Israel Philharmonic Orchestra

Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
January 7, 2019 paperlesslion

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.

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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.

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”