06. July
at 20.30
Slovenska filharmonija (The Slovenian Philharmonic) - Ljubljana


Inbar Choir
Choir conductor: Merav Barnea

Raanana Youth Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Guy Porat

Choir Programme:

Yosef Hadar (1926), White Rainbow, (Bruria Schweitzer)

Appalachian folk song, I am in Love, I Dare Not Own It, arr. Alice Parker 

Noa – Achinoam Nini (1969), Gil Dor (1952), Mishaela, arr. Rani Golan 

Naomi Shemer, Jerusalem of Gold, arr. Yehezkel Braun

Paul Simon (1941)
Sound of Silence, arr. Oleg Yakerevich
The Boxer, arr. Oded Meir
Solo: Hadar Marcovici

Orchestra Programme:

Felix Mendelssohn (1809—1847), Konzertstück Op. 114 No. 2 for Two Clarinets & Strings
(Clarinets: Ron Dorman, Noam Avidor Fuchs)

Johann Baptist Georg Neruda (1708—1780), Trumpet Concerto in e-flat major, 1st movement
(Trumpet: Mia Kleinberg)

Camille Saint-Saëns (1835—1921), Introduction & Rondo Capriccioso in a minor, Op. 28
(Violin: Shai Lustig)

Leonard Bernstein (1918—1990), West Side Story, Selection for Orchestra, arr. Jack Mason

Paul Simon (1941), Like a Bridge over Troubled Water, arr. Oded Meir

Uzi Hitman (1952—2004), Born to Peace, arr. Rani Golan

Inbar Choir musical director and noted Soprano Merav Barnea sang the leading roles of Salome, Wozzeck, Fledermaus, and Merry Widow at world premieres in the newly established Israeli Opera in Tel Aviv. She also sang at a number of opera houses across Germany, France, and Japan and performed Alban Berg’s “Sieben frühe Lieder” in the Tchaikovsky Hall in Moscow and Messiaen’s ” Chant de Terre et de Ciel ” in the Berlin Philharmonic. She shared the stage with the world’s leading conductors, such as Dan Ettinger, David Stern, Asher Fisch, Philippe Entremont, Daniel Oren, and Gary Bertini. Her numerous recordings include world premieres and a special project for the Documenta International Art Fair in Kassel, Germany. For years she has worked Vocally with the Moran Choir and the Moran ensemble Singers. Barnea won the Richard Wagner Award, the Paul Hindemith Prize and is a recipient of the America Israel Cultural Foundation scholarship. Founded in 2010, the Inbar Choir is the official choir of the Raanana Pais Music Center and the city of Raanana. The choir performs at seasonal concerts and official city events. Its repertoire consists of classical, popular and original music composed and arranged specifically for the choir

Musical director of the Raanana Youth Symphony Orchestra Guy Porat is a conductor, oboist (soloist and chamber musician), and pedagogue. He studied oboe in Tel Aviv, Karlsruhe and Geneva, and won competitions in Mannheim, Frankfurt, Karlsruhe, Bayreuth, and Zurich. He was the principal oboist in the Budapest Festival Orchestra and the Arthur Toscanini Symphony Orchestra. He acquired ample teaching experience while conducting master classes at the Guildhall School of Music in London, South Korea, Germany, Slovenia, Montenegro, Croatia and the USA. He teaches oboe at the Private Music and Art University of Vienna and at the Music Center in Raanana. Maestro Porat studied conducting with Sheldon Morgenstern in Geneva and perfected his skill under the tutelage of Isaac Karabrtchevski and Jorma Panula. He has conducted symphony orchestras in Oklahoma, Montenegro, Haifa and Ashdod, as well as the Israel Camerata Jerusalem, the Israel Chamber Orchestra and the Raanana Symphonette. Guy Porat is active as a conductor, soloist, chamber-music teacher, and is a renowned jury member at festivals and international competitions worldwide.

The Raanana Youth Symphony numbers over sixty outstanding young musicians, students of the Raanana Conservatory in Israel. In the framework of this excellent orchestra, young instrumentalists gain invaluable holistic experience in all aspects of orchestral performance. Many orchestra members are winners of various international competitions and recipients of the prestigious AIFC scholarship. Many among them serve as principals in the Israel Philharmonic, West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, Verbier Festival Junior Orchestra and the Young Israel Philharmonic. Orchestra members frequently go on to study at prestigious institutions in Berlin, Paris, NY and elsewhere before either becoming acclaimed soloists or members of prestigious orchestras worldwide. The Raanana Youth Orchestra plays classical works and regular performances across Israel and various European countries. The orchestra has collaborated with several internationally renowned conductors including Jonathan Schiffman (USA / France), Dmitry Yablonsky (USA / Israel), and Alexei Shatsky (Russia), to name but a few.

Complimentary tickets, courtesy of Adria Media Ljubljana, GenLan, and Essai & Acai, can be collected an hour before the concert at the venue. Reservations are not possible.

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