Charles Bronfman Auditorium © Shutterstock

Israeli culture: classical music across the country

Classic style, classic taste, classic music. A ‘Liszt’ of the best places in Israel to get your classical music fix

Written by
Jennifer Greenberg

When treating your senses to mouthwatering Israeli market fare and beautiful sights from north to south in the world’s holiest country, it is only fair to treat your ears as well. All across the country, Israeli art galleries and museums, theaters screening Israeli movies, cultural centres, hotels, libraries, conservatories and even kibbutzim are hosting classical and chamber concert series for the public ear. From Tel Aviv’s infamous Charles Bronfman Auditorium, home to the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, to more intimate settings like the quaint concert hall inside the Felicja Blumental Music Center and Music Library, these classical and chamber music venues invite the Mozart enthusiast right down to the curious tourist to enjoy. Dress to the nines, grab an early bird prix fixe dinner and a fine bottle of Israeli wine at one of the top romantic restaurants in Tel Aviv, but save room for dessert: the sweet, sweet harmonies of classical Israeli culture, drizzled with Vivaldi and sprinkled with Strauss.

Best classical music and opera in Israel

  • Art
  • Performance art
  • Be'er Sheva
The Be´er Sheva Performing Arts center was founded in the early 1970’s by two actresses: Margalit Stander and Naomi Blumenthal. After being founded, the center suffered a rocky start, with difficulties in finding patrons and actors to take part in productions. However, the staff believed in the performing arts center and it garnered more support throughout the years. Today, it houses two of Be´er Sheva's most prominent performing arts groups; the Be´er Sheva Symphony Orchestra and the Be´er Sheva Theater. In addition to musical and theatrical productions, the performing arts center also hosts many events and conventions.
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