Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra at the Lancaster Theatre
The 80- piece Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, IBA was established in 1936 as a small studio ensemble which grew into the Palestine Broadcasting Service Orchestra. With the foundation of the State of Israel, the orchestra became the national radio orchestra, known as the “Kol Israel Orchestra.” In the 1970s, the orchestra was expanded into the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, Israel Broadcasting Authority.
The orchestra maintains a varied repertoire which ranges from the Baroque and the Classical periods through the Romantic period, extending to contemporary composers, many of whom have received their Israeli premières with the JSO. The orchestra was the first Israeli Orchestra to perform the works of renowned composers such as Sofia Gubaidolina, Henry Dutilleux, Alfred Schnittke and others. Since its inception, the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra has consistently encouraged Israeli composers by commissioning and performing their works at their resident hall – the Henry Crown Auditorium. They are also being recorded and broadcasted over IBA’s Kol Ha’musika station.
The orchestra toured in Europe and has played in such prestigious venues as the Musikvereine in Vienna, the Philharmonie in Cologne and major halls in Düsseldorf, Frankfurt and Lucerne. They have performed at Carnegie Hall in New-York.
The orchestra is supported by the Israeli Broadcasting Authority, the Ministry of Culture and Sport and the Jerusalem City municipality.
For more information or to purchase tickets call 859.583.1716 or stop by the theatre:
11a.m. - 4p.m., 117 Lexington Street, Lancaster.