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Gisele Ben Dor's 6th Season with the Santa Barbara Symphony

It says something about Gisele Ben-Dor's dedication to her profession that when she made her conducting debut with the Israel Philharmonic in 1983, she was nine months pregnant. Her concluding piece was Stravinsky's "The Rite of Spring," which, in view of her particular condition, was renamed by the orchestra as "The Rite of the Offspring."

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