Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra

Music Director of the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra (2019-present)

The Journey to the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra

At the age of 21, Steven Sloane emigrated from Los Angeles to Israel, where he worked with many music institutions including the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra (JSO) for over 10 years. He was a frequent guest at all major Israeli orchestras, as well as at the Israeli Opera, and has been committed to promoting Israeli artists and composers during his entire career. It was a dream for Steven Sloane to return back to his country and in the 2019/20 he was appointed Music Director of the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra (JSO), where he conducted three concert programs. During the 2020/21 season he conducted the Days of Light Festival as part of the International Holocaust Remembrance Day, the Independence Day Concert and the Holocaust Remembrance Day Concert.

In addition and at the suggestion of former President of the Bundestag Norbert Lammert, the JSO orchestra together with Steven is planning a concert tour from 21st to the 27th June 2021 to Berlin and Bochum as an important contribution to the German-Jewish festival year 1700 years of Jewish life in Germany. As one of the principal Israeli orchestras, the JSO will be making its guest appearance in Germany for the first time in over a decade.

Steven Sloane on his appointment as Music Director of the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra:

For me, this appointment feels like coming home after a long journey. My first mission will be in setting and preserving the highest musical standards along with strengthening the connection between the JSO and its audience in Israel and internationally. I will work for the orchestra to create new collaborations with other institutions in order to appear in new venues and find opportunities to create new audiences including young and older people, who have never attended orchestral concerts before.



A Moment out of Time: An evening with Mira Awad, Guy Mintus & Steven Sloane

Bochum Symphony Orchestra



Mahler’s Symphony No. 4, and the World Premiere of ‘Keter’ by Matan Porat

Bochum Symphony Orchestra



Tour to Germany

Bochum Symphony Orchestra

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