Conductor: Guy Porat
Ella Yakir, flute
Tamir Tavor, violine
Naor Zadickario, cello
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770‒1827)
Egmont Overture, Op. 84
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756‒1791)
Flute concerto No. 1 in G-Major, K. 313 (1st movement)
Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy (1809‒1847)
Violin concerto in e-minor, Op. 64 (1st movement)
David Popper (1843‒1913)
Hungarian Rhapsody, Op. 68
Alexander Argov (1914‒1995)
Song Cycle (arr. for orchestra Menachem Wiesenberg)
Modest Petrovič Musorgski (1839‒1881)
Night on Bald Mountain
The Raanane Youth Symphony Orchestra (RYO), conducted by Guy Porat, brings together 70 young musicians, students of the Raanana Conservatory in Israel. Many of them are winners of national and international competitions and recipients of prestigious AIFC scholarships. Quite a lot of them collaborate with the Young Israeli Philharmonic, and many are also members of the West-East Divan Orchestra conducted by Daniel Barenboim.
The Raanana Conservatory Orchestra performs classical repertoire works and studies three to four programs each year. The activity of the corpus is based on systematic education (preparation of parties, group play, sectional work, artistic presentation); young people with personal musical development move from one orchestral position to another, gaining knowledge and experience. The effectiveness and artistic fruitfulness of such a system is confirmed by the orchestra’s numerous performances in Israel and on tours in European countries (including France and Italy).
Among the internationally renowned conductors with whom the orchestra has collaborated so far are Jonathan Schiffman (USA / France), Dmitry Yablonsky (USA / Israel) and Alexei Shatsky (Russia).
Guy Porat is a conductor, oboist (soloist and chamber musician) and pedagogue. He studied oboe in Tel Aviv, Karlsruhe and Geneva, and is also the winner of competitions in Mannheim, Frankfurt and Karlsruhe and the winner of competitions in Bayreuth and Zurich. He teaches oboe at the Private Music and Art University of Vienna and at the Music Center in Raanana, and has led master classes at the Guildhall School of Music in London and in South Korea, Germany, Slovenia, Montenegro, Croatia and the USA. Between 2001 and 2009 he was the principal oboist in the Budapest Festival Orchestra, and in the 2005/2006 season also in the Arthur Toscanini Symphony Orchestra. He was also a member of the Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra and the Young Israeli Philharmonic, and played under the baton of Abbad, Ozaw, Meht, Masur and Boulez, among others.
He studied conducting with Sheldon Morgenstern in Geneva and at the Geneva Conservatory. He studied with Isaac Karabrtchevski, Jorma Panula and in the educational program for conductors at the festival in Aspen. He has conducted orchestras such as the Haifa Symphony Orchestra, the MusicaRIVA Festival Orchestra (Italy) and the Balkan Chamber Academy (at the Belgrade BEMUS Festival).