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"Portrait of a Friendship" concert

Date: Saturday, June 1, 2019, 7:30 pm
Venue: The Chalmers Performance Space in the Canadian Music Centre (20 St. Joseph Street, Toronto ON M4J 1Y9)

In celebration of the 70th anniversary of diplomatic relationship between Canada and Israel, the TME is pleased to bring a meaningful moment to public in the "Portrait of a Friendship" Concert. As a symbol of friendship between two countries, the program is focused on internationally acclaimed Israeli composer, Dr. Ofer Ben-Amots' unique works based on the rich cultural Jewish heritage and works of Gideon Gee-Bum Kim, Ofer's long standing friend and the TME's artistic director.



*Two Movements from "Montage Music" for clarinet, violin, cello and piano (2017)
(Ofer Ben-Amots): Inspired by Bebe Krimmer's art works
I. Departure – Prologue
II. Velocity of Rotation

*^Two Poems and Epilogue for flute and guitar (2004/2006, rev. 2018)
(Gideon Gee-Bum Kim)
i. poem 1
ii. poem 2
iii. epilogue

*Nigun of the Seven Circles for viola and piano (2008)
(Ofer Ben-Amots)


*Julnori I for violin (1996)
(In Memory of Mark Kopytman)
(Gideon Gee-Bum Kim)

**Riddle for clarinet, violin, cello and piano (2007)
(Gideon Gee-Bum Kim): Inspired by the Samson's riddle written in the Book of Judges
I. Unanswered Question
II. Kept Poem​
III. Unforgettable Dance

^Impromptu on the Korean folk tune, "Doraji" for piano (2017)
(Gideon Gee-Bum Kim)

*^Bulgar Genevois from "From Darkness to Light" for clarinet, violin, and piano (2016)
(Ofer Ben-Amots)


*Canadian premiere
**Ontario premiere
^World premiere as the version

Gideon Gee-Bum Kim, managing/artistic directo
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