Sir James and Lady Jeanne Galway
The Paris Vox Musicorum Orchestra
Maestra Ada Pelleg
December 12th, 13th & 14th, 2016
Barber: Adagio for strings
Mozart: Concerto for flute in D major
Briten: Simple Symphony, opus 4
Cimaroza: concerto for two flutes in G major
Sir James Galway is considered to be the most important flautist living today. He has performed for presidents and kings, including Queen Elizabeth the Second, who has given him two honorary titles for his contribution to music. He has performed alongside renowned musicians such as Sir Elton John, Ray Charles, and more. He has also won an Oscar for his role in the soundtrack for the movie Lord of the Rings. His wife, Lady Jeanne Galway, is one of the prominent soloists in our generation.
Ada Pelleg is one of Israel’s top conductors, currently serves as Music Director and Chief Conductor of the Paris Voxmusicorum Orchestra. Pelleg has conducted orchestras in Israel and abroad, including the Moscow Symphony Orchestra, the Jerusalem Broadcasting Association Orchestra, Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra, the Israeli Chamber Orchestra, the Israeli Opera Choir and others. Starting in 2018, she will be assuming the duties of Musical Director for the Clairmont Ferrand Music Festival in France.
The Paris Vox Musicorum Orchestra, under the musical direction of Ada Pelleg, is primarily composed of bowed instruments, and musicians that are veterans of national and regional orchestras in France, including soloists, which are frequently invited to play with orchestras both in and outside of France. The Israeli tour is the first phase in a series of mutual projects that are planned for the Vox Musicorum Paris Orchestra, the Galilee Music Center, The Symphony Orchestra of Dom in France, and the Israeli Opera Chorus, during the next two years.
Mostly Mozart in the Galilee
Ada Pelleg - Music Director/Conductor
Mozart Divertimento K 138
Pergolesi Stabat Mater
“Mostly Mozart in the Galilee” has established itself as a leading cultural event. Maestra Pelleg has been able to open to the public a number of unique and acoustically marvelous venues in the Galilee, among them the Maronite church in Gush Halav, and Nazareth and the Red Khan in Tzfat’s Artists Quarter. Last year she has inaugurated the new auditorium Stef Wertheimer built in Nazareth Industrial Park.
The combination of the excellent acoustic in both churches, the superb orchestra (combined of leading players from the Israel Philharmonic orchestra) and the soloists Clair meghnagi (Soprano) Yaniv D’Or (Contra tenor) under the baton of mastera Ada Pelleg promises an unforgettable musical experience.
June 12th at 13:00 Nazareth Maronite Church
June 13th at 13:00 Gush Halav Maronite Church
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Recognized as one of Israel’s prominent conductors today, Maestra Pelleg is the founder and Music Director of the Galilee Music Center and the conductor of the Israeli Strings Ensemble. She has conducted orchestras and choirs in Israel and abroad, including the Moscow Symphony Orchestra, the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, the Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra, the Oregon Bach Festival's orchestra and choir, the St. Petersburg Symphony Orchestra, the Israel Opera Choir and many others. In December 2014 she was nominated Music Director and Chief Conductor of the Paris Vox Musicorum Orchestra.
Pelleg has graduated with distinction from both the Chicago Music College (BA in piano performance), and Indiana School of Music in Bloomington (composition and conducting). Her major conducting teacher was Maestro Henry Mazer, Associate conductor of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, who wrote of her; “Ada Pelleg is certainly the most promising conducting talent today”. She was awarded a conducting fellowship to the prestigious Aspen Music Festival, a scholarship to study with Frederick Prauznitz at Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore and a fellowship to a master class with Max Rudolph at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia. She participated in Master classes with the world’s greatest conductors, among them Sergiu Celibidache and Ghenadi Rhozdesvensky.
Pelleg received numerous prizes and awards, among them the First Prize in the Molly Margolis Piano Competition in Chicago as well as other scholarships and distinctions. The Israeli Association of women in Management chose Ada Pelleg as "Woman of the year 2006".
A prolific writer and sought after lecturer Pelleg has published numerous articles in professional publications and has lectured in prestigious institutions, among them the School of Architecture at the Israel Institute of Technology, the London University SOAS, Middlebury College in Vermont USA, , Haifa University and Indiana University. She has completed a Hebrew translation to Histoire du Soldat by the Swiss Librettist Ferdinand Ramos, set to music by Igor Stravinsky, and conducted a special performance with the participation of actors and players of the Israel Philharmonic. She wrote an original arrangement of Pink Floyd's Rock Opera The Wall, for a rock band, choir and orchestra which she has conducted in a special production. Her program “Dialogue with God” on Israel “Voice of Music” radio gained great success.
Throughout her career she has worked with and collaborated with composers and performers from all religions and national affiliations and has initiated numerous joint projects and concerts. In 1999, together with Prof’ Aliza Shenhar, former Israel’s Ambassador to Russia, she has directed a multicultural concert in Haifa featuring classical music, music from South America, Middle Eastern Music and instruments and Belly Dancers. In 2000 she has programmed “Improvisation for Flute and Orchestra’ by German/Syrian composer Nuri El-Ruheibany as mandatory composition in the Haifa International flute competition and conducted the concerto in Columbia Festival of the Arts in Maryland. In 2003 she was invited by British/Lebanese flutist Wissam Boustany to conduct the GMC resident orchestra in a Gala concert “Towards Humanity” in London. In 2006 the Brazilian Composers League commissioned her to record a CD of concerti for flute and orchestra which she did with flutists James Strauss and the GMC resident orchestra. In 2010 she initiated collaboration with the Aramaic Moaronite Church in Gush Halav producing the “Mostly Mozart in the Galilee” series. This collaboration was expanded to the Maronite church in Nazareth. In 2013 she has conducted the inaugural concert at the new Auditorium Stef Wertheimer built in Nazareth industrial Park. The concert was later performed in Jerusalem and broadcasted live all over the world by the European Broadcasting Union.
Galilee Festival Orchestra
The GMC resident orchestra
Established in 2000, the elite orchestra is comprised of the principal players of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra and other leading Israeli players who perform regularly in the various GMC’s concerts series. Among them Marcel Bergman, Evgenya Pikovsky, Elyakum Zaltaman, Amir Van Der Hal and Dmitry Ratush.
In addition to its performances in Israel The orchestra has performed with Chinese flutists Jin Ta in the Columbia Festival of the Arts in Maryland, USA, with Lebanese flutist Wissam Boustany in London in a concerts titled “Towards Humanity”, It recorded a CD “Made in Brazil” with Brazilian flutist James Strauss and inaugurated the new Auditorium built by Stef Wertheimer in Nazareth Industrial Park.
Claire Meghnagi, Soprano
Graduated from the Rubin Music Academy in Tel Aviv, she continued her studies in Boston and Berlin. She made debuts at the world's most prestigious venues in 2007 with William Christie's academy for young singers Jardin des Voix. She has since performed as guest soloist at the Finnish National Opera, Estonian national Opera, The New Israeli opera, Cite de la Musique, Théâtre de Caen, Reinsberg Opera Festival, Israel Festival and Bad Kissingen Festival and in The Infernal Comedy alongside John Malkovich. Her roles have included Cleopatra and Galatea (Handel), Susanna, Pamina, Despina and Zerlina (Mozart), Euridice (Gluck), Rosina (Rossini) and Anne Trulove (Stravinsky). Claire regularly performs a vast concert repertoire, in venues as Vienna Musikverein, Berlin Philharmonie, London's Wigmore Hall and the Barbican, Alice Tully Hall, Palais de beaux arts in Brussels, Auditorio Nacional de Madrid and Lisbon's Gulbenkian. Other concert appearances include the Israel Philharmonic, Bremer Philharmonic, Berliner Symphoniker, Estonian National Symphony, Ulster Symphony, Jerusalem Symphony, Les Arts Florissants, Wiener Akademie, Helsinki Baroque and Israeli Camerata. Her debut CD "Lonely Bird" includes Israeli art songs by O. Zehavi, was released in March 2015 by the Israeli Music Institute and receives critical acclaim.
Yaniv d’Or’s countertenor
Yaniv’s unique countertenor voice has made him one of the rising stars of the modern international music scene. British-Israeli d’Or studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, receiving the International Vocal
Art Institution Prize and the Gottesman Award.
He has sung with the London SO, Gothenburg SO, Georgia National SO, Jerusalem SO, Israel Camerata, London Handel Players, Fretwork and Orchestra l’Arte del Mondo, and under such conductors as Christopher
Hogwood, William Christie, Asher Fisch, Laurence Cummings, Omer Meir Welber, Rafael Fruhbeck de Burgos, Noam Sheriff and Rene Jacobs.
Yaniv made his debut as Tolomeo – Giulio Cesare (Handel) for Gothenberg Opera, and at the Teatro del Opera di Roma as Elbaz – Journey to the End of the Millennium (Bardanashvili), both to great critical acclaim. Other
roles include Artemis – Phaedra (Henze) for Lucerne Festival, Giulio Cesare (Handel) and Orfeo (Gluck) for New Israeli Opera, Delfa – Giasone (Cavalli) for Flemish Opera, Melindo – La Verita in Cimento (Vivaldi) for Garsington Opera, Crippled Youth – The Child’s Dreams (Shohat) for Wiesbaden Staatstheater,
Jehoyakim – Susannah (Handel) for Ripasso Festival, and The Barman – The Age of Anxiety (John Wolfe Brennan) in St Gallen. Future engagements include Orfeo (Gluck), Rinaldo (Handel) and Midsummer NIght’s Dream (Britten).
Already in demand as a recitalist, Yaniv d’Or has given concerts at Wigmore Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Henry Crown Hall (Jerusalem), Dome des invalides, Göttingen Handel Festival (Germany), St. Agrève Festival (France), Israel Festival, and the Varazdin Festival (Croatia). Future engagements include a recital at Carnegie Hall, a recording of Schumann’s Dichterliebe and the second album with Ensemble NAYA including tours of Europe, South America and Asia with both new albums (May 2015 and June 2015).
Yaniv d’Or records for the Naxos, NMC and