Season opening Raanana Symphonette Orchestra

Omer Meir Wellber opens the season of the Raanana Symphonette Orchestra with three concerts on 29, 30 October and 1 November 2014. The program features Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 5, Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 20, played by Omer Meir Wellber himself, and a world premiere by Israeli composer Noam Sheriff: “Between Sacred & Secular” – a composition for Countertenor & Orchestra with Yaniv D’or as the soloist.

Sheriff says about his work: “My composition ‘Between Sacred and Secular’ is a cycle of five songs based on biblical text, prayer, poetry and secular songs. […] I tried to see the ‘pseudo gray’ area between the sacred and the secular, that is, to see the ‘secular within the sacred’ and the sacred and beauty within the secular.”

29, 30 October, 1 November
Raanana, The Music and Arts Centre
Raanana Symphonette Orchestra
Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 20
Noam Sheriff: “From Sacred to Secular” for Countertenor & Orchestra    Word premiere 
Mendelssohn:  Symphony No. 5 (Reformation)
Yaniv D’or – countertenor
Omer Meir Wellber – piano

Omer Meir Wellber has been the Music Director of the Raanana Symphonette Orchestra since 2009. The orchestra was founded in 1991 to help aid the integration of Jewish immigrants in Israel.