The Young Philharmonic Orchestra Jerusalem Weimar will tour Germany and Israel this year with a program of Tchaikovsky, Shostakovich, Cojocaru--and Weill. Formed in 2011, the orchestra comprises musicians from both Israel and Germany who work together to make music and foster harmony between the two nations. The Hochschule für Musik Franz Liszt and the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance co-sponsor the ensemble.
The orchestra has given two tours in the past and plans an ambitious one this year with four performances in Germany and three in Israel (see below for complete schedule) under conductor Michael Sanderling. Alongside Weill's Symphony no. 2, they will perform Shostakovich's Cello Concerto no. 1 with Alexey Stadler as soloist and Tchaikovsky's Overture to Romeo and Juliet. The orchestra will also give the world premiere of a brand-new work by Israeli composer Ziv Cojocaru, Links.Metamorphosis, which was composed for the group.
Here is the complete tour schedule:
2 August 2015: Weimar, Weimarhalle
4 August 2015: Wolfsburg, KongressPark
6 August 2015: Berlin, Konzerthaus (opening concert of "Young Euro Classic" festival)
8 August 2015: Chorin, Kloster
23 October 2015: Rishon LeZion, Symphony Hall
24 October 2015: Jerusalem, Henry Crown Symphony Hall
25 October 2015: Tel Aviv, Recanati Hall.
Complete program (PDF)
Scheduling and ticket information for German concerts
News article from Deutsches Musikinformationzentrum
Information from Young Euro Classic Festival
Originally posted: 21 July 2015