The Twenty-Third Jerusalem International Chamber Music Festival

In co-operation with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra

2-5 September 2020

Dear Friends
We had hoped until the very last moment to be able to hold our Festival as planned, despite the restrictions forced on us by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. All the artists due to perform this year had been looking forward to coming to Jerusalem to play to our wonderful audiences. However, we must now accept that our usual concert format will not be possible and so, determined that you, our public, will have a good time, we have put together four beautiful and interesting concerts to be streamed online, celebrating two very great composers, Beethoven and Mendelssohn. 

Beethoven, whose 250th birth anniversary is celebrated this year, needs no introduction as the huge colossus who towered over the development of nineteenth-century Classical music. Less well known is Mendelssohn’s fundamental contribution to the history of music. The huge impact he exerted in his brief life in so many musical spheres included his own great masterworks, his many innovations in conducting – he was the first conductor to use a baton – and his indefatigable efforts to resurrect the music of the past, in particular that of Johann Sebastian Bach. Mendelssohn left an indelible imprint on musical history that remains with us until this day.

We are delighted to welcome some of Israel’s foremost musicians to perform the music of these two great composers which also includes some of their more rarely performed chamber works. In addition, we are very pleased to announce this year’s exciting collaboration with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, with the participation of many of the Orchestra’s outstanding leading musicians and with the live streaming of the concerts on both the IPO and the Festival websites. 

I personally am extremely distressed not to be able to join you this year, to experience together with you all the joy of shared music making. But the music must go on and the combination of inspiring music performed by the most outstanding musicians makes me happy in the knowledge that our Festival, in whatever circumstances, can bring joy and stimulation in these difficult times. We who are unable to be with you, cannot wait to see you again, we miss you, we are with you in our thoughts, and we are united in the hope that we will see you again as soon as possible.

Ludwig van Beethoven

Trio for Piano, Clarinet & Cello in Bb major, op. 11 “Gassenhauer”

  • Yoni Farhi piano
  • Ron Selka clarinet
  • Emanuele Silvestri cello

Ludwig van Beethoven

Piano Trio in E flat major, op. 1 no. 1 

  • Yoni Farhi piano
  • Dumitru Pocitari violin
  • Emanuele Silvestri cello

Felix Mendelssohn 

String Quintet no. 2 in B flat major, op. 87 

  • Asi Matathias, Sergei Bresler violins
  • Ori Kam, Alexander Pavlovsky violas
  • Haran Meltzer cello

Ludwig van Beethoven

Sextet in E-flat major for 2 Horns & String Quartet, op. 81b

  • Dalit Segal, Michal Mossek horns
  • Yevgenia Pikovsky, Semion Gavrikov violins
  • Miriam Manasherov viola
  • Hillel Zori cello

Ludwig van Beethoven

String Trio in E flat major, op. 3

  • Dumitru Pocitari violin
  • Ori Kam viola
  • Zvi Plesser cello

Felix Mendelssohn

Piano Sextet in D major, op. 110

  • Bishara Haroni piano
  • Alexander Pavlovsky violin
  • Miriam Manasherov, Ori Kam violas
  • Hillel Zori cello
  • Mark Gilenson double bass

Felix Mendelssohn

Piano Trio no. 1 in D minor, op. 49

  • Bishara Haroni piano
  • Asi Matathias violin
  • Zvi Plesser cello

Ludwig van Beethoven

Septet in E flat major, op. 20

  • Ron Selka clarinet
  • Michal Mossek horn
  • Daniel Mazaki bassoon
  • Yevgenia Pikovsky violin
  • Ori Kam viola
  • Hillel Zori cello
  • Mark Gilenson double bass

Ludwig van Beethoven

Quintet in E flat major for Piano, Oboe, Clarinet, Horn & Bassoon, op. 16

  • Ishay Shaer piano
  • Members of the Tel Aviv Wind Quintet:
    Yigal Kaminka oboe
    Danny Erdman clarinet
    Itamar Leshem horn
    Nadav Cohen bassoon

Ludwig van Beethoven

Piano Trio in C minor, op. 1 no. 3

  • Ishay Shaer piano
  • Dumitru Pocitari violin
  • Emanuele Silvestri cello

Felix Mendelssohn

Octet for Strings in E flat major, op. 20

  • Alexander Pavlovsky, Sergei Bresler, Semion Gavrikov, Dumitru Pocitari violins
  • Ori Kam, Miriam Manasherov violas
  • Emanuele Silvestri, Haran Meltzer cellos
Saturday || 25 April 2020
Sunday || 26 April 2020
Monday || 27 April 2020
Tuesday || 28 April 2020
Wednesday || 29 April 2020
Thursday || 30 April 2020

TICKETS

As the Ministry of Health’s guidelines for these dates are as yet unknown, including the live audience allowance for each concert, we ask those who are interested in purchasing tickets if the situation allows, to send an email with your requests to: jercmf@gmail.com

ALL ARTISTS

  • All
  • Ensembles
  • Piano
  • Violin
  • Viola
  • Cello
  • Double Bass
  • Clarinet
  • Horn
  • Bassoon
All
  • All
  • Ensembles
  • Piano
  • Violin
  • Viola
  • Cello
  • Double Bass
  • Clarinet
  • Horn
  • Bassoon
Violin

Sergei Bresler

Piano

Yoni Farhi

Violin

Semion Gavrikov

Double Bass

Mark Gilenson

Piano

Bishara Haroni

Viola

Ori Kam

Cello

Haran Meltzer

Violin

Asi Matathias

Bassoon

Daniel Mazaki

Viola

Miriam Manasherov

Horn

Michal Mossek

Violin

Alexander Pavlovsky

Violin

Yevgenia Pikovsky

Cello

Zvi Plesser

Violin

Dumitru Pocitari

Horn

Dalit Segal

Clarinet

Ron Selka

Piano

Ishay Shaer

Cello

Emanuele Silvestri

Hillel Zori Cello

Hillel Zori

Ensembles

Tel Aviv Wind Quintet

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