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Israel Philharmonic

Israel Philharmonic

Featured Performers


  • PROKOFIEV: Symphony No. 1 in D major, Op. 25, "Classical"
  • PROKOFIEV: Romeo and Juliet  Suite
  • PROKOFIEV: Symphony No. 5 in B-flat major, Op. 100

Pre-concert lecture by Kristi Brown Montesano at 7pm

The Israel Philharmonic, the leading orchestra in Israel and a globally recognized world-class symphonic ensemble, makes its first Orange County appearance in 14 years under the baton of its new Music Director Lahav Shani with an all-Prokofiev program. Shani has established himself as one of the most talked about young conducting talents and is considered an inspiring successor to the legendary Zubin Mehta.

The Israel Philharmonic is one of Israel's oldest and most influential cultural institutions. Since its founding in 1936, the Orchestra has dedicated itself to presenting the world's greatest music to audiences in Israel and around the world. Founded by Polish violinist Bronislaw Huberman, the Israel Philharmonic represents the fulfillment of his dream “to unite the desire of the country for an orchestra with the desire of the Jewish musicians for a country.”

The young Israeli conductor taking the world by storm, Lahav Shani succeeded Zubin Mehta as Music Director of the Israel Philharmonic in the 2020-21 season. Shani’s close relationship with the Israel Philharmonic began more than 10 years ago when he debuted with the Orchestra as a piano soloist at age 16. In 2013, after winning the Gustav Mahler International Conducting Competition in Bamberg, he conducted the Israel Philharmonic's season-opening concerts. Since then, he has returned to the orchestra every year as both a conductor and pianist.


Concert Sponsors:
Doctor Bob and Mao Shillman
Bill and Carolyn Klein
Moti and Idit Ferder, Lugano Diamonds

Tour Sponsor:
American Friends of the Israel Philharmonic

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