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Encyclopedia > Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
Fredric R. Mann Auditorum (he:"Hichal Hatarbot"), home of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
Fredric R. Mann Auditorum (he:"Hichal Hatarbot"), home of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
The Leonard Bernstein Plaza in front of the Mann Auditorum
The Leonard Bernstein Plaza in front of the Mann Auditorum

The Israel Philharmonic Orchestra (abbreviation IPO; Hebrew: התזמורת הפילהרמונית הישראלית, ha-Tizmoret ha-Filharmonit ha-Yisre'elit) is the leading symphony orchestra in Israel, and one of the top orchestras in the world, as it is widely considered the best orchestra in Asia. Originally the Palestine Orchestra, it was founded by violinist Bronisław Huberman in 1936, at a time when many Jewish musicians were being fired from European orchestras. Its inaugural concert took place in Tel-Aviv on December 26, 1936, and was conducted by Arturo Toscanini. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1024x768, 405 KB) Summary Fredric R. Mann Auditorum in Tel aviv היכל התרבות בתל אביב Licensing File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Israel Philharmonic Orchestra Metadata This file contains additional information... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1024x768, 405 KB) Summary Fredric R. Mann Auditorum in Tel aviv היכל התרבות בתל אביב Licensing File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Israel Philharmonic Orchestra Metadata This file contains additional information... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1024x768, 563 KB) Summary Fredric R. Mann Auditorum in Tel aviv היכל התרבות בתל אביב Licensing File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Israel Philharmonic Orchestra Metadata This file contains additional information... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1024x768, 563 KB) Summary Fredric R. Mann Auditorum in Tel aviv היכל התרבות בתל אביב Licensing File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Israel Philharmonic Orchestra Metadata This file contains additional information... Leonard Bernstein in 1971 Leonard Bernstein (August 25, 1918 – October 14, 1990) was an American composer, pianist and conductor. ... Hebrew (עִבְרִית, ‘Ivrit) is a Semitic language of the Afro-Asiatic language family spoken by more than seven million people in Israel and Jewish communities around the world. ... Orchestra at City Hall (Edmonton). ... World map showing the location of Asia. ... BronisÅ‚aw Huberman (1882-1947) was a Polish violinist born in Czestochowa. ... This article describes some ethnic, historic, and cultural aspects of the Jewish identity; for a consideration of the Jewish religion, refer to the article Judaism. ... Tel Aviv Coat of arms Tel Aviv at night A section of the Tel Aviv beachfront Tel Aviv was founded on empty dunes north of the existing city of Jaffa. ... December 26 is the 360th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, 361st in leap years. ... 1936 (MCMXXXVI) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Arturo Toscanini (March 25, 1867, Parma, Emilia-Romagna – January 16, 1957, New York City) was an Italian musician. ...


The IPO enjoys frequent international tours, and has hosted some of the world's greatest conductors. Particularly associated with the orchestra are conductors Leonard Bernstein and Zubin Mehta. The former maintained close ties with the orchestra from 1947, while the latter has served as its Musical Advisor since 1968. In 1977, Mehta was appointed Musical Director and in 1981, Musical Director for Life. A conductor conducting a band at a ceremony A conductors score and batons Conducting is the act of directing a musical performance by way of visible gestures. ... Leonard Bernstein in 1971 Leonard Bernstein (August 25, 1918 – October 14, 1990) was an American composer, pianist and conductor. ... Zubin Mehta, photo by Wilfried Hösl Zubin Mehta (born April 29, 1936) is an Indian-born American conductor of Western classical music. ...


As of 1992, the composers most frequently performed by the IPO were Beethoven, Mozart, Brahms, Tchaikovsky and Mendelssohn. The orchestra maintains a de facto ban on Wagner's work, due to his anti-semitism and the association of his music with Nazi Germany. Ludwig van Beethoven (pronounced ) (baptized December 17, 1770 – March 26, 1827) was a German composer and pianist. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Johannes Brahms. ... A young Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1874) Tchaikovsky redirects here. ... Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy at the age of thirty Jakob Ludwig Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, known generally as Felix Mendelssohn (February 3, 1809 – November 4, 1847) was a German composer of Jewish parentage of the early Romantic period. ... Richard Wagner Wilhelm Richard Wagner (May 22, 1813 – February 13, 1883) was an influential German composer, conductor, music theorist, and essayist, primarily known for his operas (or music dramas as he later came to call them). ... The Eternal Jew: 1937 German poster. ... Nazi Germany, or the Third Reich, commonly refers to Germany in the years 1933–1945, when it was under the firm control of the totalitarian and fascist ideology of the Nazi Party, with the Führer Adolf Hitler as dictator. ...


Music Directors

Zubin Mehta, photo by Wilfried Hösl Zubin Mehta (born April 29, 1936) is an Indian-born American conductor of Western classical music. ... 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1968 calendar). ... Jean Martinon (January 10, 1910–March 1, 1976) was a French conductor and composer. ... 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Paul Paray (born Le Tréport, May 24, 1886 - died Monte Carlo, October 10, 1979) was a French conductor, organist and composer. ... 1949 (MCMXLIX) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1949 calendar). ... 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ...

External link

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Israel Philharmonic Orchestra - Biography (506 words)
The Israel Philharmonic Orchestra was founded by Bronislaw Huberman in 1936.
With Israel´s independence in 1948 it was renamed "The Israel Philharmonic Orchestra".
Thus, the IPO played at the celebration of the Declaration of Israel´s Independence (1948), in newly liberated Beer-Sheba (1948), on Mount Scopus in Jerusalem after it had been reunified and in Ophira (1967), in Bethlehem´s Nativity Square (Christmas 1968), at the "Good Fence" on the Lebanese border (1977) and at Massada (1988).
Israel Philharmonic Orchestra - Free Music Downloads, Videos, CDs, MP3s, Bio, Merchandise and Links (618 words)
The 110-member Israel Philharmonic Orchestra is one of the world's major symphonic ensembles, often described as "Israel's foremost cultural asset" and regarded by many as the "Orchestra of the Jewish People." As an organization it has a unique history and heritage.
Conductor William Steinberg helped organize and prepare the orchestra, but the orchestra's premiere concert, December 26, 1936 was under the baton of Arturo Toscanini.
When the State of Israel's independence was proclaimed, the orchestra was renamed the Israel Philharmonic.
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