2018-10-10 / Voice at the Shore

Israeli pianist Tomer Gewirtzman kicks off Bay Atlantic Symphony season

TOMER GEWIRTZMAN TOMER GEWIRTZMAN Israeli pianist Tomer Gewirtzman will join the Bay Atlantic Symphony and hold music-lovers spellbound with Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2. as the symphony’s 2018/2019 season opens. Performances take place October 27, at 3 p.m., at the Landis Theater, and October 28, at 2 p.m., at the Stockton Performing Arts Center.

Performances begin with Debussy’s Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun. The concert will also include De Falla’s colorful, Spanish-inflected Three-Cornered Hat: Suites 1 & 2. The highlight of the program will be Gewirtzman’s rendition of Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2.

Tomer Gewirtzman started his musical education at the age of eight, studying at the Rubin Conservatory in Haifa and the Rubin Academy in Jerusalem. From 2008 to 2011, he served in the Israeli Defense Forces in the “Outstanding Musician” program. He later completed his bachelor’s degree at the Buchmann-Mehta school of music in Tel-Aviv and his master’s degree at the Juilliard School, where he is now in the Artist Diploma program.

The accomplished Israeli pianist has performed in recital halls from London’s Steinway Hall to Carnegie Hall. His credits include the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Israel Symphony Orchestra, Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, the Israeli Chamber Orchestra, the New Haifa Symphony Orchestra and the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music Symphony Orchestra.

The Bay Atlantic Symphony, under the direction of Jed Gaylin, provides South Jersey residents with access to world-class performers. Audiences can enjoy pieces by historically famous composers, from Mozart to Beethoven, performed by more than fifty professional musicians, as well as guest performers like Tomer Gewirtzman. The 2018/2019 season will feature five concerts, with the Gewirtzman concert as the first.

Concert tickets cost $30; ticketing/handling fees may apply. There are also group, student and season tickets available at discounted rates for both upcoming performances. For ticket and other information, call the Landis Theater at 856-691-3600 or Stockton University at 609-652-9000. s

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