Monday, Dec. 2, 2013 at 9:00PM

Cenk ROFE Ediz BAHAR İzzet BAROKAS İzzet BANA & Estreyikas D'Estambol

BAND

Conductor & Piano: Orhan ŞALLIEL

Drums & Percussion: İzzet HİÇKALMAZ

Synthesizer: Cefi SAĞLAMLAR

Bass Guitar: Cem STAMATİ

Flute: Barış ZİLBERMAN

Cello: Sabi ŞAMARYA

Guitar: İzi ELİ

Music Producer: İzzet BANA

Cenk ROFE

Cenk Rofe was born in Istanbul in 1977. He graduated from Bogazici University, Department of Tourism and Hotel Management and Mimar Sinan Fine Arts Academy, Singing Department. After acting in and directing several amateur theatres in various Jewish organizations, he performed in musicals staged by the State Opera and Ballet, and acted in TV series. He started singing with the ‘Istanbul 12 Orchestra’ as a solo singer as of 2004, and attended a great number of concerts in Turkey and abroad. He released his first solo album in 2007. He continues his musical career together with his orchestra and individually. Cenk Rofe is married and has one son.

Ediz BAHAR

Born in Istanbul in 1977, Ediz Bahar graduated from Galatasaray University, Department of Business Administration. He started his musical career with “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” staged in 1992, and continued with musicals, such as Les Misérables, Cats, Miss Saigon, Grease, West Side Story and Masada, performed under the roof of various Jewish clubs and within the GSU Music Club. Later on, he has shared a stage with Sezen Aksu, Alessandro Saffina, Ferhat Göçer in concert halls like CRR, ACC, Hagia Irene under the roof of ‘Ladies and Gentlemen’ ensemble. Apart from his musical works, he has given various concerts with Grup Mozaik for some time. Ediz Bahar started his musical training with Burak Bilgili and continued with Tülay Uyar. Ediz Bahar is married and the father of twins.

İzzet BAROKAS

İzzet Barokas was born in Istanbul in 1987. He graduated from Bilgi University, Department of Business Informatics. He started his musical career with an adaptation of the “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” musical, staged in 1992. İzzet Barokas has taken part in many musicals, including ‘Masada’ staged with a very large staff and a symphony orchestra, and various concerts where he took stage as a soloist in subsequent years. He continues his musical training with Çağnur Gürsan, an opera singer. Apart from his musical career, he performs as a Cantor at Etz-Chaim Synagogue in Ortaköy.

İzzet BANA & Estreyikas D'Estambol

The choir, established in 2004, has given various concerts in Spanish TVE, CNN Turk and BBC radio. They released a CD, called ‘Un kavretiko’ in 2005. They participated to a song contest, called New Judeo-Spanish ‘Festiladino’ held in Jerusalem every year, and were granted the 3rd prize in 2005 and the runner up award in 2008. In 2010, they were invited to the artistic section of the contest – a section out of the ‘Festiladino’. In addition, the choir has managed to make themselves known by giving various concerts in Istanbul, Tel Aviv and twice in Cordoba, Spain during the “European Day of Jewish Culture”. The choir has reached 300 children with new candidates enrolling since its foundation. It consists of four different classes, made of 40 people actively involved. Their future projects include domestic and overseas concerts.

Tue, Dec. 11, 2012 at 9:00PM

Haim Moshe Concert

Haim MOSHE

Born in Israel in 1956, Haim Moshe is a singer who performed religious songs and Hebrew music in synagogues starting from his childhood. He was influenced by the Greek, Turkish and Arabic pop and begun to turn towards this peculiar style.

Most of his repertoire in the early years of his career consisted of songs from the Greek or Turkish pop culture and reinterpreted with Hebrew lyrics. In 1983 he released his first professional album that he named Ahavat Hayay (Love of My Life). The album including two hits (Ahavat Hayay and Linda) won great recognition and sold 200,000 copies in total. Haim Moshe has begun to include ‘Shirei Eretz Yisrael’ (the songs of the land of Israel) to his repertoire starting from the mid-1980s. In the following years, the artist who released numerous albums, was awarded with the music prize in 1999 with his famous song ‘The Photos in the Album’ composed by Ze’ev Nehama and Tamir Kaliski. Toda, Hatmunot Shebalbom, Od Yom Ole and Mehashniya Harishona are considered to be his most popular songs.

Wed, Dec. 21, 2011 at 9:00PM

Ohad Moscowitz Concert

Tue, Dec. 7, 2010 at 8:30PM

Duo Reim Concert

Tue, Dec. 16, 2009 at 8:30PM

David Dor Concert

Tue, Dec. 24, 2008 at 9:00PM

Dudu Fisher Concert

Dudu FISHER

His career began in Israel – his home land – years ago. He studied at the Academy of Music in Tel Aviv and had the opportunity to work exclusively with great cantors of the previous generation. In addition to his synagogue performances, he was only 22 years old when he was invited as a cantor to the Great Synagogue in Tel Aviv. Fisher has travelled throughout the world to present traditional Hasidic, Yiddish and cantorial music to new audiences. He has also been invited to the New York Synagogue in Manhattan as a cantor.

Watching ‘Les Miserables’ musical in one of his trips to London in 1986 has been a life changing event for him. Stephen Pimlot, the director of the Israeli version of the musical, has selected Fisher who had no previous theatrical experience, to play Jean Valjean – one of the leading roles. ‘Les Miserables’ was the longest running show in Israel, and Fisher became a superstar.

Fisher was invited to London in 1988 to take part in a performance hosted by the Queen of England. The performance was a special edition of ‘Les Miserables’. Fisher was invited by Cameron Mackintosh, the producer of the musical, to Broadway and London’s West End to play the role of Jean Valjean. This role carried Fisher to the Soccer World Cup finals at Wembley Stadium to sing together with the other four Valjean’s. During his long career, he has made over twenty album recordings. He has dubbed Moses in the Israeli version of ‘The Prince of Egypt’ by Stephen Spielberg. He sang with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, directed by Maestro Zubin Mehta. He has recorded the album Show Tunes with the London Symphony Orchestra. He has also performed with the Baltimore and Queens Symphony Orchestras. He sung for the Thai Royal Family and the President, as well as Senator Clinton and the British Royal Family.

Fisher was the first Israeli artist to be allowed to sing in the pre-Perestroika Soviet Union. In stage, Fisher acted in The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Kol Nidre, and Lalo Shifrin & Avi Koren’s Over the Rainbow and Stairways to Heaven. His first one-man show, ‘Never on Friday’ was staged on Off-Broadway’s Jewish Repertory Theater in 1999. From January to April 2001, Fisher performed on Israeli stages with the musical The Rothschilds by Jerry Bock and Sharman Yellen. Soon after, he was awarded ‘Liberty Award’ at the Lower East Side Festival, which supports Jewish Culture in the United States. In October 2002, he once again captivated his audience with a one-man show called ‘Something Old, Something New’ written by Richard Joy Alexander.

Among Fisher’s achievements, one can reckon his successful acting in the movie ‘The Road to Glory’.

Being happily married, Dudu Fisher is a proud father of three children. In fall 2004 he was on tour with ‘Dudu Fisher Coming to America’, a one-man show comprising of selected scenes of Fiddler on the Roof, The Jazz Singer and Yentl musicals that he performed around the United States.

Returning to the stage in Israel in 2006, Dudu Fisher brought back the Yiddish and Klezmer music to the Yiddishpiel Theatre. Charming all audiences with his last show called Jerusalem, Fisher continues to tour in the United States and European countries with this performance that started in Jerusalem. From the Sydney Opera House in Australia, to Madison Square Garden in New York, from the Budapest Opera House to the Bolshoi Theater in Moscow, he performs in order to bring joy to people around the world.

Tue, Dec. 16, 2007 at 9:00PM

Yehoram Gaon Concert

Thu, Dec. 21, 2006 at 9:00PM

Hanukkah Celebrations

Wed, Dec. 28, 2005 at 9:00PM

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