Meitar Ensemble

Monday, April 17, 2023 | 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.


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.

The internationally renowned Israeli ensemble will be in residence at the UI School of Music from April 17 - 23 and will present nine public concerts during that period, as well as any number of seminars and workshops with UI music students and faculty.  

WorldCanvass will be a blend of live musical performance and contextual conversation with Meitar Ensemble members about the pieces to be performed during the festival and, more generally, about the contemporary music scene in Israel. The week-long festival featuring music by living Israeli composers is hosted by the UI Center for New Music, with support from UI International Programs and UI School of Music.

Location: Voxman Recital Hall at the UI School of Music, 93 E. Burlington Street, Iowa City, Iowa 52240

Pre-show reception from 5 - 5:30 p.m.

The reception and program are free and open to the public.

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. 

Banner image credit: Meitar Ensemble, Joel Ron


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.