|Avi Ostrovsky, Conductor|
Ramon Jaffé (Germany), Cello
Beer-Sheva, Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 20:30
Beer-Sheva, Monday, November 20, 2017 at 20:30
Beer-Sheva Performing Arts Center
Scarlatti/Tommasini: The Good-Humored Ladies
Saint-Saëns: Cello Concerto No. 1 in A Minor, Op. 33
Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 3 in A Minor Op. 56 (“Scottish”)
The second concert in the classical series of the Israeli Sinfonietta in Be'er Sheva will be conducted by Maestro Avi Ostrovsky, one of the founders of the orchestra, who also served as the first musical director of the orchestra in 1973. Maestro Ostrovsky has conducted important orchestras such as the London Symphony, the London Philharmonic, the BBC Philharmonic, the Amsterdam Philharmonic, the Belgium Radio Philharmonic, the Hungarian Philharmonic, the Cologne Radio Orchestra and the Stockholm Philharmonic. He has also performed symphonic concerts and directed opera productions in England, Holland, Austria, Belgium, Germany, Denmark, France, Romania, Sweden, Norway, Italy, Turkey, Mexico and the USA.
Under his direction, the orchestra will perform works by Scarlatti, Mendelssohn and Saint-Saëns.
The first cello concerto of Saint-Saëns, who was among the most prominent composers in France during the Romantic period of the late 19th century, will be performed by the internationally-known cellist, Ramon Jaffé. The concerto was dedicated by Saint-Saëns to the Belgian cellist and composer August Tolbeck. The debut was held in 1873. The concerto's technical requirements are very demanding. Although it is considered one of the technically more difficult pieces in the cello repertoire, it also contains many introspective moments of pure melodic beauty.
Jaffé, a native of Latvia, immigrated to Israel with his family in 1971, but a few years later, when he was 12, his family emigrated to Germany, where his musical career began. Already by the 1980's he had acquired a reputation that led him to play as a soloist throughout Europe with leading orchestras. Since then he has toured around the world and participates in leading classical music festivals. Jaffé is also very active in flamenco music. In 2006 he founded the "Ramon Jaffé Trio" which combines flamenco with classical Spanish music. This is his first performance in Beer-Sheva.
Regular: NIS 150
Senior Citizens: NIS 125
Students: NIS 60
Soldiers doing compulsory military service may enter free of charge upon presentation of the appropriate army identification and on the basis of available space.
On Monday, November 20 at 19:00 there will be a fascinating introductory lecture by music critic and scholar Yossi Shiffman: “Landscapes and nationalism drive the music crazy”. There is a nominal entrance fee. This is part of a series of fascinating cultural encounters, for music lovers who want more...