Music: Madness, Italian style

In its eighth concert series under the baton of newly appointed artistic director James Judd, the Rishon Lezion Symphony will perform Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto; Schumann’s Symphony No. 2; and Concerto da Camera La Folia for four woodwinds and a string ensemble by Israeli composer Menahem Wiesenberg. Amaury Coyetaux, a successful young French violinist, will make his Israeli debut playing solo in the demanding Tchaikovsky concerto.

Speaking about Schumann’s Symphony No. 2, the orchestra CEO (and pianist) Ariel Cohen says, “Strangely enough, this beautiful symphony has somehow been neglected by our orchestra, which is a pity. Difficult to perform, it is easily perceived, and I am sure our audience will enjoy it.”

But it is Wiesenberg’s La Folia that is an intriguing highlight of the concert.


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