Israel at 60: Six Decades of Innovative Music

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Sunday, November 2, 2008 | 3:00pm
Pre-concert talk with Avi Hanani, Director of Classical Music, Israeli Broadcasting Authority at 2:00pm
Sanders Theater
Jeremiah Klarman Festive Dance (2008)
Mark Kopytman Beyond All This (1997)
Paul Ben-Haim Concerto for Strings (1947)
Betty Olivero Kri'ot (2008)*
Joseph Tal Symphony #1 (1953)

*World Premiere commissioned by the Friends of the Harvard Judaica Division through a gift of its President, David B. Keidan.

Gil Rose, conductor

Event Sponsors
Combined Jewish Philanthropies
Judaica Division, Harvard College Library, Harvard University

News and Press

[Concert Review] A musical celebration of Israel's 60th anniversary
The Boston Modern Orchestra Project and director Gil Rose have cultivated a fascinating niche: aural snapshots of particular countries or national traditions. The past couple of seasons witnessed programs spotlighting France and Armenia; on Sunday, a concert sponsored by Combined Jewish Philanthropies and the Judaica Division of the Harvard College Library celebrated Israel's 60th anniversary.
The Boston Globe Full review
[Concert Review] BMOP Celebrates Israel at 60
The Boston Modern Orchestra Project performed alongside guest artist Kenneth Radnofsky to commemorate the 60th anniversary of Israel's independence at Sanders Theatre on Sunday evening. The concert, "Israel at 60: Six Decades of Innovative Music," marked the world premiere of Israeli composer Betty Olivero’s composition Kri'ot, the first piece of Israeli classical music to join a solo saxophone—played by Radnofsky—and a string quartet. Oliveros's premiere received a five-minute standing ovation from the audience.
The Harvard Crimson Full review
[Concert Review] Celebrating the Music of Israel
Sunday marks the 60th anniversary of the founding of the state of Israel. It is a date of obvious and deep importance, especially in the realms of politics and religion.
The Boston Globe Full review