News | 29.09.2011

Snow Show Symphony

Two great masters of 20th century — the violinist Gidon Kremer and the clown Slava Polunin –have premiered a unique joint performance in September of 2011 in Jerusalem.

Classical music and the art of the mime may seem to be quite distant from each other. The fact that Kremer and Polunin wish to bring the two together gives all of us the chance to witness and experience an unpredictable performance — which is meant to speak to all children, from age 5 to age 99.

Gidon Kremer has performed with the best conductors of our time — Karajan, Bernstein, Harnoncourt, Abbado, Mehta, among others. In his almost fifty-year career, he has always surprised us with unusual projects: for example, his worldwide performance of Piazzolla’s operita “Maria de Buenos Aires”; and more recently, in cooperation with M. Argerich, Yo Yo Ma, K. Zimerman and others, the presentation of his concert-show “Being Gidon Kremer,” which one day soon will visit our country as well.

Slava Polunin, as mime – and fool on the side – has conquered many of the world’s important stages and has received numerous awards while keeping his artistry at the highest level.

Kremer will be accompanied by the orchestra he established 15 years ago, the Kremerata Baltica; while Polunin, as usual, will have his crew composed of some of the most gifted mimes of our day. To see these two artists — and their colleagues — perform together will be an absolutely unique experience accessible to audience of all ages.

In the end what brought the two artists together is HUMOR. In contrast to a good number of other comedians, Kremer and Polunin take very seriously their mission to inspire people. This makes them a very special team.

The audience should be prepared to be moved to tears and outbursts of laughter, while at the same time they can be sure to leave the hall enriched by something they never saw or felt before.