Concert Production

Shalhavet Productions

"Promoting cultural understanding and peace
between diverse peoples through music and the arts."

EnsembleShalhevet Productions recognizes music as an expression of humanity’s most profound perceptions, yearnings and aspirations. Music is able to traverse borders and break down barriers of all kinds: national, ideological, racial and religious--and to connect people of diverse backgrounds and traditions.  Founded by Sheldon Sands in 1999 and operating both independently and on behalf of fine sponsoring organizations,  Shalhevet Productions continues to bring outstanding music of the World to Colorado audiences. 


A Concert History


The Poetry of Peace, Spiritual Music of the Middle East featuring Omar Faruk Tekbilek Ensemble and Davka, Boulder Theater, October 1999

Music for Peace featuring Nabil Azzam and Sasha Toperich with Sherefe, Boulder Public Library Auditorium, November 2000

The Perfume Road with Yair Dalal and the Al Ol Ensemble, First Baptist Church, Boulder, September 2001, sponsored by the Yesod Foundation

Dead Sea Strolls CD release concert featuring Sheldon Sands, Eyal Sela, Yinon Muallem and members of Sherefe Chautauqua Community House, Boulder, March 2002

Authentic Music of Uzbekistan with Tofahan Pinkasola Ensemble, Boulder JCC, 2002

Yair Dalal and Friends Boulder, 2003

Latif Bolat Ensemble Boulder 2005 and 2008

Yair Dalal and Ty Burhoe Denver and Boulder 2005/06

Music Masters of the Middle East with Rachid Halihal and Yinon Muallem Boulder, 2005

World Music for Hurricane Katrina Victims- A Benefit Concetr, Naropa University, Nov, 2005

Divahn featuring Galeet Darashti produced on behalf of The Center For Judaic Studies, DU, Denver, 2007

Charming Hostess produced on behalf of The Center For Judaic Studies, DU, Denver and Boulder, 2007 and 2008

Beyond the Pale co-produced with Standing Ovation Productions, Boulder, 2008

Sherefe Boulder 2008

Light from the Desert featuring Naser Musa, Yair Dalal and Ty Burhoe, CU Boulder and DU Denver, 2008, produced on behalf of The Mizel Museum and ISIME

Southern Journey - A Tribute to Alan Lomax  featuring Marta Burton and ensemble, produced on behalf of the Colorado Musician’s Consortium, Boulder Chautauqua, 2009

World Music for Haiti- A Benefit Concert -with Nii Armah Sowah & 1000 Voices Project, Jayme Stone, Grant Gordy, Bamboche, Saltanah Middle Eastern Ensemble, Ian Hutchison, James Grubb, Libra Moon Trio, Marta Burton, Sandra Wong, Naropa University, March 13th, 2010

Let My People Go: Songs of Freedom and Liberation -with Southern Journey & the Boulder Klemer Consort, Boulder Mennonite Church, April 2, 2011

Latif Bolat-An Enchanted Evening of Turkish Mystical Music- with Jesse Manno and James Hoskins, Nevei Kodesh Concert Series, Dec 4, 2014

Five Spice World Music Ensemble- Nevei Kodesh Concert Series, May 2, 2015

Planina- An Evening of Songs from Eastern Europe- Nevei Kodesh Concert Series, Nov 7th, 2015

Opa! A Night of Soulful Sounds from Athens to Jerusalem-with Sherefe, Faye Nepon & the Boulder Klezmer Consort, Nevei Kodesh Concert Series, Dec 5th, 2015

Southern Journey: Black, White and Brown Blues- Nevei Kodesh Concert Series, January 23rd, 2016

Marrakech Express- Music of North Africa, Andalusia and the Middle East, Nevei Kodesh Concert Series, Feb 27th, 2016

Carla Sciaky & Propinquity Reunion Concert- Saturday, Nevei Kodesh Concert Series, April 16th, 2016

Bill Douglas & Kaleidoscope, featuring Ty Burhoe and Sandra Wong-Nevei Kodesh Concert Series, May 7th, 2016

Adam Agee and Jon Sousa in Concert -Nevei Kodesh Concert Series, June 5th, 2016

Colcannon Irish Ensemble--Nevei Kodesh Concert Series, Sept 10th, 2016

World Music Trio: Landes, Wong & Gadbaw- -Nevei Kodesh Concert Series,November 6th, 2016

Family Concert with Rabbi Joe Black -produced for ACE at the Boulder JCC/Levin Hall, Nov 13th, 2016

Andy Statman Trio-Between Heaven and Earth -produced for ACE at the Boulder JCC/Levin Hall, Nov 13th, 2016

The Ljuba Davis Ladino Ensemble --produced for ACE at the Boulder JCC/Levin Hall, Nov 17th, 2016

Klezmania! A New Musical and Culinary Christmas Eve Tradition, with the Boulder Klezmer Consort and Special Guests---produced for ACE at the Boulder JCC/Levin Hall, Dec 24th, 2016


Affiliations & Sponsors


Yesod Foundation
Addison Mini Grant
BCAA Mini Grant
ACE at the Boulder JCC
The Boulder Weekly
KGNU 88.5

"Music may achieve the highest of all missions: She may be a bond between nations, races and states, who are strangers to one another in many ways; She may unite what is disunited, and bring peace to what is hostile."

- Dr. Max Bendiner



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