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1/8/2018 MBACC News Release
MYRTLE BEACH AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE TO PARTNER WITH THE LONG BAY SYMPHONY TO PRODUCE PERFORMANCE VIDEO FOR CITY OF TIBERIAS, ISRAEL

For Immediate Release

January 8, 2018

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Julie Ellis
Public Relations & Communications Manager
Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce/CVB
O: 843-916-7235; C: 843-592-9872
Julie.Ellis@VisitMyrtleBeach.com

MYRTLE BEACH AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE TO PARTNER WITH THE LONG BAY SYMPHONY TO PRODUCE PERFORMANCE VIDEO FOR CITY OF TIBERIAS, ISRAEL

On January 21, 2018, the MBACC is partnering with the Long Bay Symphony (LBS) to produce a video tribute to a city which Myrtle Beach has a formal friendship, Tiberias, Israel. On that evening, the LBS is performing The Three B’s, featuring violinist In Mo Yang. The performance will feature works from three titans of classical music – Bach, Beethoven, and Brahms.

To celebrate the 2000th anniversary of Tiberias, Israel, the Symphony has added a piece composed by a fourth “B”, Paul Ben-Haim. Fanfare to Israel will be the first selection performed for the program. The performance will be filmed, edited, and sent to Tiberias as Myrtle Beach’s anniversary gift to the officials and residents of the city. Fanfare to Israel (1950) was written by Ben-Haim to celebrate the creation of the state of Israel. 

Paul Ben-Haim, born Paul Frankenburger in Munich, Germany, is considered one of Israel’s foremost composers. His music has been performed by some of the twentieth century’s greatest musicians. Ben-Haim worked as a composer and conductor in Germany from 1920 to 1931. When the Nazis came to power in 1933, he emigrated to the then-British mandate of Palestine and lived in Tel Aviv. He Hebraized his name, becoming an Israeli citizen upon that nation’s independence in 1948. In 1957, Ben-Haim won the Israel Prize for music for The Sweet Psalmist, a piece that remains one of Ben-Haim’s most widely admired works. It was conducted by Leonard Bernstein in New York in 1959.

“The Long Bay Symphony is honored that the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce asked us to partner with them to offer a very special 2000th anniversary gift to Tiberias, Israel,” said Jane Williams, executive director. “This season LBS is celebrating its 30th anniversary, and partnerships like this have made it possible for us to continue to provide professional symphony performances year after year. We look forward to many more years of working with the Chamber to enhance the quality of life for residents and visitors of the Grand Strand.”

“We are very fortunate to have such a great symphony in the Myrtle Beach area,” said Brad Dean, President and CEO of the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce. “It is a pleasure to work with them on this tribute to Tiberias. It is a beautiful sign of good will on both, the local and international levels, and we are proud to be a part of this project.”

Tickets for this special event can be purchased at: http://longbaysymphony.com/event/the-three-bs/.

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About the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce
Since 1938 the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce has stood as the unified voice of the Grand Strand's business community. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has awarded the MBACC its five-star accreditation, one of only a few chambers in South Carolina to earn this distinction. The MBACC serves Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach, Surfside Beach, Little River, Atlantic Beach, Garden City Beach, Loris, Conway, Aynor, Murrells Inlet, Litchfield Beach, Pawleys Island, Socastee and Carolina Forest. For more information, visit MyrtleBeachAreaChamber.com.