January 25, 2007
No ordinary orchestra—in war and in peace, the Israel Philharmonic plays on
(Page 4 - Previous Page)Cellist Felix Nemerovski is even more direct in describing the string section: "The Russian tradition has the warmest sound of any orchestra. You will not hear a warmer sound anywhere in the world. It is a truly Jewish sound."
Carvin Knowles is a film composer, graphic designer and writer living in Hollywood. His award-winning art has graced the cover of The Jewish Journal for the past 10 years. For this story, he traveled to Israel on a trip sponsored, in part, by the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra.