The Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra: Best of Broadway - The Jewish Connection
The JSO will be hosting cantor and Opera singer Simon Cohen, musician Colin Shachat, and, together with the Portnoy Bros., under the baton of Keren Kagarlitsky – will be singing the best of those well-known and beloved Broadway hits, created by Jewish composers.
Songs from Les Misérables composed by Claude-Michel Schönberg | Excerpts from Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat | Works by Gershwin | Songs from musical ‘Westside Story’| Songs from the musical ‘Fiddler on the Roof’
WHEN: Monday, June 7th, 2021 at 20:00 at the Henry Crown Hall, Jerusalem Theater, #5 Chopin St.
Ofer Amsalem. CEO of the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra – ‘Not many people know that, but many works from well-known musicals were composed by talented Jewish musical – and the concert will feature familiar and beloved works from the Best of Broadway musicals. I hereby invite the Musical loving audience to join us on this extraordinary evening!’
The JSO, now in its 83rd season, was founded as the Palestine Broadcasting Service Orchestra in the late 1930s. In 1948 it became the national radio orchestra and was known as the “Kol Israel Orchestra”. In the 1970s, the orchestra was expanded into the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, Israel Broadcasting Authority. As a radio symphony orchestra, the majority of the concerts which the orchestra holds at its resident hall – the Henry Crown Auditorium – were recorded and broadcast over Kol Ha’musika station.
The current Music Director of the JSO is Maestro Steven Sloane. The orchestra has had eight musical directors hitherto: Mendi Rodan, Lukas Foss, Gary Bertini, Lawrence Foster, David Shallon, Leon Botstein and Frédéric Chaslin.
The orchestra maintains a varied repertoire which ranges from the Baroque and the Classical periods through the Romantic period to Israeli works. The JSO is often invited to concert tours all over the world, and had performed on some of most prestigious stages, such as the Carnegie Hall in NY, the Wiener Musikverein and the Kölner Philharmonie and Düsseldorf concert halls in Germany.
Tickets can be purchased through the JSO's website.
For further details contact: 02-5611498/9.
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