Our tenth season is here!

Dear friends,

 

It is hard to believe but nine seasons of musical activity are already behind us and the tenth season is about to start.

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In the upcoming concert series, the first for this season, we host pianist Aviram Reichert (Israel\South-Korea), Bronze Medal winner at the prestigious Van Cliburn International Piano Competition and an internationally acclaimed soloist and chamber musician. We will play together arrangements of two masterpieces: Mozart’s 23rd piano concerto & Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue. In these two famous pieces the winds take an important role also in the orchestral original, therefore the chamber version for piano and winds works wonderfully.

Aviram Reichert in the winner’s concert of the Van Cliburn Competition, 1997

 

In addition to this collaboration we will continue our tradition of performing Israeli compositions of all generations. This time we will premiere Yoav Talmi’s new Quintet. Talmi, recipient of the Prime Minister’s Prize, wrote the piece especially for us with the support of the Rabinovich Foundation for the Arts, Tel Aviv.

The program is completed with Ligeti’s Six Bagatelles - already considered one of the classics of the 20th century repertoire for winds; and Mozart’s 2nd Divertimento from K. 439 - a small and sweet treat.

This is how it began…  going on stage for the first time, almost ten years ago

Concluding our German tour

Our first tour in Germany took place last October. We were taking part in a unique concert series organized by the Villa Musica Rheinland-Pfalz foundation, that hosts outstanding artists and ensembles from all over the world. The concert series took place in several synagogues around Mainz in south-west Germany and it included an especially emotional performance in Deidesheim. The local synagogue from the 13th century was completely demolished and recently renovated. Our concert was the official reopening of the site. An enthusiastic audience and long applause made the evening one to remember.

The synagogue in Deidesheim

In the second part of the tour we played a children’s concert in the Jewish community in Mannheim, followed by two additional concerts, in Giessen and in Blaibach. Blaibach, a small town in Bavaria, has a spectacular new concert hall with outstanding design and acoustics, already praised as one of the best in the world. For these concerts, celebrating Israel’s 70 years anniversary and the friendly relations with Germany, we've prepared a program that included pieces by Bach, Weill, Eisler & Hindemith along with Zvi Avni’s quintet. Avni’s life story (immigrating as a child from Germany and becoming one of Israel’s leading composers) made this performance symbolic and meaningful.

Nice memories from our first German tour, together with guest oboist Dmitry Malkin

 

Wishing you all a happy Hanukkah and looking forward to seeing you soon!

Members of the Tel Aviv Wind Quintet

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