Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra this Wednesday, March 9th, featuring a pre-show discussion

Updated 3 years ago by Angela Jones, Marshall Artists Series
Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra this Wednesday, March 9th, featuring a pre-show discussion
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HUNTINGTON, WV- The Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra will make a stop on their 80th Anniversary Tour at the Keith Albee Performing Center on Wednesday night, March 9 at 7:30 p.m. The Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra was founded in 1936 as the Palestine Broadcasting Service Orchestra. In the 1970s, the orchestra was expanded into the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, Israel Broadcasting Authority.

The Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra has added rich cultural heritage of Israel and the region for over eight decades. For this 80th Anniversary Tour, Dimitry Yablonsky (Principal Guest Conductor of the Moscow Philharmonic), and Conductor Laureate of the JSO, will present the program. Israeli teenage virtuoso Danielle Akta will be the guest soloist on cello. The thirteen-year-old phenom first picked up the cello at the age of four. 

The evening’s program will feature: Tchaikovsky: The Khojaly Requiem; Saint Saens: Cello Concerto No. 1, Op. 33 A minor, featuring Cello Soloist, Danielle Akta; Rachmaninov: Symphony No. 2, Op. 27; Plus, just added, Glinka: Ruslan and Ludmila Overture.

A special pre-show discussion – Artistic Viewpoints – will be held prior to the show from 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Keith-Albee. The discussion is free with show ticket.  Marshall University Professor and Music Scholar, Dr. Larry Stickler, will lead the discussion which will feature Dmitry Yablonsky, Conductor Laureate of the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra.

Tickets for the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra are $88.60/$61.85/$45.80 and are available at Marshall Artists Series Box Office by calling 304-696-6656. You may order tickets online at You may also visit our box office located in the Joan C. Edwards Playhouse on the Marshall University campus. Box office hours are Monday through Friday 12 p.m.-5 p.m

The Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra is sponsored by The Cabell County Commission, Joan Weisberg, Drs. Helene & Stephanie Jacobs-Skolik, Lewis Glick Foundation, The Chirico Family, Jack Steinberg, The Greater Huntington Theater Corporation, WVHU, WSAZ, The Herald Dispatch, Marshall University, and the Marshall Artists Series.

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