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Elias Duo

Jazz in the Garden

Taiseer Elias was one of the pioneers of the world music scene in the 90s with his band Bustan Abraham. Today, he is one of the world’s best-known oud players and heads the Eastern Music Department at the Jerusalem Music Academy. His precise compositions and improvisations reinvigorate the standards of Arabic music and take listeners on a musical journey through the age-old cultures. At Jazz in the Garden, Taiseer enters into a musical dialog with his daughter Sireen Elias, a multi-award-winning pianist.

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Map with all buildings that belong to the Jewish Museum Berlin. The Old Building is marked in green


Museum Garden (in case of bad weather in the Glass Courtyard)
Lindenstraße 9–14, 10969 Berlin

As the Elias Duo, they focus on Arabic-Turkish art music of the 19th and 20th centuries, on musical genres such as Longa, Samaie, Tahmila and Taksim and on original compositions by Taiseer Elias. A musical feast for friends of Oriental world music!

Taiseer Elias oud
Sireen Elias pian

In cooperation with the Yiddish Summer Weimar 2018

Taiseer Elias

photo: Shmulik Balmas

Taiseer Elias is considered the leading figure in classical Arabic music in Israel. He founded the Orchestra of Classical Arab Music in Israel and has released several albums with the Israeli group Bustan Abraham. As head of the Eastern Music Department at the Jerusalem Music Academy, professor of musicology at Bar Ilan University and director of Arabic Music Education at the Israeli Ministry of Education, he leads workshops and master classes around the world.

Sireen Elias

photo: Yuval Shaked - Univesity of Haifa

Sireen Elias studied at the Dunie Weizman Conservatory of Music in Haifa and has won numerous piano competitions for young musicians in Israel. She has played solo performances with the Haifa Symphony Orchestra and in numerous chamber music concerts, writes arrangements for the Arab-Jewish Orchestra at the University of Haifa and tours with them in Israel and abroad.

Let’s Picnic!

Enjoy the jazz matinees with a picnic hamper from the museum café.
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