Oct 26, 2018
In his final engagement of 2018, Pablo Heras-Casado travels to the Middle East for concerts with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra and award-winning pianist, Syzmon Nehring. Heras-Casado leads the IPO in two programs over 11 days in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, and Haifa.
Beginning on November 3-13, the first program includes Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 1 with Syzmon Nehring; and Mahler’s fifth symphony, a transformative and emotional work, famous for its ethereal Adagietto section in the fourth movement. The second program features both suites from de Falla’s The Three-Cornered Hat, a ballet originally based on his pantomime called El corregidor y la molinera; as well as Ravel’s Boléro. More information and tickets are available via Pablo’s Concerts.
San Francisco Classical Voice applauded Heras-Casado and the San Francisco Symphony in their recent performance of Boléro:
“After that excitement, Ravel’s iconic Boléro opened with legendary restraint. This piece has a snare drum that plays the same bolero rhythm throughout, and on Saturday, the drummer stood center stage, close to Heras-Casado. Starting with the solo flute, the musicians handed off this piece’s theme, which is as elusive as it is unforgettable. Like a soldier marching toward an inexorable, deadly fate, the piece ultimately gave way to a fiery flourish of an ending. The audience gladly sustained its applause while Heras-Casado acknowledged the contribution of every soloist.”