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Yevgeni Shapovalov

Rony Weiss

Shlomit Aharon

Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra


April 1, 2017

The Jewish National Fund of Canada Manitoba/Saskatchewan Regional Branch is thrilled to announce that the world renowned Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra led by the Israeli conductor Rony Weiss, will be performing at this year’s Negev Gala accompanied by the talented singer Shlomit Aharon and the tenor Yevgeni Shapovalov, two of Israel’s top artists. Together, they will put on a unique show of the best of Israeli, Broadway and classical favourites at the Centennial Concert Hall on Monday, May 29, 2017. Tickets are available now through the Jewish National Fund at 204-947-0207 and online, click here.


"We are honoured to have the privilege of working with this prestigious corps of musicians performing for our Winnipeg audience.” remarked JNF President Jessica Cogan.  


The Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra is integral to Winnipeg's rich cultural life, delighting more than 225,000 audience members each year with innovative programming and musical excellence. The WSO presents educational programs for more than 40,000 students annually and tours to communities across Manitoba. JNF is proud to present the full orchestra with its sixty-seven world class musicians.


The Symphony will be conducted by Rony Weiss (Israel) composer, arranger, musical director and conductor. His credits span all styles of music. He has arranged and conducted concerts for leading artists in the United States, Canada, Europe, Argentina, Uruguay and Japan. Weiss has served as musical director and musical producer for dozens of Walt Disney films (Hebrew Versions) Beauty and the BeastAladdin and The Lion King as well as for Dream Works’ The Prince of Egypt.  Last year Weiss conducted a 3 concert series with the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra and the Beer Sheba Symphony Orchestra. 


We are delighted to have the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra performing together with the Israeli Duet, The Lady & The TenorShlomit Aharon is one of Israel’s most talented singer and admired performer, due to her amazing voice and impressive presence on stage.  Shlomit starred in numerous television specials and radio shows, performed in many concerts in Israel and all over Europe, South America, Australia and the United States. Yevgeni Shapovalov is an extraordinary opera tenor, a virtuoso, with rare vocal qualities. Yevgeni came to Israel in 1991 from Russia and has become a familiar and popular fixture on the Israeli music scene. Shapovalov has become a tenor of international standing in Europe, Israel and United States.

This truly enjoyable and unforgettable musical experience will take place at the Centennial Concert Hall on Monday, May 29 at the JNF’s annual Negev Gala honouring Rabbi Alan Green, Senior Rabbi of Shaarey Zedek Synagogue. The funds raised will be directed towards the World’s Jewish Museum in Tel Aviv, Israel.  


For tickets, tribute and sponsorship opportunities call the JNF office at 204-947-0207 or visit


The Negev Gala has honoured outstanding leaders from within the Winnipeg community for more than 6 decades. This gala is the Jewish National Fund’s most important fundraising event of the year. Jewish National Fund of Canada (JNF) is a registered charitable organization established in 1901 with the goal of purchasing land in Israel, and has been the sole agency responsible for the development and infrastructure of land and settlements there.  

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Cynthia Fidel, Program and Communications Coordinator



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