We are happy to host this year the Jerusalem International Chamber Music Festival.
Until the very last moment we had hoped to be able to hold the 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. Read moreHowever, 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 including 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 the JMC website. Close