The names of those who built the nation of Israel are legendary, but those who forged its cultural voice played a vital role in expressing the identity of the new country. Explore the work of Israel's musical patriarchs. Thrill to works of Paul Ben-Haim, Ödön Partos, Mordecai Seter and Josef Tal--European-born Jews who emigrated to the Holy Land in the 1920s and '30s, and together created an Israeli musical tradition as this new nation was born and came to life. Program: Mordecai Seter - Midnight Vigil, Op. 39a (1958) ( U.S. Premiere ) Josef Tal - Symphony No. 2 (1960) Ödön Partos - Ein Gev, Symphonic Fantasy (1952) ( U.S. Premiere ) Paul Ben-Haim - Symphony No. 2 (1945) ( U.S. Premiere ) Paul Ben-Haim - Fanfare to Israel (1950) A pre-concert talk in Avery Fisher Hall with Maestro Botstein at 1:45pm precedes the concert.