Residency Concerts with Israel Philharmonic Orchestra

Omer Meir Wellber will conduct the renowned Israel Philharmonic Orchestra in May 2016 on the occasion of Dresdner Musikfestspiele: three nights at three different venues. Omer Meir Wellber is trusted with this residency by the orchestra and its Music Director for life Zubin Mehta.

On 18 May the contemporary work „The Return of the Jackals“ by Michael Wolpe will celebrate its World Premiere as symphony orchestra version in the famous Frauenkirche. The composer himself will be present. Schostakovich’s Symphony No. 6 and Tchaikovsky’s violin concerto performed by David Garrett complete this program. On 19 May chambermusic sounds can be heard in „Kleiner Schlosshof“: Omer Meir Wellber and members of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra will perform Mozart‘s piano concerto KV 414 in a quintet version in addition to Jewish-Arabic folklore. On 21 May Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 8 will be performed in the church Kreuzkirche.

The residency of the orchestra and the visit of Omer Meir Wellber & Michael Wolpe symbolizes an important intercultural exchange between German and Israeli music culture.

All concerts at a glance:

18 May  Dresden, Frauenkirche
Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
Tchaikovsky: Violin concerto
Wolpe: Return of the Jackals
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 6
David Garrett – Violin

19 May  Dresden, Kleiner Schlosshof
Members of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
Omer Meir Wellber – Piano
Mozart: Piano Concerto KV 414  – Quintet version  (cadenzas improvised in Style of Jewish folkmusic;
Folklore of Jewish – Arabic communities

21 May  Dresden, Kreuzkirche 
Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
Mahler: Symphony No. 8