The Israeli Music Festival, under the musical direction of the composer and musician Dr Boaz Ben Moshe was launched at the Jerusalem Theater on 19.9.2012. In the course of the festival performances are held at the Rappaport Center in Haifa, Tel Aviv Museum, the Berkowitz Community Center in Nazareth and the Beer Sheva Performing Arts Center.
This important festival gives the public the opportunity to move among the diverse musical worlds that make up the Israeli human patchwork. The festival features many performances, some of them international premieres, by both established and emerging Israeli artists.
The gala opening concert at the Jerusalem Theater featured the work Midnight Vigil by composer of the year Mordechai Seter. Other works by Seter will be performed during the festival and throughout the year. The National Library's Music Department holds the personal archive of Mordechai Seter, which includes all his manuscripts, correspondence, prizes and pictures (MUS 110).
Composer Tsippi Fleischer, who recently transferred her archive to the National Library's Music Department, will be represented by a new work, the oratorio Avram for women's chorus, 4 harps and 4 violins. The entire Tsippi Fleischer collection will soon be available on the Music Department website, including her manuscripts and audio files of her works (121 MUS).