The Israeli Philharmonic is pleased to announce its return to concerts, maintaining the sanitation guidelines required by the Ministry of Health. The orchestra will perform throughout the month of March, in three different concert programs led by musical director Lahav Shani, in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and Haifa.
The concerts will take place between March 5 and 24. Spectators are informed that entry to the room will be conditional on the presentation of a vaccination or recovery certificate, social distance will be maintained and the use of masks will be required.
In addition, according to the guidelines, the number of people in the room will be limited to 300 people. In this regard Avi Shoshani, General Secretary of the Philharmonic stated: “After months of not being able to perform in front of an audience, we are happy to return and play in the halls of culture. This is an important step to revive the world of culture and we are committed to maintaining the health of the spectators and the musicians of the orchestra “
The concerts are very rich and varied. The first program that opens the cycle includes the work of Charles Ives: “The unanswered question”. Then it will continue with “Flute” by Leonard Bernstein with the soloist Guy Eshed, first flutist of the orchestra. The program is completed with the Symphony No. 1 by Brahms. Between March 5 and 13.
In the second program Lahav Shani will conduct and perform the piano musical composition “Rhapsody in Blue” by George Gershwin. Later, Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 9 will be performed. Between March 10 and 16. The third program will feature the participation of Yigal Meltzer, the first trumpeter of the orchestra.
The third cycle concerts will begin with the opening of “Carnival” by Dvořák and will continue with a Concerto for Trumpet and Symphony Orchestra by Kaminsky and Symphony No. 2 by Kurt Weill. Between March 21 and 24.
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