The Jerusalem Post

JSO heads to Germany

- • Jerusalem Post Staff

For the first time since the COVID pandemic began, the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, with the support of the Culture Ministry, this week embarked on an internatio­nal concert tour to mark 1,700 years of Jewish life in Germany.

The orchestra, under the musical direction of maestro Steven Sloan, was invited by the concert halls in Hamburg, Berlin and Bochum.

The first concert will take place on June 19 at the Elbe Philharmon­ic Hall in Hamburg, one of Europe’s largest and most modern concert halls.

The second concert will take place in Berlin on June 22, as part of the Piano Festival of the

Ruhr region.

Also as part of the Piano Festival of the Ruhr region, the first of two concerts will take place on June 24 at the Anneliese Brost Musikforum Ruhr in Bochum. A second, joint concert on June 25 of the Jerusalem and Bochum symphony orchestras will be broadcast live on YouTube and feature Mahler’s Symphony No. 2, “The Revival.”

“It is an honor for us as the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra to receive a first invitation, after a long time, to perform in the best concert halls in Germany,” said JSO musical director Sloan. “After a freeze period, we have begun to recover. I hope that in the near future we will be able to reach more and more stages abroad and spread to the big world what we know best: quality classical music.”

 ??  ?? THE JERUSALEM Symphony Orchestra. (Abina Kolen)
THE JERUSALEM Symphony Orchestra. (Abina Kolen)

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