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2018 Europe and Israel, June 4: Tel Aviv

June 05, 2018

There were a number of residency activities today: a side-by-side concert with members of The Philadelphia Orchestra and the Israel Philharmonic and numerous master classes, both involving the participation of students from the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music. Founded in 2005 as a unique partnership between Tel Aviv University and the Israel Philharmonic, the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music trains outstanding young musicians and prepares them for professional careers.

Bassist David Fay figures out a way to make his bass fit on the bus to go to the side-by-side at Tel Aviv University. Photo by Jan Regan

Principal Second Violin Kimberly Fisher gets to know her stand partner from the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music Symphony. Photo by Jan Regan

Oboist Elizabeth Starr Masoudnia shares a laugh with a Buchmann-Mehta student. Photo by Jan Regan

Principal Trumpet David Bilger explains something in the score to two trumpet students prior to the pre-concert rehearsal. Photo by Jan Regan

Philadelphia Orchestra Assistant Conductor Kensho Watanabe leads the combined side-by-side orchestra in rehearsal. Photo by Jan Regan

The sold-out crowd for the side-by-side concert waits to enter Tel Aviv University’s Smolarz Auditorium. Photo by Jan Regan

The side-by-side concert. Photo by Jan Regan

A number of Philadelphia Orchestra musicians gave master classes to students from the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music, at Tel Aviv University. Principal Tuba Carol Jantsch works with a student. Photo by Jan Regan

Principal Cello Hai-Ye Ni during her master class. Photo by Jan Regan

Principal Oboe Richard Woodhams listens intently during his master class. He divulged a secret technique for keeping moisture from building up in the instrument: waterproofing boot spray, applied carefully and with warnings not to breathe it in. Photo by Jan Regan

The full Orchestra gathered again in the evening for a concert at the Charles Bronfman Auditorium in Tel Aviv, with Bernstein’s Symphony No. 2 (“The Age of Anxiety”) featuring pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4.

Students held signs welcoming the Orchestra in front of the Charles Bronfman Auditorium before the concert. Photo by Jan Regan

Principal Librarian Robert Grossman prepares the music for the concert backstage. Photo by Jan Regan

Concertmaster David Kim and other members of the violin section during Tchaikovsky’s Fourth Symphony. Photo by Jan Regan

Violists Anna Marie Ahn Petersen and David Nicastro during the Tchaikovsky. Photo by Jan Regan