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Performances

Performances

Join us at an upcoming performance, and see past appearances below.

Upcoming Performances

Galilee Chamber Orchestra’s North American Debut

Dallas, Texas: Thursday, December 3, 2020 @ Temple Emanu-El
Toronto, Ontario, Canada: Saturday, December 5, 2020 @ Royal Conservatory
New York, NY: Monday, December 7, 2020 @ Carnegie Hall, Isaac Stern Auditorium

Recent Performances

The Liturgical Festival provides an opportunity for audiences from around the world to come to Nazareth and experience classical liturgical music in the city’s unique and festive Christmas atmosphere.

 

Polyphony’s inaugural Festival took place December 12 to 15 in Nazareth with performances from the Hannover Collegium Vocale Choir, the Galilee Chamber Orchestra, the Tel Aviv Collegium Singers, the Israeli Brass Quintet, and the Latin-American Folk Ensemble, as well as several leading Israeli soloists, in the city’s notable venues, including the Salesian Church, the Maronite Church, and the Industrial Park Auditorium.

 

The program included a performance of Mozart’s Great Mass in C Minor, with 85 vocalists and instrumentalists on stage at the same time, Benjamin Britten’s popular Ceremony of Carols, and a special South American Christmas Holiday Concert featuring folklore compositions. Compositions by Bach, Brahms, Fauré, Purcell, Tallis and Elgar were also in the liturgical repertoire mix.

 

Vist the Liturgical Festival website

Haaretz: “The First Liturgical Festival in Nazareth”

Jerusalem Post: “The Power of Liturgical Music”

Read the Polyphony blog post and view more photos

Click the above photo to see a short video of the Mozart Mass. 

On Friday, December 20 at 7:30, 14 members from the Galilee Orchestra performed inEilabun, a small village about one-half hour north of Nazareth. Inspired by the Liturgical Festival, Eilabun’s Regional Council asked for a performance from Polyphony as part of their Christmas celebrations and to attract residents from surrounding towns. The ensemble presented Corelli’s “Christmas” Concerto Grosso in G Minor, Mozart’s Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, Vivaldi’s Summer Concerto and The Holberg Suite by Edvard Grieg.

 

On Thursday, January 2, the same musicians performed at the Selisian Church in Nazareth for members of the Institute for Certified Public Accountants at their national conference.

This fall, the Polyphony Quartet gave a series of performances in the U.S. Violinists Yamen Saadi and Edi Kotlyar, violist Yoav Yatzkin, and cellist Mahdi Saadi performed western classical music and Jewish and Middle Eastern folk tunes. Following the music, Co-Founder and Director Nabeel Abboud Ashkar lead a question and answer session with the audience and musicians.

Thursday, November 14: The Pico Union Project, Los Angeles

Friday, November 15: Wende Museum, Culver City

Saturday, November 16: Institute for Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

Monday, November 18: Oshman Family JCC, Palo Alto

Tuesday, November 19: Congregation Kol Shofar, Tiburon

Wednesday, November 20: Private concert, New York

Other Recent Performances

Bringing together musicians from all over Israel from Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Haifa, and Nazareth, the Galilee Chamber Orchestra debuted in Europe this summer with a series of performances throughout Germany:

 

Wednesday, July 31st: Konzerthaus Berlin
Sunday, Aug 4th: Christuskirche | Hanover
Tuesday, Aug 6th: Morgenland Festival | Osnabrück
Thursday, Aug 8th: Rheingau Musik Festival

 

Program

Haydn Overture to L’isola disabitata
Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat major, Op. 19
Wisam Gibran “Overcoming” a commissioned work on courage (2018)
Beethoven Symphony No. 1 in C major, Op. 21

Click the above photo to view highlights from the Galilee Chamber Orchestra’s performance on July 31st, 2019 at the Konzerthaus Berlin.

Piano Trio in Nazareth
Saleem Abboud Ashkar, piano
Kolja Blacher, violin
Claudio Bohorquez, cello

April 13, 2019. Nazareth, Israel 

Polyphony alumnus Yaman Saadi
Yaman Saadi, violin
Uri Zafair, piano
Ibrahim Bolus, violin
Amichai Hafater, viola
Maher Saadi, cello
March 20, 2019. Nazareth, Israel

The Galilee Chamber Orchestra’s Annual Holiday Concert

December 22, 2018. Nazareth, Israel.

Click the photos below to see more about each performance:

Eli Levi-Cello; Ibrahim Boulus-Violin; Ian Anderson-Flute; Jeries Saleh-Violin; Mark Koch-Viola perform on 26 October 2018.
Polyphony Quartet on Thursday, August 23 in Lerici, Italy.
Flutist Mais Hriesh, Violinist Shaden Nahara, violist Amichai Yaakov Hefter, and cellist Eli Levi perform at Kehillah Jewish High School in Palo Alto on Thursday, November 15. Photo by Karla Chouhan.
Flutist Sagit Zur performing with the Ensemble at OdeGand, part of the Ghent Festival of Flanders’ opening day celebrations and performances at the St. Anna Church on September 15, 2018. Photo credit Björn Comhaire.

Past Performances

Polyphony String Quartet US Tour in April 2018

 

The Sedona Forum at The McCain Institute for Global Leadership
Sedona, Arizona. April 20, 2018

 

A performance with Ramaz School
New York, New York. April 16, 2018

 

The Rockefeller Foundation
New York, New York. April 16, 2018

 

Bet Am Shalom
White Plains, New York. April 15, 2018

 

The Polyphony Quartet performs at the Sedona Forum in Arizona on April 2018.

Past Performances

Israel 

Sir András Schiff conducts the Galilee Chamber Orchestra
Nazareth, Israel. December 19, 2016

 

Zubin Mehta leads a Masterclass at the Nazareth Conservatory
Nazareth, Israel. October 24, 2016

 

Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra led by Zubin Mehta
Haifa, Israel

 

Keshet Eilon Music Center 25th Anniversary Gala Concert
Tel Aviv, Israel

Polyphony Youth Orchestra
Jerusalem. October 2013. 

Europe

Sint-Annakerk, Ghent Flanders Festival
Ghent, Belgium. September 15, 2018.

 

Sint-Hendrik College
Deinze, Belgium. September 16, 2018

 

Ghent Festival van Vlaanderen, De Bijloke
Ghent, Belgium. September 20, 2018

 

Piazzo Mottino
Lerici, Italy. August 26, 2018

 

Lerici Castle
Lerici, Italy. August 20, 2018. 

 

The 2017 Henry A. Kissinger Prize Ceremony
American Academy in Berlin, Germany. June 20, 2017

 

‘Incontri in Terra di Siena’ Festival, La Foce
Tuscany, Italy. 2014

 

Harrogate International Festivals
United Kingdom. April 2014

 

Summit of Conscience, R20 Climate Change
Paris, France. July 2015

 

Richard Strauss Institute
Germany

 

Concert for Peace
Nazareth, Belgium. December 23, 2014

United States

String Quartet Concert and Reception at JCC MetroWest
West Orange, New Jersey. October 15, 2017

 

Polyphony Youth Orchestra performs with special guest David Broza
Dallas, Texas. February 12, 2017

 

AAM Awards Dinner
Washington D.C.

 

Los Angeles Theatre Center
Los Angeles, California

 

Metropolitan United Methodist Church
Michigan

 

Congregation Shir Tikvah
Troy, Michigan

 

Museum of Tolerance
Los Angeles, California. May 2013

United States

Lincoln Center Global Exchange
Alice Tully Hall

 

Concert & Conversation at the First Presbyterian Church of Greenwich
Greenwich, Connecticut. October 14, 2017

 

92nd Street Y

 

Jewish Community Center Benefit
Lincoln Center

 

All Souls Church Public Concert

 

Clinton Global Initiative
New York City. September 2015

 

The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
New York City. March 2014.

 

Synergos Institute

 

Congregation Beth Elohim
Brooklyn

Check back soon for more details on additional upcoming performances. For more information about any of our events please email us.