Romantic Concert: Yaniv d’Or and Gil Shohat
Israel Friends launches 2013 activities with enchanting concert by Yaniv d’Or and Gil Shohat
Gideon Hamburger, Chairman of the Israel Friends of Beit Hatfutsot, and Irit Admoni Perlman, Director, hosted the Business Forum and the Israel Friends of Beit Hatfutsot at a charming and romantic recital How Sweet is the Pain of Love performed by opera singer Yaniv d'Or and pianist Gil Shohat, on January 7, 2013.
Despite the heavy rain, the festive concert was attended by Irina Nevzlin Kogan, Chair of Beit Hatfutsot’s Board of Directors and her husband, Michael Kogan, Dan Tadmor, CEO Beit Hatfutsot, Younes and Soraya Nazrian, Eti and Gad Propper, Ami and Lizika Sagy, Shalom and Ziva Zeidler; Hedva and Gil Sharon, and other friends and supporters.
The crowd was treated to a wonderful romantic concert that included Italian and French romantic arias together with songs from musicals and Israeli songs with a modern twist.
The guests warmed up before the concert at a reception followed by a tour of the new exhibition Threads of Silk: The Story of Bukharan Jewry which opened at Beit Hatfutsot in early January. The exhibition surveys the rich world of the Jews of Bukhara – one of the oldest Jewish communities.
Irit Admoni Perlman welcomed the guests and commented, "2012 was a year of tremendous activity which culminated with the spectacular fashion show Here Comes the Bride inspired by the Beit Hatfutsot synagogue models and revealed to the public during Gindi Fashion Week Tel Aviv. The fashion show, which was organized together with Fashion Department at Shenkar College of Engineering and Design, was a huge success and a fantastic way to end 2012. Tonight, together with Gideon Hamburger, Chairman of the Israel Friends, I am happy to open 2013 with a wonderful performance by Gil Shohat and Yaniv d'Or. The funds we raise at these events allow children, soldiers and families from the periphery to come to Beit Hatfutsot and enjoy the activities offered by the museum.”