Beck’s recall

04.12.2011                      08.Kislev. 5772

Musikszene:

Beck’s recall

Conductor Rolf Beck returns to Israel with a repertoire that ranges from Vivaldi to contemporary composer Arvo Part.

The new Israeli Opera season of liturgical music kicks off next week with a program that spans three centuries and four countries.
The series opens with a far-ranging repertoire that includes Vivaldi’s Gloria, Mendelssohn’s Die erste Walpurgisnacht and Cantus in Memoriam Benjamin Britten by contemporary Estonian composer Arvo Part. The three works will be performed by the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra Choir and the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra with Rolf Beck on the conductor’s podium at the Tel Aviv Performing Arts Center (December 7) and at the Jerusalem Theater (December 8).
This is something of a homecoming for Beck, who has performed in Israel several times over the last 30 or so years, although it has been 15 years since his last working visit here….