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Opening the New Year with the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra

Hi there!

The Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra is opening 2021 with a series of festive concerts throughout January led by the best conductors, artists and musicians of the orchestra continuing a tradition of FREE ONLINE concerts for the general public during the current period.

Opening the New Year with the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra
Credit: Gil Schohat taken by Alon Segal

Ofer Amsalem, CEO of the orchestra has stated his hope that the current crisis will end soon and that the orchestra will return to performing in front of the audience in its regular concert hall. For the time being, the orchestra is continuing to maintain its relationship with the music-loving audience through online concerts that are available to everyone in Israel and abroad for free. He concluded by inviting everyone, adults and children, to join them and enjoy their unique program in January.


All can be seen on the orchestra's Facebook page or Youtube channel.

Jan 7, 2021 at 20:00 New Year Opening

A festive concert on the occasion of the new year led by Dmitry Jablonski, renowned conductor and soloist (cello).

In the program:

Bach - Concerto in C minor for cello

Mozart - Symphony No. 35 in C major, K. 385, Haffner

Tchaikovsky - Strings Sextet 'Souvenir de Florence'

Duration: About an hour without a break

Jan 13, 2021 at 20:00 Opera Hits

The Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra in collaboration with the Jerusalem Opera will be presenting a fun concert featuring beloved arias, impressive solo pieces, tender refrains and exciting and sweeping moments, in a program dedicated to the pearls of the operatic repertoire.

Artists: Omer Arieli, conductor / Olga Senderskaya, soprano / Vladimir Brown, bass-baritone / Noa Hope, mezzo-soprano / Colin Shahat, baritone / Maya Golan, soprano / Iphigenia Worbes, mezzo-soprano.

In the program:

Mozart - soave sia il vento from 'Cossi fan Tutte'

Rossini - La Danza

Mozart - Alleluia from Exultate Jubilate

Verdi - Overture Forza del Destino and Vespri Siciliani

Tchaikovsky - Gremin's Aria from Yevgeny Onegin

Delibes - Flower Duet from Lakmé

Richard Strauss - Morgen!

Rossini - L'Italiana in Algeri and Aria from La Cenerentola

Rachmaninoff - Zdes Khorosho

Duration: about an hour.

Jan 20, 2021 at 20:00 Yasmin Levy and Gil Schohat

Gil Shochat, composer and conductor and Yasmin Levy, a Ladino singer with a deep voice that cannot be mistaken in a unique concert. Both are fascinating and original creators with a captivating stage presence. Each has a unique style and on stage they find a surprising common denominator. In the encounter between the sophistication and beauty of Western music and the passion and energy of Latin music, musical sparks are created.

Artists: Gil Shochat, conductor / Jasmine Levy, singer

In the program:

Bizet - Les Toreadors from Carmen Suite

De Falla - La Vida Breve dance and Danza Ritual del Fuego from El Amor Brujo

Rodriguez - La Cumparsita

Valdez - Hasta Siempre Amor

Troilo - La Ultima Curda

Traditional - Los Biblicos, Adio Kerida, Avraham Avinu

Duration: about an hour.

Jan 27, 2021 at 20:00 'Days of Light' Marking the International Holocaust Remembrance Day

Three masterpieces from Europe between the two world wars led by conductor Steven Sloane. The chosen works reflect a world trapped between horror and optimism, between bold innovation and longing for the times we have passed. In all three, a humanistic spirit and human love pulsates, which was cut short with the horrors of the Nazi era.

It is no coincidence that David Bowie and the band "The Doors" recorded "Moon of Alabama" from Weill's 'Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny". The sweet-bitter tone of the song creates a poignant and visceral impact, based on a feeling of despair mixed with compassion - a feeling with which one can identify with even more today.

In the program:

Stravinsky - Polcinella Suite

Korngold - Much Ado About Nothing

Weill - Suite from the Rise and Fall of the city of Mahagonny.

Duration: About an hour and a half

Jan 28, 2021 at 20:00 A Festive Concert for Tu BiShvat

Conductor Eli Jaffe and Israeli singers in a special Friends of Israel program will be singing songs by Naomi Shemer, Uzi Hitman, an orchestral medley by Nurit Hirsch, and more of the musical fruits of our country.

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