CEME (Contemporary Encounters by Meitar Ensemble) Festival and Master Courses are a unique platform for the promotion of contemporary music and exposure of engaged young musicians to this special musical field. In CEME 2020 Meitar Ensemble will host two celebrated composers: Helmut Lachenmann (Germany) and Philippe Leroux (Canada). They will be joining us for 5 full teaching days, working with a class of highly-gifted young composers who were hand-picked for this master course.
On the performative side, the Meitar Ensemble and its conductor in residence, Pierre-André Valade, will join forces with the wonderful Ensemble l'Itinéraire from France. The participants of the composition master course will write short pieces that will be premiered by the members of the ensembles as part of the festival's program, in addition to major pieces by Lachenmann & Leroux.
Meitar Ensemble is one of the most prominent contemporary music groups in Israel. For the past eight years the ensemble has been