|Noam Zur, Conductor|
Beethoven: “Creatures of Prometheus” Overture
DoronToister: Double Concerto for Violin, Cello and Orchestra
Beethoven: Symphony No. 8 in F Major Opus 93
Saturday, April 1, 2017 at 21:00
Monday, April 3, 2017 at 20:30
On Monday at 19:00there will be a fascinating introductory lecture by music critic and scholar Yossi Shiffman.There is a nominal entrance fee. Highly recommended for all music lovers!
The sixth concert in the “Classica” series of the Israel Sinfonietta Beer-Sheva opens with “Creatures of Prometheus”, the work by Beethoven which was written following the request of choreographer Salvatore Viganu to compose music for the ballet. The overture to this piece is very popular in the concert world.
The orchestra will perform the Double Concerto for Violin, Cello and Orchestracomposed by the composer and cellist DoronToister, who is one of the soloists in the concert. The concerto is inspired by Brahms' Double Concerto. The work is divided into three movements in which Brahmsian rhythmic motifs are combined with different musical styles: jazz, waltz and Hassidic.Toister, who is both cellist and composer,is the first cellist of the Israel Symphony Orchestra RishonLezion and was previously the first cellist of the Israel Sinfonietta Beer-Sheva.His works are characterized by the combination of different styles from the musical worlds he experiences, such as Israeli, Argentinian, Hassidic and jazz.
YaronPrensky will be performing the violin solo in this piece. Prensky serves as concertmaster and has been the Musical Director of the Israel Sinfonietta Beer-Shevasince 1994.Prensky’smusical career began at a very young age and already at the age of 21 he was chosen to be concertmaster of the Nashville Symphony in the U.S. He is frequently invited to perform as a soloist and conductor in Israel and abroad and performs frequently in chamber ensembles and in important festivals.
The concert will end with Beethoven’s 8th Symphony. It is a work with a light and cheerful temperament that was first performed in Vienna in 1817. Although Beethoven was almost deaf by this time, he conducted the work himself.