There are two striking precedents in this world premiere, shown first on Slipped Disc.
The Ra’anana orchestra’s music director, Omer Meir Wellber, leads from the accordion – yes, he conducts and squeezes at the same time.
The other is that the new work, by Ella Milch-Sheriff (pictured), is composed in Yiddish, a language all but destroyed in Hitler’s Holocaust and now experiencing a gentle revival.
Oh, and it’s a remarkable piece. Watch.