by Daniel Hathaway
When we talked by telephone, Daphna Mor was at home in New York, packing for her upcoming trip to Cleveland. That can be complicated for a wind player getting ready to perform with Apollo’s Fire. “I’m laying out all my instruments and making sure I’m not forgetting anything tomorrow out of the ten or twelve I usually bring,” she said.
All of those will be put to use in “O Jerusalem,” a musical and poetical tour of the Jewish, Christian, Arab, and Armenian quarters of that ancient city, to be led by Jeannette Sorrell.
Mor will join soprano Amanda Powell, tenors Sorab Wadia and Jacob Perry, baritone Jeffrey Strauss, oud and qanun player Zafer Tawil and Brian Kay, plucked instruments, in four area performances beginning in Avon Lake on March 5, followed by Fairlawn (March 9), Cleveland Heights (March 10 — note venue change!), and the Cleveland Museum of Art (March 11). Some concerts will include projections.
Daphna Mor counts herself among the legions of children who were introduced to the recorder as students in elementary school — in her case, in the third grade in her hometown near Tel Aviv. [Read more…]