Journalist Barry Davis (The Jerusalem Post) accompanied the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra's tour of Germany and drew an enthusiastic account of the first concert tour after the lockdown.

Organised by CLSX, the event platform of karsten witt musik management, the tour took the orchestra to the Elbphilharmonie, the Konzerthaus Berlin, and Bochum, under the direction of the new JSO principal conductor Steven Sloane. The orchestra gave concerts at the Ruhr Piano Festival and the Anneliese Brost Musikforum. Elisabeth Leonskaja was the piano soloist.

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In 2019, Wergo released a portrait CD including Anssi Karttunen’s recordings of Hans Werner Henze’s English Love Songs with the BBC Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Oliver Knussen.