No Strings Attached: One Conductor's Plan to Save the Israel Chamber Orchestra

Yoav Talmi is back for his third stint at the helm of the Israel Chamber Orchestra, with grandiose plans to restore the beleaguered musical ensemble.

The Israel Chamber Orchestra has not seen much success in recent times. Over the past two decades, the frenzied turnover of general and musical directors has caused major unrest. Its constantly changing roster of directors exploited the orchestra in order to carry out weird experiments, before leaving or being asked to leave their posts. An ill social wind blew through its ranks...