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Tiberias WIZO Music Center

In The Name of  - Margaret Gold

MUSIC AND SOCIAL INTEGRATION

Municipal Youth Orchestra and Music Center was established in 1983. and soon became the address for all youngster interested in studying music regardless of their socio-economic background.

One of its most outstanding features, in fact, is that is serves, as well as a centre for music making, as a centre for social integration, for its members come from all sections of the community, from poorest to the affluent and from the most veteran of Israelis to the newest of new immigrants. This heterogeneous mixture, however, is soon united by common love of music as well as by the warm and homely atmosphere prevailing at the centre, which the youngsters look upon as their club and second home. And while there is a monthly fee for those who can afford it, no musically inclined child has ever been turned away for lack of funds : fees are waived and scholarships provides for every case that warrants it. Today, there are some 140 children and youth from 4th to 12th grades, approximately half of them from Tiberias most disadvantaged neighborhoods, who spend their after-school hours studying music in this framework and the high standard of general musical education and instrumental training, combined with the social integration already mentioned result in high degree of personal and musical development.

MUSIC AND SOCIAL INTEGRATION

Each young musician stats off with a weekly private lesson on an instrument and is also included in group rehearsals and orchestral rehearsals according to his or her level of performance. Instruments are provided by the centre and consist mainly of brasses, woodwinds and percussion. There are, however, also children's studying piano and guitar. Regular instruction is also given in musical theory and harmony and in the history and literature of music. The repertoire at all levels is varied and includes both classical and modern music as well as light music and the works of modern Israeli composers. Chamber music and jazz are also on curriculum, with small groups of players holding weekly rehearsals of works suited to their level.

THE JEWEL IN THE CROWN

The music centre is actually home to tree orchestras the beginners' orchestra, an intermediate orchestra that is practicing hard to reach performance standard and, the jewel in the crown, the advanced orchestra that is a proper concert orchestra that performs before audience. It is this latter that is known as the Tiberias Wizo Youth Orchestra. It serves as the town's Municipal Orchestra and is much in demand for concerts throughout the country. Its most recent concerts have included at the Resident of the President of Israel in the presence of the President himself, concerts in the Knesset and others in the presence of Cabinet Ministers and important foreign guests.

MUSIC FOR ALL

The Wizo Orchestra and Music Centre do not confine itself t o training its own members however. Its also makes its mark on musical education in the town in general. It works in conjunction with the local municipal high schools, for example, to provide a special programme of music studies for pupils' whishing to take music as a subject for their “Bagrut” examinations. Not content with this, the center is also planning to increase its musical influence on the entire town, and will be offering musical activities for young, post army adults. Music for music's sake and music for the community's and the individual's sake this is the combination of aims and beliefs that has made the Tiberias Wizo Youth Orchestra and the Music Centre into that is today a social and intellectual inspiration and the pride of Tiberias and of Wizo.


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הקונסרבטוריון העירוני למוסיקה ויצו טבריה

כתובתנו : רחוב ויצמן 10 טבריה עלית || ת.ד. 3004 מיקוד - 1413001 || טלפקס' : 6731733 - 04 || דוא"ל :mail@twyo.org.il