Monday, November 4, 2013

Water Music

Two grandmas sit on the bench near one of Beer Sheva's many shpritzing fountains. 
To their right is the Samuel Rubin Music Conservatory.

Israel Arts Directory website informs us that it is a
Municipal Conservatory which teaches western music (keyboard, stringed instruments, wind instruments, music theory) to young people aged 6 to 18 years. The majority of its students are high-school students who attend the Conservatory several times each week to study music, working towards high-school matriculation. With its excellent auditorium the Conservatory is an important regional centre for musical activity. It is the home of the Israel Be’er Sheva Sinfonietta  and also hosts regular concert series, conferences, seminars, masterclasses and other activities.
 (For Our World Tuesday meme.)


  1. A good slice of life shot. From that mission statement, the Conservatory certainly takes its role seriously.

  2. I would expect a high standard of music from that establishment.

  3. VP, in Russian, babushka actually means grandmother.

  4. I know the Russian term and usually is not an affective term toward strangers... Is it of common use in Israel now?

  5. VP, I was just guessing. They looked like grandmas on the bench, and there is a huge Russian presence in Beersheva, so I just wrote babushka. But I am not aware of how or if it is used in Israel these days.
    Once I was with little Libby in the elevator at Hadassah Ein Kerem. Two older women, speaking only Russian, got in. One smiled and referred to me as a babushka, which I understood as "grandmother."
    That's all I know . . .

  6. It's wonderful to have music taught and celebrated everywhere. The fountain must certain provide some wonderful rhythms.

  7. That is a great asset for the community, and especially for the music lovers who live in the area.


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