Performing to thunderous applause, members of the renowned Symphony Orchestra of Tel Aviv University's Buchmann–Mehta School of Music made a spectacular debut at Carnegie Hall's Zankel Hall on May 21, 2012.
Welcoming the audience, AFTAU Chairman Jon Gurkoff called the evening "a celebration of excellence and the opportunity for excellence." Both were on ample display.
Maestro Zeev Dorman, head of the School conducted a winning program of Mozart and Vivaldi featuring singers, string soloists, and the full ensemble — a combination of students, professors, and young Israeli professionals. Their extraordinary display of musicianship delighted the audience again and again.
Although the orchestra has performed at major venues around the world, this special Carnegie Hall set a thrilling new record of achievement.
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The Concert Album
Experience the performance as the audience saw it.
A Real Crowd-Pleaser
The lyrical program featured a Mozart symphony and selections from Don Giovanni and a Vivaldi concerto.
A School of International Renown
Established in 2004 as the "farm team" for the Israeli Philharmonic, the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music has exceeded expectations.
Celebrating Our Sponsors at Dinner
An intimate preconcert dinner and recital recognized the leadership of those who sponsored the Carnegie Hall debut. See the photo album.
Meet the Maestro and the Soloists
Buchmann–Mehta School of Music head Zeev Dorman, a distinguished concert bassoonist in his own right, deftly led a standout group of featured performers.
Meet the Musicians
For TAU's talented students, a Carnegie Hall performance was a dream come true.
We are grateful to the Platinum Sponsors, Gold Sponsors, and Patrons — leaders all — who made this performance possible.
Bank Hapoalim New York Branches
Stanley and Marion Bergman
William and Anne Cohen
and Gail White
Kirsh, Mirels and Fisher Families
Ann and Andrew Tisch
Noni and Alan Aufzien
Chicago Title Insurance Company –
New York Operation
Stewart and Judith Colton
Isaac Dabah, Delta Galil
Carolynne and Ze'ev Drori
Marketfield Asset Management
Debra and Richard Sincere
Judy and Michael Steinhardt
Nomi Ghez and Michael Siegal
Stevi and Jon Gurkoff
David and Ellen Horing
Julie Tauber McMahon
Dr. David P. Rapaport