Philadelphia Orchestra musicians gave master classes today at both the Jerusalem Music Centre and the Jerusalem Conservatory Hassadna. There was also a panel discussion on cultural diplomacy and the final full Orchestra concert of the tour.
Horn player Ernesto Tovar Torres instructs a student during his master class at the Jerusalem Music Centre. Photo by Jan Regan
Concertmaster David Kim adjusts the position of a student’s violin at his Music Centre master class. Photo by Jan Regan
Clarinetist Socrates Villegas coaches a chamber music group at the Music Centre. Photo by Jan Regan
Flutist Erica Peel demonstrates a passage during a master class at the Jerusalem Conservatory Hassadna.
Assistant Principal Second Violin Dara Morales helps a student at the Jerusalem Conservatory Hassadna.
The panel discussion on cultural diplomacy was held at the King David Hotel. Philadelphia Orchestra cellist Ohad Bar-David (far left), a native Israeli, is joined by (left to right) Yossi Maurey, Hebrew University musicologist; James Snyder, former director of the Israel Museum; and Ryan Fleur, interim president of The Philadelphia Orchestra. Photo by Jan Regan
Principal Flute Jeffrey Khaner warms up before the evening’s concert at the ICC Center Jerusalem. Photo by Jan Regan
A group of young audience members looks down from the balcony onto the stage before the concert begins. Photo by Jan Regan
Yannick greets three conducting students backstage prior to the concert. Photo by Jan Regan
Substitute bass player Braizahn Jones brought a group of African Hebrew Israelites to the concert and introduced them to Yannick backstage. Photo by Jan Regan
Backstage at the ICC Center Jerusalem before the concert. Photo by Jan Regan
Yannick leads the Orchestra in Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4. Photo by Jan Regan
As a thank you to the audience, Yannick introduces the encore, Elgar’s Salut d’amour. Photo by Jan Regan