On Saturday, April 26th, Berklee College of Music will bring to the stage Israeli duo talYtali, otherwise known as pianist and vocalist Tal Even-Tzur and recorder player Tali Rubinstein, in a program of Israeli-influenced jazz at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. Hailing from Israel, Even-Tzur and Rubinstein will share the stage with special guests, violinist Layth Sidiq, born in Iraq and now hailing from Jordan, and cellist Naseem Alatrash of Palestine, to add additional flavors to their unique sound. The concert is part of the Kennedy Center's Conservatory Project, a showcase for outstanding students from America's finest music colleges and conservatories.
Even-Tzur and Rubinstein’s music is heavily inspired by Israeli traditional songs as well as their classical music education. Their music is complex yet accessible and their strong rhythms are cleverly juxtaposed by simple, beautiful melodies. talYtali’s first album, a self-titled collection of their music set to be released later this spring, was produced by multiple Grammy Award-winning Spanish producer and artistic director of the college’s Mediterranean Music Institute Javier Limón, whose latest album includes arrangements and performances by Even-Tzur and Rubinstein. Having recently returned from a tour in Spain, talYtali will perform a series of concerts with the Andalusian Orchestra in November 2014.
Audiences can catch talYtali’s free performance on April 26 at 6:00 p.m. in the Kennedy Center’s Terrace Theater, located at 2700 F Street NW, Washington, D.C. Because admission is free, early arrival is encouraged. The performance will be webcast live at Kennedy-Center.org, where past Berklee performances are also archived.
talYtali performing "Ad Olam" at the BiRN studios at Berklee: http://youtu.be/4-18-f0Y5Pw