The Levitas Bros.
latest release 'Round Midnight
(Flying Levi) explores Thelonious Monk
's seminal 'Round Midnight" as classical variations where the theme is followed by three freely composed variations. Each track is focused on one particular part from Monk's classic song. Track Listing
1. 'Round Midnight (5:21)
2. Var. I (4:56)
3. Interlude (1:11)
4. Var. II (5:28)
5. Var. III (4:26)
6. Round Midnight Reprise (Vocal Version)$5.94 at Amazon About the Levitas Bros.
Two brothers, two critically acclaimed musicians have developed a sound representative of jazz, modern classical and pop/rock music coexist in perfect harmony spanning three albums and numerous singles. Imagine blending the music of Pat Metheny
, Dmitry Shostakovich, and Emerson, Lake & Palmer... that's the Levitas Bros' music.About Eugene Levitas
Critically acclaimed composer and IMA (Independent Music Awards) winner Eugene Levitas belongs to a new generation of young composers. He is fluent in the diverse languages of classical, contemporary, jazz, electronic and even pop/rock music. Eugene's compositions and arrangements can be heard in concert halls, CD recordings, theaters and on television.
Levitas' concert music has been performed by many leading orchestras and artists including the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Israel Chamber Orchestra, Württemberg Chamber Orchestra of Heilbronn, Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, Arena Di Verona Orchestra, Moscow Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra, Chen Zimbalista, Yuri Bashmet and Moscow Soloists, Alex and Daniel Gurfinkel, Sharon Rostorf-Zamir and many others.
Jerusalem Post wrote, Levitas' concerto was a celebration of sounds rarely heard in concert halls..."
As a film composer, Levitas scored acclaimed documentaries such as Human Weapon
by Ilan Ziv for ARTE channel, Rescue Helicopters
(Gold Award in the Houston International Film Festival) directed by Elan Frank for National Geographic, Star Trek - The Next Generation
trailer for Star World TV.
As a producer and arranger Eugene Levitas has been involved in many multi platinum and gold records by leading Israeli artists such as Rita, Shlomo Artzi and Rami Kleinstein.
Ruth Gutman Ben-Zvi (regular contributor to the HaTzofe") wrote, Levitas not only has charm, but the knowledge and a rhythmical / melodic gift to compose modern, daring and beautiful music."About Dmitry Levitas
Dmitry Levitas is a critically acclaimed classical trumpet player. He has been awarded prizes and recognitions in various national and international competitions and during his career served as principal & 1st trumpet in leading orchestras in Israel and Ukraine including Israel Philharmonic Orchestra and the National Symphony Orchestra in Kiev. Since 2004 Dmitry has been the principal trumpet of the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra. During his career he has performed more than a thousand concerts around a globe with such world class conductors as Zubin Mehtha, Kurt Mazur, Claudio Abbado and others. In addition to his orchestra experience, he has had an extensive solo career.
As a soloist, he has performed a wide range of music styles, from baroque to modern classical, from chamber music to solos with an orchestra. In addition to classical music, Dmitry has a passion for other musical styles including pop, rock, and Jazz, which he is exploring with his band Levitas Bros. Together with his brother Eugene Levitas they have recorded three albums.