Alei Kinor -
Beer Sheba 2007 Alei Kinor - Beer Sheba 2007
The Eshkol-School choir from Beer Sheba (conducted by Yulia Balla) return to the original version with piano: the children start with exercises relating to the first song of the musical, then sing part of this song (it deals with composers and musical terms)
Contents of the short film: Naftaltzi, the klezmer
musician, with his sons > Esterl, the bride chosen
for Zemale > Zemale's song > the informer, Efraim
Klots, disrupts the wedding > concluding song in
praise of music
boy, Zemale, Shalom Aleichem's hero from the Jewish
shtetl, dreams of studying music. He comes up against
the adult world, the humiliations of matchmaking,
the ridicule which is the lot of the hungry klezmer
musicians…The child has nightmares, but in the end,
"Alei Kinor" was first produced in 1975 by the youthful
Beer Sheba Theater directed by Hanan Snir, with
Doron Tavori in the role of Zemale. In 1989 Snir
once more directed the musical for Tel Aviv's Habima
Director Rafi Niv who
was a child when the Beer Sheba Theatre was starting
up, remembered the musical's enchantment fondly
and directed it in his own version in Beer Sheba
in 2004. This entire production was filmed as a
Since 2005 many Israeli children choirs started to perform the musical intensively.
Since the love for this musical burst within the Israeli education system, it started to feature in school productions across the country.
One of the peaks of this trend is reflected in the fully staged production initiated by the Hess Elementary School in Petah Tikva, Israel (13.6.2011). The version they created there can be viewed as a prototype for the musical in its educational format.
Fleischer's music in the style of the musical provides
rare evidence of her talent in this field.