Jerusalem's Hassadna Conservatory Plays Beautiful Music in London

400 people attended a virtuoso performance by the Jerusalem Conservatory Hassadna Youth Chamber Orchestra at the Pentland Theatre in Finchley on Tuesday night.


The evening began with the screening of the short film “Beautiful Music”, the story of the journey of Rasha a blind autistic Palestinian girl and her orthodox Jewish piano teacher Devorah Schramm, showcasing the special From Risk to Opportunity programme for disadvantaged and disabled children at the Conservatory. The story from the film was featured in Tuesday’s Independent.


The 29 talented students of the chamber orchestra played a wonderful selection of Elgar, Vivaldi and Tchaikovsky under the direction of Conductor and Musical Director Professor Michael Gaiser. They received a thunderous applause for their delightful classical rendition and played a much appreciated encore.


The Jerusalem Foundation’s Peter Sheldon warmly thanked Lena Nemirovsky, Director of the Conservatory, Peter Halban UK Chairman of the Jerusalem Foundation, the Kinloss Learning Centre for helping to put on the evening, and all the teachers and music students who had made this tremendous London Tour possible.