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Season 75 2012-2013 Season Brochure Frédéric Chaslin | Music Director

The Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, IBA


From Left to Right: Maestro Chaslin conducting | With Michel Legrand (see Special Concerts) | At the piano | Maestro Chaslin and Jacques Attali, guest conductor in Classical 1

Dear audience from Jerusalem and beyond, It is a great privilege - and responsibility - to be associated with a cultural institution that bears the name of Jerusalem, and carries around the world the image and values of that city. No other vessel can play such a powerful role of an ambassador as a symphonic orchestra, and it is my privilege - and responsibility - to draw the line which we will follow in the next 3 seasons. Jerusalem is a symbol of spirituality and universality, and therefore came to my mind the name of Beethoven, one of the greatest humanists of all times. A complete cycle of his symphonies is rarer than one might expect, and it will be a unique opportunity for you to have a complete view on those marvelous works, and for the orchestra to put them all “back into their fingers". The JSO-IBA has the duty to promote the Israeli composers and we will incorporate them into our programmes as often as possible, exploring in the next seasons many different ways to make modern music friendly to our audience. The prestige of an orchestra lays as well in its capacity to commission new pieces, and we have asked Jewish American composer Marc Neikrug, whose works were recently performed by the New York Philharmonic Orchestra, to write his Third Symphony for us. 2013 is a year of many anniversaries, most of which will be celebrated during the season; but May 29th is especially worth mentioning: this day marks the exact date of the 100th anniversary of Stravinsky's Rite of Spring that has by now attained the status of a classic piece in the repertoire. Most importantly, this year marks our 75th season, and I will take that opportunity to honor some of the prestigious figures that have been associated with the orchestra. The JSO-IBA is your orchestra, and I am anxious to explore all possible ways to interact with our audience. Therefore we are experimenting with an "Audience Choice" concert at the end of the season, in which you will have the possibility to express your wishes and select the pieces that you would like to hear. My simple wish for this orchestra is that it becomes a Jewish home for all music lovers of the world, as Jerusalem is a Jewish home for all of us, and that we send to our audience - from Jerusalem and beyond - the message of love and universality that all good music carries within itself. FrĂŠdĂŠric Chaslin, Music Director


Dear Music Lovers, The Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, IBA, is proud to present you with the program for the 2012-2013 concert season. This season marks the 75th anniversary of the orchestra as a landmark in the cultural landscape of Jerusalem. Over the years the orchestra has hosted the greatest conductors and soloists in the world. This year we have the pleasure of adding our new Music Director, Maestro Frédéric Chaslin, to the distinguished list of conductors who have led the orchestra. Maestro Chaslin has chosen to celebrate our Jubilee season with a string of festive concerts and series, which undoubtedly will strike a chord in the hearts of all music lovers. One very thrilling example is the complete cycle of Beethoven symphonies, which the orchestra will perform over this season. In an exciting tribute to the orchestra’s glorious history, we will dedicate the concerts of our longrunning Classical Series to the great musicians who have worked with the orchestra over the years, with concerts devoted to musical giants such as Arthur Rubinstein, Otto Klemperer, Pablo Casals, Isaac Stern and others. In addition, the celebrations will include several special concerts, most notably a Gala Concert with the renowned French Composer Michel Legrand. We will naturally continue with our ongoing program, with the Vocal Series (in collaboration with the Israeli Opera), the Popular Classics Series and the Family Concert Series. This year we introduce a new series, which offers a combination of concerts with lectures on historical matters. The series will be presented by composer-conductor Gil Shohat alongside Oren Nahari, esteemed Editor of World News at the Israeli Television. In short, we offer a variety of musical excitements to all Jerusalemites, guests and tourists. You can also find us online: find out about programs and online ticket sales on our webpage, find our clips on YouTube, or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. The JSO-IBA’s members, staff and administration invite you to join us for a fun and moving jubilee season. Very special thanks to Gideon Paz, our Music Advisor, for his help in the preparation of our jubilee concert season. Yair Stern, Generl Director Dear followers of the orchestra, The Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, IBA, serves as one of the central cultural anchors for the preservation of the city’s character. The orchestra has been accompanying the life and chronicles of the city and the state for over 75 years, since the very beginning of radio broadcast on the Palestine Broadcast Service (today’s Kol Israel) in 1936. The orchestra’s uniqueness lies in the fact that its concerts are enjoyed and appreciated not merely by the audience in the concert hall; through the Voice of Music station and Israeli Television it is available to listeners all over the country, thus rendering the orchestra a true national asset. Over the years, the orchestra and its players have hosted the finest musicians locally and globally. Another mission lies in the orchestra’s educational activity. This year, thousands of children from elementary schools in and around Jerusalem attended JSO’s concerts, introducing them to the world and culture of classical music. Thousands more have engaged with our musicians in 100 meetings which took place within various schools. This coming year, this initiative will be expanded to include high schools, and our collaboration with the Music Academy and Conservatory is expected to grow ever deeper. You are invited to join all those who have already subscribed to the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, IBA, and enjoy the season’s diverse program, which revitalizes a grand tradition, spanning over 75 years. Enjoy your listening, Nurit Yardeni, Chair of the Board of Directors

Music Advisor: Gideon Paz Design & Production: Dikla Yuval | Printed at Art Plus, Jerusalem Deep thanks to Yehuda Fickler, Avraham "Gudi" Gat and Yair Sachs for their help with historical research. On the cover: Igor Stravinsky (top-left), Frédéric Chaslin (right), early days of music broadcast - Ariyeh Sachs and a cellist at the PBS studio, Jerusalem 1936 (bottom-left)


“Hello, Hello! This is Jerusalem Calling” Postmaster General Colonel Hudson, 1936 On March 30th, 1936, the voice of Postmaster General Colonel Hudson burst into the ether, announcing for the first time “Hello, Hello! This is Jerusalem Calling”, followed by the Hebrew equivalent, proclaimed by translator Yitzhak Abbadi. High Commissioner Sir Arthur Grenfell Wauchope then delivered a speech, officially inaugurating the Palestine Broadcasting Service. Music was part of public broadcasted content from its very inception, and even more so in the years of the British Mandate, since the policy was not to involve any political content whatsoever. The first musical sounds heard on that occasion were those of the piano of Erich (Aryeh) Sachs, who played an introduction to a song sung by Chaim Vittorio Weinberg. Initially, the musical needs of the young radio station were supplied by the small Chamber Orchestra of the Palestine Broadcasting Service, which was directed by the singer-conductor Karel Salmon (originally Karl Salomon). Apart from fulfilling these necessary musical obligations, in true visionary and pioneering fashion, the ensemble set itself to pave the way and establish the ground for future musical activity in Jerusalem.

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Photo: High Commissioner Sir Arthur Grenfell Wauchope delivers his speech during the official inauguration of the Palestine Broadcasting Service, March 30th 1936.

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“Herr Kollege - please allow me to conduct the orchestra for the next 5 minutes” Otto Klemperer to conductor Hannan Schlezinger, February 1951

The Classical Series

Otto Klemperer during his second visit to the orchestra, 1967. Standing, left-to-right: Yehuda Fickler, Shalom Ronli-Riklis, Shabtai Petrushka, unidentified, Josef Tal Photo: Ami Alroi

During its 75 years, the orchestra has worked with some of the most legendary and inspiring musicians, who have contributed to shaping the orchestra’s spirit and heritage. First and foremost was the legendary conductor Otto Klemperer, who conducted the orchestra during three different visits. His first visit was nothing short of surprising. In 1951 Klemperer was in Jerusalem on a family visit. At the invitation of Shabtai Petrushka, Klemperer, who had previously been denied the possibility of conducting the Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra, arrived at a rehearsal of the Kol Israel Orchestra. At the time, the radio orchestra was not regarded as a fully professional one and Petrushka expressed his apologies and concerns for the quality of the orchestra. Sitting through the rehearsal, Klemperer then turned to the conductor Hannan Schlezinger in German and courteously requested permission to work with the orchestra. Less than 5 minutes passed before Klemperer paused and exclaimed at Petrushka: “You yourself are horrible! This

is an excellent orchestra!”. He then proceeded to lead the orchestra in an all Mozart concert, held at the Edison Cinema hall. Under Klemperer’s guidance the orchestra was imbued with the seeds of excellence and pride. His two subsequent visits were also special and emotional: one in 1967, on the eve of the Six Day War; the other, in 1971, while the conductor was in his twilight days, during which he was awarded a special Israeli passport. As part of our 75th Season celebrations we shall re-visit these great moments and share them with you - the audience. After Klemperer came other mighty musicians: Igor Markevitch, Mstislav Rostropovich, Pablo Casals, Isaac Stern, Arthur Rubinstein and others, as well as composers such as Igor Stravinsky, Olivier Messiaen, Darius Milhaud, Krzysztof Penderecki and Frank Martin. For our 75th Season we are delighted to dedicate a series of tribute concerts to a number of these legendary musicians, whose contribution had been essential to the formation of the JSO-IBA as we know it today.


Classical 6 Wednesday 6.2.13

Igor Stravinsky

Otto Klemperer

Frédéric Chaslin, conductor and soloist, piano

Keri-Lynn Wilson, conductor Yigal Kaminka, oboe

Ravel - Piano Concerto (Jacques Attali, guest conductor) Beethoven - Symphony No. 1 Pártos - Ein Gev Stravinsky - Firebird (1945 version(

Beethoven - Prometheus: Overture Mozart - Oboe Concerto Bruckner - Symphony No. 4

Classical 2 Wednesday 14.11.12

Classical 7 Wednesday 6.3.13

Isaac Stern

Mstislav Rostropovich

Frédéric Chaslin, conductor Nimrod Guez, viola

Noam Sheriff, conductor Hillel Zori, cello

Beethoven - Symphony No. 3, Eroica Olivero - Neharot, Neharot, for Viola and Orchestra (Israeli première) Beethoven - Symphony No. 8

Sheriff - Akeda (in memoriam Itzhak Rabin( Bloch - Schelomo, Hebraic Rhapsody Mussorgsky/Ravel - Pictures at an Exhibition

Classical 3 Wednesday 5.12.12 Arthur Rubinstein Frédéric Chaslin, conductor Dorel Golan, piano Liszt - Hungaria, Symphonic Poem Liszt - Piano Concerto No. 3 (Israeli première( Brahms - Symphony No. 3

Classical 4 Wednesday 2.1.13 Henryk Szeryng Frédéric Chaslin, conductor Yona Zur, violin Beethoven - Symphony No. 2 Menachem Zur - Violin Concerto (in celebration of the composer 70th anniversary) Beethoven - Symphony No. 5

Classical 5 Wednesday 9.1.13 In collaboration with the Israeli Opera Opera in Concert: Lucia di Lammermoor Frédéric Chaslin, conductor Lucia - Hila Baggio, soprano Edgardo - Yotam Cohen, tenor Enrico - TBA Raimodo - Vladimir Braun, bass-baritone Arturo - Yosef Aridan, tenor Alisa - Na’ama Goldman, mezzo soprano Normano - TBA Donizetti - Lucia di Lammermoor

Classical 8 Thursday 2.5.13 Igor Markevich Frédéric Chaslin, conductor Soprano TBA Beethoven - Symphony No. 4 Neikrug - Symphony No. 3 (world première) Beethoven - Symphony No. 7

Classical 9 Wednesday 3.7.13 Pablo Casals Michael Dittrich, conductor Soprano TBA Salieri - Axur, Re d'Ormus: Overture Haydn - Symphony No. 103, Drum-roll Mahler - Symphony No. 4

Classical 10 Wednesday 17.7.13 Season Finale Audience Choice Concert In this concert you are the Music Director! Throughout the season, our subscribers will be able to compile their ideal concert - and we will play it! Pick up your questionnaire at our concerts or on the JSO website and Facebook pages.* *The selection process is open to our subscribers only. Details will be announced.

The Classical Series

The Classical Series: Tributes to the Giants Classical 1 Wednesday 17.10.12


The Beethoven Series

The Beethoven Series: A Comprehensive Look at Beethoven’s Complete Cycle of Symphonies

Beethoven Cycle 1 Wednesday 17.10.12

Beethoven Cycle 4 Thursday 20.12.12

Igor Stravinsky

Beethoven’s Ninth

Frédéric Chaslin, conductor and soloist, piano

Frédéric Chaslin, conductor Idit Zamir, soprano Ayala Zimbler, mezzo-soprano Guy Mannheim, tenor Vladimir Braun, bass-baritone Choir TBA

Ravel - Piano Concerto (Jacques Attali, guest conductor) Beethoven - Symphony No. 1 Pártos - Ein Gev Stravinsky - Firebird (1945 version(

Beethoven Cycle 2 Wednesday 24.10.12 Nature Frédéric Chaslin, conductor Frédéric Chaslin and Adi Neuhaus, piano Dvorák - In Nature’s Realm Saint-Saëns - Carnival of the Animals Beethoven - Symphony No. 6, Pastoral

Beethoven Cycle 3 Wednesday 14.11.12 Isaac Stern Frédéric Chaslin, conductor Nimrod Guez, viola Beethoven - Symphony No. 3, Eroica Olivero - Neharot, Neharot, for Viola and Orchestra (Israeli première) Beethoven - Symphony No. 8 

Beethoven - Symphony No. 9

Beethoven Cycle 5 Wednesday 2.1.13 Henryk Szeryng Frédéric Chaslin, conductor Yona Zur, violin Beethoven - Symphony No. 2 Menachem Zur - Violin Concerto (in celebration of the composer 70th anniversary) Beethoven - Symphony No. 5

Beethoven Cycle 6 Thursday 2.5.13 Igor Markevich Frédéric Chaslin, conductor Soprano TBA Beethoven - Symphony No. 4 Neikrug - Symphony No. 3 (world première( Beethoven - Symphony No. 7


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“I am electrical by nature. Music is the electric soil in which the spirit lives, thinks, and invents.”

Ludwig van Beethoven

Beethoven’s imagination was set ablaze by the technological discoveries of his era. As the radio orchestra, the JSO-IBA chronicles were intertwined with innovations and technological developments. The first pioneer was engineer Moshe Rubin - known for his colorful figure as much as for his technical ingenuity - who headed the technical department. He was later joined by Avraham (Gudi) Gat and Akiva Melamed who led a team which specialized in an accurate deliverance of the sound to the audience - in acoustic spaces as well as in recordings and broadcasts, always in search of the latest technological improvements and innovations. The orchestra played a central role in these developments. The early tests for stereo broadcast, for example, were performed during a special late night concert. Lacking the necessary transmitter, the concert was broadcast on two separate frequencies: the Hebrew and

Arabic stations of Kol Israel. To acheive the spatial effect of stereo, the audience at home was instructed to tune two different radio devices simultaneously. The early experiments in live television broadcast, which preceded the official ones, were likewise conducted from concerts of the JSO-IBA. True to the hectic spirit of the great Viennese composer, Maestro Chaslin refuses to remain stagnant and promises to always be innovative and surprising. “Jerusalem is a symbol of spirituality and universality”, he writes in his introduction to this brochure, “and therefore came to my mind the name of Beethoven, one of the greatest humanists of all times”. Quite astoundingly, a complete cycle of this kind is not such a common affair, and some of these symphonies have not been heard as part of our subscription series in years.

The Beethoven Series

Photo: Igor Stravinsky, another relentless innovator, with his wife Vera. Stravinsky conducted the Kol Israel Orchestra at the Israeli Festival, 1964.


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A Season of Uplifting Beauty

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“Many composers have relied on Liturgical texts of the three major monotheist religious, which have all originated here in the region; I felt a particular need to emphasize this repertoire” Gary Bertini, former Music Director of the JSO-IBA, reflecting in 1996 on 18 years of the Liturgica festival

The Vocal Series

Photo: Conductor Avraham Kaplan with singers from the Kol Zion choir, who provided the voices for Kol Israel Orechestra’s early vocal concerts.

Vocal music has been an essential part of the JSO from the very beginning. Led by Karel Salmon, in 1940 the orchestra set itself for a particularly challenging endeavor: a performance of Bloch’s Sacred Service, complete with a choir and sung in Hebrew. It was a demanding and complicated feat for the young orchestra. In 1954 the orchestra rose to yet another vocal challenge: the world première of Darius Milhaud’s opera David, which was held at the Edison Cinema hall. In the summer of 1964, as part of the Israeli Festival, the orchestra took part in a concert of historical significance: the world première of Stravinsky’s cantata Abraham and Isaac, conducted by the great Robert Craft and

supervised by the composer (who also conducted his own Tehilim Symphony). As the decades passed the extent of the vocal repertoire grew ever bigger, a trend which culminated in the 1970s with the founding of the Liturgica festival by JSO’s Music Director Gary Bertini, an event which brought about real change in the status of vocal music in Israel. In recent seasons, the JSO-IBA has been consistently collaborating with the Israeli Opera in putting on great vocal and liturgical works. In our 75th Season we invite you to join us on a journey through the highest peaks of vocal creation.


Vocal 1 Thursday 20.12.12

Vocal 4 Thursday 25.4.13

Beethoven’s Ninth

Babi Yar

Frédéric Chaslin, conductor Idit Zamir, soprano Ayala Zimbler, mezzo soprano Guy Mannheim, tenor Vladimir Braun, bass-baritone Choir TBA

Frédéric Chaslin, conductor Mikhail Kolelishvili, bass

Beethoven - Symphony No. 9

Vocal 2 Wednesday 9.1.13 Opera in Concert: Lucia di Lammermoor Frédéric Chaslin, conductor Lucia - Hila Baggio, soprano Edgardo - Yotam Cohen, tenor Enrico - TBA Raimodo - Vladimir Braun, bass-baritone Arturo - Yosef Aridan, tenor Alisa - Na’ama Goldman, mezzo soprano Normano - TBA

Vocal 3 Wednesday 13.2.13 Mozart’s Requiem Yoav Talmi, conductor Hila Baggio, soprano Na'ama Goldman, mezzo soprano Nimrod Grinboim, tenor Noah Briger, baritone The New Vocal Ensemble and the Shahar Choir Talmi - De Profundis (Israeli première( Mozart - Requiem

Male singers of The New Vocal Ensemble and The Kibbutz Artzi Choir Cherubini - Requiem in d minor Shostakovich - Symphony No. 13, Babi Yar

Vocal 5 Wednesday 12.6.13 Stabat Mater Uri Segal, conductor Ira Bertman, soprano Svetlana Sandler, mezzo soprano Michail Agafonov, tenor Vladimir Braun, bass-baritone The Kibbutz Artzi Choir and the Ramat-Gan Chamber Choir Dvorák - Stabat Mater

Vocal 6 Wednesday 10.7.13 An Operatic Summer Celebration Daniel Cohen, conductor Singers of the Meitar Opera Studio of the Israeli Opera Arias, duets and ensembles from popular and beloved operas, including Carmen, Madama Butterfly, Tosca, Rigoletto, Samson et Dalila and more

The Vocal Series

The Vocal Series: The Greatest Vocal Symphonies, Masses and Operas In collaboration with The Israeli Opera


Shohat-Nahari Concert-Lecture Series

Gil Shohat, conductor | Oren Nahari, lecturer Concert-Lecture Series: history, politics, ideology - and the music that accompanied them. Gil Shohat, conductor, pianist and composer, is one of the prominent figures in the Israeli music world. Oren Nahari, World News editor at IBA’s Channel 1, is an inexhaustible source of knowledge and insight on major historical events as well as the small stories that have set them in motion. These two prodigies have joined together to create a series of five meetings in the format of a lecture plus concert five thematic events, five overviews discussing the relationship of music to history, politics and ideology.

Shohat-Nahari 1 Wednesday 23.1.13

Shohat-Nahari 4 Wednesday 3.4.13

The Christian Split - Catholicism vs. Luther / Reformation vs. Catholicism

The Music of the Dictators: Hitler and Stalin / Dictatorship vs. Freedom

Sharon Rostorf-Zamir, soprano

Daniel & Alexander Gurfinkel, clarinets Amos Boasson, viola

Handel - Rejoice Greatly, O Daughter of Zion, from Messiah Bach - Piano Concerto in d minor Bach - Have Mercy Lord on Me from St. Matthew Passion Bach - I Follow Thee Also, with Joy-lightened Footsteps from St. John Passion Mozart - Exsultate, Jubilate Mendelssohn - Symphony No. 5, Reformation

Prokofiev - Suggestion Diabolique Shostakovich - Allegretto from the Sonata for Viola and Piano Gil Shohat - Concerto for Two Clarinets (world première) Prokofiev - Symphony No. 5

Shohat-Nahari 5 Wednesday 19.6.13

Shohat-Nahari 2 Wednesday 27.2.13

From Lincoln and the Civil War to Martin Luther King America: From Racism to Equal Rights

Napoleon and the Music of Independence Europe’s New Order Following the French Revolution

Maria Kabelsky, soprano Noah Briger, baritone Leonid Ptashka, piano

Boris Giltburg, piano Jennie Hünigen, violin Ina Esther Joost Ben-Sasoon, cello Tchaikovsky - 1812: Overture Beethoven - Piano Concerto No. 4 Beethoven - Triple Concerto (Giltburg, Hünigen, Joost(

Shohat-Nahari 3 Wednesday 13.3.13 Garibaldi and the Era of Nationalism Ira Bertman, soprano Verdi - Violetta’s Aria from La Traviata Smetana - Moldava, from Má Vlast Janacek - Aria from Jenufa Chopin - Ballade No. 1 Bartók - Romanian Folk Dances Tchaikovsky - Symphony No. 4

Gershwin - Arias and Duets from Porgy and Bess Jazz and Blues Renditions by Cole Porter, Ray Charles, and Duke Ellington Gershwin - An American in Paris


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Shohat-Nahari Concert-Lecture Series

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“From every mountainside - let freedom ring!”

Martin Luther King, Jr., 1963

Photo: March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, August 28, 1963


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The Popular Classics Series

Photo: The Kol Israel Chamber Orchestra, which was comprised of musicians from the Kol Israel Symphony Orchestra, ca 1966. Taken by Avraham "Gudi" Gat

The Popular Classics Series: Closest to the Heart With concerts dedicated to Love and Nature, Storms and the Seasons Popular Classics 1 Wednesday 24.10.12 Nature Frédéric Chaslin, conductor Frédéric Chaslin and Adi Neuhaus, piano Dvorák - In Nature’s Realm Saint-Saëns - Carnival of the Animals Beethoven - Symphony No. 6, Pastoral

Popular Classics 2 Thursday 22.11.12 In cooperation with the Tel-Aviv Museum of Art Frédéric Chaslin, conductor Sean Lee, violin (Winner of the Irving and Mollie Sanders Memorial Juilliard and Tel-Aviv Museum of Art Prize) Yusupov - Maximum (in celebration of the composer’s 50th anniversary) Tchaikovsky - Violin Concerto Dvorák - Symphony No. 7


Popular Classics 8 Wednesday 22.5.13

Love

Seasons

Frédéric Chaslin, conductor Jennifer Holloway, mezzo-soprano

Frédéric Chaslin, conductor

De Falla - El Amor Brujo Chaslin - Love and a Question (Robert Frost( Bizet - Excerpts from Carmen

Popular Classics 4 Monday 14.1.13 In cooperation with Music Angels, Herzliya Emil Tabakov, conductor Alexander Kniazev, cello Toister - Anu Amekha: Suite Tchaikovsky - Roccoco Variations Schumann - Symphony No. 2

Popular Classics 5 Wednesday 20.3.13 In cooperation with the Tel-Aviv Museum of Art La Tempesta dei Solisti Claudio Cruz, conductor and soloist, violin Vanessa Benelli Mosell, piano Carlos Gomes - Fosca: Overture Liszt - Piano Concerto No. 1 Rechtman - Popeye Rhapsody Saint-Saëns - Violin Concerto No. 3

Popular Classics 6 Thursday 11.4.13 In cooperation with Music Angels, Herzliya Ruben Gazarian, conductor Ofra Yitzhaki, piano Beethoven - Consecration of the House: Overture Beethoven - Piano Concerto No. 5, Emperor Dvorák - Symphony No. 9, From the New World

Popular Classics 7 Monday 13.5.13 In cooperation with Music Angels, Herzliya Mario Kosik, conductor Hagai Shaham, violin Mussorgsky - Night on Bald Mountain Mendelssohn - Violin Concerto Brahms - Hungarian Dances Liszt - Les Préludes, Symphonic Poem No. 3

Copland - Appalachian Spring Verdi - Le 4 Stagioni, ballet music from I Vespri Siciliani Mendelssohn - Selections from Midsummer's Night Dream 

Popular Classics 9 Thursday 27.6.13 In cooperation with Music Angels, Herzliya Dmitry Yablonsky, conductor Farhad Badalbeyli, piano Verdi - Nabucco: Overture Gershwin - Piano Concerto in F Smetana - Moldava, from Má Vlast Smetana - Selections from The Bartered Bride

Popular Classics 10 Wednesday 10.7.13 In collaboration with the Israeli Opera An Operatic Summer Celebration Daniel Cohen, conductor Meitar Opera Studio of the Israeli Opera Arias, duets and ensembles from popular and beloved operas, including Carmen, Madama Butterfly, Tosca, Rigoletto, Samson et Dalila and more

The Popular Classics Series

Popular Classics 3 Wednesday 12.12.12


Concerts in Tel-Aviv

In cooperation with the Israeli Opera The Opera House, Tel-Aviv Performing Arts Center, at 20:00

Tel-Aviv 1 Wednesday 19.12.12 Beethoven’s Ninth Frédéric Chaslin, conductor Idit Zamir, soprano Ayala Zimbler, mezzo-soprano Guy Mannheim, tenor Vladimir Braun, bass-baritone Choir TBA Beethoven - Symphony No. 9

Tel-Aviv 2 Thursday 14.2.13 Mozart’s Requiem Yoav Talmi, conductor Hila Baggio, soprano Na’ama Goldman, mezzo-soprano Nimrod Grinboim, tenor Noah Briger, baritone The New Vocal Ensemble and the Shahar Choir Talmi - De Profundis (Israeli première) Mozart - Requiem

Tel-Aviv 3 Sunday 28.4.13 Babi Yar Frédéric Chaslin, conductor Mikhail Kolelishvili, bass Male singers of The New Vocal Ensemble and The Kibbutz Artzi Choir Cherubini - Requiem in d minor Shostakovich - Symphony No. 13, Babi Yar

Tel-Aviv 4 Thursday 13.6.13 Stabat Mater Uri Segal, conductor Ira Bertman, soprano Svetlana Sandler, mezzo-soprano Michail Agafonov, tenor Vladimir Braun, bass The Kibbutz Artzi Choir and the Ramat-Gan Chamber Choir Dvorák - Stabat Mater In cooperation with the Tel-Aviv Museum of Art Recanati Hall, at 20:30

La Tempesta dei Solisti 1 Saturday 24.11.12 A memorial concert for Prof. Mordechai Omer, Director General and Chief Curator of the Tel-Aviv Museum of Art Frédéric Chaslin, conductor Sean Lee, violin (Winner of the Irving and Mollie Sanders Memorial Juilliard and Tel-Aviv Museum of Art Prize) Ori Kam, viola Kyril Zlotnikov, cello Pártos - Yizkor, for Viola and Orchestra Elgar - Cello Concerto Tchaikovsky - Violin Concerto

La Tempesta dei Solisti 2 Thursday 21.3.13 Claudio Cruz, conductor and soloist, violin Vanessa Benelli Mosell, piano Carlos Gomes - Fosca: Overture Liszt - Piano Concerto No. 1 Rechtman - Popeye Rhapsody Saint-Saëns - Violin Concerto No. 3


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Herzliya Performing Arts Center, at 20:30 In cooperation with Music Angels

Thursday 27.9.12

Thursday 16.5.13

Jan Latham-Koenig (UK), conductor Dan Deutsch, piano

Mario Kosik (Slovakia), conductor Hagai Shaham, violin

Verdi - La forza del destino: Overture Liszt - Piano Concerto No. 2 Brahms - Symphony No. 4

Mussorgsky - Night on Bald Mountain Mendelssohn - Violin Concerto Brahms - Hungarian Dances Liszt - Les Préludes, Symphonic Poem No. 3

Sunday 13.1.13 Emil Tabakov (Bulgaria), conductor Alexander Kniazev (Russia), cello Toister - Anu Amekha: Suite Tchaikovsky - Roccoco Variations Schumann - Symphony No. 2

Wednesday 10.4.13 Ruben Gazarian (Germany), conductor Ofra Yitzhaki, piano Beethoven - Consecration of the House: Overture Beethoven - Piano Concerto No. 5, The Emperor Dvorák - Symphony No. 9, From the New World

Wednesday 26.6.13 Dmitry Yablonsky (Russia), conductor Farhad Badalbeyli (Azerbaijan), piano Verdi - Nabucco: Overture Gershwin - Piano Concerto in F Smetana - Moldava, from Má Vlast Smetana - Selections from The Bartered Bride

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Special Concerts

The Annual Israeli Music Celebration Saturday 22.9.12

La Tempesta del Solisti in Petach Tikva Tuesday 19.3.13

Details TBA

Petach Tikva Center for the Performing Arts In cooperation with the Tel-Aviv Museum of Art

A Special Concert - Arkady Leytush Thursday 4.10.12

Claudio Cruz, conductor and solist, violin Vanessa Benelli Mosell, piano

Arkady Leytush, conductor Bach/Rakhlin - Chaconne Tchaikovsky - Hamlet Sisler - Faith Cohabiting (world première) Rachmaninoff/Leytush - Suite for Orchestra, Op. 17 (world première)

Asian Composers League Concert Monday 15.10.12 Frédéric Chaslin, conductor Program TBA

Carlos Gomes - Fosca: Overture Liszt - Piano Concerto No. 1 Rechtman - Popeye Rhapsody Saint-Saëns - Violin Concerto No. 3

Independence Day Concert Monday 15.4.13 Frédéric Chaslin, conductor Soloist and program TBA

Le sacre du printemps Centennial Wednesday 29.5.13 Part of the Israel Festival

Gala Concert with Michel Legrand Saturday 3.11.12 Sherover Hall the Jerusalem Theatre Michel Legrand, conductor Program TBA

A Special Concert in Modi`in Thursday 10.11.12 Modi`in center for the Performing Arts Avi Ostrovsky, conductor Mozart - Symphony No. 40 Beethoven - Symphony No. 5

Voice of Music Young Artists Competition Winners’ Gala Concert Thursday 29.11.12 In collaboration with The Music Centre Ein Kerem

The Emunah Concert Monday 6.12.12 Jewish Music at its Best

A special program to mark the 100th anniversary of the notorious Paris première of Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring Frédéric Chaslin, conductor Ishay Shaer, piano Rimsky-Korsakov - Cappriccio Espagnol Ravel - Piano Concerto for Left Hand Stravinsky - The Rite of Spring


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“Put whatever you want above and below the melody; but, whatever happens, it’s the melody that counts.” The great 20th Century Music Teacher Nadia Boulanger to HER YOUNG student Michel Legrand

Photo: Michel Legrand


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"You are like a little magician"

the Austrian Emperor to the six-years-old Mozart, after Mozart's stunning performance at the royal palace in Vienna.

Photo: Hebrew Children Broadcast hour, accompanied by Arieh Sachs, 1936

The Family Concert Series

For our 75th anniversary, the JSO-IBA presents: A Series Full of Magic! The Family Concert Series is back with a beloved cast of surprising friends: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart returns again, to direct his last and personal favorite opera - The Magic Flute; Victor the Storytelling Barber is back as well, this time as the human representative of all animals. In his lovely and colorful style Victor will present his own “green version” of the much loved Peter and the Wolf; and a special concert for young musicians. Plus: a special visit by Idit Schechtman with a Magician’s School concert and actor-director Danny Ehrlich, with The Ugly Duckling and Cinderella in a fairytale theater concert. Conceived, presented and conducted by Roni Porat (unless indicated otherwise) Jerusalem Theater, Henry Crown Auditorium, at 17:00

Family Concert 1 Tue-Wed 6-7.11.12

Family Concert 3 Wed-Thu 30-31.1.13

Family Concert 5 Tue, Thu 7,9.5.13

Mozart: Most of all I Loved Composing Operas!

The Next Generation

Animals in Music

The Magic Flute, with actors and singers

A spacial concert featuring children choirs, orchestras and soloists

Family Concert 2 Tue-Wed 25-26.12.12

Family Concert 4 Tue-Wed 19-20.2.13

A School for Magicians

The Ugly Duckling & Cinderella

Idit Shechtman, conductor

With Danny Ehrlich and Hagar Rish


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Photo: Yossele Rosenblatt

Cantorial music was an essential part of the musical landscape from the first day of broadcast. In fact, cantor Chaim Vittorio Weinberg was the first singer heard on the radio on the historic inauguration day in 1936. This Season we will dedicate four concerts to fully orchestrated Jewish liturgical and to cantorial music, starring the leading cantors of our time. With Dudu Fisher, Israel Rand, Benzion Miller, Yaakov Motzen, Azi Schwartz and more. Elli Jaffe, Musical Director and conductor

Cantorial 1 Monday 5.11.12* Cantorial 2 Monday 18.2.13* Two additional concerts will be announced *Concerts will begin at 20:30

The Cantorial Series

The Cantorial Series


Dear audience, The celebrations for our 75th season will extend beyond the concert hall into a number of special projects:

“Maestro Chaslin presents” – a video project: As you can see in this brochure, Maestro Chaslin will conduct about half of the subscription concerts this season. To grant our audience with a richer listening experience, this year JSO-IBA will be producing a series of video films in which Maestro Chaslin will present a focus on the great pieces that we will perform, as well as on the artists to whom we shall dedicate our special tribute concerts. Further, old archival clips and rare recordings will be interwoven into the program and we will share them on our digital channels – our website, our blog, our Facebook and our YouTube channel.

“Stepping out of the cabinet” – digitizing the historical JSO archive. As part of our celebrations, we decided to shake the dust off of the old files and folders and transfer the vast sea of information in the archive into accessible digital formats. Old recordings and programs, photos and posters were scanned and digitized, and will be shared with you during this special season. We have conducted interviews with the great people who have been the heart and soul of the orchestra over the decades, collected old newspaper clippings – which we will share with you through our various digital channels.

Sympho-beat – JSO’s online world: A concert experience does not end when you step out of the hall. As an orchestra committed to technological innovations, the JSO-IBA is highly active online. Apart from our website the orchestra is active in a large number of channels – Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and our blog, in which we share a lot of content with our subscribers, who participate actively in making a JSO concert into a real community experience. Come take part in our dynamic digital world and you will enjoy movies, historical clips, great memories from concerts past and up-to-beat updates on the current status at the orchestra.

So where can you find us? Our website: www.jso.co.il Here you can find useful information on upcoming concerts and on the orchestra, browse through our program, get to know our guest artists and JSO’s players, watch our gallery and enjoy musical moments from past concerts, read articles and reviews and many more activities.

NEW! Online tickets purchase We have recently launched a brand new system for purchasing tickets online through our website. The system is reliable and thoroughly secured by a company which specializes in online security. You are welcome to visit any concert webpage, book your tickets and even choose your preferred seating with the help of a simple, easy to operate, interactive map of the concert hall. We will be waiting for you in the foyer with your concert program.

JSO on FACEBOOK The Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra’s Facebook profile is a great place to meet other listeners from Israel and abroad. As our friends already know, we love to share fun and exclusive musical content – clips from concerts, backstage photos and unforgettable moments from recent concerts. This season we will uncover moving historical materials. Through our Facebook page you can stay updated, get to know the soloists, share, comment and post messages to us and all our community of music loving friends. Our Facebook account: http://www.facebook.com/Jerusalem.Symphony.Orch

JSO on TWITTER Can’t wait to hear Maestro’s inspiring quotes at rehearsal today? Want to remain constantly updated, but afraid of information overload? Follow us on Twitter. We twit every update. Our Twitter account: @JSO_IBA

JSO on YouTube Interested in a preview performance of our visiting artist? Check the Guest Artist Videos section in our YouTube channel. Want to prepare for the coming concert? Watch the introduction clip by Maestro Chaslin. On our YouTube channel you can find movies of this season’s artists, documentations from past concerts, surprising backstage footage and movies shared by our audience. JSO-IBA’s YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/jerusalemsymphony


2012-2013 Price List Hall Series

The Classical Series

Balcony

Hall

New Subscriber

Balcony

Renewing Subscriber

Hall

Balcony

Single Ticket

1175 NIS

975 NIS

940 NIS

775 NIS

175 NIS 155 NIS

650 NIS

585 NIS

520 NIS

470 NIS

175 NIS 155 NIS

900 NIS

810 NIS

720 NIS

650 NIS

180 NIS 144 NIS

1150 NIS

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830 NIS

165 NIS 135 NIS

575 NIS

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165 NIS 135 NIS

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175 NIS 155 NIS

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585 NIS

520 NIS

470 NIS

175 NIS 155 NIS

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140 NIS 112 NIS

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175 NIS 155 NIS

425 NIS

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10 concerts

Mini Classical Series 6 concerts

The Vocal Series 6 concerts

The Populars Classics Series 10 concerts

The mini Popular Series 5 concerts

Open Subscription 6 concerts (Jerusalem only)

Open Subscription 4 concerts (Jerusalem only)

The Shohat-Nahari Series 5 concerts

The Beethoven Series 6 concerts

The Family Concerts Series 5 concerts

The Cantorial Series 4 concerts

Details at our box office

School Pupil Subscription 6 concerts (Jerusalem only)

120 NIS

Students and Young People Subscription

220 NIS

6 concerts (up to age 30)


Photo: Karel Salmon and the players in one of the earliest photos of the Palestine Broadcasting Service Orchestra. Taken ca 1939-1940.

How to Purchase a subscription? That’s easy. There is a multi-line telephone for your convenience: 1-700-70-4000 • Last season’s seats will be held for renewing subscribers until 10.7.2012 • Seats will not be reserved for subscribers of the Family Concert Series • New subscribers will be allocated seats after 10.7.2012 on a first-come, first-served basis • For “open” subscriptions, concerts of the Vocal Series and some selected concerts may require additional payment • Tickets for the Pupils and Young People (up to 30)/Student Subscriptions are conditioned on availability • For further details please contact the box office.

We offer the following benefits to our subscribers: • Special reduced prices for pensioners and renewing subscribers • Special discounts are available through unions - details at the box office • Up to four payments without interest • Discounts on special concerts • Purchasing a subscription for more than one series entitles one to a 5% discount on the less expensive series among them • 10% discount at the Theater Café and on books at the Jerusalem Theater bookshop • Tickets and subscriptions can be purchased in the form of an elegant gift package • Please Note: no double discounts will be permitted

Concert locations: Jerusalem: Henry Crown Auditorium, the Jerusalem Theater; Tel-Aviv: The Opera House, Tel–Aviv Performing Arts Center; Herzliya: The Herzliya Performing Arts Center All concerts start at 20:00 unless indicated otherwise.

Exchange of Tickets Dear subscriber, here are the procedures regarding ticket cancellation or exchange. Please read very carefully so as to avoid any misunderstanding: • Unused tickets from the 2011-2012 Concert Season will be valid up till 31 December 2012. They can be exchanged on the day of the concert • Tickets can be cancelled up till 13:00 of the day of the concert by phone; or: • Tickets can be cancelled at the Box Office; a voucher will be given for the cancelled ticket • Exchange of tickets between series entails a certain payment (details at the box office) • Reconstructing subscription cards is with charge • No cash refund for cancelled tickets • Subscribers may exchange one of their tickets for theater shows at the Jerusalem Theatre. Further details are available at the box office.

The management of the JSO reserves the right to make changes. The Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, IBA Henry Crown Auditorium 5 Chopin St. POB 4640 Jerusalem 91040 Email: tickets@jso.co.il Orchestra box office: 1-700-70-4000 Box office fax: 02-5611499


JSO Season's Brochure 2012-13