Concert Season 2019-2020

Concert No. 1
The Brandenburgs
Lina Tur Bonet, conductor and violin soloist (Spain)
Dani Espasa, harpsichord (Spain)

Doret Florentin, Inbar Solomon, Recorder

Soloists from JBO
J. S. Bach Brandenburg concertos No. 3, 4 and 5 as well as a concerto grosso by Handel, conducted and played by virtuoso violinist Lina Tur Bonet from Spain, along with Spanish harpsichord player Dani Espasa and soloists of the Jerusalem Baroque Orchestra

Saturday, 2/11/2019 at 13:00 – Greek Orthodox Church, Haifa 

Sunday 3/11/2019 at 20:00 – Zucker Hall, Heichal Hatarbut, Tel Aviv 

Monday, 4/11/2019 at 20:00 – International YMCA Jerusalem 


Concert No. 2
La liberazione di Ruggiero
David Shemer, conductor
Meitar Opera Studio
Shirit Lee-Weiss, director

The first opera ever to be written by a woman: A spectacular stage piece by Francesca Caccini, daughter (and student) of Giulio Caccini Romano, who was a member of the Camerata Florentina and one of the founding fathers of Baroque style in music; including soloists from the Israel Opera’s “Meitar Opera Studio” and directed by Shirit Lee Weiss.

Tuesday, 17.12.2019 at 20:00 – Krieger Hall, Haifa 

Sunday, 22.12.2019 at 20:00 – International YMCA Jerusalem (including a joint candle lighting) 

Monday, 23.12.2019 at 20:00 – Zucker Hall, Heichal Hatarbut, Tel Aviv (including a joint candle lighting) 



Concert No. 3
Rembrandt and the Jews of Amsterdam
Alon Sariel, conductor; lute and mandolin

This year marks 350 years since the death of the great Dutch painter Rembrandt van Rijn, who lived most of his life amongst Amsterdam’s Jewish community. Biblical motifs are very common in his artwork, and many of his paintings, as well as paintings not necessarily related to themes from the Bible, portray figures with distinctly Semitic features. Apparently, the community members served as models. In this concert we will perform rare works from the 17th and 18th centuries Dutch baroque, including those played by members of the Jewish community and served as Rembrandt’s cultural background.

Saturday, 18.1.2020 at 12:00 – St. John’s Church, Haifa

Sunday, 19.1.2020 at 20:00 – International YMCA Jerusalem 

Monday, 21.1.2020 at 20:00 – Zucker Hall, Heichal Hatarbut, Tel Aviv 

Concert No. 4
Profets, Scriptures
Elam Rotem, conductor
Profeti della Quinta

The wonderful vocal ensemble “Profeti della Quinta” with its musical director, who is also the orchestra’s composer-in-residence, Elam Rotem are coming back. This time with two of Rotem’s new pieces: Psalms 1 and David’s Lament, from the first Book of Samuel. Together with the musicians of the Jerusalem Baroque Orchestra, the group will perform a selection of works by Claudio Monteverdi, including the famous mini-opera “Il combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda“.

Sunday, 23.2.2020 at 20:00 – International YMCA Jerusalem For Tickets or *6119 Extension 1

Monday, 24.2.2020 at 20:00 – Zucker Hall, Heichal
Hatarbut, Tel Aviv For Tickets or *6119 Extension 1

Tuesday, 25.2.2020 at 20:00 – Hecht Hall, Haifa (not
included in the annual subscription to Haifa) For Tickets or *6119 Extension 1


Concert No. 5
Jerusalem – Montréal Axis
David Shemer, Matthias Maute, conductors
Ensemble Caprice
A special concert in which the JBO musicians will play with the famous “Caprice Ensemble” from Canada. A New York Times critic wrote “This is an ensemble that invites listeners to hear the world anew.” Together they will perform works by Charpentier and Telemann. This collaboration will be continued in the month of June, when the same program will be presented again as part of Festival Montréal Baroque

Tuesday, 19.5.2020 at 20:00 – International
YMCA Jerusalem For Tickets or *6119 Extension 1

Wednesday, 20.5.2020 at 20:00 – Zucker Hall, Heichal Hatarbut, Tel Aviv For Tickets or *6119 Extension 1



Concert No. 6
Handel’s Passion
David Shemer, conductor
Soloists – tba
Handel’s St. John Passion – one of the wonderful, surprising and unfamiliar works written by the brave young Handel and one of the few which were composed into text in his native tongue German.

Sunday, 5.7.2020 at 20:00 – International YMCA Jerusalem For Tickets or *6119 Extension 1

Monday, 6.7.2020 at 20:00 – Zucker Hall, Heichal Hatarbut, Tel Aviv For Tickets or *6119 Extension 1