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250 Years of Wonder

The Tel Aviv Wind Quintet and Pianist Alon Goldstein celebrate Beethoven's birthday

In a program spanning from Beethoven's masterpieces to a brilliant and surprising theatrical performance of Luciano Berio's "Opus Number Zoo", the virtuosic wind ensemble brings chamber music to new and exciting Peaks of playing

Alon Goldstein in a beautifully balanced approach to the score, refined yet impetuous, noble yet spirited

New York Times

 Not to be missed! For those curious to hear an excellent quintet… original and exciting program, wonderful

Hanoch Ron, Yedioth Ahronoth

The best wind players in Israel

Haggai Hitron, Ha’aretz

Five top of the line musicians

Mainz Allgemeine Zeitung

Wednesday, 12/2/2020, at 20:00

Zucker hall, Heichal Hatarbut, Tel Aviv

Alon Goldstein – piano

Tel Aviv Wind Quintet: Roy Amotz, flute; Yigal Kaminka, oboe;

Danny Erdman, clarinet; Itamar Leshem, horn; Nadav Cohen, bassoon.

The Tel Aviv Wind Quintet and pianist Alon Goldstein join for a concert at Zucker Hall to mark Ludwig van Beethoven’s 250th birthday.  Alongside two of his masterpieces the Quintet will play gems from the wind repertoire by Barber, Bernstein and Françaix. The program also includes Berio’s witty “Opus Number Zoo” in a special staged version.


Beethoven: Piano quintet in Eb major, Op. 16

Berio: “Opus Number Zoo”, Staged version directed by Ari Teperberg

Bernstein: Overture from the opera “Candide” (arranged by D. Stewart)

Barber: “Summer Music”

Beethoven: Sonata for piano no. 14, Op. 27 no. 2 “Moonlight”

Françaix: “L’heure du berger”

Alon Goldstein is one of the most original and sensitive pianists of his generation, admired for his musical intelligence, dynamic personality, artistic vision and innovative programming. The Tel Aviv Wind Quintet will collaborate with him for the first time. Together they will perform Beethoven’s youthful quintet op. 16, along with Jean Francaix’s humoristic sextet. Mr. Goldstein will also perform one of Beethoven’s favorite masterpieces – his “Moonlight” piano sonata.

Other pieces on the program are Bernstein’s well known ‘Candide’ overture and Samuel Barber’s brilliant ‘Summer Music’, which became one of the quintet’s beloved masterpieces. Luciano Berio’s witty “Opus Number Zoo” will reveal a different side of the ensemble, we will dance, act and show a lot of emotion on stage in this beautiful masterpiece.    

About us: The Tel Aviv Wind Quintet was founded in 2009 by young Israeli musicians, seeking to bring the wonderful woodwind repertoire as well as commissioned works to wider audiences.

Today, the quintet performs more than 20 concerts each season all around Israel, together with educational activities, workshops for composers and several activities in communities in the periphery. Recent tours outside of Israel include Switzerland, Germany, France and China. Future tours are planned to Canada, Germany, China, England and the USA. 

The quintet is supported by the Culture Administration of the Ministry of Culture and Sports. It was awarded the Eilam prize for Israeli performers (2011) as well as grants from the Rabinovich Foundation for the Arts, Haifa

Arts Foundation, the Ronen Foundation and the Mifal Ha'Pais Council for Culture and Arts. integral part of the quintet's credo is to perform and record music by leading Israeli composers of both the younger and the older generations. The TAWQ's Debut album was released in the end of 2016, including works by Bach, Beethoven, Ari Ben-Shabetai (World premiere recording) and Piazzolla. ‘LIVE’, the ensemble's second album, was released in April 2018. It includes live concert recordings, collaborating with pianist Yaron Kohlberg.

In September 2020 the ensemble is invited to Chicago to record their third album in the famous classical music radio station WFMT. 

As a Non - Profit organization, we rely upon the generosity of individuals to maintain and extend our musical activities.

The continued support of our donors allows us to bring a unique musical experience to audiences in Israel and abroad,

fulfill our mission to perform high quality wind chamber music concerts, commission new pieces,

and provide educational outreach programs to underprivileged and remote communities.

In this concert we allow our audience different levels of support while ordering the tickets. We encourage you to contribute as much as you find appropriate.

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