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The evening continued with four poems by Arseny Golenishchev-Kutuzov as set to music by Mussorgsky and sung in the original Russian by mezzo-soprano Ekaterina Gubanova.
The orchestra, conducted by Hillel Zori, will take the stage at the Charles Bronfman Auditorium on January 7, a show that will be broadcast live on radio.
Most effectively performed were Richard Strauss’s sound effects in “Till.”
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"We were attracting local Arabs as well as Jewish Israelis, many of whom had some experience of Oriental music,” Benaya told The Jerusalem Report.
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After 45 years of enjoying the sophisticated London Arts scene, I was afraid that Jerusalem would turn out to be somewhat of a backwater.
Parsons, now 70 and about to come here with his troupe to join forces with the full Israel Philharmonic Orchestra has been around a long time – half a century to be exact.