Omer Meir Wellber and the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra have experienced a very successful and special residency during the Dresdner Musikfestspiele:
On 18, 19 and
21 May the orchestra gave three unique concerts in historical places in
On 18 May they played together with David Garrett Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto, celebrated furthermore the World Premiere of Michael Wolpe’s “The return of the Jackals” and played Shostakovitch’s Symphony No. 6. The concert took place in historical Frauenkirche. On 19 May Omer Meir Wellber played, together with members of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra and his friend and mandolinist Jacob Reuven, a chamber concert with Jewish-Arabic folk music. The “Kleine Schlosshof” was chosen as venue of this concert. And finally, on 21 May he conducted the large performance of Mahler’s Symphony No. 8 in the Kreuzkirche of Dresden: together with the IPO, five choirs and eight soloists, a monumental and unique event.
Find here some press impressions of this concert in Italian and Hebrew: