Series and Subscriptions
Dear Audience, We are proud to present to you the annual Programme of the JSO, on it's 83rd season, under the guidance of Maestro Steven Sloane - a varied and exciting season lies ahead!
This coming season, in addition to our beloved Classical Season, we would like invite you to our annual festival Hallelujah. In its first year, the festival will carry the theme Psalmus - Tehillim - Zabur, dedicated to the Book of Psalms, whose text is sacred to Judaism, Christianity and Islam alike. The festival will be rich in content, featuring works such as Mozart’s cantata Davide Penitente, Handel’s Dixit Dominus, Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms, the oratorio Zabur by the composer Mohammed Fairouz, cantorial psalms of both Ashkenazi and Sephardi traditions, an inter-religious symposium, and much more. Another highlight will be The Beethoven Experience, celebrating the 250th anniversary of this epic composer. This project will begin with consecutive performances of the Ninth Symphony and the Missa Solemnis, together with the world-renowned Brno Philharmonic Choir, chamber concerts, recitals, choral and symphonic works, culminating with all 5 piano concerti, performed by 5 different exemplary Israeli pianists. . The new and innovative Series X offers a fresh approach to music beyond stylistic distinctions; Fridays with Astrith Baltsan features the amazing Astrith Baltsan’s first collaboration with the JSO; our new Chamber Music Series, featuring our own JSO players in various intimate settings around the city; a fascinating format to our Family Concerts; and a new Cantorial Series, in cooperation with the Jerusalem Municipality. . We will continue JSO’s legacy of supporting contemporary music, expanding the repertoire, and hopefully encourage new audiences to join us. .
Hallelujah Festival (Yearly event)8 concerts
The Beethoven Experience8 concerts
Classical Thursday8 concerts
The program of the Classical Series was built this year to offer a unique and varied experience at each concert, and to guarantee you a season that is a diverse, multi-faceted, and full of surprises, uplifting moments and beauty. Join us for a flagship series for all classical music lovers, one moment before the weekend.
Fridays with Astrith Baltsan3 concerts
Series X5 concerts
Nice to meet You - Family Series5 concerts
We would like to introduce you to the language of music and to discover how it can create new worlds. You are invited to hear and see the different musical instruments, get to know our players and their instruments, and of course to come to all the concerts in the new series that were especially prepared for us by Guy and Noa.
Moving Concerts with works by the Greatest Composers – Start the day with works by the greatest composers, and come take part in the tradition of exciting concerts for Jerusalem’s Golden age group. A special series for culture and music enthusiasts. In cooperation with the Jerusalem Municipality’s Senior Citizens’ Department, head by Ilana Berkovich. Affordable prices, subsidized by the Jerusalem Municipality.
The Cantorial Series4 concerts
Cantorial music from the Sephardic and Ashkenazi traditions
Elli Jaffe, conductor
From its first day as a broadcast ensemble, the orchestra has maintained a close relationship with the cantorial tradition. The very first musical notes heard over the airwaves, in March 1936, as part of the inaugural broadcast event of the British Mandate’s Palestine Broadcast Services, came from the piano of Arieh Sachs, one of the founders of our orchestra, who played the introduction to a song sung by cantor Chaim Vittorio Weinberg.
The Jewish cantorial tradition draws its melodies from the prayers. But at the same time, the tradition also relies on operatic singing. Weinberg completed his studies at the Conservatory of Music in Milan; Yossele Rosenblatt frequented Hamburg’s theater and opera and even met the legendary tenor Enrico Caruso. In their performances, leading cantors often include arias and songs from selected operas.
The Jerusalem Symphony is proud to present a cantorial series dedicated to lovers of Jewish religious music.
Going to the Concert – Staying at Home!
Watch JSO concerts on our Facebook page and YouTube channel.
For Israel’s 82nd birthday, we will be broadcasting live the historical concert of the JSO with Arthur Rubinstein – That’s next Tuesday, March 28th at 21:30 (19:30 GMT) on our Facebook page.
Watch the Concerts Here
Open Subscription (4 Concerts)4 concerts
School Pupil / Young People Subscription6 concerts
- Special reduced prices for pensioners and renewing subscribers
- Special discounts are available through workers’ union – details at the box office
- Payable in as many as four installments, with no interest
- Discounts on special concerts
- Purchase of a subscription to more than one series entitles the subscriber to a 5% discount on the less expensive series.
- A 10% discount at the Theater Cafe and on books at the Jerusalem Theater bookshop
- Tickets and subscriptions can be purchased in the form of an elegant gift package
- Please Note: multiple discounts are not permitted