עדכונים שוטפים באתר
|25/07/2012 - Wild West Concert ending our ninth season!|
|On June 27th, 2012 we held the ninth concert of our ninth season (2011/12) : As this concert marked the end of our season, we dedicated it to a program which would refresh our subscribers in the summer heat ….
In addition, after a few challenges in the course of the season – Shostakovich symphony No.1, Borodin symphony No.2, Sibelius symphony No.2 etc – it was time to award our audience with a program which was sheer beauty and delight.
We kicked off the evening with for excerpts of Tchaikovsky “Sleeping Beauty” ballet.
Then, we offered our audience the rare occasion of performing Shostakovich Jazz suite No.2 : Rare, because it requires a huge orchestra with special extra instruments and musicians as well as having to pay for the rights …. Indeed, our audience was completely taken by the marvelous melodies and unusual sounds such as those of accordion, Saxophone and a huge battery of percussion …. As expected, the highlight of this suite was the waltz which Stanley Kubrick used in his last film “Eyes Wide Shut”. Before retiring to the intermission, we performed Shostakovich’s “Tahiti Trot” , his beautifully orchestrated version of the famous song “Tea for two”.
Coming back on stage, we unleashed Gounod’s amazing ballet music from his opera “Faust” . Then things really started to heat up …Thanks to stunning arrangements made for us by Doron Toister, we performed Morricone’s “Fistful of Dollars” and “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” as well as Dmitry Tiomkin’s “Do Not Forsake Me, oh My Darling” from High Noon” !
Finally, the audience raised the roof after our performance of the incredible up lifting Zarzuela – “La Boda de Luis Alonso” and an arrangement of Jerry Goldsmith Masada which ended with a blast of fire works …!
Here is a letter one of our subscribers sent to Maestro Talmon who conducted this concert:
" I would like to thank you for the subscription and for the opportunity to watch and listen to the concerts of this wonderful series.
These two hours every few weeks were my perfect escape from day to day banality, heavenly oasis in the desert of life.
I have enjoyed each and every concert( even though I missed some), know that I had an immense pleasure that I can not even describe and I am not exaggerating.
Yes, this is the immortal music and the virtuosity in which it was played ( especially by the amazing Symphony Orchestra, Jerusalem !), but not only that….
It is also Amos Talmon who made the program, brought the stars and conducted on stage and backstage and created the atmosphere.
He served us a fancy seven course dinner !
And everything was there…..
There was an intellectual mountain air, there was serious moments of musical beauty, there was entertaining comical pauses, refreshing breezes and even effects and fire works!
And the romance…. Ohh the romance !
Congratulations for the tenth season
Hooray Maestro !
|25/07/2012 - קונצרט המערב הפרוע מסיים את העונה התשיעית !!!|
|ב- 27 לחודש יוני התקיים הקונצרט התשיעי של העונה התשיעית (2011/12) : מאחר וקונצרט זה חתם את העונה שלנו החלטנו להציג תוכנית שתרענן את המנויים שלנו בחום הקיץ.....
בנוסף לכך, לאחר כמה אתגרים במהלך העונה – סימפוניה מס. 1 של שוסטקוביץ, סימפוניה מס. 2 של בורודין, סימפוניה מס. 2 של סיביליוס – הגיע הזמן להביע תודות לקהל שלנו עם תוכנית שכולה יופי ועונג צרוף
התחלנו את הערב עם קטע מתוך הבלט "היפהפייה הנמה" מאת ציקובסקי. לאחר מכן הענקנו לקהל הזדמנות נדירה של האזנה לסויטת גאז מס. 2 של שוסטקוביץ : נדירה כיון שיש צורך בתזמורת ענקית וכן נגנים וכלי נגינה מיוחדים וכמובן יש לשלם על זכויות יוצרים....אכן, הקהל שלנו הוקסם מהמנגינה היפהפייה והקולות המיוחדים של האקורדיון, סקסופון, וכלי הקשה רבים אחרים....
כמובן שהשיא של הסוויטה היה הואלס בו השתמש סטנלי קובריק בסרטו "עיניים סגורות לרווחה".
לפני יציאת הקהל להפסקה ניגנו את "טהיטי טרוט" של שוסטקוביץ, הגרסה המתוזמרת להפליא שלו, לשיר הידוע "שניים לתה" (Tea for Two )
לאחר ההפסקה נוגנה מוזיקה הבאלט המדהימה של גונו מתוך האופרה "פאוסט". ואז העניינים החלו באמת להתחמם....הודות לעיבודים נהדרים שנעשו ע"י דורון טויסטר, ביצענו את "חופן דולרים" ו "הטוב הרע והמכוער" של מוריקונה וכן את " אל תעזביני, הו יקירתי" של דמיטרי טיומקין מהסרט "בצהרי היום" ! ( Do Not Forsake Me oh My Darling )
ולבסוף, הקהל הריע לנגינת הסרסואלה המעוררת – "נישואי לואיס אלונסו" ולעיבוד של "מצדה" מאת גרי גולדסמית שהסתימה לקול מופע זיקוקים...!
הנה מכתב תודה של אחד המנויים שנשלח למאסטרו טלמון שניצח על קונצרט זה :
"אני רוצה לומר לך תודה על המנוי ועל ההזדמנות לצפות ולהאזין לקונצרטים של הסדרה הנפלאה הזו.
השעתיים הללו מדי כמה שבועות היוו עבורי את המפלט המושלם מהבנאליות של היומיום, נוה גן עדן במדבר החיים.
נהניתי מכל קונצרט וקונצרט ( אם כי פספסתי כמה), שתדע שהתענגתי עונג עילאי שאני לא יכול לתאר ואני ממש לא מגזים.
כן, זו המוזיקה האלמותית והוירטואוזיות בה היא נוגנה (בפרט ע"י התזמורת הירושלמית המדהימה!) אבל זה לא רק...
זה גם עמוס טלמון שבנה את התוכנית, הביא את הכוכבים, ניצח לפני ומאחורי הקלעים ויצר את האווירה.
הוא הגיש לנו ארוחת ערב מפוארת בת שבע מנות!
והכל היה שם...
היה אויר פסגות אינטלקטואלי, היו רגעים כבדי ראש של יופי מוסיקלי צרוף, היו אתנחתאות קומיות מבדרות, היו משבי רוח רעננים וחצופים ואפילו היו אפקטים וזיקוקי דינור !
ברכותי לעונת העשור החדשה.
הידד למאסטרו !
אורן (- ) "
|21/02/2012 - קרש הצלה מוזיקלי|
|מאסטרו מתאוס, המנצח האורח מפורטוגל אשר אמור היה להוביל את התזמורת הסימפונית ירושלים, רשות השידור במהלך החזרות והקונצרט של הסדרה הסימפונית הגדולה ביום 9.2.2012, הודיע בלילה שקדם לחזרה הראשונה כי נבצר ממנו להגיע בגלל דלקת ראות.
אנו אסירי תודה למאסטרו ירוחם שרובסקי אשר נענה במהירות לאתגר ותוך שעות ספורות היה נכון להתחיל בחזרות,במועד, לקראת הקונצרט.
יש לציין כי מאסטרו שרובסקי לא רק נענה להתחיל בחזרות בזמן ובמועד אלא גם לקח על עצמו את ביצוע התוכנית המקורית למרות שזו כוללת את הקונצרט מס. 5 לפסנתר ולתזמורת "המצרי" מאת סן-סאנס : קונצרטו זה, למרות יופיו הרב והקסם השופע ממנו אינו מבוצע לעיתים קרובות, בין השאר בגלל מורכבותו.
בנוסף, תבוצענה הפתיחה רוסלן ולודמילה מאת גלינקה והסימפוניה מס. 4 מאת צייקובסקי.
|20/02/2012 - January 2011 Amos Talmon held two concert In Mexico City|
|Amos Talmon returned end last week from Mexico City where he opened the 2012 season of OFUNAM - Orquesta Filarmonica de la UNAM: The two concerts were held the at grand NEZA hall which boasts a magnificent acoustics.
First half of the programme was dedicated to Israeli and Jewish compositions:
Symphonic poem "EMEK" by Mark Lavri and "From Jewish Folk Poetry" for singers and orchestra by Shostakovich.
Amos: "I was amazed by how well both piece were received by the audience: I performed these two comp-ositions in four corners of the world : "EMEK" normally meets with enthusiasm thanks to its pastoral melodic first part and to the sweeping rythmic Jazz like second art: But the Shostakovich work, ostensibly a somber composition depicting the misery of Jews in Russia really met this time with great warm reception which made me very happy. I should add that both the singers as well as the orchestra displayed a great deal of flexibility and intelligence in adopting the the Israeli and the Jewish rythm and styles in both compositions."
Typical for OFUNAM concerts, the last general rehearsal was open to the public at the end of the rehearsal, the audience had a chance to pose questions to the performers: The session was led by a local famous musicologist who incorporated into this discussion the tenor Leonardo Villeda:
Amos : " Initially, numerous questions have been addressed to me with regards to Emek and Shostakovich: All questions were of real value, showing interest in the nature of the compositions, the background etc. and gave me the opportunity to elaborate about the work of Lavri and Israeli music .Then, one questions was addressed to Mo. Villeda and it dealt with "From Jewish Folk Poetry" : To my pleasant surprise, Mo. Villeda went at great length to discuss not only the piece but also the importance of recognizing Jewish tradition, denouncing anti Semitism and the importance for Mexicans to keeping an open mind to the traditions of others. I was really at awe ".
The second part of the concert comprised the Mendelssohn No.3 symphony, "The Scottish".
At the end of both concerts, the audience erupted in long standing ovations joined by the musicians of the orchestra :
Amos: " People in the plaza of the hall approached me and hugged me, offering their gratitude for the performance, asking for photographs, signatures or just to talk over the performance. I really felt great joy !!!"
The General Music Director, Mo. Ribero-Weber expressed to hope to see Amos Talmon back on the podium of OFUNAM many times in the future.
By the way, Amos will be back to Mexican city after this year, this time in order to conduct the Mexican Philharmonic.
|20/02/2012 - October 2011, Amos Talmon back in Germany|
|M. Talmon returned in October 2011 to Germany this time in order to conduct the Vogtland Philharmonic in two of their subscription concerts.
The program comprise Tchaikovskys Italian Capriccio, Bruch violin Concerto and Borodin symphony no.2
The solo violin was performed by the great French violinist Pierre Hommage.
Talmon:" it was a great experience to perform Bruch violin concerto together with Pierre who rendered a truly beautiful and unusual interpretation of this grand concerto. As for Borodin, this was my first performance of symphony no.2: while this symphony excels in divine melodies it is not an easy listening for the audience, I am therefore particularly happy and proud by the standing ovations the German audience has bestowed upon me".
Talmon will return to Germany in March 2012 this time for a concert at the legendary Gasteig concert hall in Munich.
|20/02/2012 - Amos Talmon inaugurated the season of Belgrade Philharmonic|
|In September 2011, Amos Talmon had his debut performance with Belgrade Philharmonic : the concert was dedicated to Jewish and Israeli works:
Bruch : "Kol Nidrey " for cello and orchestra.
Bloch : "Prayer" for cello and orchestra.
Lavri : Symphonic poem "Emek"
Kopland : Billy the kid
Gershwin : "An American in Paris"
The concert was filmed and recorded by the orchestra.
Saya Amos :for me this was a new experience, performing for the first time a 20th century American work such as "Billy the kid". Already when studying the score, I fell in love with this work, love which only intensified when I kicked off the rehearsals.
As a great fan of western movies..I related immediately to koplands music which brings to life the great prairies of the wild west.
I am actually quite proud the true American spirit has been put to music by American Jews, sons of Jewish immigrants to USA".
|01/09/2011 - Mozart Rquiem in the heart of Amaznas|
|Maestro Amos Talmon has just returned from his debut performance in Brazil: He was guest of Amazonas Philharmonic which performs at the legendary Amazonas Opera Theater, Manaus, Brazil. Amazonas Opera hosts every year, between June and September, the famous International Opera Festival, which draws performs and audiences from al over the world.
Amos performed the Mozart Requiem with the orchestra and with the Opera choir:
Excerpts will be soon up loaded on Youtube but clearly, based on the standing ovations of the audience and Bravo cheers, coupled with the warmth expressed by both orchestra and choir this performance met with great enthusiasm.
Amos was invited to return to the Amazonas Opera for two more concerts in October 2012.
|31/01/2011 - קונצרט מס 5 - 20.1.2011|
|ביום 20.1.2011 קיימה קרן מלאכי המוזיקה את קונצרט מס 5 של העונה השמינית במסגרת הסידרה הסימפונית הגדולה אשר בהיכל אמנויות הבמה, הרצליה.
בתחילת הקונצרט ובמחציתו השנייה ביצעה התזמורת הסימפונית ירושלים – רשות השידור שתי יצירות רפרטואריות מובהקות: הפתיחה נבוקו מאת ורדי וסימפוניה מס 6 "הפאתטית" מאת צייקובסקי.
בתווך התפרענו ונתנו במה לביצוע בכורה עולמית של יצירה פרי עטו של המלחין הישראלי דורון טויסטר:
טויסטר הלחין קונצרטו גאז-רוק לויולה ולתזמורת והקדיש אותו לויולן הישראלי אמיר שיף העושה חיל בחו"ל.
השניים הכירו בעת שרותם הצבאי המשותף.
לצורך ביצוע הקונצרטו הזמנו את אמיר שיף עצמו לקחת על עצמו את תפקיד הסולו.
בהיות הקונצרטו יצירה המבוססת על מוזיקת גאז ורוק, הקדיש מנהלה המוזיקלי של הסדרה הסימפונית הגדולה, עמוס טלמון את השיחה המקדימה למקורות הגאז והרוק.
וכך, במשך כשלושים דקות, כאשר הושמעו קטעי גאז ורוק אנד רול משנות הארבעים והחמישים, חגג הקהל בריקודים ובמחיאות כפיים קצביות.
ואכן, הקונצרטו גאז-רוק התקבל על-ידי הקהל בחום רב: מלודיות נעימות במקצבים שונים הופקו להפליא ע"י התזמורת תוך שילוב כלי נגינה יוצאי דופן על הבמה הסימפונית כגון מערכת תופים וכלי הקשה (drum set), תיבה סינית ועוד.
שרביט הניצוח הופקד הפעם בידי המנצח האורח החשוב מברזיל, מאסטרו לואיס מאליירו: יחד עימו ובעזרת נספח התרבות של שגרירות ברזיל בישראל גוסטבו דה סה, בכוונתנו להעמיק את שיתוף הפעולה המוזיקלי עם אמנים ברזילאים.
הקונצרט בוצע פעם נוספת בירושלים כחלק מהעונה של התזמורת הסימפונית ירושלים, רשות-השידור.
הקונצרט הבא של הסדרה הסימפונית הגדולה, קונצרט מס 6, יתקיים ביום ד, בתאריך 23.3.2011
בקונצרט זה, בין השאר, יבוצע הקונצרטו האהוב לצלו ולתזמורת מאת דבוזאק.
|12/01/2011 - ניצן ברתנא תופיע במינכן - הודות לפעילות של מיוזיק אנגלס|
|הודות לפעילות המיוחדת של קרן מיוזיק אנגלס תופיע הכנרת הצעירה והמוכשרת, ניצן ברתנא בפברואר 2011 בשני קונצרטים במינכן עם התזמורת הקאמרפילהרמונית דה קאפו של מינכן ותחת ניצוחו של מאסטרו פרנץ שוטקי.
ניצן תבצע את "ארבע העונות" של ויוולדי.
ניצן ברתנא הופיעה העונה במסגרת קונצרט בסדרה הסימפונית הגדולה עם התזמורת הסימפונית ירושלים וזכתה להצלחה והערכה רבה הן מהקהל והן מהתזמורת.
אנו מאחלים לניצן בהצלחה בקונצרטים!
|04/01/2011 - Amos Talmon conducting in Monterrey, Mexico|
|ביום 11.11.2010 היה לי העונג לנצח על התזמורת הסימפונית של מונטריי, מקסיקו.
זה כמה שנים שהתזמורת מבקשת להזמין אותי אליהם אך רק עתה הסתייע הדבר.
עם הגעתי הביעו אנשי התזמורת הפתעה על שלא ביטלתי את הגעתי, זאת לנוכח הידיעות אשר נפוצו בעולם על אלימות גואה ברחובות העיר כתוצאה ממלחמת חורמה שהממשלה הפדרלית מנהלת ברוני הסמים...
ואכן, הכנרת אשר אמורה הייתה להופיע עימדי ביטלה את הופעתה ברגע האחרון ונאלצנו לשנות בעטיה חלק מהתוכנית.
התזמורת התגלתה כשילוב מוצלח בין וותיקים וצעירים והנאה רבה שאבתי מיכולתם ומרצונם ללכת אחרי בגמישות ובמסירות עם כל ניואנס אשר אותו בקשתי לחשוף.
הקונצרט שודר בשידור חי ברדיו ואף הוקלט וצולם.
הנה כמה מהערותיו של מבקר המוזיקה של העיתון "אל נורטה":
"עבודתו של המנצח הישראלי השתלמה וזכתה להוקרה רבה מצד נגני התזמורת אשר לא חדלו למחוא לו כף ואף לרקוע ברגליהם"
"הקהל מחא כף בחום: טלמון לחץ ידיים עם רבים מנגני התזמורת, דבר אשר העיד על ההבנה הרבה בין הנגנים למנצח".
יום לפני הקונצרט, הוזמנתי לקחת חלק בתוכנית רדיו ובמהלכה רואיינתי במשך כשעה: היתה זו הזדמנות נאותה לדבר על ישראל בכלל ועל עשיית המוזיקה בפרט.
אין מילים לתאר עד כמה התרשמתי ממארחיי המקסיקנים אשר היו כולם חמים ומסבירי פנים.
|04/01/2011 - Klagenfurt dances Horrah Emek|
|.Amos Talmon , Music Direcotr of grand Symphonic Series , now at its eighth season in Herzliya, conducted recently the Kaerntner Symphony Orchester, Klagenfurt, Austria.
This was the very first appearance of an Israeli conductor in Klagenfurt , where the MUSIKVEREIN is in fact older than the one in Vienna by three weeks…
Talmon was invited to conduct the opening concert of this season: Upon Talmon’s suggestion, the concert opened with the Israeli symphonic poem “EMEK” by Mark Lavri.
Talmon: “ I was a bit concerned as to how an Austrian orchestra would adjust to Emek, particularly to the Horrah dance rhythm which is unknown to the European ear. I was also a bit apprehensive as to how the Austrian audience in Klagenfurt would react to it.
I am delighted to say that the orchestra , both in rehearsals and in the concert performed Emek whole heartedly with great precision , sentiments and enthusiasm.
The same goes for the audience: I have performed Emek in four corners of the world: This was the warmest reception Emek has ever received, with on going Bravo shouts and standing ovations.
Other works performed in this concertwere Beethoven piano concerto No.1 and Cezar Frank symphony. The piano solo was performed by Ms. Marija Bokor , a young Swiss talent who has proven to be a great pianist of superb sound , technique and taste.. Talmon invited her to partake on the grand symphonic Series in the season of 2012/13.
The concert ended with Frank’s symphony which met with standing ovations of the audience and the acclaim of local press.
Talmon is invited back to Klagenfurt in season 2012/13.
|04/01/2011 - Sixteen Year Old Takes on Prokofiev|
|Concert No.3 of Grand Symphonic Series ,which took place on November 20th, 2010, featured a unique Israeli piano talent , 16 year old Itamar Prag.
While the Grand Symphonic Series, is known to provide uoung talents with the chance to appear to first class symphony orchestras, Itamar is an exception, give his very young age. He is also a exception in the sense that we were willing to accept his request ad let him perform his dream concerto - Prokofiev piano concerto No.3 .
Most probably, together with Rachmaninov piano concerto No.3 , Prokofiev’s No.3 is the most difficult and challenging piano concerto ever composed. Based on auditions, and following recommendation of Itamar’s teacher, Prof. Asaf Zohar, we decided to take the risk.
Itamar rose to the occasion with flying colours : Hs performance was solid , showing brilliant technique coupled with emotional depths which are rare to be found even with older pianists.
The piano concerto ended with standing ovations extended by an extremely enthusiastic audience.
One comment made to me by two ladies of the audience who approached me right after the piano concerto, sums it all : They said “Thank you Amos for giving us the privilege of listening to this amazing young talent !”.
Special thanks go to Maestro Jesus amigo, our distinguished guest conductor from Spain, who provided Itamar with a very precise and assuring accompaniment.
Maestro Amigo also lead the Haifa Symphony Orchestra in performing the Mendeslssohn Mid Summer Night Dream overture and the Schumann Symphony No.3 for which the audience was very appreciative.
|12/07/2010 - Pavel Sporcl and the Blue Violin|
In concert No.7 the Grand Symphonic Series hosted Pavel Sporcl, the Czech violin star who plays a blue violin, specially designed and made for him.
Mr. Sporcl perofrmed the Beehtoven violin concerto under the baton of Amos Talmon, to the great enthusiasm of the audience. Mr. Sporcl had to give two encores which swept the audience off their feet...
This performance was repeated also in Kfar-Saba with equal success.
Mr. Sporcl, a friend of Amos Talmon since their joint appearance in Czech Rep with the Czech Radio Symphony Orchestra, was also kind to hold a master class for young violinists of the Herzliya conservatory.
Mr. Sporcl was kind to do that on a voluntary basis, supporting the activities of MUSIC ANGELS Foundation.
|12/07/2010 - Amos Talmon at the Carnegie Hall|
Carngie Hall is one of the highest mountains a performing artists can climb up to : Amos Talmon conquered this pinnacle on June 12th, 2010.
Amos conducted the New England Symphonic Ensemble which under the umbrella of Mid-America Productions, holds the largest regular season at the Carnegie Hall since twenty-seven years.
A typical concert in this series consists of a symphonic part as well as of a vocal part. Amos conducted the Symphonic part and performed Beethoven overture "Consecration of the House" and Schubert symphony No.8 "The Unfinished".
Says Amos: "Performing at the Carnegie Hall is indeed a special experience. Once I Walked into the Maestro's Suite" I was overwhelmed by a special ambiance as so any grand masters whose photographs are hanging on the walls glared at me... Leonard Bernstein, George Szell, Eugen Ormandy, Leopold Kussevitzky and many others. A bronze bust of Toscanini in the corner adds further awe to this Sanctum Sanctorum....
Also the acoustics of the hall is amazing : I drew great joy from proloniong moments of silence while the the sounds of the orchestra was delicately reverberating all over and gently fading away. An ideal hall
for conductors who appreciate slow tempi....
... And then, once the concert is over, crossing the street for delving into the wonders of Trattoria Dell Arte....
Between the magic of Carnegie Hall and the divine Unfinished symphony, this was indeed an unforgettable experience."
|20/05/2010 - Amos Talmon in Taipei|
|Last month I has the pleasure of conducting in Taipei:
Several reasons made this visit quite moving:
The orchestra and the concert:
The Philharmonic Moments Orchestra in Taipei was a real experience: Two things struck me as soon as I commenced my first rehearsal : Most of the musicians were rather young and most of the musicians were pretty ladies.... even the percussion section was mostly feminine and so was the timpanist ! I truly felt that this percussion section was not only precise, powerful and enthusiastic but also featured a certain fine touch which generated a special sense of beauty in many pianissimo parts.
I was also impressed with the the flexibility of this orchestra: We performed a Jewish piece - Kol Nidrey for cello and orchestra - and a Israeli piece - Emek by Mark Lavri. In both works, the Taiwanese musicians excelled in responding the spirit of these pieces and to my ideas regarding their interpretation.
Finally, this orchestra is one of the finest orchestras I have ever conduced (or heard) when it comes to producing a true pianissimo and even pianississimo sound : This is true not only for the string section but also to the treacherous instruments like horns and trombones. I was really taken by this.
I should also like to mention the Taiwanese cellist who played the solo part in Kol Nidrey: It was her request to play this piece as soon as she heard she would collaborate with an Israeli conductor.
Her performance was prefect technically but more importantly, her responsiveness to the feelings and spirit of Kol Nidrey as I perform it was very remarkable both in terms the ease in which she adopted these as well as the poetic yet sublime performance she produced at the concert.
The second half of the concert comprises Tchaikovsky symphony No.6, the "Pathetique". Here again the orchestras excelled in its performance, not only of the famous Bravura parts but mainly in the tragic and sublime parts which required great mastery of playing pianississimo and adhering to some very slow tempi.
It so happened that the concert was a Matinee concert on a Sunday and that Sunday was the eve of the our Memorial day: So he orchestra titled this concert "The Voice of Israel - then and now" !
The reception of the audience to Kol Nidrey and to Emek was very warm.
Two great experiences followed the concert :
As soon as the standing ovations abated, I was ushered into the foyer and was made to sit down behind a desk: In front of the desk, to my astonishment, was a very orderly line of some 60 people, waiting in perfect orders to obtain my autograph.... it was a real treat to sign for every one of the as each had also something nice to say about the concert.
Finally, in the evening, we joined Israel's representative in Taiwan, Mr. Rafi Gamzu, at his Taipei apartment and participated in the the Yom Hazikaron ceremony, together with his small stuff and some members of the local community. This is a very proper ending to the "The Voice of Israel - Then and Now" !
I should also mention that the Israeli Delegation to Taiwan was also helpful in making this concert happen.
I fell in love with the Taiwanese people: Everywhere one goes, be it to the concert or to the simplest night market, people are so kind , so accommodating and so friendly: It was sheer delight to spend a few days in Taipei and taste the flavours of the city, the human ones as well as those the sites and different places the city boasts.
The music direcotr of the orchestra expressed the will that I would return to conduct them: I will do that with great pleasure and appreciation.
|28/01/2010 - Amos' debut performance in Greece|
|Last week, Amos Talmon appeared for the first time in Greece : Amos was invited to Thessaloniki in order to conduct a subscription convert of the Thessaloniki State Symphony Orchestra (TSSO).
This orchestra, together with Athens State Symphony Orchestra, is considered as the best symphony orchestra in Greece : They boast a very serious season, a beautiful, elegant modern concert hall which right at the amazing promenade of the city and finally they also have a great rehearsing facility ,which , as it were, is also situated on the promenade....
The concert featured an interesting prgramme: In the first half, as suggested by the famous British pianist (born in Cyprus) Martino Tirimo, the three famous piano pieces of Chopin -
Grand Krakoviak , Fantasy on Polish Air and Anadante Spianato/Plonaise Brilliant ! After the intermission, amos performed the Schumann No.2 symphony.
Amos: "I was very much looking to this visit to Thessaloniki : I knew this city had clorious Jewish history but frankly, what I experienced there, together with my wife Odelia, exceeded all expectations !
The city is so pleasant and so are the people: Awesome promenade, great restaurants and cafe's, taverns and places to go.
Above all, its Jewish glorious past is apparent everywhere: Despite that fact that only some 1500 jews comprise the Jewish community today, Thessaloniki is very close to its Jewish legacy ; Most people are very aware of the Jewish past and talk about in very fondly. The city center is packed with Jewish assets which had all been returned to the Jews after the war.
The Jewish Museum is an extremely interesting and moving museum, showing the history of Jewish community in Tesshalonki since virtually the first century. The Jewish community flourished in Thessaloniki and reached its most glorious days towards the end of the 19th century: The port a backbone of the city , was operated by Jews and so were many other commercial, financial and cultural institutions,. o much so, that o Shabbat and Jewish holidays, the port would close ...!
relations between Jews and Christians in Thessaloniki were very harmonious and friendly: Many greeks did help Jews when the Nazis invaded Greece. This, however, to no avail ; Sixty thousand Jews were sent to Auschwitz-Birkenau and found their death. A very impressive memorial stands in the city commemorating this tragedy.
Amongst the new friends we made iN Thessaloniki , I wish to mention two in particular:
Rabbi Yoel Kaplan the representative of Khabad to Thessaloniki and chief Rabbi to Kossovo and Albania.:
We met by chance, while we were enjoying coffee on a side walk cafe' and he was walking by with his kids. We became close right away: Rabbi Kaplan is doing a great job in getting together Jews and Israelis in these areas, making sure they do not drift too much apart. He does all this in his charming and easy going manner.
The other friend we met was basket ball coach David Blat: We attended the his first game as coach of Aris Thessaloniki which happened to be Vs. one of the worst rivals - Olympiakos. "WE" won....!
David is an extremely nice gentleman and it was a pleasure to watch him manage the game and talk to him after it. He is a good ambassador of Israel.
Oh, and there was a concert too: The Thessaloniki State Symphony is a a great symphony Orchestra on a mondial level. It is great thanks to the talent of its musicians and thanks to spirit of music loving and willingness to work with passion. I am thoroughly impressed with this orchestra and what t stands for.
I strongly believe that this orchestra should appear in Israel and during its concerts , the story of the Jews in Thessaloniki should be told."
|28/01/2010 - Amos Talmon back to Milan|
|After a few years of abstaining from Milan, Amos went back to Milan and back to the great Sala Verdi , the main concert hall of symphony music in Milan.
The concert consisted of an all Beethoven programme and was part of the regular season of UECO - United Europe Chamber Orchestra.
This Orchestra holds a very large scale season at Sala Verdi and appears always before sold out houses.
Amos performed wit UECO the Beethoven violin concerto and Symphony No.3 - Eroica.
Joining him for the violin concerto was the star violin lady, Suelo Mulaj ; both pieces met with great acclaim :
Says Amos : " I am so happy to be back to Sala Verdi ! This hall, which boast a great acoustics as is housed in the megendary Vedi Conservatorio , was the first prestigious hall in which I appeared when I was a beginner ; I always have fond memories from there. Performing with Suleo was a great delight as she is not only a sight for sorry eyes but always a great musician wirh whom it was a pleasure to collaborate both during rehearsals as well as on stage. I am ever so happy to announce that Suelo will appear in the Grand Symphnic Series in the next season ! In fact she will appear in the opening concert under my baton".
|28/01/2010 - Amos Talmon Back in Madrid|
|The Banda Sinfonica de Madrid is celebrating its 100th anniversary in the course of season 2009/2010 : This season is therefore especially important and prestigious for the orchestra which has embarked on many special projects and has published a very impressive package containing a book covering its history together with a array of CD's with historical recordings.
Amos was particularly happy and honoured to be invited back to this great orchestra (his first appearance there was two years ago) in order to partake in this season; His concert in Madrid took place, as always, in the Teatro Monumental in the heart of old Madrid.
Programme was an Russian one, featuring Tchaikovsky Romeo and Juliet, Tchaikovsky Swan Lake and Spartacus / Gayaneh by Khachaturian. The concert was defined by the orchestra members as the greatest success of the season : The Audience gave long standing ovations to the extent that Amos has to give an Encore.
|05/10/2009 - Maestro Talmon conducting in Venice and Florence|
|Music Director of Grand Symphonic series, Amos Talmon, returned recently from Italy where he performed concerts in Venice and in Firenze.
The venue in Venice was the magnificent Tetaro Malibran was stands on top of the original house of Marco Polo , facing across the canal one of Venice's most grandioso palaces.
Talmon performed in Venice an all Mendelssohn programme : Overture Rui Blas, Violin concerto and Symphony No.3 , "The Scottish".
Says Talmon: Performing Mendelssohn in theatre, which had been created by the famous soprano Ms. Malibran in order to cultivate the art of music and singing was very inspiring: Especially when, resting in the intermission in my room, I could see Gondolas serenely cruising below my window on the little canal while the gondoliers singing their heart out chanting typical Italian songs... The sentiment was enhanced when on the same evening, the Israeli movie "Lebanon" won first prize at the Venice Film Festival".
From Venice, Amos moved on to Firenze were he performed two concerts with the prestigious Orchestra da Camera Fiorentina: These concerts took place the the regular home of this orchesta , the famous and awesome church Orsanmichele, a stone throw from the Duomo.
The programme consisted of a contemporary piece composed by a Florentine composer , Mozart piano concerto K414 (No.12) and Mendelssohn Violin concerto in D-Minor. The programme final piece was Josef Suk serenade for a string Orchestra.
Talmon: " This programme turned out to be quite challenging ; first, due to misunderstanding, till 2 days prior to commencing rehearsals , I was sure we would be doing the famous Mendelssohn violin concerto : Much to my dismay, I learnt that in fact, we were to do the concerto for violin and string orchestra, composed by Mendelssohn at the age of thirteen, a piece I was totally not familiar with...
Arriving in Firenze the following evening I received the score and thus had just a few hours to study this concerto prior to the first rehearsal.... I am quite proud to have carried out this session without any troubles !!!
Adds Talmon : Thanks to this programme I have come to know two magnificent compositions; The Mendelssohn violin and string orchestra concerto is simply amazing and the the Suk serenade which is a feat of sheer beauty
and harmony. I was particularly delighted with the performances of Suk as this serenade is quite demanding for both conductor and orchestra and furthermore, it has never been performed by the orchestra before".
Both orchestras have invited Talmon to return for future concerts.
|08/03/2009 - Amos Talmon conducting the Slovak Filharmonic with the Slovak Philharmonic Choir|
|Amos Talmon has returned from a week in Bratislava where is had his debut performances with the Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra and with Slovak Philharmonic Choir :
Following four days of rehearsals, They performed two concerts at the famous Reduta concert hall, built by Empress Maria-Teresa ! This concert hall is the
home of Slovak Philharmonic is well known for its grandeur and its excellent acoustic , drawing many artists to record there.
Programme consisted of Haydn symphony No.103 ("Drumroll") and Stabat Mater by Rossini.
Both concerts were crowned with immense success generating extraordinary long standing ovations.
The concerts were recorded and are available for listening on the internet.
Says Amos:" I was overwhelmed by the singing quality of the Slovak Philharmonic Choir ; Divine voices coupled with impeccable technique and discipline have generated a sweeping and moving Stabat Mater : people from the audience and management of the choir approached me after the concerts telling me they were in tears and developing goose bumps……The Slovak Phil Choir is without a doubt one of the very best orchestras I have ever come across"
Amos is invited back with a promise he would be give the possibility to perform any composition of his choice : At the moment, his idea is Chichester Psalms by Bernstein.
|08/02/2009 - Love story in Cordoba|
|Love Story in Cordoba
Amos' first appearance in Cordoba turned into a love story:
Amos: "Odelia and I were completely taken by the beauty and magic of Cordoba:
The famous mosque is breathtaking: the palace is overwhelming: the Jewish quarter the "Juderia" is enchanting.The orange trees everywhere are intoxicating:
on top of it, the people are calm and friendly.
All in all roaming around the little allies of Cordoba and mingling with the people is sheer delight."
Amos performed with Cordoba Symphony Overture "La Forza del Destino", Mozart Bassoon concerto and Schumann Symphony No. 4
Amos enjoyed working with the Cordoba musicians and is invited back.
|04/01/2009 - Amos Talmon conducting in Rome|
|The two concerts of Amos were supposed to be regular concerts but an accident which befell Amos in the morning of the first concert added a dramatic flavour….
Late morning of Dec 28th, Amos fell on the stairs of an old Rome coffee shop and banged his head, opening a wide and deep cut in his forehead ; Ambulance, hospital, twenty stitches…..
Four hours later, Amos showed up the Auditorium Concliazione (within the Vatican City) and after taking a few pain killers and attaching a bag of ice on his head, he lead the orchestra in front of 2000 people, wearing a large white bandage on his head, and performed Mozart Prague symphony and Beethoven No.7 symphony !
Both concert were crowned with immense success : Audience gave Amos standing ovations for a long time, shouting "Bravo" , "BIS" and VIVA ISRAELE !!!!!
The orchestra as well gave Amos a tremendous acclaim applauding and rocking their feet…..
Old fans who came to Amos' dressing room after the concerts expressed their deep emotions of esteem to his Beethoven No.7 : One of them said that he was in tears during this performance of a symphony he has heard for 50 years over and over again…..
Others mentioned that they this performance of Mozart Prague symphony reminded them of Bruno Walter…..
"I returned from Rome with two incredible memories : A nice scar on my forehead but also a dent in my heart after these two incredible concerts : I could feel how this amazing orchestra was with me al the way and how together we generated every little nuance of these two great symphonies !"
Amos will return to Italy in April for concerts in Milan and Palermo and again in September for concerts in Firenze.
|21/12/2008 - Maestro Foerster|
|The recent concert of Grand Symphonic Series was conducted by the Heiko Mathias Foerster , one of the most striiking upcoming stars in Germany.
Maestro Foerster came to Israel under the invitation of MUSIC ANGELS Foundation to perform within the Grand Symphonic Series. Thanks to the close collaboration with Israel Symphony Orchestra Rishon LeZion , he was invited also to conduct in their own concert series.
Maestro Foerster met with great acclaim in all concerts: He has also been highly praised by the orchestra musicinans and consequently has already been engaged to appear again next season:
Meastro Foerster is a fine examples of numerous top class conductors who will have appeared in the Grand Symphonic Series this season, raising the conducting bar higher and farther than any other concert series in Israel !!!!!!
Other guests conductors of this magnitude which we can boast are Peter Feranec, Petr Altrichter, Enrique Batiz , Giuseppe Cataldo and Ted Kuchar
|16/12/2008 - Amos Talmon in front of the Vatican|
|Amos Talmon has recently been invited to conduct the Orchestra Sinfonica di Roma :
The concerts will take place on December 28th and 29th, 2008 at the famous Auditorium Conciliazione di Roma which is situated in front of the Vatican .
Programme will be Mozart Prague symphony and Beethoven Symphony No.7
|16/12/2008 - Adrian Justus|
|The closing concert of this season, June 25th, 2009 , will feature among others the King of Viloin Concerti – Brahms.
Due to logistics issues, we had to postpone Ms. Jaffe appearance with us to later stage:
We are delighted to announce that strings of the violin solo will be entrusted with the fingers of Adrian Justus
who recently performed this concerto under the baton of Amos Talmon in Mexico !
|16/12/2008 - The incredible Sergej Krylov|
|In has recent German tour, Amos met with the famous violinist , Sergej Kyrlov and performed with him Tachaikovsky violin concerto. Amos was thoroughly impressed with Mr. Krylov's technique and interpretation, finding him to be on the most impressive violinists of this day and age.
Sergej Krylov is of Jewish origin, born in Moscow but made him home for last nineteen years in Italy : His late father was violin maker which why the family had moved to Cremona. His mother his a piano teacher.
He accepted Amos' invitation and is expected to appear in the Grand Symphonic Series in the next season: Details are being worked out.
|16/12/2008 - Mo. Talmon - Conducting in Germany|
|Back from tour in Germany
Amos Talmon returned from his first tour in Germany with very fond memories.
Amos spent two weeks in Germany with Neue Philharmonie Westfalen : After a few days of rehearsals, the orchestra and Amos embarked on a tour which comprised five concerts, a concert every evening.
The programme was an all Russian programme: Borodin - Polovtzian Dances , Tchkaikovsky - violin concerto and Shostakovich – symphony No.1
" Debut performances in Germany are of course of great importance to me: After all, Germany is a major cradle for classical music and German orchestras are renowned for their high level and demand.
I am therefore extremely delighted with the performances I had : I found the orchestra musicians both excellent from a musical stand point and very pleasant and cooperative from a personal stand point."
Amos adds :
" The first part of the programme was obviously a certain success : both Polovzian dances and Tchaikovsky violin concerto are popular repertory pieces : On top of that, soloist was the incredible Sergej Krylov who was forced after every concert to perform three encores….so performing after all theses fire works Shostakovich symphony No.1 was a major challenge: The orchestra has never performed it , I have never performed it before and most of the audience was not familiar with it…..
Given all the above I really feel a sense of pride and satisfaction when remember the reaction after each concert."
Amos plans on incorporating Shostakovich symphony No.1 in one of our future concert.
|30/09/2008 - Amos Talmon conducting the Prague Filharmonia|
|In September 25th, Amos appeared again in Prague, this time with Prague Filharmonia., the celebrated orchestra of Maestro Jiri Behlohlavek.
Together with one of Israel's leading piano talents, Ms. Dorel Golan, they performed Shostakovich piano concerto No.2.
The concert of within the framework of Prague 5 festival and took place at the National House, Prague:
Marking the 60th anniversary of the State of Israel, this concert was under the auspicious of the H.E. Ambassador
Yaakov Levy and his wife.
In that context, Amos opened the concert with Lavry's symphonic Poem "EMEK" which met with a very warm applause of the Prague audience.
The second half of the concert was dedicated to Schumann symphony No.2.
Amos: " I found the Prague Filharmonia to be an orchestra of the highest standard, portraying fantastic individual musicians who form together an amazing ensemble.
I also felt that the audience was a very cultured one: While the end of the symphony met with standing ovations, I for one am particularly proud of the fact that as the ending sounds of the third movement , the Andante ,dwindled away, people were moved to the extent that they started applauding…."
The management of Prague Filharmonia expressed its interest to have Amos return to conduct the orchestra:
|24/06/2008 - Two Israeli musicians meet in Guanajuato|
|The Mexican concert tour of Amos Talmon had in store for him a pleasant surprise: Amos had been told he would perform in Guanajuato the Brahms violin concerto with a violinist named Adrian Justus:
When they met just before first rehearsal, it turned out that Adrian , born and raised in Mexico, made Aliya some ten years ago and settled down in Israel with his Israeli wife and son.
This get together yielded a harmonious musical collaboration as Amos and Adrian established they had similar conception as to the Brahms violin concerto.
While very well known in Mexico, and having won prestigious violin competitions in Mexican and in New-York, Adrian is completely unrecognized in Israel.
Amos promised Adrian to amend this poor state of affairs: Adrian be invited to perform in one of the future seasons of the Grand Symphonic Series, probably in 09/10 : The idea is that the two will perform together the Khatchaturian violin concerto.
|24/06/2008 - Amos Talmon - Mexico|
|Amos has just completed a two week tour in Mexico during which he appeared with OSUG - Symphony Orchestra of
Guanajuato and with OSEM - The Symphony Orchestra of the the State of Mexico.
With the first, Amos performed overture Rui Blass by Mendelssohn, Brahms violin concerto and
Schumann symphony No.2.
With the latter, Amos performed a programme never played by the orchestra before:
The first half was dedicated to Jewish and Israel themes: Mark Lavri's EMEK and Shostakovich's "From Jewish Folk Poetry" for singers and orchestra. both pieces met with warm reception, both amid the musicians and the audiences.
These concerts were concluded with excerpts from Khatchatuiran's Spartacus and Gayaneh.
Amos is particularly happy with the very warm rapport he has had with musicians of both orchestras who expressed their delight spending rehearsals and concerts with him. Equally notable is the immense enthusiasm expressed by the audiences and local newspapers.
Amos: " I am extremely happy with my Mexican experience: I found the people to be extremely pleasant , gentle and warm. Both orchestras - OSUG and OSEM - are great orchestras comprising great musicians and high level of musicianship and ensemble qualities. All rehearsals were carried out in an atmosphere of friendship and love of music making.
I was also moved by the numerous people who approached me after the concerts and told me how much they were elated and touched by music and by the emotions I was able to share with them !"
Both orchestras expressed they desire to have Amos come back.
|20/06/2008 - Concert 19.7.08|
|The concert which will conclude our fifth season 07/08 will take place on July 19th , 2008 and will be performed by the Israel Symphony Orchestra Rishon LeZion:
We wish to inform our subscribers of a change in the podium: Maesto Hoetzl (Austria) will not appear on this date but will join us in the following season.
He will swap this concert with Maestro Crudele (Italy) who was supposed to appear in the course of our next season :
So, as a result of this change, Maesro Crudele will lead the Israel symphony Orchestra Rishon leZion on July 19th, 2008.
We are delighted to have Maestro Crudele with us as he is one of the Italian meteros in the scene of conductors.
|27/05/2008 - Mischa Zartzekel|
|Last week, Young Israeli Pianist Mischa Zartzekel won the first prize of the piano competition of the Jerusalem Academy of Music .
Mischa Zartzekel will participate the Grand Symponic Series and will perform the Chopin: Concerto No.1 for piano and orchestra with the Israel Symphony Orchestra Rishon LeZion on July 19th in the Performing Art Center.,Herzlya.
|18/05/2008 - Adi Tal - Young Israei Cellist - First prize - International competition - London|
|Young Israeli cellist , Ms. Adi Tal , 22, has recently first prize in an international competition in London.
This is a prestigious competition : Among its judges in the past was Yehudi Menuhin.
Adi is the daughter of Rami Tal, flutist of Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra – IBA.
Adi was introduced to our audience in 2006/7 season , having performed the Elgar cello concerto.
|18/05/2008 - New general manager - ISO - Ms. Sara Levin|
|A special committee was busy for last few weeks selecting a new general manager for the orchestra,
replacing Mr. Ehud Gross who completed some eight years of a successful tenure.
The decision has recently been taken : Ms. Sara Levin, who had acted as deputy general manager for many years , has been appointed as the new general manager.
The Israel Symphony Rishon LeZion is an important ally of the Grand Symphonic Series and Ms. Levin has always granted a very close and warm support.
We wish her best of success in her new venture.
|18/05/2008 - Maestro Talmon and Ms. Dorel Golan - Autumn Festival of Prague 5|
|Autumn Festival of Prague 5 will open with a concert of the famous Prague Filhamonia orchestra (the orchestra of the famous Czech conductor Jiry Behlohlavek) under the baton of Amos Talmon.
Amos invited to perform with him Ms Dorel Golan : They will perform together the Shostakovich piano concert No.2.
Other works to be performed are Schumann symphony No.4 and the amazing Israeli work – Lavri's EMEK – marking 60th anniversary of the State of Israel.
|18/05/2008 - Maestro Vladimir Valek/ Pianist - Jan Simon|
|Concert No.7 of the Grand Symphonic Series 07/08 featured two musicians of international acclaim:
Czech famous conductor Vladimir Valek and pianist Jan Simon. They appeared with the Israel Philharmonic, much to the delight of the orchestra and our audience.
|18/05/2008 - Tal Talmon - Dany Holywood|
|Those of you who watch the telenovella "Dany Holywood" of cable channel YES and wonder, the answer is YES !!!
Tal Talmon, who portrays Aya Baum is indeed the daughter of Amos Talmon, our music director.
Other actors appearing is this series are Ran Danker, Gila Almagor , Gaya Traub and Gil Desiano to name a few.
|18/05/2008 - Maestro Talmon - Madrid, November 2008|
|Amos Talmon has recently been invited to return to Madrid in order to conduct the Banda de Madrid.
Concert will take place at Teatro Monumental, Madrid in November 2008.
|18/05/2008 - Young Israeli Cellist - Ms. Linor Katz|
|Young Israeli cellist, Ms. Linor Katz, will perform in May 2008 the Haydn Cello Concerto No.1 with the
renowned Czech Radio Symphony Orchestra. The concert is a subscription concert and will take place at the
prestigious Rudolfinum concert hall in the heart of Prague.
This engagement is a result of MMUSIC ANGELS initiative :Linor has performed this concerto in the past with the Grand Symphonic Series, accompanied by the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra – IBA under the baton of Amos Talmon
|18/05/2008 - Maestro Talmon conducting in St. Petersburg, Russia|
|On March 28th, Amos Talmon had his debut performance is Russia: The concert took [place the beautiful
Glinka – Capella concert hall in St. Petersburg, with the Capella Symphony orchestra, one of the three major symphony orchestras of this fair city.
the concert opened with Nabucco overture followed by Mozart No.24 piano concerto. Pianist was the famous Russian pianist Vladimir Mischouk (winner of Tchaikovsky competition).
At the end , Mendelssohn No.3 symphony , The Scottish.
The success of this concert was quite immense: For over ten minutes both orchestra and audience were on their feel shouting bravo….This reaction was shared by music critics and professors of the St. Petersburg conservatory.
As a consequence, Amos is invited to go for a one moth tour in Japan in the fall of 2010, together with pianist Vladimir Mischouk, with whom a great musical bond was created.
|18/05/2008 - Maestro Talmon - Poland|
|Poland has always been a favourite arena for Amos Talmon: In the course of second week of April , Amos returned to Poland, this time, in order to conduct the Rzeszow Philharmonic orchestra , renowned for its level of musicianship and for the fantastic acoustic of its concert hall.
Prior to the holocaust, Rzeszow was predominantly Jewish and was one of the central Jewish communities in Galicia.
Amos has repeatedly performed in Poland but this was the first time for him the eastern parts of Poland.
The programme included Mendelssohn's Scottish Symphony, Mozart piano concerto No.21 and the fabulous Israeli symphonic poem EMEK, composed by Mark Lavri.
Already in rehearsals it was clear that this concert would be a blast….Israeli pianist, Ms Dorel Golan, one of MUSIC ANELS remarkable talents, captivated the orchestra during rehearsals of the Mozart concerto.
This was repeated during the concert where Dorel had to give two encores.
Amos enjoyed particularly rehearsing Emek as the musicians of the orchestra found it so beautiful and played wholeheartedly.
Finally, the Scottish also met with great acclaim amid the orchestra and audience alike.
Amos is invited back to Rzeswow.
In addition to musical experiences, Amos also enjoyed tow other exciting experiences:
A visit to the castle of Graf Pototzky in Senut and a visit to the grave of Rabbi Elimelech in Lezansk.
The visit to Lezansk took place one day prior to the festivity of Rabbi Elimelech's anniversary (Yortzeit) and the place was full of Hassidim making all kinds of preparation – cooking, tents, toilet, the works….four thousand Hassidim swarmed the place for the anniversary.
|18/05/2008 - Maestro Talmon - Turkey|
|On April 11th, Amos Talmon debuted in Turkey, conducting the Cukorova State Symphony Orchestra in Adana.
Adana is the fifth largest city of Turkey, located well in the east of Turkey: The orchestra and the city maintain a lon tradition of classical music.
The programme performed was an all Schumann programme: Konzertstuck for four horns and orchestra and
In addition, Amos performed a short programme for a few hundred primary school pupils as part of an educational effort on behalf of the orchestra : The pupils gave Amos an very warm welcome and expressed their enthusiasm both in the hall and later on the street in from the the hall.
In addition, many of them came over after rehearsals and asked Amos all kinds of question.
Amos enjoyed his stay in Adana very much: rehearsal and concert were great, and contrary to initial concern, as an Israeli Artist he was engulfed with warmth and affection.
Adana has been found by Amos a s a a very pleasant city, inhabited by the most pleasant people and surrounded by incredibly beautiful parks. Add to that a trip to exciting Tarsus (birth place of St. Paul and a popular location
for Queen Cleopatra, and the famous "Adana Kebab" and you can clearly gather why Amos enjoyed Adana so much.
The glazing on the cake was the great orchestra comprised of very fine musicians who love to make music and enjoy each other's company !!!!! Not a common trait for many orchestras….
Amos was invited by the musicians to return and perform together Tchaikovsky symphony No.4.
|08/04/2008 - הסדרה הסמפונית הגדולה - העונה השישית|
|העונה השישית של הסדרה הסימפונית הגדולה מטפסת לרף גבוה עוד יותר. אל טובי הסולנים הישראלים מצטרפים מנצחים וסולנים מהשורה הראשונה בעולם אשר יציבו את הקונצרטים בסדרה בפסגת הקונצרטים הקלאסים בישראל. הסדרה מציגה שמונה קונצרטים בהשתתפות שלוש מהתזמורות המובילות בארץ: התזמורת הסימפונית הישראלית ראשל"צ, התזמורת הסימפונית ירושלים, רשות-השידור והקאמרטה ירושלים. קונצרט תשיעי בונוס למחדשי המנוי עד לתאריך 15.6.08 נותר מספר מצומצם של מקומות פנויים לסדרה....נשמח לראותכם!
|29/03/2008 - אתר מלאכי המוזיקה עלה לאוויר!|
|ברוכים הבאים לאתרנו. גלשו להנאתכם ולעיונכם.