozart – Horn Quintet in E-flat major, K. 407
  • Brahms – String Sextet No. 2 in G major, Op. 36
Beethoven and Brahms
08 Oct 2023 20:00
  • Roy Shiloah, violin
  • Guy Ben-Ziony, viola
  • Ariel Tushinski, cello
  • Miri Yampolsky, piano
  • Beethoven – String Trio in G major, Op. 9 No. 1
  • Brahms – Piano Quartet No. 1 in G major, Op. 25
CANCELLED: Mostly Mozart
15 Oct 2023 20:00
  • Noam Buchman, flute
  • Gilad Hildesheim, violin
  • Irit Livne, viola
  • Yoram Alperin, cello

  • Mozart – Three flute quartets
  • Doppler – Hungarian Pastoral Fantasy, Op. 26
CANCELLED: Piano Four Hands
22 Oct 2023 20:00
  • Alon and Guy Ostrun, piano

  • Mozart – Sonata for Piano Four Hands in C major, K. 521
  • Brahms – Symphony No. 4 in e minor, Op. 98 – First movement (Original version for piano four hands)
  • Tchaikovsky – Pieces from The Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a
  • Ravel – Rapsodie Espagnole, Op. 54
CANCELLED: The Joy of Rhythm
Is this a jazz concert?
Yes
26 Oct 2023 20:00
  • Emil Aybinder, accordion
  • Avraham Schwabe, pan flute
  • Pavel Levin, violin

  • Popular world music from the Balkans, France, Argentina, Brazil, Gypsy music and more
CANCELLED: From the Baroque to the Classical Style
29 Oct 2023 20:00
  • Cane Trio
    • Omri Rave, oboe
    • Orit Orbach, clarinet
    • Uzi Shalev, bassoon

  • Bach – Suite
  • Haydn – Divertimento
  • Mozart – Divertimento
  • Beethoven – Trio for Oboe, Clarinet and Bassoon, Op. 87
CANCELLED: Voices from Heaven
05 Nov 2023 20:00
  • Tel Aviv Collegium Singers
    • Yishai Steckler, conductor

  • English and French music for choir
CANCELLED: Excellence in Music
12 Nov 2023 20:00
  •  Morningside Music Bridge (MMB)
    • Wojciech Niedziolka, violin (Poland)
    • Brandon Leonard, cello (USA)
    • Yoav Roth, piano (Israel)
  • Works by Handel, Brahms and more
CANCELLED: Amit Friedman Quartet
Is this a jazz concert?
Yes
16 Nov 2023 20:00
  • Amit Friedman Quartet
    • Amit Friedman, saxophone
    • Katia Toobool, piano
    • Gilad Abro, bass
    • Yonatan Rozen, drums

  • Popular and original jazz pieces
CANCELLED: Organ Recital
19 Nov 2023 20:00
  • Gidi Meir, organ

  • Music by J. S. Bach, Buxtehude and Couperin
  • Including works from the special repertoire for Advent
CANCELLED: Carmel Quartet
26 Nov 2023 20:00
  • Rachel Ringelstein, violin
  • Tali Goldberg, violin
  • Yoel Greenberg, viola
  • Tami Waterman, cello

  • Farina – Capriccio Stravagante
  • Haydn – String Quartet in D major, Op. 71 No. 2
  • Ravel – String Quartet in F major
CANCELLED: Lightning and Thunder
03 Dec 2023 20:00
  • Asi Matathias, violin
  • Kristina Reiko Cooper, cello
  • Victor Stanislavsky, piano

  • Mendelssohn – Piano Trio in d minor, Op. 49
  • A piece for violin and piano - TBA
  • A piece for cello and piano - TBA
CANCELLED: Chamber Series Concert No. 2 in collaboration with the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra (JSO)
04 Dec 2023 20:00

jerusalem symphony orchestra

  • Julian Rachlin, violin
  • With musicians from the JSO

  • O. Mustonen – String Sextet
  • Beethoven – Septet in E-flat major, Op. 20
CANCELLED: Autumn Wind
10 Dec 2023 20:00
  • Yossi Arnheim, flute
  • Irit Rub, piano

  • Haydn – Sonata Ho. XV:31, Andante in e-flat minor
  • M. Zorman – Wandering
  • Bach – Sonata in C major BWV 1033
  • Schubert – Introduction and Variations Op. 160 on "Trockne Blumen"
CANCELLED: Christmas Concert
16 Dec 2023 20:00
  • Student Choir of the BYU Jerusalem Center for Near Eastern Studies

  • Selected songs for Christmas
CANCELLED: Rachmaninoff and Tchaikovsky
17 Dec 2023 20:00
  • Sergey Ostrovsky, violin
  • Felix Nemirovsky, cello
  • Evgeny Brakhman, piano

  • Rachmaninoff – Trio élégiaque No. 1 in g minor
  • Tchaikovsky – Piano Trio in a minor, Op. 50
CANCELLED: Piano Recital
07 Jan 2024 20:00
  • Tom Zalmanov, piano

  • Works by Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin, Liszt and more
CANCELLED: Gems of the Early 19th Century
14 Jan 2024 20:00
  • Ensemble Finale
    • Rinat Erlichman, violin
    • Barak Shossberger, violin
    • Leah (Leikie) Glick, viola
    • Gali Knaani, cello

  • Schubert – String Quartet No. 13 in a minor, D. 840, "Rosamunde"
  • Beethoven – String Quartet in B-flat major, Op. 18 No. 6
CANCELLED: 24 Strings
21 Jan 2024 20:00
  • Yuval Herz, violin
  • Anna Göckel, violin
  • Peter Versoni, viola
  • Guy Ben-Ziony, viola
  • Joёl Marosi, cello
  • Daniel Mitnitsky, cello

  • Schulhoff – String Sextet
  • Brahms – String Sextet No. 1 in B-flat major, Op. 18
CANCELLED: The Great Divas between Olympia and Broadway
Is this a jazz concert?
Yes
25 Jan 2024 20:00
  • Keren Hadar, soprano
  • Oded Shoub, guitar

  • A Tribute to Edith Piaf, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Barbra Streisand, Joan Baez, Judy Garland and more.
The Israeli Schubertiade 2024
28 Jan 2024 20:00
  • Hagai Shaham, violin
  • Raphael Wallfisch, cello
  • Arnon Erez, piano

  • Schubert – Sonata in a minor for Violin and Piano, D. 385
  • Schubert – Piano Trio in B-flat major, Op. 99
CANCELLED: Connected Instruments
04 Feb 2024 20:00
  • Ensemble Phoenix
    • Tali Goldberg, violin
    • Lilia Slavny, violin
    • Amos Boasson, viola
    • Myrna Herzog, viola da gamba

  • Haydn – String Quartet in d minor, Op. 76 No. 2, "Fifths"
  • Mozart – String Quartet No. 19 in C major, K. 465, "Dissonance"
CANCELLED: Slavic Soul
11 Feb 2024 20:00
  • Nitai Zori, violin
  • Tali Kravitz, viola
  • Ella Toovey, cello
  • Michal Tal, piano

  • Pejačević – Piano Quartet in d minor, Op. 25
  • Dvořák – Piano Quartet No. 2 in E-flat major, Op. 87
CANCELLED: Organ Recital
18 Feb 2024 20:00
  • Yuval Rabin, organ

  • Program - TBA
CANCELLED: Sound of Jazz
Is this a jazz concert?
Yes
22 Feb 2024 20:00
  • Assaf Hakimi, bass
  • Roee Lauterbach, piano
  • Itai Armon, persian tar
  • Regev Ashkenazi, drums

  • Jazz, original music and world music
CANCELLED: Wanderings
25 Feb 2024 20:00
  • Natan Tishin, violin
  • Alexander Ivanov, piano

  • Bartók – Rhapsody No. 1 for Violin and Piano
  • Bach – Chaconne from Partita No. 2 for Solo Violin and Piano
  • Schubert – "Grand Duo" in A major, D. 574
  • Ravel – "Tzigane" for Violin and Piano
CANCELLED: Sturm und Drang
03 Mar 2024 20:00
  • Zvi Plesser, cello
  • Yehuda Inbar, piano

  • Beethoven – Sonatas for cello and piano and more
CANCELLED: Inspiration
10 Mar 2024 20:00
  • Rosmarin Ensemble
    • Rotem Braten, flute
    • Itamar Ringel, viola
    • Marina Fradin, harp

  • Beethoven – Serenade in D major (arr. by Ami Maayani)
  • Brahms – A selection from "Two Songs", Op. 91 (flute, viola and harp version)
  • Debussy – Sonata for Flute, Viola and Harp
  • Ravel – Sonatine (arr. by Carlos Salzedo)
CANCELLED: Young Soloists
17 Mar 2024 20:00
  • Program - TBA
CANCELLED: Musical Hits
Is this a jazz concert?
Yes
28 Mar 2024 20:00
  • Konstantin Kobyliansky, baritone
  • Ella Pasik, piano

  • Love songs from famous musicals.
CANCELLED: Baroque Style – Teleman in Paris, 1737
31 Mar 2024 20:00
  • Ashley Solomon, traverso
  • Gilat Rotkop, baroque bassoon
  • Jochewed Schwarz, harpsichord

  • Works by Teleman, Couperin, Boismortier, Leclair and more
Stabat Mater by Pergolesi
07 Apr 2024 20:00
  • The Ankor Choir
    • Directed by Dafna Ben Yohanan
  • The JAND Conservatory and High School Orchestra
    • Nimrod Gaon, conductor

  • Pergolesi – Stabat Mater
  • Selected pieces for choir
Prism
14 Apr 2024 20:00
  • Tal Ganor, soprano
  • Igal Levin, clarinet
  • Batia Murvitz, piano

  • Spohr – Six German Songs, Op. 103: No. 4 – Wiegenlied
  • Schumann – Liederkreis, Op. 39
  • Poulenc – Sonata for Clarinet and Piano
  • Mahler – Symphony No. 4: 4th movement, arranged by Arnon Zimra for soprano, clarinet and piano
  • Schubert – Der Hirt auf dem Felsen, D. 965
Musical Dialogue
Is this a jazz concert?
Yes
18 Apr 2024 20:00
  • Gilad Harel, clarinet
  • Ilya Magalnyk, accordion

  • Swing, French chanson, Brazilian choro, Klezmer and more
Chamber Series Concert No. 3 in collaboration with the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra (JSO)
07 May 2024 20:00

jerusalem symphony orchestra

  • Julian Rachlin, violin
  • With musicians from the JSO
  • Prokofiev – Flute Sonata in D major, Op. 94
  • Mendelssohn – String Octet in E-flat major, Op. 20
The Virtuoso Violin
19 May 2024 20:00
  • Eyal Kless, violin
  • Ron Regev, piano

  • Works by Saint-Saёns, Sarasate, Kreisler, Paganini and more
In Spanish Mood
26 May 2024 20:00
  • Yoram Zerbib, guitar

  • The guitar solo music by Sor, Granados, Albéniz, Turina, Moreno Torroba, Barrios Mangore, Riera and Lauro
Jazz Go Latin
Is this a jazz concert?
Yes
30 May 2024 20:00
  • Karin Aloni, trumpet
  • Nitzan Kolto, piano
  • Gon Shani, bass
  • Gili Ben Zvi, congas
  • Shai Zalman, drums

  • Popular and original jazz pieces and Latin music
Evening at the Theater
02 June 2024 20:00
  • Israeli Chamber Project
    • Itamar Zorman, violin
    • Daniel Bard, violin
    • Guy Ben-Ziony, viola
    • Michal Korman, cello
    • Tibi Cziger, clarinet

  • Mozart – String Quintet in D major, K. 593
  • Gershwin – Porgy and Bess: Suite for Clarinet and Strings
  • Korngold – Much Ado About Nothing: Suite for String Quartet
Musical Fireworks
09 June 2024 20:00
  • Ram Oren, trumpet
  • Yelena Tishin, violin
  • Evgenia Oren, viola
  • Dmitry Golderman, cello

  • Works by J. S. Bach, Handel, Schubert, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Kreisler, Piazzolla, Andersen and more
Daydream
16 June 2024 20:00
  • Naama Liany Einav, mezzo-soprano
  • Yoni Farhi, piano

  • Works by Barber, Petrovich, Mompou, Bernstein and more
Classical Arabic Music
Is this a jazz concert?
Yes
20 June 2024 20:00
  • Nizar Elkhater, piano
  • And Friends

  • Fairuz, Mohamed Abdel Wahab, Farid El-Atrash, Rahbani Brothers and more
Summer Wind
23 June 2024 20:00
  • Saida Bar-Lev, violin
  • Shuli Waterman, viola
  • Gal Nyska, cello
  • Ron Selka, clarinet
  • Alon Reuven, horn
  • Ishay Shaer, piano

  • Schreker – Der Wind
  • Dohnányi – Sextet in C major, Op. 37
Chamber Series Concert No. 4 in collaboration with the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra (JSO)
30 June 2024 20:00

jerusalem symphony orchestra

  • Julian Rachlin, violin
  • Alexander Malofeev, piano
  • With musicians from the JSO

  • Brahms – Violin Sonata No. 3 in d minor, Op. 108
  • Brahms – Piano Quintet in f minor, Op. 34
Mozart and Fauré
07 July 2024 20:00
  • Elina Gurevich, violin
  • Tali Kravitz, viola
  • Yoni Gotlibovich, cello
  • Ilan Levin, piano

  • Mozart – Piano Quintet in g minor, K. 478
  • Fauré – Piano Quartet in c minor, Op. 15
Summer Nights
14 July 2024 20:00
  • Yigal Meltzer, trumpet
  • Yuval Shapiro, trumpet
  • Itamar Leshem, horn
  • Tal Ben Rei, trombone
  • Itai Agmon, tuba

  • Works by Gershwin, Albéniz, Crespo and more, arranged for brass quintet
Latin Siesta
Is this a jazz concert?
Yes
18 July 2024 20:00
  • Uri Bracha, guitar
  • Asaf Hakimi, bass
  • Gonen Rosenberg, drums
  • Milton Michaeli, piano

  • Jazz pieces, bossa nova and Latin music
The Classic and the Romantic
21 July 2024 20:00
  • Rinat Erlichman, violin
  • May Endy, cello
  • Itamar Prag, piano

  • Haydn – Piano Trio in C major, Hob. XV:21
  • Beethoven – Piano Trio in c minor, Op. 1 No. 3
  • Brahms – Piano Trio in c minor, Op. 101
Family and Friends
28 July 2024 20:00
  • Amnon Valk, violin
  • Yoram Livne, violin
  • Irit Livne, viola
  • Yaniv Livne, viola
  • Yoram Alperin, cello
  • Vag Papian, piano

  • Mozart – String Quintet No. 4 in g minor, K. 516
  • Schumann – Piano Quintet in E-flat major, Op. 44
Doctor Jazz hosts the Vocal Ensemble HeChatzer
Is this a jazz concert?
Yes
01 Aug 2024 20:00
  • Doctor Jazz
    • Elazar (Larry) Brandt, trombone
    • Shimi (Panza) Gilad, banjo
    • Eli Preminger, trumpet
    • Anton Lutsky, sousaphone
    • Amnon Ben Artsi, trombone
    • Kobi Solomon, clarinet
    • Dor Bar Av, washboard and drums
  • The Vocal Ensemble HeChatzer
    • directed by Udi Raz

  • Traditional jazz from the riverboats and the dance halls of New Orleans, music from the early days of jazz, fresh interpretations of classic Gospel songs and more
Opera Hits
04 Aug 2024 20:00
  • Daniela Skorka, soprano
  • Rafael Skorka, piano

  • Love Arias by Mozart, Verdi, Puccini, Rossini and more