Ma’ale Adumim Youth Symphony – Monday, December 10, 7pm

Monday, December 10, 7pm

Purchase Ticket(s)

$25; $20 Seniors (62+) & Students

•FREE to children 12 & under

•Tickets available at the door or synagogue office

Beth El Temple 2626 Albany Avenue, West Hartford (860.233.9696)

The Ma’ale Adumim Youth Orchestra (MAYS), part of The George W. Schaeffer Music Conservatory inMa’ale Adumim, is composed of musicians who are handpicked from school music programs. They are invited to continue their musical education and are taught by some ofthe country’s leading artists. MAYS is one of the leading youth symphonies in the State of Israel. Established merely four years ago, they have already won national recognition and are gaining an international reputation by winning their first international award at the Bratislava International Competition for Youth Symphonies. These young musicians are continuing their training with some of the most prominent Israeli musicians, including leading artists from the Israeli Philharmonic and from other cutting-edge orchestras. Israeli Dr. Benjamin Shapira, former head of the string and orchestral program at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, directs the orchestra. In high demand as a cellist and conductor around the world, Shapira was declared by the United States government asan “Artist of National Interest.” Since returning to Israel, Shapira is also the administrator of the George Shaeffer School of Music inMa’ale Adumim. The orchestra’s international reputation began with its celebrated debut Carnegie Hall performance, held in November 2015. MAYS has been invited to return to Carnegie Hall onDecember 12, 2018, in a concert that will celebrate Israel’s 70th anniversary.

Conductor: Dr. Benjamin Shapira


  • Bernstein Candide overture
  • Bernstein West Side Story Symphonic Dances
  • Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 5
  • Argov – Wisenberg Israeli Medley
  • Kadishman Azmaut Israeli Cycle

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