The upcoming Strings and Romance concert in the Tel Aviv Soloists Ensemble series includes a couple of the usual suspects in the form of Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in D Minor and Dvorak’s String Quartet in F Major “American,” arranged for string orchestra. But there is also a contemporary work by Alon Nechushtan in the lineup.
Local audiences will be the first in the world to hear a full performance of Nechushtan’s new Secret Sect work for string orchestra. The 30something pianist’s inclusion in the ensemble’s repertoire may come as a surprise, as the New Yorkbased artist is known primarily for his endeavor in the jazz field. He is an acclaimed member of the jazz fraternity, with 10 CDs and a globe-trotting year-round schedule.