Chamber Music Festival At The Dan Eilat
BY Dan Magazine DATE 19/05/2015
The Dan Eilat hotel, whilst hosting the Eilat Chamber Music Festival, honored the occasion by offering guests a hospitality experience with a musical atmosphere.
The Eilat International Chamber Music Festival attracts major musicians from around the world. Last February the festival celebrated a decade of excellence with an especially rich program at the Dan Eilat where a variety of guests from around the world attended. The artists included the Geneva Camerata Orchestra with the renowned cellist Steven Isserlis, the Italian Baroque Accordone ensemble with singer Marco Beasley, the Cologne Choir Soloists from Germany, the Maria Juncal’s Spanish Flamenco dancers etc. Additionally, this year the festival hosted two prominent Israeli musicians, Shem-Tov Levy, with a collection of his best chamber compositions and singer and actress Mira Awad. She performed with the veteran British ensemble the Fitzwilliam String Quartet in a spectacular concert combining British Baroque music, and music rearranged in a special composition for the chamber ensemble.
Dan Hotels is the main sponsor of the festival for the third consecutive year and as such Dan Eilat hosts all the festival’s concerts and Dan Panorama Eilat hosts the artist’s classes. The festival’s opening cocktail at the Dan Eilat was conducted in the presence of Mayor of Eilat Meir Yitzhak Halevi. Raffi Sadeh, CEO of Dan Hotels, together with Lior Mucznik, General Manager of Dan Eilat, hosted 300 chamber music lovers at the cocktail party along with many distinguished guests including Mickey Federmann, Dan Hotels Chairman of the Board of Directors and his wife Leora, Ami Harel , Chairman of the Board of Cellcom, Dov Kotler, the retiring CEO of Isracard, Carmi Gillon, former Shin Bet chief, Attorney Uri Slonim, chairman of Variety Club, and the festival’s management headed by Leonid Rozenberg.
Raffi Sadeh, CEO of Dan Hotels, said: “Dan Hotels has a commitment to promote art and culture in the country, so it is only natural for us to sponsor this important festival for the third consecutive year.”
At the Dan Eilat they didn’t just provide a superb venue for the festival‘s performances, the musical atmosphere permeated through-out the hotel and was expressed in an Israeli Art Exhibition of photo-graphs and sculptures relating to music. The exhibition was held in the lobby and at the entrance to the concert hall. Placemats, menus and other various items were specially designed for the event and were displayed at the festive breakfast that was served to the guests. “This year’s festival was very successful,” concludes Lior Mucznik, General Manager of Dan Eilat, “almost all 15 concerts were ‘sold out’, and the investment made in the festival certainly made it an extraordinary and unique event.”
Written by Dan Magazine