Date & Price
Thursday, March 19, 2020 at 8:00 pm
Reserved Seating: $38
Gardens Preferred and Gardens Premium Members: $32*
Tickets include all-day Gardens Admission
Tickets limited. Sell out likely.
An internationally renowned artist of Yemenite origins, Noa is an Israeli-born, New York-raised singer-songwriter renowned for her artistry and her commitment to peace between Israelis and Palestinians. Inspired by her Letters to Bach—a 12-piece selection of Bach’s instrumental music with Noa’s contemporary lyrics and messages, produced by Quincy Jones—Noa and her long-standing musical collaborator and guitarist Gil Dor bring to the stage a selection of their diverse and inspiring repertoire in English, Hebrew, and Yemenite, accented by Noa’s exciting percussion playing.
Listen to Noa with Gil Dor
More about Noa
Noa has performed on the world’s most prestigious stages, including numerous performances at the Vatican for three Popes, the White House, Carnegie Hall, the Lincoln Center, and theaters throughout Europe. She has been produced and endorsed by Pat Metheny and Quincy Jones, and has shared the stage with Stevie Wonder, Sting, Andrea Bocelli, and many others. Noa has received many awards for her artistry and commitment to peace between Israelis and Palestinians, serving as Commander of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic, Goodwill Ambassador to the UN, and a Global Leader of Tomorrow.
On Letters to Bach, Noa has written English and Hebrew lyrics inspired by subjects as diverse as technology and religion, global warming and feminism, euthanasia, the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, and relationships in the age of social media.
More about Gil Dor
Gil Dor is Noa’s musical and artistic director, as well as her co-writer, arranger, producer, and guitarist. Born in Israel in 1952, Dor studied classical guitar, served in the Israeli Army as a musician in the entertainment unit, and continued his studies in the US concentrating on jazz at Berklee College in Boston and then classical theory and composition at Queens College in New York.
Upon returning to Israel in 1981, Dor established himself as a guitarist, arranger, and composer by performing live jazz and rock, and recording with leading artists in Israel. In 1983 and 1984, he taught jazz improvisation and guitar at the Jerusalem Academy of Music and in 1985, co-founded the Rimon School of Jazz and Contemporary Music in Ramat Hasharon, Israel. In his capacity as Rimon’s academic director for five years, Dor developed and wrote many core curricula as well as advanced courses. He has performed in jazz festivals in Israel and Europe with his own ensembles, and together with Al Di Meola. Since 1990, he has been working exclusively with Noa.
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