Between Red and White ‒ Live Music and Creative Arts
Between scintillating sips of red wines and white, festival-goers are invited to take a deep breath and enjoy the unusual musical performance of Amir Gewirtzman on the Festival stage, and to take a peek at the works of local artists and artisans.
Beyond its well-earned reputation as a prestigious wine festival, Wine & Plenty offers a heavenly ambiance along with culture and art. During the course of the evening, virtuoso instrumentalist Amir Gewirtzman will appear on the Festival stage, displaying his mastery of some 30 wind instruments from around the world, among them: saxophone, Scottish bagpipe, Baroque recorder, flute, Armenian duduk, horn, and clarinet. Playing these instruments, he creates multicultural links through his original compositions and traditional songs from far-flung lands.
His solo project, She'ifot/Neshifot (Inhalations/Aspirations), is a musical ID card that reflects the rich cultural diversity of Israel: West and East, ancient and modern, religious and secular, Jewish-Christian-Moslem, and more. His playing technique is unique, blowing on one or more instruments simultaneously, accompanying himself on percussion, recording and playing arrangements live until the audience thinks it is hearing the Big Band of a single musician.
With Gewirtzman's music and the bouquet of fine wines as the backdrop, visitors can also have an aesthetic experience with creative artists at their 'Open Studio' on the Festival grounds.
All the live in the area and have outstanding reputations among Israeli artists and craftspeople:
Michael Minkoff - A veteran ceramicist, Minkoff throws his functional wares on the wheel before the eyes of the audience. His ceramics are known by their simple lines and special artistic touches. Minkoff took the prize for Best Functional Piece in the annual exhibit of the London Association of Ceramic Artists, 2015.
Dina Argov - This painter, a Bezalel graduate and resident of Aviel, leads cooperative art workshops that enable the public to take part in the magic of creativity. Guests can enjoy her works during the Festival and get the hands-on feel of actively producing their own work of art.
Yael Halfi - A jeweler who lives in Karkur, Halfi puts together her jewelry using colourful hand-made glass beads. She will demonstrate the making of the beads and how they are designed into a range of necklaces, bracelets and more.
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