University Musical Society presents the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, under the direction of Maestro Yoel Levi, on Saturday, Feb. 9, beginning at 8 p.m. The legendary orchestra will perform Tchaikovsky’s beloved “Pathétique” Symphony. The ensemble’s ninth UMS appearance since its 1972 debut will be held in Hill Auditorium.
Details from UMS:
In 1936, Polish violinist Bronislaw Huberman persuaded first-chair musicians of Eastern European and German orchestras who had lost their jobs as a result of Nazism to immigrate to Palestine. In doing so, he created an “orchestra of soloists,” which continues to absorb new immigrants and to act as a global community for musicians from around the world. Its inaugural concert was conducted by Arturo Toscanini in solidarity with Huberman and the Jewish refugee musicians as a public rebuke of Adolf Hitler.
UMS regrets to inform that Zubin Mehta has been forced to bow out of the Israel Philharmonic’s Feb. 9 performance due to health reasons. We wish Maestro Mehta our very best, and thank Yoel Levi for graciously filling in to conduct the program.
- Ödön Pártos – Concertino for String Orchestra
- Schubert – Symphony No. 3 in D Major, D. 200
- Tchaikovsky – Symphony No. 6 in b minor, Op. 74 “Pathétique”