The 10th Piyut Festival celebrates the new generation of Piyut music and musicians. Leading performers and new voices join to create a unique journey filled with Jewish/Israeli music, tradition, prayer, identity and culture.
Artistic Direction: Yair Harel
Piyut in the 21st Century
The magnificent ancient Hebrew poetry of Solomon Ibn Gabirol comes alive in the 21st Century.
Shuli Rand, Rabbi Haim Louk, Micha Shitrit, Shai Tsabari,Haviva Pedaya and Bacol Serlui.
Musical Direction/Arrangements: Rea Mochiach
Sunday | September 24th | 8:00 PM
Peretz Eliyahu presents original musical interpretations of ancient scriptures and wisdom.
The Peretz Eliyahu Ensemble, Mark Eliyahu, Rabbi David Menachem and Lubana Salama
Monday | September 25th | 9:00 PM
Piyut in Israeli Maqam
The Hiba Orchestra with a tribute to contemporary composers
Mor Karbasi, Morin Nehadar, Neta Elkayam, Inbal Djamshid
Musical Direction: Elad Gabay
Tuesday | September 26th | 8:00 PM
Hassidut in the Middle East
Naor Carmi and Chilik Frank and their Hassidic/Gypsy/Middle East band reveal new and beloved Hassidic sounds.
With guest Shlomo Gronich
Wednesday | September 27th | 8:00 PM
Of Praise and Thanksgiving
Ravid Kahalani and Omer Avital in an original performance of Hallel with guest performers.
Thursday | September 28th | 9:00 PM
“To Rise and to Sing” – Indi Piyut
Talia Alaev, Shalom Gad, Neomi Hashmonay, Yehu Yaron, Shani Peleg
Artistic Direction: Shira Z. Carmel
Sunday | September 24th | 10:30 PM
The Creator and the Created
In memory of composer and musicologist André Hajdu
The Oman Chai Ensemble, Shem-Tov Levi, Rabbi Daniel Epstein and others
Monday | September 25th | 7:00 PM
The Paytan Hidden from the Eye
Performed by Kehilot Sharot
Artistic Direction: Maimon Meni Cohen
Tuesday | September 26th | 10:00 PM
Admission free, subject to availability
Leonard Cohen’s World of Prayer
Avraham Cohen, Yankele Segal, Roni Ivrin, Shlomo Oz and others
Wednesday | September 27th | 10:00 PM
Yearnings for Yerusalem
Prayers of Ethiopian Jewry meet the Hebrew language Spiritual leaders and artists from Israel's Ethiopian community
Thursday | September 28th | 7:00 pm
Details and ticket purchase: www.bac.org.il or 02-6215900