Israeli Chamber Project

The New York Times: 8 Best Classical Music Moments - Diplomatic Harp

The New York Times
By Corinna da Fonseca-Wollheim

A Valiant Return to the Met Opera: This Week’s 8 Best Classical Music Moments

Diplomatic Harp

The harp is a diplomatic instrument: There is something about its sound, so clear in its attack and so graceful in its decay, that suggests an openness to other points of view. As such it should be a prized chamber-music companion, a point eloquently made by the harpist Sivan Magen in a sparkling concert of music for mixed ensembles. Some of the most beautiful moments found him at his most self-effacing, like in the gorgeous first Interlude for Harp, Clarinet and Cello by Jacques Ibert, in which Mr. Magen’s pealing chords supported a soaring line in the cello with the clarinet — less heard than felt — adding just a hint of a draft in the melody’s sails. 

21CM: Surviving the First Decade

21CM: Surviving the First Decade

The odds of getting an ensemble off the ground can feel like those of launching a new restaurant. Most groups disband within a few short years for reasons that are often similar: Establishing a name in an already crowded market is tough, and the administrative burdens that come with it can make even the most organized group want to crawl into a hole. As the Israeli Chamber Project prepares to celebrate its tenth anniversary, we look back at what brought us here, at the challenges we faced and the lessons we learned along the way.

Blogcritics: Concert Review - Israeli Chamber Project (NYC, 8 April 2017)

Blogcritics: Concert Review - Israeli Chamber Project (NYC, 8 April 2017)

Mozart, Richard Strauss, and 20th-century composer Jean Françaix were on the menu Friday night at the Baruch Performing Arts Center as three members of the Israeli Chamber Project and guest violist Paul Neubauer served a repast of virtuosity and variety.

Jewish Journal: Israeli Chamber Project sets sights small for UCLA program

Jewish Journal: Israeli Chamber Project sets sights small for UCLA program

When members of the Israeli Chamber Project take the stage at the Jan Popper Theater in UCLA’s Schoenberg Music Building on Feb. 26, their interactions may provide a timely, if unintentional, example for U.S. residents and elected officials to follow amid today’s divisive political culture.