|Justus Frantz, Conductor and Soloist|
Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 21:00, Beer-Sheva Performing Arts Center
Monday*, May 22, 2017 at 20:30, Beer-Sheva Performing Arts Center
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 20:30, Modi’in Heichal Hatarbut
The Israel Sinfonietta Beer-Sheva celebrates the end of the spring season with the wonderful sounds of Mozart.
Appearing as pianist is Maestro Justus Frantz who is also conducting the orchestra.Frantz is a gifted pianist and world-renowned conductor. In addition to having a glorious musical career that has spanned many years, he is known for discovering and cultivating young talents in the world of classical music. In 1986, he founded one of the world's most famous classical music festivals: the Schleswig-Holstein Festival in northern Germany. In 1995, Frantz established the Philharmonic Orchestra of Nations, thus fulfilling the vision he shared with Leonard Bernstein of establishing a professional international orchestra composed of talented musicians and young people from all over the world.Frantz continues to serve asits chief conductor and Music Director to this day.Since September 2013, Frantz serves as Musical Director of the Israel SinfoniettaBeer-Sheva.
Franz tells why he has chosen to dedicate this evening to Mozart's works:
“I often hear the view that Mozart is less demanding and easier to play than other composers, but Mozart's works require the performers to maximize their concentration. In order for the composition to sound exactly as Mozart intended it, each phrase, each rhythm, and every accentmust be played precisely.The claim that Mozart composed music with a simple structure is refuted by his works: Anyone who plays or listens to Mozart intentlyhears a sound that is made up of multi-colored layers and textures. Mozart's work not only causes us to smile, but also displays heavy despair, in short offering total ambivalence,which qualities makehim a great composer. All of our thoughts and feelings are engaged when we listen to his music. In Mozart everything is always new, fresh and surprising, exciting and enriching. If we have the sensitivity to recognize the infinite complexity of his works - we will have great art and wonderful music!”
Piano Concerto No. 22 in E Flat Major K. 482
Piano Concerto No. 23 in A Major K. 488
Piano Concerto No. 24 in C Minor K. 491
On Monday at 19:00 there will be a fascinating introductory lecture by music critic and scholar Yossi Shiffman: “Between the keys – the piano in Mozart’s works”.There is a nominal entrance fee. Highly recommended for all music lovers!
For tickets: 08-626-6422