Ness Ziona Youth Concert Band (Israel)

Conductor: Avi Taler

The Ness Ziona Youth Concert Band started working in 1992. It was established and led by Mr. Alex Fialko, who was its conductor for many years. It has been one of Israel's leading youth concert bands, and is known for its sound quality, wide ambitious repertoire and good musicianship of its members. The band participated in many festivals, competitions and tours in Europe: Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia and more. It won the first prize in the Israeli Concert Bands' Competition of the Kfar Saba Music Festival. The band also took part in the Jerusalem Music Center masterclasses for conductors. Ness Ziona's Youth Band is involved with the community civil life, and performs in the city's different venues and occasions, such as holidays' parades and others. A major part of the band's players take part in the Israeli National Concert Bands and in the Young Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra. For years, alumni of the band are recruited to the Israeli Defense Forces Military Band. Nowadays, the band is conducted by Mr. Avi Taler.

Monday, 16 July

Castelo de Belmonte, 21h

Thursday, 19 July

Fórum da Parreirinha (Peniche), 22h

Saturday, 21 July

Ruínas do Carmo - Museu Arqueológico do Carmo, 21h30

Sunday, 22 July

Cine-Teatro Municipal de Elvas, 19h


R. Jager (1939-) - Third Suite

A. L. Webber (1948), De Meij (arr.) - Medley from “Cats”

B. Yeo (1985-) - Jubilance

J. Branes (1949-) - Appalachian Overture

P. Grainer (1882-1961) - Irish Tune from County Derry; Shepherd’s Hey

N. Shemer (1930-2004) - Tomorrow

D. Sambursky (1909-1977) - The Companies’ Tune

J. Strauss I (1804-1849) - Radetzky March

S. Cohen (1937-) - Land Medley

Folk Song, Sheffi (arr.) - Hava Nagila (Let us Rejoice)

M. Jackson (1958-2009) & L. Richie (1949), F. Beranerts (arr.) - We are the World

R. Hardiman (1961-), R. Saucedo (arr.) - Lord of the Dance

Z. de Abreu (1880-1935), N. Iwai (arr.) - Tico-Tico no Fubá

L. Cohen (1934-2016), M. Brown (arr.) - Hallelujah

Participants List

Trondheim Junior Soloists (Norway)
Camerata da Academia de Música de Lisboa
Bromley Youth Concert Band (England)
Orquestra de Sopros do Conservatório Regional de Palmela
Ness Ziona Youth Concert Band (Israel)
Trio Adamastor (Portugal)
Netherlands Youth String Orchestra (The Netherlands)