An immigrant orchestra

The Georgian Chamber Orchestra Ingolstadt will tour Israel from February 6 to 13, giving five concerts. The program features works by Mozart, Bruch, Gronich and Tchaikovsky. The members of the “Israeli clarinet family” – twin brothers Alex and Daniel Gurfinkel and their father, Michael – as well as cellist Daniela Akta, will perform solos.

The orchestra was founded in 1964 in Tbilisi. In 1990, when the orchestra participated in an international festival in Germany, they decided not to return to Georgia, which had undergone tumultuous times, such as a civil war and a military coup. At the time, the orchestra was headed by prominent violinist Liana Isakadze.

Source: http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Culture/An-immigrant-orchestra-443044

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