Strings and More
Concert Series

Established in 2007, the "Strings and More" series aims to enrich the concert experience by placing the compositions performed within a wider cultural contex. The series is directed by the quartet’s violist, Dr. Yoel Greenberg, head of music department at Bar-Ilan University. The other quartet members enrich the explanations with theatrical excerpts and literary examples.

Concert No. 1

 

Songs of Praise

Presented by Dr. Yoel Greenberg

Beethoven String Quartet Op. 59 No. 2 Rasumovsky

Ives Scherzo for String Quartet

Haydn String Quartet Op. 76 No. 3 Emperor

 

When the most intimate of ensembles, the quartet,

plays the most extrovert of genres, national anthems,

there is always an interesting story to be told…

Zichron Ya'akov First Aliyah Museum

Sunday, 24.10 at 8pm

Jerusalem Music Centre (Hebrew)

Tuesday, 26.10 at 8pm

Jerusalem Music Centre (English)

Wednesday, 27.10 at 8pm

Haifa Tikotin Museum Of Japanese Art

Thursday, 28.10 at 8pm

Tel Aviv Israel Conservatory of Music

Friday, 29.10  at 11am

Ra'anana Pais Music Center

Tuesday, 2.11.21 at 7pm

Online Concert 15.12.21

Concert no. 2

 

A Life in Music

Presented by Dr. Yoel Greenberg

 

Smetana String Quartet No. 1 From My Life

​Shostakovich String Quartet No. 8


The string quartet does not usually lend itself to program 

music, but when it does, it is often deeply personal and autobiographical, as in these two masterpieces.

Haifa Tikotin Museum Of Japanese Art

Thursday, 30.12 at 8pm

Zichron Ya'akov First Aliyah Museum

Sunday, 2.1 at 8pm

 

Jerusalem Music Centre (Hebrew)

Tuesday, 4.1 at 8pm

 

Jerusalem Music Centre (English)

Wednesday, 5.1 at 8pm


Tel Aviv Israel Conservatory of Music

Friday, 7.1 at 11am

Raanana Pais Music Center

Tuesday, 11.1 at 7pm

Online Concert (Hebrew) 22.2.22

Online Concert (English) 23.2.22

Concert No. 3

 

The Lark׳s Niggun

Without spoken presentation

Tal Samnon Piano

Haydn String Quartet Op. 64 No. 5 Lark

Kompaneets String Quartet No. 1 Jewish Melodies

Dvořák Piano Quintet No. 2 Op. 81

 

Two perennial masterpieces enclose Kompaneets deeply

spiritual quartet.

Zichron Ya'akov The Cube Elma Hotel
Sunday, 20.3 at 8pm

Jerusalem Music Centre
Tuesday, 22.3 at 8pm

Haifa Tikotin Museum Of Japanese Art
Thursday, 24.3 at 8pm


Tel Aviv Israel Conservatory of Music
Saturday, 26.3 at 9pm

 

Ra'anana Pais Music Center

Tuesday, 29.3 at 7pm

Online - 10.5

 

Concert No. 4

La Contadina

Comic opera in two acts

Composed by 18th-century composer Johann Hasse

*Collaboration with the Jerusalem Opera and Piccoli Festival, Italy.

Yizhar Karshon Presentation & Harpsichord

Gabriele Ribis Baritone and Director

Niva Eshed Frenkel Soprano

Filippo Rotondo Actor

Disguise, deceit, delightful success and dismal failure, cunning rustics, gullible aristocrats and Turkish pirates - all these combine to produce a sharp social critique in Hasse's delightful comic opera, one of the mid-eighteenth century's greatest hits.

Zichron Ya'akov Beit Nir Auditorium

Sunday, 29.5 at 8pm

Jerusalem YMCA
Tuesday, 31.5 at 8pm


Haifa Rappaport Auditorium
Thursday, 2.6 at 8pm

Tel Aviv Israel Conservatory of Music

Friday, 3.6 at 11am
 

Ra'anana Eran Auditorium, Pais Music Center

Tuesday, 7.6 at 7pm

Online - 13.7

 

Concert No. 5

On the Threshold of Romanticism

Presented by Dr. Yoel Greenberg

 

Beethoven String Quartet Op. 127

Schubert Quartettsatz D. 703

The 1820s saw two great composers break with the

classical tradition, each in his own way, paving the way

towards the romantic style.

Jerusalem Music Centre (English)

Wednesday, 29.6 at 8pm

 

Jerusalem Music Centre (Hebrew)

Thursday, 30.6 at 8pm

Tel Aviv Israel Conservatory of Music

Friday, 1.7 at 11am

Zichron Ya'akov First Aliyah Museum

Sunday, 3.7 at 8pm

Ra'anana Pais Music Center

Tuesday, 5.7 at 8pm

Online - 10.8