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Israeli String Orchestra of Arad, Newton, MA, 17 Jun 2009

The Israeli String Orchestra of Arad comes to Newton for one performance

In an unusual visit outside of Israel, the 13-member string orchestra of Arad arrives at Temple Reyim, Newton, for one concert, Wed. evening, June 17. 7:30 pm. Long considered by many to be one of the best in Israel, the orchestra is performing its first concert outside of Israel since 2006, when it toured Canada.

Consisting of young talented musicians, the orchestra plays classical and modern pieces, including pieces by Israeli composers. Some pieces feature vocals in Hebrew, Yiddish, or English. Much of its repertoire is played by the finest orchestras all over the world.

The orchestra comes from Arad, Israel, a small town that lies at the border of the Negev and Judean deserts, between Beersheva and the Dead Sea. The modern town sits near the site of Tel Arad, an ancient city of the same name. While visiting Newton, the orchestra will be hosted for two nights in the homes of Temple Reyim members.

The only performance by the orchestra in Newton will be Wed., June 17, at 7:30pm at Temple Reyim, 1860 Washington St. The cost is $10 for adults; free for students and children. Temple Reyim is handicapped accessible with plenty of free adjacent parking and easy access from the Woodlawn MBTA stop (Green line, D train). For more information contact the Temple Reyim office, 617-527-2410

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