Please note time change. The Israel Philharmonic Orchestra has requested that we begin the concert at 8:45 pm, after the conclusion of the Jewish Sabbath.
The Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, along with its “Music Director for Life,” Zubin Mehta, returns to Ann Arbor for the first time in a decade. Bronislaw Huberman founded the IPO in 1936, and its inaugural concert was conducted by Arturo Toscanini. Born in Bombay, Zubin Mehta’s affiliation with the orchestra dates back more than 40 years, including seven UMS appearances dating back to 1972. He has also served as the music director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the New York Philharmonic.
||Symphony No. 8 in c minor (1890 version)
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The Israel Philharmonic Orchestra was founded in 1936 by Bronislaw Huberman, and its inaugural concert, on 26 December 1936, was conducted by Arturo Toscanini. The IPO annually tours the world’s cultural centers and festivals.
The orchestra has hosted many of the great conductors and soloists, including Leonard Bernstein, who was named IPO Laureate Conductor in 1988, and Kurt Masur, who was appointed Honorary Guest Conductor in 1992.
Maestro Zubin Mehta was appointed Music Advisor to the IPO in 1968 and became its Music Director in 1977.
This performance is the Israel Philharmonic’s eighth under UMS auspices. The Orchestra made their UMS debut in October 1972 and most recently performed in Ann Arbor in March 2004.