BlackRock will enter February in a unique fashion when extraordinary recorder player and vocalist Tali Rubinstein blows the top off the Mainstage. The distinctive composer from Israel will enchant the locals of Montgomery County with her one-of-a-kind recorder playing on Saturday, February 2 at 8 p.m.
Similar to the majority of children across the globe, Tali Rubinstein picked up the recorder in 2nd grade and, unlike most, never let it go. Her innate talent and professional baroque and renaissance training opened the opportunity for her to study in prestigious music institutions throughout Israel, and was the catalyst behind her winning a handful of scholarships and contests. As she continued to fine-tune her craft, she received a full-scholarship to attend Berklee College, becoming the first recorder player to ever study there.
Rubinstein has collaborated with a handful of notable musicians and producers throughout her career including Alejandro Sanz, Idan Raichel, jazz vocalist Kevin Mahogany, and multi Grammy-award winning producer Javier Limón, where she would have a hand in the Latin Grammy award-winning album “Entre 20 Aguas.” She would also perform as a soloist with The Israeli Andalusian Orchestra, the Manila Symphony Orchestra, and the Orchestra of Saint Luke’s at Carnegie Hall. Her fine-tuned recorder playing and vocals have allowed her to tour throughout a handful of countries, as well as perform at a myriad of noteworthy festivals such as the Israel Festival, First Night Festivals, and the Copenhagen World Music Festival. She was also named in Former U.S. President, Barack Obama’s “Favorite Songs of 2018” list for her feature on Historia De Un Amor by Tonina.
“Tali’s deployment of that instrument laid to rest the notion of the recorder as a beginner’s toy.” – JazzTimes
Patrons are encouraged to bring BYOF (Bring-Your-Own-Feast) to our Friday Night Series. Your picnic preferences could include take-out from the enormous array of excellent Germantown restaurants or a home-packed basket filled with your own munchies. No alcoholic beverages may be brought from off premises into the BlackRock facilities.