Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Free Concerts

  • On Monday afternoons, Kol HaMusica (a service of the Israel Broadcast Authority http://www.iba.org.il/ ) invites the public to a free concert at the Jerusalem theater.
  • Tickets are handed out at 4. The concert is at 5.
  • Yesterday the program was part of a Schubert festival -- lieder interspersed with string quartet and string quintet. Last week a Japanese violist played solo and ensemble.
  • You could listen on the radio, or have the experience of wonderful music with an appreciative audience.
  • The cafe in the lobby serves excellent coffees and the tasty salads usual in Israel with some of the best bread.
  • Beneath the theater (entry from outside) Yan's Coffee House offers atmosphere so thick that the staff provides flashlights. Because of the 35NIS minimum per person, we left without ordering.

Copyright 2008 Jane S. Fox

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Monday, February 04, 2008

Light Rail

  • On Sderot Herzl -- which runs from near Jerusalem's central bus station, past Kiryat Moshe and Beit HaKerem (http://jerusalemblog.blogspot.com/2006/06/beit-hakerem.html ) -- to Har Hertzl) they have laid tracks for the promised light-rail system.
  • To my eyes the gauge seems to be the standard for regular trains.

Copyright 2008 Jane S. Fox