Holiday of Music and Childhood
The 7th consecutive musical competition named after Z. Tcach was conducted by the KJJC with support of the Ministry of Culture of Moldova and National Philharmonic. As usual it took place during two days - December 4 and 5 both at the KJJC and Philharmonic premises. This time a record number of participants - about 250 - took part in the event. Kids from 7 to 17 years old from all over the country were divided by age groups and musical instruments types. Jury was composed of the most authoritative musicians and experts including the chair and members of the Union of Composers of Moldova, professors of the Academy of Music, Theater and Art, representatives of the musical lyceums and schools.
“We observe some kids for years, some came for the 1st time and I am happy to say that we have so many talents in our country”, said on of jury members.
“For us to come from Sarata Galbena settlement to Chisinau is a whole trip and event, but it is worth of as when our kids perform, we, teachers, parents, friends, are happy!”, told a participant’s mom.
The 2nd day was dedicated to Gala concert of the 1st places winners. The program was honored by presence and greeting of Monica Babuc, Minister of Culture of the Republic of Moldova.
The competition was covered in the social networks.
Yiddish sounds again
On Friday, November 25 the Concert Hall of the KJJC was full. “Yiddish Lid” (Yiddish Song) Theater from Israel presented a potpourri program in the frames of the 8th International Theatre Festival “Moldfest. Rampa. Ru” that took place in Chisinau. More than this, Vera Lozinski, the soloist, was born in Beltsy where she lived 16 years before making alia to Israel. She together with the concertmaster Alla Dantsig presented a brilliant duet of high musical professionals and just nice ladies.
The program that lasted over one hour recalled to many people from the audience the times of their childhood and youth when Yiddish was a vibrant alive language around which a whole culture was built.
“To be sincere, I just cried”, confessed Mira. “These melodies are from 50-60 years back for me. They came and gone with my grandmas, my mom. I feel so excited to hear them again!”
KJJC is a constant partner of the Festival organizers – Chisinau State Youth Theatre “From the Rose Street” and the “Russian World” Fund. The Festival is one of the most attractive cultural events of the year where creative groups from Russia, Israel, Ukraine, Germany, Lithuania, Georgia, Romania, etc. take part.
Global Day of Jewish Learning
On November 20 the next holiday of the Jewish knowledge and learning took place at the KJJC.
This time the main theme was Under the Same Sky: “The Earth is Full of Your Creations”. The program included discussion of the Jewish texts about the nature, beauty of the world, ecological issues, feeding and natural cycles and seasons.
A touching play “Flowers for Algernon” (written by Daniel Keyes) staged by Chisinau municipal theatre “From the Rose Street” ended the program.
Totally over 200 people attended the event.