Debut concert of the new orchestra founded in northern Israel - Spectrum Ensemble. Founder and conductor: Zvi Carmeli.

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Information about the concert:

Recorded live on Saturday August 18, 2018 in Elma hall, Zichron Ya’acov.

With The Spectrum Ensemble

  • Zvi Carmeli - Conductor
  • Eliraz Carmeli - Soprano
  • Yasuko Hirata - Violin
  • Drora Bruck - Recorder
  • Talya Morad - Recorder
  • Marina Minkin - Cembalo
  • Itamar Carmeli - Piano
  • Recording, photographing & editing: ArtistsSite.com

The Spectrum Ensemble

Founded by Violist and Conductor Zvi Carmeli, the ensemble yearns to enrich and nourish the cultural life of northern Israel, by performing a wide range of musical styles, while promoting outstanding young Israeli musicians by integrating as members of the ensemble, and also giving them possibilities to perform as soloists.


Departing in its debut concert on the 18th of August at the Elma Center for the Arts concert hall, Zichron Yaakov, a central and significant cornerstone of the pioneers of the zionist vision, our Ensemble aims to concertize intensively in concert tours through out the north of Israel, ranging from Zichron up to Metula. Our vision and goal is to be able to bring performances of the highest standard to villages, churches, community centers, kibbutzim and more.


The Ensemble’s repertoire ranges from the baroque, classical, romantic until the most current and modern compostions of today. Along with the performance of classical masterpieces, the Ensemble aim to include performance of contemporary repertoire that is being created by local Jewish and Arabic composers.


The ensemble strives to put emphasis on involving young musicians just after their studies, with the aim of creating a musically and personally satisfying and nourishing environment, which will be a place where they can develop and grow here in Israel, as opposed to their relocating outside of Israel.

A graduate of the Curtis Institute of music, Violist and Conductor. Senior Lecturer at the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance, and is the Artistic Director of the Huberman Program – Jerusalem Music Center.


Zvi Peforms regurlarly in Israel and and abroad as a soloist, chamber musician and conductor.


Having lived abroad over 20 years (in the USA, Holland and Germany), Zvi has absorbed a great deal of cultural influence and experience as an artist, but has always felt that his only true home is Israel, where he loves to share his knowledge and nourish and inspire the new generation of Israeli musicians.


Since returing from Europe with his family nine years ago, Zvi has been very active in the North of Israel, in teaching at the Emek Izrael Center of the Arts where he is a regurlar faculty member. As well – he has been the artistic director of the JMC outreach porgram especially intended for northern Israel’s most outstanding young string players. In his many experiences and human interactions in the North, Zvi has developed a great fondness for the people of the North and wishes very much to bring to them this new exciting project.

  • Program Notes

Works' names and musicians' names

J.S Bach – Concerto for two Recorders, Cembalo and Strings in F major BWV 1057

Allegro | Andante | Allegro Assai

Ensemble Spectrum

Zvi Carmeli – Conductor

Marina Minkin – Cembalo

Drora Bruck, Talya Morad – Recorders

Ottorino Respighi – “IL Tramonto” – A lyrical Poem by P.B.Shelley for Soprano with Strings

Ensemble Spectrum

Zvi Carmeli – Conductor

Eliraz Carmeli – Soprano

Bartholdy Felix Mendelssohn – Sinfonia String nr. 10 in B minor

Adagio | Allegro

Ensemble Spectrum

Zvi Carmeli – Conductor

Robert Schumann – “Widmung”, Arrangement by Fabian MuellerAdagio | Allegro

Ensemble Spectrum

Zvi Carmeli – Conductor

Eliraz Carmeli – Soprano

Cesare Picco – “Bach to Me” – Revisting the Brandenburg Concerto nr. 5 BWV 1050 by J.S. Bach

Allegro | Adagio Affetuoso | Allegro

Ensemble Spectrum

Zvi Carmeli – Conductor

Yasuko Hirata – Violin

Drora Bruck – Electric Recorder

Itamar Carmeli – Piano

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Photos from a concert of the new orchestra in the north - Spectrum Ensemble. Founder and Conductor Zvi Carmeli.

Posted by ArtistsSite.com on Tuesday, September 11, 2018

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