Patients and staff at a large hospital in the Israeli coastal metropolis of Tel Aviv enjoy a concert by Igor Levit. The star pianist causes a surprise.
Star pianist Igor Levit surprised doctors and patients at a large hospital in the Israeli coastal metropolis of Tel Aviv with a spontaneous performance. “When the lobby of Ichilov Hospital becomes Carnegie Hall,” German Ambassador Steffen Seibert wrote on X, formerly Twitter. “In solidarity with Israel and the Jewish people everywhere.” A video showed patients and medical staff listening to the well-known pianist playing the piano.
In a massacre on October 7th in Israel, around 1,200 people were killed and 239 were kidnapped by terrorists from Hamas and other groups. Thousands were injured, many of whom were treated in Tel Aviv clinics.
Levit criticized X for saying that a large part of the German cultural landscape had reacted to the massacre with silence. This remained the case “when an explosion of anti-Semitism and hatred of Jews followed, both from radical Islamic circles and right-wing extremist groups as well as from parts of the left; when ‘Death to the Jews’ was chanted and excused as ‘criticism of Israel’.” Things can’t go on like this.
On the pianist’s initiative, the Berliner Ensemble called for a solidarity concert “Against silence. Against anti-Semitism.” on November 27th.
I am an author and journalist who has worked in the entertainment industry for over a decade. I currently work as a news editor at a major news website, and my focus is on covering the latest trends in entertainment. I also write occasional pieces for other outlets, and have authored two books about the entertainment industry.