Noa, one of Israel’s leading global music acts and her longtime creative collaborator Gil Dor are set to perform on Saturday, March 24 at 20:00 (8:00 p.m) at UCLA Live in Los Angeles (California).
In this program, Noa and Gil Dor explore contemporary Hebrew Song, from its origins rooted in folk tradition, through the classical composers that put the poetry of the revived biblical language to music, and to their own original songwriting, which is inspired and influenced by all of the above.
The concert features highlights from Noa and Gil’s latest release, The Israeli Songbook, a collection of classic Hebrew songs arranged for and recorded with the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra. The evening will feature some of Noa’s most beloved songs, as well as traditional Jewish Yemenite songs and compositions inspired by Hebrew poet, Rachel.
Known in Israel by her given name Achinoam Nini, Noa is one of Israel’s leading international concert and recording artists. Born in Tel-Aviv in 1969, Noa lived in New York from age 2 until her return to Israel at the age of 17, where she served the mandatory two years in the Israeli Army in a military entertainment unit. She then studied music at the Rimon School of Jazz and Contemporary Music where she met her longtime partner and collaborator Gil Dor.
Gil Dor was born in 1952 in Israel and studied classical guitar with the late Menashe Bakish, one of Israel’s foremost masters of guitar. Following his military service in an entertainment unit, he continued his studies in jazz and classical theory and composition at Berklee and Queens College. Upon returning to Israel in 1981, Gil established himself as a guitarist as well as an arranger and composer, performing live jazz and rock and recording with leading artists in Israel.
Together, the pair has released 15 albums with more than 2.5 million copies sold worldwide.
Saturday, March 24 at 8 p.m. (doors 7 p.m.)
UCLA Live at Royce Hall
340 Royce Drive, UCLA Campus
Tickets available at uclalive.org, the UCLA Box Office at 310.825.2101, or via Ticketmaster ($20-$55).