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For the third consecutive year, the Raanana Symphonette joins Isrotel in a musical weekend in Eilat which is going to be full of surprises and unusual encounters. The Isrotel ClassiCameri Festival will take place during the first weekend of January 2019, between Wednesday the 2.1 and Saturday the 5.1.
Omer M. Wellber, the Symphonette's Music Director, conducts the world renowned Israeli pianist Boris Giltburg in Beethoven's 1st Piano Concerto. Virtuoso Israeli soprano Hila Baggio sings Mozart's concert aria for soprano, piano and orchestra, which he had composed for a close friend and for himself. Boris Giltburg will also perform a solo recital, and joins Omer M. Wellber, and the Zori Duo in Ravel's moving piano trio.
Omer M. Wellber joins Hila Baggio again for Rachmaninov's Vocalise. This concert will host one of the foremost violin virtuosos alive today, Sergey Krylov, in Tchaikowsky's violin concerto.
Of special interest is the Symphony for Peace, a work based on ancient Tibetan mantras, woven into a rich orchestral fabric by composer Oren Lok. The JAMD Chamber Choir joins Omer M. Wellber and the Symphonette for this exciting Israeli premiere.
Jerusalem Duo an unusual combination of André Tsirlin's dulcet saxophone and Hila Ofek's melodious harp, will perform Mozart's flute and harp concerto in a special saxophone version. Mendelssohn's Fingal's Cave sets the seal on a delightful concert conducted by Keren Kagarlitsky. The Jerusalem Duo will also perform a lighter program offering special arrangements of popular songs and light classics.
Haim Uliel will perform his piece "Matatiah's Coffee Shop", as part of a Mediterranean journey, which will include 16 Strings Duo, Yaakov Reuven and Maria Carmen Simon, the young and promising soprano Daniela Skorka and the virtuoso accordion player Emil Aibinder. This very special concert will be conducted by David Sebba, the Symphonette's Conductor in Residence.
David Sebba will also host and conduct and evening on nostalgia and Israeli song. He will be joined by Daniela Skorka, as well as the soprano and stage artist Yael Levita, gypsy soul artist Vira Lozhinsky and others. Eibinder and Lozhinsky will also perform in a concert of internationally renowned songs from various revolutions.
More surprises abound, including a Italian music concert with 16 Strings Duo, Yael Levita and the Israeli Mandolin Players. Keren Kagarlitsky will conduct this concert, and in a later concert will share the baton with cellist Hillel Zori, who will also play with his brother Nitai
Zori, the leader or the Raanana Symphonette.
Hillel Zori will host a Saturday morning talk with the leading artists of the Festival.
In a special nocturnal program, Omer M. Wellber will host the artists of the festival and will join them, playing the accordion, and for the final concert of the festival, he will be joined by singer, pianist and songwriter Shlomi Shaban for a very special evening.