Thursday, March 9, 2023
Meitar Ensemble
The Meitar Ensemble, photographed by Joel Ron

WorldCanvass will launch the 2023 Provost’s Global Forum titled Festival of Contemporary Music from Israel with an intimate evening of music and conversation featuring the Meitar Ensemble and conductor Pierre-André Valade. 

WorldCanvass, hosted by Joan Kjaer and produced by International Programs, will blend live musical performances and contextual conversations with Meitar Ensemble members about the pieces to be performed during the festival and, more generally, about the contemporary music scene in Israel. 

The program will be held in the Recital Hall of the Voxman Music Building at the University of Iowa School of Music on Monday, April 17 from 5:30 - 7 p.m., with a pre-show reception in the outer lobby from 5 - 5:30 p.m. The reception and program are free and open to the public.  

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The first of nine free concerts, a Holocaust memorial concert, will be held on Tuesday, April 18 at 7:30 p.m. in the Voxman Music Building Concert Hall. This concert will feature the Meitar Ensemble.


WorldCanvass programs are recorded as audio podcasts and are available on Apple Podcast, the Public Radio Exchange (PRX), and the WorldCanvass website. This program is produced by UI International Programs in partnership with the UI School of Music. Audio production is provided by James Edel. 

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Amy Green in advance at or 319-335-1433. 


International Programs (IP) at the University of Iowa (UI) is committed to enriching the global experience of UI students, faculty, staff, and the general public by leading efforts to promote internationally oriented teaching, research, creative work, and community engagement.  IP provides support for international students and scholars, administers scholarships and assistance for students who study, intern, or do research abroad, and provides funding opportunities and grant-writing assistance for faculty engaged in international research. IP shares their stories through various media, and by hosting multiple public engagement activities each year.