2021-2022 Concert Season

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2021-2022 Concert Season | 30th Anniversary of the Raanana Symphonette Orchestra

On the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the Raanana Symphonette Orchestra, we invite our subscribers to a celebration of musical flavors embracing continents and periods. We will host the best young Israeli conductors, pianists and violinists who have won international awards and, of course, renowned artists from Israel and the world.

At the start of the season, Shanghai-born Yi-An Xu will perform alongside Ariel Lanyi, who amazed the audience at this year’s Rubinstein competition. Together they will perform the second and beloved concerto by Brahms. David Sebba, the orchestra’s Conductor in Residence, will mark the end of the year with a nostalgic celebration of the famous international song festivals, from San Remo to L’Olympia, along with the singers Daniela Skorka, Anat Czarny and other singers and actors. He will also conduct a special concert with Shlomit Aharon, one of the great stars of Israeli Music.

Ido Arad will present a varied and intriguing program, from Haydn and Beethoven to Oded Zehavi, together with the young mezzo-soprano singer, Reut Ventorero. Conductor Noam Aviel, currently enjoying success in the United States, will conduct a program together with the winners of the Tel-Hai Masterclasses Competition. The young conductor Rotem Nir, who charmed our audience last year, will conduct Prokofiev’s Classical Symphony and will be joined onstage with the winner of the Malta International Music Competition, the young Italian pianist, Filippo Gorini. Together they will perform Mozart’s great 9th Piano Concerto, written at the early age of 19. 

Conductor Gad Kadosh will present with Nitai Zori, the Concertmaster of the Raanana Symphonette Orchestra, a particularly colorful program, centered on a violin concerto by Louis Spohr, a contemporary of Schubert and Beethoven who serves as an interesting link between Classicism and Romanticism in German music.

Gil Shohat will conduct an impassioned, lyrical Latin program along with world-renowned guitarist Liat Cohen and the excellent French cellist, Michaël Bialobroda. From Iberia we move to Greece along with conductor Kornilios Michailidis who will conduct Beethoven’s 3rd, Heroic Symphony and the Greek star Sophia Avramidou, who will present a premiere, Ithaca, to poems by Konstantinos Quapis. She will also charm us with a selection of songs by Manos Hadjidakis.

Raanana Symphonette subscribers can also enjoy two excellent chamber programs. At the center of the Schubertiade program this time is one of the greatest German poets of modern times, the German-Jew Heinrich Heine. A selection of Israeli and international singers and musicians will perform the best of Heine’s poem settings by Schubert, Schumann, Mendelssohn, Brahms, Braun and more. They will be joined by jazz cellist Christina Reiko-Cooper and together with her ensemble, she will present a modern and surprising twist to the German Romantics.

The second chamber concert will bring together on stage some of the best Israeli musicians of today, violinist Asi Matathias, violist Ori Kam, cellist Zvi Plesser and pianist Victor Stanislavsky, in an intriguing concert featuring Beethoven’s piano quartet, Dvořák’s second and marvelous Piano Quartet and the charming serenade by the Hungarian, Ernö Dohnányi.

We will conclude the season in a particularly festive way with the young conductor Keren Kagarlitsky, who has already an impressive resumé in Israel and Europe. She will conduct the poignant intermezzo from the opera Cavalleria Rusticana and will join forces with the fascinating multidisciplinary singer, Yonit Shaked-Golan. Together they will perform a song cycle by the poet Rachel, set to music by Mordechai Zeira and orchestrated by Michael Wolpe. The young Israeli pianist Adi Neuhaus will perform Chopin’s second, lyrical and beautiful Piano Concerto. The season will end with Schubert’s sunny 3rd Symphony. 

קאבר קונצרט לילות אהבה

Nuits d'amour

Yi-An Xu‭ ‬Conductor‭ (‬China/Israel‭) ‬| Almog Segal‭ ‬Piano‭ (‬Winner of the Rubinstein Competition‭)‬

Augusta Holmes‭: ‬La nuit et l’amour‭ (‬5‭’)‬ | Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1 in B flat minor, Op. 23 (40′) | Bizet‭:‬‭ “‬L’arlsienne‭” ‬Suites No‭. ‬1‭ ‬&‭ ‬2‭ – ‬a selection‭ (‬17‭’)‬

באנר קונצרט פסגת המוסיקה הקאמרית

The Summit of Chamber Music

Asi Matathias‭ ‬Violin | Ori Kam‭ ‬Viola | Zvi Plesser‭ ‬Cello | Victor Stanislavsky‭ ‬Piano

Beethoven‭:‬‭ ‬Piano Quartet in E Flat Major‭,‬ Op.16‭ (‬27‭’)‬ | Ernö‭ ‬Dohnányi‭:‬‭ ‬Serenade for String Trio in C Major‭, ‬Op.10‭ (‬21‭’)‬ | Dvořák‭:‬‭ ‬Piano Quartet No‭. ‬2‭ ‬in E Flat Major‭,‬ Op.87‭ (‬36‭’)‬

Israeli Classics

David Sebba‭ ‬Conductor | Shlomit Aharon‭ ‬Singer

קאבר קונצרט ובמקום הראשון

And The Winner Is...

David Sebba‭ ‬Conductor | Daniela Skorka‭ ‬Soprano | Anat Czarny‭ ‬Mezzo-soprano | Singers and actors‭ 

Songs from the great festivals‭, ‬San Remo and the Eurovision‭, ‬of course‭. ‬The hits that were born in the 60s-70s-80s and achieved‭ ‬immortality‭.‬ Anne-Marie David‭, ‬Gigliola Cinquetti‭, ‬ABBA and more‭. ‬The winners‭, ‬the great successes and the scorching failures‭. ‬

קאבר קונצרט וינה פינת ארם צובא

Vienna - Aram Tzova Junction

Ido Arad‭ ‬Conductor‭ ‬| Reut Ventorero‭ ‬Mezzo-soprano

Haydn‭:‬‭ ‬Symphony No‭. ‬49‭ ‬in F minor‭ (‬22‭’) ‬| Oded Zehavi‭:‬‭ ‬Two Hymns for Mezzo-soprano‭ ‬and orchestra‭ (‬15‭’) ‬| Beethoven‭:‬‭ ‬Symphony No‭. ‬2‭ ‬in D Major‭, ‬ Op.36‭ (‬34‭’)‬

קאבר קונצרט שוברטיאדה


Hagar Sharvit‭ ‬Mezzo-soprano‭  ‬| Daniel Johannsen‭ ‬Tenor‭ (‬Austria‭) ‬| Oded Reich‭ ‬Baritone‭ ‬| Asi Matathias‭ ‬Violin‭ ‬| Raz Kohn‭, ‬Kristina Reiko Cooper‭ ‬Cello‭ (‬USA‭) ‬| Daniel Gortler‭, ‬Tal-Haim Samnon‭ ‬Piano‭ ‬| Jazz Trio‭ 

Heinrich Heine’s poems set to music by Schubert‭, ‬Robert‭ ‬&‭ ‬Clara Schumann‭, ‬Liszt‭, ‬Mendelssohn‭, ‬Brahms‭, ‬Yehezkel Brown‭, ‬Ella Milch-Sheriff‭, ‬Shimon Cohen as well as Jazz Trio settings‭.‬

קאבר קונצרט כוכבי העתיד

Future Stars

Noam Aviel‭ ‬Conductor‭ (‬Israel/USA‭) | Winners of the Tel-Hai Masterclasses competition‭ ‬‭(‬TBA‭)‬


באנר מחול האש

Dance of Fire

Gil Shohat‭ ‬Conductor | Liat Cohen‭ ‬Guitar‭ (‬France/Israel‭)‬ | Michaël Bialobroda‭ ‬Cello‭ (‬France‭)‬

De Falla‭:‬‭ ‬“Ritual dance of fire”‭, ‬from El Amor Brujo‭ (‬4‭’)‬ | Piazzolla‭:‬‭ ‬Libertango‭ (‬5‭’)‬ | Villa-Lobos‭:‬‭ ‬Bachianas Brasileiras no‭. ‬5‭, (‬Arr‭, ‬for Cello‭) (‬7‭’)‬ | Rodrigo‭:‬‭ ‬Concierto de Aranjuez for guitar and orchestra‭ (‬12‭’)‬ | Chabrier‭:‬‭ “‬España‭” – ‬Rhapsody for Orchestra‭ (‬6‭’)‬ | Piazzolla‭:‬‭ “‬Spring‭” ‬&‭ “‬Winter‭” ‬from‭ “‬The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires”‭, (‬World Premiere for Guitar‭ ‬&‭ ‬orchestra arr‭.) (‬12‭’)‬ | Albeniz‭:‬‭ ‬Asturias‭ (‬6‭’)‬ | Domenico Scarlatti‭:‬‭ ‬Piano Sonatas in F minor K.466‭ ‬&‭ ‬ E Major K.379‭ (‬9‭’) ‬ | Lalo‭:‬‭ ‬Cello Concerto in D minor‭ (‬25‭’) ‬‭                                                      

קאבר קונצרט אגדה יוונית

Greek Legend

Kornilios Michailidis‭ ‬Conductor‭ (‬Greece‭)‬ | Sofia Avramidou‭ ‬Singer‭ (‬Greece‭)‬

Beethoven‭:‬‭ ‬“The Creatures of Prometheus”‭,‬ Op.43‭, ‬Ballet Overture‭ (‬5‭’)‬ | Beethoven‭:‬‭ ‬Symphony No‭. ‬3‭ ‬in E Flat Major‭, Op.55‭, “‬Eroica‭” (‬47‭’)‬ | Sofia Avramido‭:‬‭ ‬“Ithaca”‭ (‬Premiere‭) ‬| Songs by‭ ‬Manos Hadjidakis‭ ‬

קאבר קונצרט זוכה התחרות

Winner of the Malta Int'l Mudic Competition

Rotem Nir‭ ‬Conductor | Filippo Gorini‭ ‬Piano‭ (‬Italy‭)‬

Rossini‭:‬‭ ‬Il Barbiere di Siviglia‭ ‬‮–‬‭ ‬Overture‭ (‬7‭’)‬ | Mozart‭:‬‭ ‬Piano Concerto No‭. ‬9‭ ‬in E Flat Major‭, ‬K.271‭, “‬Jeunehomme‭” (‬32‭’)‬ | Prokofiev‭:‬‭ ‬Symphony No‭. ‬1‭ ‬in D Major Op.25‭, “‬Classical‭” (‬16‭’)‬

באנר קונצרט ברוח סצנה מושרת

In modo di scena cantante

Gad Kadosh‭ ‬Conductor | Nitai Zori‭ ‬Violin

Ravel‭: ‬Ma Mere l’Oye‭ ‬‮–‬‭ ‬Suite‭ (‬18‭’)‬ | Louis Spohr‭: ‬Violin Concerto No‭. ‬8‭ ‬in A minor‭, ‬Op.47‭, “‬In modo di scena cantante‭” (‬20‭’)‬ | Haydn‭: ‬Symphony No‭. ‬101‭ ‬in D Major‭,‬ ‭”‬The Clock‭” (‬28‭’)‬

קאבר קונצרט ביכורים


Keren Kagarlitsky‭ ‬Conductor | Yonit Shaked Golan‭ ‬Singer | Adi Neuhaus‭ ‬Piano

Mascagni‭:‬‭ ‬Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana‭ (‬5‭’)‬ | Chopin‭:‬‭ ‬Piano Concerto No‭. ‬2‭ ‬in F minor‭, ‬Op.21‭ (‬32‭’)‬ | Mordechai Zeira‭:‬‭ “‬Her Image‭” – ‬Song Cycle by Rachel‭ (‬arranged by Michael Wolpe‭) (‬25‭’)‬ | Schubert‭:‬‭ ‬Symphony No‭. ‬3‭ ‬in D Major‭,‬ D.200‭ (‬24‭’)‬