Orchestral Training Program
The BMSM's intensive Orchestral Training Program enables the members of the school's symphony orchestra - the Buchmann Mehta Symphony Orchestra - to experience orchestral performing at the highest level.
The orchestra's musicians work closely with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra's principal players in weekly sessions and sectional rehearsals. The orchestra has a concert series of its own, and also performs in Israel and abroad.
Concert tours have included performances at Carnegie Hall and the Assembly General of the UN in New York, the Tonhalle in Zurich, the "Auditorio Nacional di Musica" in Madrid, the "Konzerthaus" in Berlin and Salle Sao Paulo. Among the musicians who have collaborated with the orchestra are conductors Zubin Mehta, Lahav Shani and Christoph von Dohnanyi, soloists Yo Yo Ma and Maxim Vengerov, among many others.
In addition, and in collaboration with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, the BMSM has the prestigious Practicum Internship Program, an elite orchestral program by which selected outstanding students are given an opportunity to join the IPO in its regular concerts, featuring leading international guest conductors and soloists. The students in the Practicum Internship Program are coached by, and perform side-by-side with, the IPO players at the orchestra’s renowned Charles Bronfman Auditorium and other leading concert halls of Israel.
Thanks to the generous support from the Colton Family, the BMSM and the IPO have recently established the Colton Internship Program, allowing selected BMSM graduates (including international students) to join the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra for one season. Winners of this prestigious Internship receive salary and individual lessons from IPO principal players.