קונצר פתיחת עונת הקונצרטים 2021-2022 עם המנצח דוד גריילסאמר

התזמורת שלנו, התזמורת הסימפונית הנפלאה של ראשון לציון, יודעת לנגן מבחינה רוחנית, מונוליטית, איכותית.

קולותיה הראשונים ניחנים בטכניקה מרהיבה ומוזיקליות מעודנת.

קבוצות של כלים נבדלות על ידי צליל דק ומאומת.

לכן, הסימפוניה של דבוז'אק נשמעה מרהיבה ונרגשת. בעוצמה.

-אינה שייח'יטוביץ',Israel Culture, אוקטובר 2021

ביקורת / "שארלוט" אופרה מאת ז'ול מסנה "ורתר" מאת מסנה באופרה הישראלית

"...בהפקה הזו בלטה מאד לטובה סקציית הקרנות של התזמורת הסימפונית הישראלית ראשון לציון, גם נגן הסקסופון נגנית הנבל ונגני כלי ההקשה היטיבו לנגן...."

- עודד זהבי, אופוס - המגזין למוסיקה קלאסית, 13.11.18

The ISO has produced a crystal and flexible sound…

- Omer Shomroni, Globes 11.2.2010

Fiery Spanish Temperament 

“…the new colors are found in the brilliant music of Bizet (Carmen), in the arias and in the flute solo – that was played splendidly…the RishonLeZion Symphony Orchestra is outstanding, and the wind instruments are wonderful…”

- Ora Binur, Ma’ariv 9.6.2009

"Forza delDestino" success is, with no doubt whatsoever, the success of conductor Asher Fisch, who establish the music as the first and foremost leader of the operatic production. During the three hours of music there were no dull moments. Tension was well preserved throughout, in both the orchestra and chorus….The ISORL,under Asher Fisch; is doing an excellent work.  Verdi has written some superb solo parts for the instrumentalists and flutist MargalitGafni, oboist Gabriella Bukovsky, harpist Ruth Ma'ayani and on top of all of them Clarinettist Michael Gurfinkel are creating exciting arias, performed with the highest quality. Music' is the main reason to attend the current production of "Forza delDestino"…

- Yossi Schiffmann "Habama" 8.1.2008

The ISORL under its Music Director, Dan Ettinger, has shown in last night's concert, its superb ability, to compete with its elder "sister" the Israel Philharmonic on the leadership of orchestral scene in Israel. Ettinger and the orchestra have presented an outstanding performance of Mahler's First Symphony. Ettinger took great care in shaping every detail..especially beautiful was the sound of the wind instruments.. This was Mahler with all his Glory. 

- Danny Bloch, Voice of Israel, 14. 10.2007   

With the Opening of the New Season

"…. I have to admit, that I do not remember a more persuasive conducting of Ettinger, than last night's rendition of Symphonie Fantastique. The work became a piece de resistance, in its ability to fascinate from the first to the last note. Moreover, the narrative effect of the work came into life while enjoying our ears from the pure sound aspect….
The Berlioz'  Symphony performance was excellent, and it made one wonder how could "the State Culture Administration" grade the Israel Symphony Orchestra RishonLeZion, the way it did, in the quality scale of Israel's Orchestras.  I do highly recommend the administration committee members to listen to this performance of the Berlioz Symphonie Fantastique. It was excellent!"

- Haggai Hitron, Ha'aretz, 18.9.2006