ISRAEL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA
Zubin Mehta, conductor
POZNANSKY "Footnote", Suite for orchestra
MOZART Symphony No. 36
SCHUBERT Symphony No. 9
Zubin Mehta and one of Israel’s oldest and most influential cultural institutions return to the Knight Concert Hall for what is sure to be another sold-out, unforgettable concert.
The Israel Philharmonic Orchestra (IPO) was founded in 1936 by Bronislaw Huberman, and its inaugural concert that year was conducted by Arturo Toscanini. Then, as now, it is the living fulfillment of the Polish Huberman’s dream “to unite the desire of the country for an orchestra with the desire of Jewish musicians for a country.”
IPO began, in fact, as an orchestra of soloists, brilliant German and Eastern European exiles from Nazi Germany who emigrated to Palestine and what would become the state of Israel. Today, with concert series in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and Haifa as well as across the world, the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra is an eloquent voice for peace as well as Israel’s powerful, most exquisite cultural ambassador. Its beloved music director for life, Zubin Mehta, leads the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra in this highly anticipated Arsht Center season opener.
Fun facts about the program:
Mozart’s Symphony No. 36 was written by the brilliant composer in just four days in a visit to the town of Linz in Austria.
Schubert’s Symphony No. 9, originally called The Great C, was the final symphony completed by the composer. The piece was considered extremely difficult to be executed by Orchestras, but became known as one of the composer’s finest and most innovative pieces.
Don’t miss this incredible night!