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Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance

The Jerusalem Conservatory of Music was founded in 1933. Thanks to funds donated by Samuel Rubin, a new building was erected in 1958, and its name was changed to the Rubin Academy of Music, reflecting its enhanced status. After the Dance Department was established, in 1960, the name was expanded to its present-day version. Since 1985, the Academy has been located, as an independent institution, on the grounds of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Givat Ram, West Jerusalem. At the time of Nordheim’s first trip to Israel, when he visited the Academy on 29 January 1990, its vice-chancellor was the conductor and composer Mendi Rodan (1929–2009), who from 1972 to 1976 appeared many times as guest conductor of the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra. Nordheim delivered a lecture on Norwegian music and presented the design for his installation at the world exhibition in Osaka, Poly-Poly. In a composition class, he spoke of the ideas contained in his works. He also held conversations with the composition teachersMark Kopytman, Tzvi Avni and Menachem Zur, as well as being made an honorary member of the Academy.

During Nordheim’s next visit to Israel, in 1996, Bat-Sheva Savaldi-Kolberg and Richard Assayas performed his Duplex for violin and viola in a concert at the Academy, and the trombonist Emma Boyd performed The Return of the Snark at the Eden-Tamir Centre. (jc)

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13 Øvre Jegerborggate, Larvik Other
3 Olavsgate, Larvik Other
Artists' House Other
Arts Council Norway Other
Bayreuth Appearances
Bekkelaget Sewage Treatment Plant Other
Bergen Festival Appearances
Brekstad in Ørland commune Other
British Broadcasting Corporation Radio / TV
Calmeyergaten Mission House Appearances
City Hall Other
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Danish National Symphony Orchestra
Den Nationale Scene Appearances
Edition Wilhelm Hansen
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Håkonshallen Appearances
Henie-Onstad Art Centre in Baerum Education
Hergisheim Flats
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Israeli Radio Radio / TV
Israel Music Institute Other
Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance Other
Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra Appearances
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Appearances
Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music Education
Larvik church Churches / Places of worship
Lillehammer – Winter Olympic Games Other
Lodge Theatre Performance spaces
Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra Appearances
National Library Education
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Netherlands Dance Theatre
New Music Association
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Norwegian Academy of Music Education
Norwegian Opera Other
Norwegian Opera at the Folk Theatre Appearances
Norwegian Society of Composers Other
Norwegian Theatre I Other
Norwegian Theatre II Other
Norwegian University of Science and Technology NTNU Education
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NRK radio and television Radio / TV
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Old Lodge (Gamle Logen) Appearances
Orchester der Württembergischen Staatsoper Appearances
Osaka Congress Hall (EXPO 70)
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Oslo Conservatory of Music Education
Oslo Philharmonic Appearances
Polish Radio Experimental Studio Radio / TV
Quality Hotel Grand Farris Hotels / Inns
“Rendezvous” for strings Appearances
Rombergata School Education, Other
Royal Norwegian Consulate General, New York Other
Royal Swedish Academy of Music Education
Santori Horu (Suntory Hall) Appearances
Storedal Cultural Centre Other
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SWR Sinfonieorchester Baden-Baden und Freiburg Appearances
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Trento Other
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