Pablo Heras-Casado and Olga Scheps

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Date

26.11.2017

Sunday 20:00

Hall

Ussishkin

Venue

International Convention Center (ICC) Jerusalem

Venue

International Convention Center (ICC) Jerusalem

Hall

Ussishkin

Artists

Pablo Heras-Casado, conductor 

Olga Scheps, pianist 

Concert Program

Lior Navok: Light Paths (Commissioned by the IPO)

Liszt: Piano Concerto no. 1

Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring

Event Info

"A luminous and urgent performance, deftly balancing the shifts from moody ruminations to bouts of exuberance…. Heras-Casado is the thinking person’s idea of a hotshot young conductor." 
(The New York Times)

"The young artist is no longer a secret any more as the sold-out Cityhall showed - and that quite rightly... A phenomenal pianist... Music from the heart." (Frankfurter Neue Presse)

Pablo Heras-Casado, one of the most prominent conductors today, brings the rhythm and passion of his Spanish roots to this Spanish-inspired program. Together with Olga Scheps, a promising young pianist praised for her "poetry and drama," we are guaranteed a special evening.

When sound paints light – the light of a ship flickering through fog, a ray of light shining through a thick layer of clouds, a powerful beam of light that one cannot escape, the red light of a distant flame, a yellow light that flickers periodically, the blue light of a menacing lamp – this is what Lior Navok conveys in his new work “Light Paths.” The source of the light fills the palette of the orchestral instruments and takes the form of a clear, direct light in the first and third movements and a dimmed, mysterious light in the second movement.

Liszt knew well the soul of his audience! The rock star of the romantic world sat – for the first time in the musical history – with his profile facing the concert hall in the way pianists sit today, transforming his audience into a swooning flock of fans. Liszt also knew how to break new ground in his music. His first piano concerto evolved over twenty five years. A short, pleasant tune he had sketched when he was 19 years old sprouted into a concerto when Liszt was 44 and, like many others, he adjusted the work again following the premiere performance. The traditional three movement concerto structure was now concentrated into one impressive, virtuoso movement.
Pianist Olga Scheps has won over European audiences with her performances of Chopin. Now, Scheps brings her personal, free interpretive style to the music of Franz Liszt.

More than one hundred years have passed since the historic premiere of “The Rite of Spring,” one of the most important ballets ever composed. Beginning with the wail of a bassoon, followed immediately by the pounding of irregular rhythms and progressing to a thrilling fusion of sounds, “The Rite of Spring” continues to arouse our curiosity and stimulate our imagination.

Price Range

130 - 430 nis

Duration

approx 100 minutes including intermission

Duration

approx 100 minutes including intermission

Price range

130 - 430 nis

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