David Amos, Director & Robert Zelickman, Assistant Conductor

Tifereth Israel Community Orchestra

David Amos, Conductor/Director

David Amos has made it his specialty as an orchestral conductor to introduce to the public lesser known works of composers worthy of greater recognition. To this end, Mr. Amos has commissioned new works as well as conducted world premiere performances in concerts and in recordings.

His musical training includes two degrees from San Diego State University, and Doctoral Studies in conducting from Indiana University. He has conducted in commercial recordings over 160 compositions on thirty five acclaimed compact discs. Only five of these works are from the familiar standard repertory. In these recordings, he conducted four London orchestras, the national and radio orchestras of Israel, Scotland, Slovakia, Russia, Lithuania, Poland, the Jerusalem Symphony, the Moravian Philharmonic, and others.

In addition to having hosted and produced a contemporary music series on radio for four years, Mr. Amos was the music columnist for the news-magazine San Diego Jewish Times for 24 years. He is in frequent demand as a lecturer, clinician, guest conductor, and adjudicator in music competitions worldwide. He is in the advisory board of XLNC1, the classical radio station of San Diego, Tijuana, and the internet, and is regularly heard on the air.

Recently, Mr. Amos conducted the Royal Scottish National Orchestra in world-premiere recordings, did the pre-concert lectures for recitals by Itzhak Perlman and Yo-Yo Ma for the La Jolla Music Society, guest conducted orchestras in Canada and Mexico, is the music columnist for the internet publication San Diego Jewish World, and is involved in future recording projects.

Robert Zelickman, Assistant Conductor

Robert Zelickman’s career included music performance, education, and conducting. He earned his BA at UCLA and an MFA at Cal Arts. He studied clarinet with Hugo Raimondi, Michele Zukovsky, and Ronald Ruben.

As faculty at UC San Diego, he directed the widely acclaimed Wind Ensemble with a wide repertoire and premier performances of new compositions. He lectured on Klezmer music and the Development of the Symphony form.

Robert Zelickman played clarinet with local orchestras including TICO, the San Diego Chamber Orchestra, Orchestra Nova, the San Diego Opera, and the San Diego Symphony. He leads the Second Avenue Klezmer Ensemble and a bass-clarinet quartet: JAMB. He is a regular performer at the San Diego New Music Festival at the La Jolla Antheneum.


Partial Discography of David Amos:

Bloch: Concerto Symphonique (2006)

David Amos, Conductor; London Symphony Orchestra

Persichetti: Divertimento (2006)

David Amos, Conductor; London Symphony Orchestra Winds

Achron, Saminsky, Bloch (2005)

David Amos, Conductor; Royal Scottish National Orchestra

Modern Masters (2004)

David Amos, Conductor; City of London Sinfonia

American Classics – Flagello: Symphony No. 1 (2003)

David Amos, Conductor; Slovah Radio Symphony Orchestra

Virtuoso Works for Clarinet and Orchestra (2003)

David Amos, Conductor; Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Fairbanks Symphony

Dello Joio, Hovhaness, Rosner (2002)

David Amos, Conductor; Philharmonia Orchestra

Music for Two Pianos and Orchestra (2002)

David Amos, Conductor; Warsaw Polish Radio/TV Symphony Orchestra

David Ward-Steinman: Three Concertos (2001)

David Amos, Conductor; Moravia Philharmonic Orchestra

Nicolas Flagello: Credendum (2001)

David Amos, Conductor; Kosice Slovak State Philharmonic Orchestra

Dello Joio, Creston, Bloch (2000)

David Amos, Conductor; Lithuanian National Philharmonic Orchestra

Music by Arnold Rosner (2000)

David Amos, Conductor; Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, St. Paul’s Cathedral Church Chorus, Clarian Brass

Rózsa, Gould, Menotti, Lavry (2000)

David Amos, Conductor; London Symphony Orchestra

American Music for Two Pianos and Orchestra (1999)

David Amos, Conductor; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Lopatnikoff, Tansman, Malipiero (1996)

David Amos, Conductor; Slovak State Philharmonic Orchestra

Flagello, Giannini, Gould (1995)

David Amos, Conductor; New Russia Orchestra

Songs of Laughter, Love, and Tears (1995)

David Amos, Conductor; Crystal Chamber Orchestra, Vienna Volksoper Orchestra

Alan Hovhanvess: And God Created Great Whales (1993)

David Amos, Conductor; Philharmonia Orchestra

Chajes: Israeli Melody; Hovhaness: Armenian Rhapsody (1993)

David Amos, Conductor; Israel Philharmonic Orchestra

Dances, Moods and Romances (1993)

David Amos, Conductor; Israel Philharmonic Orchestra

Hovhaness: Concerto for Horn (1993)

David Amos, Conductor; Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, London National Philharmonic Orchestra

Norman Dello Joio: Air Power; Morton Gould: Holocaust (1993)

David Amos, Conductor; Cracow Philharmonic

Premières of the Old and New (1993)

David Amos, Conductor; Israel Philharmonic Orchestra

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