Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra

State Theatre

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In a Nutshell

Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra returns to State Theatre for a concert featuring works by Rachmaninoff, Alexander Tchaikovsky, and Saint Saëns

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The Program

In April 1988, the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra played the State Theatre’s inaugural concert upon its reopening. Now, the world-renowned orchestra returns to celebrate its 78th season with a program featuring Rachmaninoff, Alexander Tchaikovsky, and Camille Saint Saëns.

  • Alexander Tchaikovsky—The Khojaly Requiem: Contemporary composer Alexander Tchaikovsky—don’t worry, he bears no relation to The Nutcracker’s Mouse King—wrote this requiem in support of those who survived the 1992 Khojaly Massacre, a tragedy in which hundreds of ethnic Azerbaijani civilians lost their lives.
  • Saint Saëns—Cello Concerto No. 1: Saint Saëns’ cello concerto extends through three distinct sections without ever pausing, leading some to think of the work as a single, sonata-form movement. However one looks at it, the first and third segments share considerable material, often bouncing themes from the solo cello to the orchestra or vice versa.
  • Rachmaninoff—Symphony No. 2: Shattered by the poor reception of his first symphony, Rachmaninoff slipped into a years-long depression that was only lifted through intensive hypnotherapy. He began work on his second symphony in strict secrecy to keep preemptive criticism at bay, eventually restoring his reputation with the meticulously constructed piece. Highlights include the exuberant second movement, which opens with galloping strings backed by regal peals from the horns.

State Theatre New Jersey

The State Theatre New Jersey was saved, as its website states, from "the ravages of time." Built in 1921 as a vaudeville and silent-film palace, the venue fell on hard times in the 1970s. In 2003, however, a $3 million renovation restored the State Theatre New Jersey to much of its original glory, as crews painstakingly rehabbed the ornamental plaster, terracotta exterior, and actor holding cells. Inside the theater, a stunning chandelier sparkles more brightly than ever below the venue's signature dome.

Customer Reviews

Amazing show
Nalani · September 9, 2017
everything was beautiful
Maria M. · June 26, 2017
The kids had a great time.
Paul C. · May 10, 2017

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