The Annual Isaac Stern Memorial Concert

July 26, 2022, 8:00 pm

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Saleem Abboud Ashkar (Photo: Peter Rigaud)

The Galilee Chamber Orchestra is the first professional orchestra comprising both Arab and Jewish musicians in Israel. As part of Polyphony Education, an Israeli nonprofit that aims to promote peace between Arab and Jewish communities, the orchestra is led by pianist and conductor Saleem Ashkar. For Carnegie Hall’s Annual Isaac Stern Memorial Concert, violinist Joshua Bell performs with the orchestra in honor of the late violinist who led the charge to save the Hall in 1960.

Description from Carnegie Hall



Haydn: Symphony No. 59 “Fire”

Bruch: Violin Concerto No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 26
Joshua Bell, violin

Shostakovich (arr. Atovmyan): Five Pieces for Two Violins: I. Prelude
Joshua Bell, violin

Beethoven: Symphony No. 1