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  • On the verge of war, a little night music: The Israel Philharmonic plays L.A.

    By Danielle Berrin

    July 18, 2014 | 4:26 pm

    In the silence between movements, one could almost hear the rockets raining down on Israel and Gaza.

    For some, it was hard to think of anything else at the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra’s annual Los Angeles benefit, a snazzy black-tie affair, held at the Annenberg Center for the...

  • Israel Philharmonic concert: Music, media and protesters

    By Tom Tugend

    October 31, 2012 | 5:05 pm

    The Israel Philharmonic and Maestro Zubin Mehta gave an audience of more than 2,200 at Disney Hall an evening to remember.

    At Tuesday evening’s (10/30) concert, the stirring renditions of the Star Spangled Banner and Hatikvah, the often mangled national anthems, opened the...

  • On Israel Philharmonic’s whirlwind U.S. tour, a N.Y. debut for Israeli’s symphony

    October 23, 2012 | 1:15 pm

    Few can chronicle the changes in the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra better than Gabriel Vole, a veteran double bass player.

    Vole represents the third generation of his family to perform with the orchestra. His maternal grandfather, the Polish-born violinist Jacob Surowicz, was a...

  • Up-and-comer Dudamel takes on the Israel Philharmonic

    November 20, 2008 | 1:34 am

    Los Angeles Philharmonic music-director-designate Gustavo Dudamel is coming to Walt Disney Concert Hall on Nov. 24, but not as might be expected. He will lead the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra as it celebrates the 90th anniversary of Leonard Bernstein's birth and the 60th anniversary...
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  • Music scholar calls tunes for Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra

    October 23, 2008 | 12:37 am

    In 2003, the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra was engulfed by a managerial crisis that threatened its existence. That was when Leon Botstein, a music scholar, conductor and president of Bard College in New York, stepped in.

    "I didn't save the orchestra," he said, though it didn't hurt...

  • Symphonic Globe Trotter

    November 25, 1999 | 7:00 pm

    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,...

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