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Encyclopedia > Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra

The Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra of the Israel Broadcasting Authority (Hebrew: התזמורת הסימפונית ירושלים, רשות השידור, ha-Tizmoret ha-Simfonit Yerushalayim Rashut ha-Shidur) traces its origins to the national radio orchestra founded in the 1940s as the Kol Radio Orchestra. It acquired its present form (and name) after expanding in the 1970s. Israel Broadcasting Authority (often referred to as the IBA) (Hebrew: רשות השידור, Reshut haShidur) is Israels state broadcasting network. ... Hebrew redirects here. ... A philharmonic orchestra An orchestra is an instrumental ensemble, usually a fairly large instrumental ensemble with string, brass, woodwind sections, and possibly a percussion section as well. ...

Since its foundation, the Orchestra has prided itself on having an extensive repertoire, which not only revisits the masterpieces at the core of the classical canon, but also promotes the work of more recent composers from Israel and abroad. In a home town concert in 2000, the Jerusalem Symphony cooperated with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra and conductor Lorin Maazel to give the premiere of Krzysztof Penderecki's seventh symphony, The Seven Gates of Jerusalem, which had been commissioned to conclude the Jerusalem 3000 celebrations. This highly acclaimed performance was repeated by the two orchestras in Munich later that year to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the German orchestra. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... A composer is a person who writes music. ... Hebrew יְרוּשָׁלַיִם (Yerushalayim) (Standard) Yerushalayim or Yerushalaim Arabic commonly القـُدْس (Al-Quds); officially in Israel أورشليم القدس (Urshalim-Al-Quds) Name Meaning Hebrew: (see below), Arabic: The Holiness Government City District Jerusalem Population 724,000 (2006) Jurisdiction 123,000 dunams (123 km²) Jerusalem (Hebrew:  , Yerushaláyim or Yerushalaim; Arabic:  , al-Quds, the Holiness)[2... The Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra in Munich was founded in 1949 by Eugen Jochum, he was also principal conductor until 1960. ... A conductor conducting a band at a ceremony A conductors score and batons Conducting is the act of directing a musical performance by way of visible gestures. ... Lorin Varencove Maazel (born March 6, 1930) is a conductor, violinist and composer. ... Krzysztof Penderecki. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Munich (German: , pronounced  ) is the capital of the German Federal State of Bavaria (German: ). Munich is Germanys third largest city and one of Europes most prosperous and expensive. ...

The Jerusalem Symphony has been led by the following musical directors:

Lukas Foss (born Lukas Fuchs, August 15, 1922 in Berlin, Germany) is an American composer and conductor. ... Gary Bertini (1928 - 18 March 2005) was an Israeli conductor and musician. ... Lawrence Foster (born October 23, 1941, in Los Angeles, California) is a noted orchestral conductor. ... Leon Botstein, as photographed during a February 2004 interview with WXBC Radio Bard. ...


External links

  • Homepage of the Jerusalem Symphony (in Hebrew and English)

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