As summer draws to a close, the nights grow clear and the air is crisp and fresh, the Jerusalem Sacred Music Festival fills the most complex and holy city in the world with a heavenly atmosphere. From within the walls of the Old City, from bustling squares, from the center of a regenerating city and from enchanted spaces under star-studded skies, a brand new voice rises up and fills Jerusalem with a new and harmonious song.
The Jerusalem Sacred Music Festival is much more than a festival of first-class music. It is a pure, clear and courageous call to artists and guests of every race, religion and nationality to come to Jerusalem to celebrate themselves and all that they consider sacred. It is a festival that turns Jerusalem into a place where utopia is offered the chance, if only for a week, to burst through the city’s daily reality into a place that hosts artists and audiences from across the globe in a spirit of equality and respect; a pilgrimage site where a new reality can be constructed based on past and present.
Now in its fourth year, the Jerusalem Sacred Music Festival 2015 will achieve a new depth. We are honored to present an even more expansive cultural program and to provide you with the opportunity to delve into new musical styles and encounter musical combinations that you have never heard before. We are also delighted to offer you a chance to savor original and unforgettable productions, to share a refreshing, transformative and once-in-a-lifetime experience, and to invite you to take part in a musical celebration spanning continents, definitions, and faiths.
Come join us on a journey of discovery that begins in the ears and ends in the heart. Come to Jerusalem. Come in peace!
The festival program is rich and varied and in order to ensure that you get the best out of it, we are offering reduced prices when purchasing tickets for multiple events.
On purchasing two tickets for different events—a 10% discount on the second ticket (the cheaper of the two).
On purchasing three tickets for different events—a 12.5% discount on the two cheapest tickets.
On purchasing four tickets for different events—a 15% discount on the three cheapest tickets.
On purchasing five tickets for different events—a 20% discount on the four cheapest tickets.
The special prices for advance booking are available as long as stocks last .
Due to the high demand and the limited number of places, tickets for the “Tracing Sanctity” events are conditional on purchasing a ticket for one of the festival performances.
The festival’s artistic team will presently publish recommended ticket packages.
Cancellations must be within 14 days of the transaction and at least 14 working days before the date of the event for which the ticket has been purchased. Tickets purchased 7 working days before the performance are not eligible for reimbursement.
For information about ticket purchases for groups, please contact Giora Israel at: 055-6656055 or firstname.lastname@example.org
For all ticket purchases and inquiries, please contact the Jerusalem Season of Culture box office at: 02-6535854 or email@example.com
A city is merely the sum of the houses, streets, woodland, and people who live in it. The In-House Festival, now in its fifth year, is feeling mature enough to move out of the four walls of the city’s private homes and into the crazy urban jungle called Jerusalem where it will reflect on the current status of the city by way of its ruins, streets and veteran institutions, from inside and out, using both a personal and collective perspective.
This year the festival will extend the idea of what constitutes a home even further and challenge this with performances and artistic interactions that will inspire feelings of warmth, comfort and yearning, alongside feelings of exclusion, dread and detachment.
This year, more than ever, we will try to leave behind the more conventional structures and explore the meaning of “home” in public spaces. This year, more than ever, we will explore what happens when the floor shakes under the communal home.
Just like every year, we will offer you a series of intimate theatrical performances in private homes, open spaces or public institutions, performances which will shine a new light on the venue, the artistic creation and the audience and which will stay with you long after you close the door and move on.
Just like every year, Jerusalem will provide us with unforgettable stories just waiting to be told.
Just like every year, the perfect visit to the In-House Festival should include a number of performances each evening. We recommend that you check the list of performances to see which package works best for you. Alternatively, you can trust us and order one of our specially prepared packages.
Come and join us, we’re at home.
Artistic Director: Dafna Kron
Producer: Lia Lerer
Jerusalem Season of Culture, Artistic Director: Itay Mautner
You already know how this works:
For one night of the year, the Israel Museum turns into a hub of raucous nighttime encounters during which art peels itself off the walls, pours out of the collections, and rolls out of the museum spaces and into the souls of the thousands of visitors. Tonight, these visitors are not just observers but partners who experience, respond, and charge the artistic creations with additional meaning.
In its sixth year, Contact Point continues to challenge itself and its guests. From dusk until three in the morning, dozens of artists will present fascinating and thought-provoking interactions throughout the museum and the art garden. Performance artists await you next to, between and inside artworks with which they will engage through music, dance, speech and other creative innovations to devise a new and exciting reality.
These nighttime experiences, which will unfold alongside and in tandem with the museum’s permanent and temporary exhibitions, will redefine the concept of a museum visit and its role in the contemporary art world. As part of the museum’s 50th celebrations, this summer’s program will include a series of special creations which have been produced especially for the jubilee year and which will offer you an alternative look at the museum’s 50 years of art.
The museum is young but the night is even younger and the adventure is just beginning.
Artistic Director: Renana Raz
Production Director: Neta Cohen
Producer: Hadas Balas
Jerusalem Season of Culture, Artistic Director: Itay Mautner
It all begins when you check in to Jerusalem’s Prima Royale Hotel for one hour
At reception you will be shown to your room: a double bed, crisp white sheets, television, towels, individually wrapped soaps. A hotel room just like the one next to it and pretty much like any other hotel room you have stayed in. In a hotel you are always far from home and close to yourself. In a room you have rented for a limited amount of time you are free to let go, go wild, hide away, or lose yourself in thought.
It is in a room like this, just an ordinary room, that “Knock Knock” will begin. An intimate event for multiple participants. A secret awaits you behind every door. Around 40 artists, video and sound professionals, actors, musicians, chambermaids, chefs, writers and directors, together and individually, will create a personal one-time experience for each participant.
And this is all we can tell you for now.
Creators and Artistic Directors: Michal Vaknin and Dafna Kron
Concept: Itay Mautner and Dafna Kron
Creative Team: Alit Kreiz, Binya Reches, Ofer Amram, Meital Raz, Neomi Levov, Marwan Aharon Alayan, YuvalHameiri, Amjad Hashem, Nataly Zukerman, ABRA ensemble--Chanan Ben Simon, Faye Shapiro and Yifeat Ziv, Vered Dror, Shira Petel, Liraz Pank, Tamar Bar, Yaron Steinberg, Jerusalem Street Orchestra, Ehud Vardi (partial list).
Production: Omer Elsheikh and Lia Lerer
Site Production Manager: Neta Meisels
Technical Management: Yaron Shavit
Site Design: Gal Groffit