Dr. Astrith Baltsan holds Concerts in English
Audiences Continue to be Moved by Dr. Astrith Baltsan's Hatikva Concerts - in English
Beit Hatfutsot is the proud and natural home for Dr. Astrith Baltsan's evocative performance entitled "Hatikva." The concert, based on Israel's national anthem, Hatikva, explores the wonder of Jewish continuity and the rebirth of the State of Israel. The words of the anthem reflect the turbulent drama of Jewish life through the ages as the sounds of Hatikva resonate throughout Beit Hatfutsot and continue to touch the diverse audiences who come to listen to this moving concert.
In the past year, more than thirty performances were attended by over 5,000 people. Participants have included schoolchildren, college students, I.D.F. soldiers, organizational delegations and the general public, as well as dignitaries, among them the Chairman of the Jewish Agency, Mr. Natan Sharansky, the Minister of Public Diplomacy and Diaspora Affairs, MK Yuli Edelstein, Minister of Education, MK Gideon Saar, Chief Rabbi of Tel Aviv - Jaffa, Rabbi Israel Meir Lau, and many other public figures.
In light of this huge success, Beit Hatfutsot together with Dr. Baltsan is now embarking on the second season of "Hatikva." This season will include a number of shows in English.
Dr. Astrith Baltsan was born in Tel Aviv and began playing the piano at the age of eight. At her recitals, Dr. Baltsan demonstrates a unique style for which she has been awarded a special prize for art from the Tel Aviv Municipality. In addition, Dr. Baltsan has written two books, and together with her husband, Dr. Moshe Zorman established the music chair at the Einav Center for Music in Tel Aviv.