The Israel Kibbutz Orchestra - 40th Season - 2010-2011*

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Mozart: La Clemenza di Tito

Conductor: Yaron Gottfried

Director: Niv Hoffman
Set Designer: Niv Manor
Choreography: Amit Goldenberg and Ya'ara Dolev
Ayala Zimbler, Yair Goren, Shira Raz, Efrat Elazar, Alla Vasilevitsky, Nimrod Grinboim,

Mozart's magnificent opera "La Clemenza di Tito", a coproduction of the IKO and the "Opera Studio", in a young and modern production, with the Tel-Aviv Dance Ensemble in original choreography. The production will be fully staged.

The Four Mozarts

Conductor: Shalev Ad-El
Violin: Gilad Hildesheim

J.M. Kraus: "The Swedish Mozart" - Symphony in C minor
W.A. Mozart, "The Austrian Mozart" - Violin Concerto no. 4 in D major, K. 218
J.C. De Arriaga, "The Spanish Mozart" - Symphony in D
J.V. Vorisek, "The Czech Mozart" - Symphony in D, op. 25

This program will feature four composers who lived during the same period in various countries; four musical geniuses who passed away prematurely in their twenties or thirties and were dubbed "The Mozarts".

Dixit Dominus

Conductor: Yaron Gottfried
The New Israeli Vocal Ensemble, conducted by Yuval Ben-Ozer

Handel: "Dixit Dominus"
Brahms: Serenade no. 2, in A major, op. 16
Brahms: Schicksalslied (Song of Destiny)

This concert features two vocal masterpieces and one instrumental. Handel composed his "Dixit Dominus" after verses from Psalm 110. This is a very powerful and well-devised work, from its grand opening to the concluding "Gloria".
The second vocal work of the program is Brahms' "Song of Destiny" (Schicksalslied) dealing with man's insignificance in the face of his fate. The Serenade for Orchestra is an intriguing work with special emphasis on the winds.

Pictures at an Exhibition

Accompanied by a video presentation of paintings

Conductor: Cristian Orosanu

Harp: Julie Bunzel
Editor and Presenter: Irina Friedland

Debussy: Prelude a "l'apres-midi d'un faune"
Respighi: "Trittico Botticelliano"
Ravel: Overture and Allegro
Mussorgsky: "Pictures at an Exhibition" (Re-orchestrated by A. Levanon)

An annotated visual concert about composers who "painted" music and the painters whose works emit music. "He merely wished to paint in music", was said of one of the greatest impressionists, Claude Debussy, who used to call his works "pictures", "sketches" and "songs in water colors". In this concert we will experience the relationship between Debussy's works and the paintings of Claude Monet and Auguste Renoir. The concert will also feature "Pictures at an Exhibition", homage of Mussorgsky to his friend, the painter Viktor Hartmann. The work musically depicts Hartmann's paintings. This work will be performed in a new and intriguing version for chamber orchestra by Arie Levanon.

From Bach to Piazzolla

Conductor: Yaron Gottfried Accordion: Richard Galliano

Bach: Movements from select concertos, performed by accordion
Ginastera: "Estancia"
Piazzolla: Concerto for Bandoneon

A rare opportunity to meet one of the greatest accordion players in the world, Richard Galliano, who frequently appears in the world's most prestigious venues and festivals, and whose previous appearances with The Netanya-Kibbutz Orchestra were highly successful. Galliano will perform with the orchestra works from his new album "From Bach to Piazzolla", which has gained great acclaim in Europe and will be released in Israel at the time of the concerts.
The program also features "Estancia" by the Argentinean composer Ginastera - sweeping rhythmical music that abounds in orchestral colors, inspired by folk music.

Harmony and Energy

Conductor and solo violinist: Andres Mustonen

Cello: Hillel Zori

Lully: "Ballet des plaisirs", Suite
Vivaldi: Violin Concerto no. 1 in D major, op. 3
Mozart: Adagio in E major, K. 261
Cancelli: "A Little Deneliade"
Shostakovich: Cello Concerto no. 1, op.107
Salieri: 26 Variations "La Follia di Spagna"

Conductor and violinist Andres Mustonen, a highly esteemed and colorful figure in the European conducting scene, is Music Director of "Hortus Musicus", the oldest active ensemble of ancient music in Europe, which appears in the major festivals throughout the world, including the Utrecht Festival, The Malmo Baroque Festival and others. Under his baton The Netanya-Kibbutz Orchestra will perform works from the Baroque through the Classic period to contemporary works, with an emphasis on the tension between harmony and energy, which touch the love and beauty of life.

A Summer's Eve Music

Conductor: Noam Zur

Soprano: Rona Israel-Kolatt

Haydn: Symphony no. 8 ("Le Soir")
Berlioz: "Les nuits d'été"
Kodaly: "Summer Evening"
B. Yusupov: "Gabriel"

The evening and night were always a spiritual inspiration for many works. This concert will feature works inspired by it. The central work of the program is Berlioz's song cycle, one of the loveliest in the entire Romantic repertoire; five songs, five different moods, creating a magical and melancholy whole. From Haydn's symphonic cycle "Le Matin", "Le Midi" and "Le Soir", the last will be performed, also known as "The Storm", after its last movement that depicts a stormy and somber evening. Kodaly's work is an intimate symphonic poem, written in modal vein with folkloristic melodies. The concert will be conducted by the young Israeli conductor Noam Zur, who is a frequent guest at the European opera houses and concert halls.

Concerto for Soloists

Conductor: Yaron Gottfried

Violin: Asi Matathias
Piano: Victor Stanislavsky
Cello: Tlalit Charsky

Bach: Double Concerto for oboe and violin
Barber: "Capricorn", Concerto for flute, oboe, trumpet and strings
Beethoven: Triple Concerto for violin, cello and piano, op. 56

This concert is an opportunity to hear some of the leading young Israeli soloists, who are currently conquering the world's stages. We will also hear The Netanya-Kibbutz Orchestra principal players in Barber's work, written for the same ensemble as Bach's Brandenburg Concerto, in neo-classical style. We will conclude with Beethoven's Triple Concerto, written as a trio of sorts, accompanied by orchestra.

Latin American Fiesta

Conductor: Yaron Gottfried

The Pitango Quartet (bandoneon, piano, violin and double-bass)

Milhaud: "Saudades do Brazil"
Piazzolla: "The Four Seasons", arranged for the Pitango Quartet and orchestra

An exciting Latino concert dedicated to the lively and rhythmic music of Brazil and Argentina. At the heart of the program is an encounter with the Israeli Pitango Quartet, which has gained critical acclaim around the world, and together we will present choice Tango works by Piazzolla, arranged especially for orchestra and the Quartet. The concert will also feature the colorful work by Darius Milhaud, who loved and researched Brazilian folklore. The work comprises dances that depict various regions of Rio and their unique atmosphere, as well as the yearning of the composer to the place.

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