The Exuberant Valley
Hagai Hitron, Haaretz Newspaper, May 4, 2011
The Independence Gala concert of the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra will include Marc Lavry’s Symphonic Poem “Emek” that debut in 1937. Harpist Efrat Lavry, daughter of the composer, writes that the symphonic poem — based on Lavry’s song Shir HaEmek which he wrote to the lyrics by Raphael Eliaz, and was inspired by the excitement and enthusiasm of the pioneers — won great acclaim and over the years became the most frequently played Israeli composition.
In addition, the concert conducted by Leon Botstein, and with soloist Boris Giltburg will include: Rachmaninov’s Concerto No. 3 and Brahms’ Symphony No. 1. The concert will be perfomred at the Henry Crown Hall in Jerusalem on Monday May 9, 2011 at 9:00PM.