Three internationally acclaimed Israeli-born musicians—pianist Inon Barnatan, violinist Itamar Zorman and cellist Amit Peled—celebrate the grand opening of Armstrong's world-premiere exhibit "Kingdom of David and Solomon Discovered" with their thrilling program titled “Uncovering Greatness,” featuring composers and pieces honoring the rich musical tradition of the Jewish culture.
Mendelssohn: Rondo Capriccioso op. 14 (solo piano)
Bloch: Suite “From Jewish Life” for cello and piano
Ben-Haim: Berceuse Sfaradite for violin and piano
Bernstein: West Side Story Suite, arr. for Violin and Piano
Mendelssohn: Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor, Op. 49
Armstrong International Cultural Foundation announces the grand opening of its newest archaeology exhibit, “Kingdom of David and Solomon Discovered” on Sunday, Feb. 25, 2024, at 2:00 p.m. (Central Time) at Armstrong Auditorium on the campus of Herbert W. Armstrong College in Edmond, Okla. The grand opening will be celebrated in a concert titled “Uncovering Greatness,” featuring three internationally acclaimed Israeli-born musicians: pianist Inon Barnatan, violinist Itamar Zorman and cellist Amit Peled.
Tickets to the concert start at $40 for adults and $35 for youth ages 6-17 and include entry to the exhibit.
The exhibit includes over three dozen artifacts from biblical Israel’s First Temple period, and will mark the world premiere of the extraordinary Ophel inscription, which some have linked to the biblical Queen of Sheba’s visit to King Solomon.
“This exhibit is totally unique,” said Brad Macdonald, curator for the exhibit. “This is the first time such a diverse collection of 10th-century artifacts and archaeological features have been collected in one place and presented in the broader scientific, historic and biblical context to showcase the impressive nature of the kingdom of Israel during the reign of kings David and Solomon.”