Israel Chamber Orchestra Redefines the Classics

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The Israel Chamber Orchestra approaches its 52nd season of 2017-2018 with musical director Ariel Zuckermann, and presents , free for subscribers only. For the first time, the classical concerts will also include music and art lectures, tours and more activities.

Redefining the classics at Bloomfield stadium. Credit: Eyal Hirsh

This year, alongside a great diverse of classical concerts, including varied masterpieces, original Israeli works and Jewish-related pieces, performed by worldwide and local soloists, choirs and ensembles, the orchestra will add music lectures with the violinist Elina Gurevitz, art lectures with pianist Irena Friedland, tours in Tel Aviv with Yossi Goldberg, interactive dance shows with professional dancers, after-parties at Pastel Restaurant and a lot more of surprises,.

The season includes beloved masterpieces such as "Don Giovanni", Mozart's Requiem, Piazzolla's "Four Season of Buenos Aires", Russian folk songs and Bach's 4th Brandenburg Concerto. The Israel Chamber Orchestra will also present "Song of Songs" by Noam Sheriff, the holocaust-related opera "The emperor of Atlantis" by Victor Ullmann and Baroque songs and arias performed by David D'or.

David D'or. Will perform in the concert "Prayer for David".Credit: Elad Guttman

Be sure to ensure your seat, while great soloists, choirs and ensemble take the stage: The cellist Laszlo Fenyo (Hungary), pianist Lukas Vondracek (Czech Republic), violinist Benjamin Schmidt (Austria), Guitarist Chico Pinheiro (Brazil), Ensemble Folklorico Lationoamericano, The Israeli Plectrum Orchestra, Voces Musicales Choir (Estonia), singers David D'or, Sasi Keshet and Keren Hader, Tango dancers and more to come, conducted by well-known conductors such as Anders Mustonen (Estonia), Adrian Sylveen (USA), Yaron Gorrfried, Gisele Ben Dor, Dmitry Yablonsky, Doron Salomon and of course, Ariel Zuckermann.

In welcoming the upcoming season, Ariel Zuckermann, Musical Director of Israel Chamber Orchestra, said: "What our orchestra has to offer is built out of three main ingredients: Concert's programming, artistic management and the quality of musicians on stage. With no doubt, our home players quality is our starting point for the future – a future which becomes stronger with every time, by the commitment of our audience to go with us and to give us an amazing energy".

Ariel Zuckermann, Israel Chamber Orchestra musical Director. Credit: Asaf Kliger

In order to give the audience all of this goodness of great concerts and activities, Israel Chamber Orchestra has decided this year to perform some of its concerts in earlier hours. After the concerts the audience will get the chance to meet and talk with the orchestra's musical director, the visiting performers and the orchestra's players at the Pastel restaurant.

Israel Chamber Orchestra players are waiting for you. Credit: Eyal Hirsh

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