Amadeus Celebration
'Moran' Choir Works by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Coronation Mass in C major, K. 317
Symphony no. 35 in D major, K. 385 ("Haffner")
Ave Verum Corpus, K. 618
Selected Arias from the Operas "La Clemenza di Tito", "The Marriage of Figaro" and "Cosi fan tutte"



Conductor: Yaron Gottfried
singers :
Soprano - Ira Bertman
Mezzo-soprano - Svetlana Sendler
Tenor - Felix Libshitz
Baritone - Noah Briger
With the Moran Ensemble, directed by Naomi Faran

This festive concert, which opens the season, is dedicated entirely to Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, one of the musical giants of all times.
The "Coronation" Mass is a short and brilliant work, brimming with contrasts. This mass was selected to accompany the coronation of King Leopold II, due to its sweeping rhythms and the sense of elation that it conveys. The "Haffner" Symphony was also written for a celebration at the home of Sigmund Haffner, the Mayor of Salzburg - Mozart's birth town. This brilliant work presents a plethora of ideas. The concert will be concluded by a selection of well-known operatic arias.

   
Treasures of Russian Music
Russian folk music

specially arranged for the IKO and the "Master Quartet" Ensemble

Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto
Glinka: "Kamarinskaya"
Master Quartet Sergey Ostrovsky

Conductor: Yaron Gottfried
Violin - Sergey Ostrovsky

In this unique concert dedicated to the "superpower" of music, Russia, we will encounter several masterpieces that represent the moods of Russian folk music, the combination of East and West, the melodies and rhythms and the folk songs. Tchaikovsky, the greatest Russian composer, depicted Glinka's Fantasy for Orchestra, "Kamarinskaya", as "an acorn, in which we can see the entire oak tree of Russian music". Performing Tchaikovsky's virtuoso violin concerto will be the acclaimed violinist Sergey Ostrovsky, leader of the "Aviv Quartet", which won major international prizes. The highlight of the program will be the stormy encounter of the IKO with the "Master Quartet" Ensemble, which specializes in Russian folk music performed on authentic instruments.
Together with the orchestra the Ensemble willperform a cycle of thrilling folk songs, arranged specially for this concert. In addition the Ensemble will perform selected works from its acclaimed show.

   
Creators' Passions
Gershwin: Preludes
Berg: Lyrical Suite
Mozart: Arias from "The Marriage of Figaro"
Elgar: "Dorabella", from "Enigma Variations", op. 36
Josef Bardanashvilli: "Love Boat" (Israeli Premiere)
Bernstein: "Glitter and be Gay" from "Candide"
Schumann: Piano Concerto
Glen RovenDorel Golan
Conductor: Glen Roven (USA)
Piano - Dorel Golan
Singer - Merav Barnea

Host and Narrator - to be announced



A narrated concert of works created from passion, love and eroticism, and the stories behind them.
In this concert we will host, for the first time in Israel, the conductor and composer Glen Roven, an Emmy award winner, who has worked with internationally renowned stars, including Rene Fleming, Placido Domingo, Ella Fitzgerald and Liza Minnelli. Roven also wrote the special annotations accompanying this evening. In addition, we will perform the Israeli Premiere of Josef Bardanashvili's work, "Love Boat" - after love poems by Ya'acov Barzilai.
The evening will be sealed by the young Israeli pianist Dorel Golan, who will perform Robert Schumann's Piano Concerto, a superb work for piano, brimming with beautiful Romantic melodies.
   
Gypsy-Hungarian Delight
Rajko J. Strauss Overture to "Zigeunerbaron"
Brahms: Hungarian Dancesbr> Bartok: "Hungarian Sketches"
Wiener: Serenade for small orchestra, op. 3
Wiener: Divertimento for strings no. 1, op. 20
Wiener: Divertimento for strings no. 1, op. 20
Hungarian folk music performed by the Rajko Ensemble and the IKO

Conductor : - Andras Deak (Hungary)
With the "Rajko" Gypsy-Hungarian Ensemble

A sweeping concert introducing Hungarian and Gypsy music. We will enjoy the rural rhythms, the unique language, the folklore and culture, as reflected in works by Bartok, the Hungarian-Jewish Leo Wiener, Brahms and Strauss, who were influenced by the style and passion and wrote works that have become masterpieces.
The pinnacle of the concert will be an encounter with the Hungarian-Gypsy ensemble "Rajko", meaning "young" in Hungarian. The ensemble will perform, together with the orchestra and by itself, the best of Gypsy-Hungarian music. The concert will conducted by Andras Deak, who serves as Principal Conductor of the "Danuba" Symphony Orchestra of Budapest.

   
The Enchantment of Jewish Music

Ora Sittner Prokofiev: Overture on Hebrew Themes, op.34
Bloch: Psalm 22
Partos: "Visions"
A selection of Yiddish songs arranged by Rafi Kadishson


Singer - Ora Sittner
Flute - Ruthie Ron

Conductor: Rafi Kadishson

An enchanting journey through Jewish folklore and soul. This concert will feature various facets of Jewish creativity: classical, folkloristic, theatrical, and Israeli.
Bloch wrote of his work "Psalm 22", "I composed it while listening to a deep inner and hidden echo, that seemingly crept up on me, which emerged upon reading biblical verses from the Torah, Psalms and Prophets".
Partos's "Visions", which gained much success, portrays the influences of Yemenite music. The apex of the concert will be an encounter with the amazing world of Yiddish song: folk songs that have been preserved, songs of the great Troubadours, such as Shalom Secunda, and the first and foremost - Mordechai Gebirtig, as well as moving settings of Itzik Manger's songs by Sasha Argov and Dov Seltzer.

   
Sound Envelops Movement

With the "Clipa" Theater

Avishai Cohen Vivaldi: The Four Seasons, op. 8
Ariel Blumenthal: Trumpet Concerto (World Premiere)
Prokofiev: Symphony no. 1, op. 25 ("Classical")


Conductor: Yaron Gottfried
Soloists: Violin - Ella Lewis, Adrian Justus
Trumpet: Avishai Cohen

Klipaklipa A unique multimedia concert, in cooperation with the "Clipa" Theater, featuring Vivaldi's celebrated work, "The Four Seasons", presenting four love stories arranged for dancers and movement theater, choreographed by Idit Herman. The Concerto will be performed by the two principal violinists of the IKO.
Prokofiev's "Classical" Symphony is a vibrant, brilliant work, full of humor and wit. The title of this First Symphony stems from Prokofiev's attempt to write in the spirit and vein of the Classical composers, especially Mozart.
Ora Sittner Finally, we will host the gifted and internationally acclaimed Jazz trumpeter, Avishai Cohen, who will perform the world premiere of Blumenthal's Concerto.

   
The Voice and Violin in Folk Songs

Berio: Folk Songs
D. Heath: Celtic Concerto for Violin
Haydn: Symphony no. 88
Itay Shapira: Virtuoso Variations for violin and orchestra on the song "Put your hand in mine" (Israeli Premiere)


Esti Kenan-Ofri Itay ShapiraJesus Medina Conductor: Jesus Medina (Mexico)
Soloists:Violin - Itay Shapira
Soprano: Esti Kenan-Ofri


A journey to folklore and an overview of the spirit of folk music in various countries and from various periods, from Haydn to today.
In the concert we will host the virtuoso violinist Itay Shapira (an EMI artist), winner of the Clairmont award and the "New York Newday" Prize, who records with celebrated orchestras worldwide. Together with Itay Shapira we will perform the Celtic Concerto for Violin, music of traditional Scottish character.
Esti Kenan-Ofri, who specializes in folk singing in various styles. She will perform Berio's sweeping work "Folk Songs", which presents a colorful array of folk songs inspired by the folklore of Armenia, France, Italy, Azerbaijan and others.
We will enjoy Haydn's Symphony no. 88, influenced by vigorous melodies and rhythms of a folkloristic nature.
The concert will be concluded by Israeli folklore, in Virtuoso Variations for violin and orchestra, on the folk melody "Put your hand in mine", composed by Shapira as homage to the great 20th century violinists, in various styles from the 19th century to Tango and Jazz.

   
To See the Sounds
Y. Gottfried: Concerto for electric guitar, string orchestra and percussion
T. Takemitsu: "How slow the wind"
Beethoven: Symphony no. 7 in A major, op. 92
Conductor: Yaron Gottfried
Solo guitar: Avi Singolda
Video Display: Yael Toren

Avi Singolda A unique first-time encounter in Israeli concert halls: multimedia experiences that combine Video-Art and music in real time! Beethoven's Seventh Symphony will be accompanied by a display of the Video-Art artist Yael Toren, graduate of Bezalel and winner of the Sandberg, Felheim and Sharet Foundation awards.
The display is a computerized video animation, which follows Beethoven's stormy spirit and its reflection in his music.
In this concert we will host the virtuoso guitarist, Avi Singolda, who will perform an intriguing work written specially for him by Yaron Gottfried. A work which gained the acclaim of both critics and audiences.
We will seal the concert with Toru Takemitsu's enchanting work, based on a poem by Emily Dickinson, "How slow the wind" - hypnotizing music, rich in orchestral colors and influenced by Debussy - associated with the wind and waves and accompanied by a video display. A worthwhile experience!

   
Gems of Vocal Classics

Beethoven: Overture to Coriolan
Bach: Cantata 140
F. Danzi: Variations for cello on "La ci darem la mano" from Mozart's "Don Giovanni"
Bizet: "Carmeniana", Carmen Suite for virtuoso cello (Arranged by Hilel Zori)

Hilel Zori Conductor: Yaron Gottfried
Cello: Hilel Zori
The Kibbutz Choir, directed by Ronen Borshevsky Soloists: To be announced

A concert dedicated entirely to original interpretations of works considered gems of vocal music. The cellist Hilel Zori will present a homage to opera, based on two masterpieces: Franz Danzi's work, Variations on the famous aria from Mozart's "Don Giovanni", and Bizet's "Carmen" Suite, in a unique arrangement by Hilel Zori, in the vein of Sarasate's "Carmen Fantasy" for violin.
The highlight of the concert will be Bach's Cantata 140, "Wachet auf!", based on a hymn. The text depicts the parable of the wise and foolish virgins, and tells of the relations between Jesus (the bridegroom) and his bride - the soul. In this Cantata, Bach ingeniously combines the choir, soloists and orchestra.