Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra

Dmitry Yablonsky, conductor & Danielle Akta, cello


Overture to Ruslan & Ludmila

Cello Concerto No. 1

A. Tchaikovsky
The Khojaly Requiem

Symphony No. 2

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Tuesday, March 15 - 7:30 PM - Mechanics Hall




Tickets: Adult $49, Student $17.50, Youth $7.50

An Interview with the Maestro - by Richard Duckett of the Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Making Beautiful Music - Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra Will Perform in Worcester During U.S. Tour - by Laura Porter for the MA Jewish Ledger

Jerusalem Symphony Orchesra Keeps Big Picture In Focus - by Jonathan Blumhofer, Worcester T&G

The Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, IBA was founded as the Palestine Broadcasting Service Orchestra in the late 1930s. In 1948 it became the national radio orchestra and was known as the “Kol Israel Orchestra”. In the 1970s, the orchestra was expanded into the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, Israel Broadcasting Authority. As a radio symphony orchestra, the majority of the concerts which the orchestra holds at its resident hall – the Henry Crown Auditorium - are being recorded and broadcasted over IBA’s Kol Ha’musika station.
The orchestra maintains a varied repertoire which ranges from the Baroque and the Classical periods through the Romantic period, extending to contemporary composers, many of whom have received their Israeli premières with the JSO. The orchestra was the first Israeli Orchestra to perform the works of renowned composers such as Sofia Gubaidolina, Henry Dutilleux, Alfred Schnittke and others. Since its inception the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra has consistently encouraged Israeli composers by commissioning and performing their works.

Grammy nominated conductor, cellist and conductor Dmitry Yablonksy was born in Moscow into a musical family. He began playing the cello when he was 5 years old and was accepted to the Central Music School for gifted children. At the age of 9 he gave his orchestral debut playing Haydn’s cello concerto.

Since then, his career had taken him to the most important stages in the world, such as the Carnegie Hall, La Scala, Moscow Great Hall, St. Petersburg Philharmonic Hall, Taiwan National Hall, Teatre Mogador, Cite de la Musique, Louvre, among others.


Danielle began studying cello at the age of four, after listening to a recording of Jacqueline du Pré. She was first instructed by Ms. Galina Aronovich, and since 2012 she has studied with Ms. Luba Rubin at the Raanana Music Center (RMC). Over the past few years, Danielle has participated in masterclasses with Prof. Maria Tchaikovskaya, Dmitry Yablonsky, Prof. Raphael Wallfisch, Prof. Ralph Kirshbaum and Prof. Paul Katz. She also regularly participates in several chamber music ensembles including various string quartets and piano trios.

Danielle has placed first in several international performance competitions, including the 2014 Flame International Competition in Paris (with special honors), the 2014 Muse International Music Competition in Athens, Greece, and the 2013 Israeli National Cello Competition. She took first prize at the Spring Music Competitions at Raanana Music Center in 2011 and the Promising Young Musician Excellence Award in 2012.


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Akta plays Saint-Saens

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Saint-Saens Cello Concerto 1

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