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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 Orchestra: A gift for all ‘Seasons’

    By Rick Schultz

    October 23, 2013 | 10:37 am

    When the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra (IPO) performs Vivaldi’s evergreen “The Four Seasons” at a benefit at the Beverly Hills Hotel on Oct. 30, the orchestra won’t be made up of its 100-plus players. Instead, the event, which is a fundraiser for the orchestra and its only Los...

  • Pro-Palestinian groups protest Israel Philharmonic in Buenos Aires

    August 29, 2013 | 11:40 am

    Pro-Palestinian groups held an anti-Israel demonstration outside a Buenos Aires theater during a charity concert by the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra (IPO).

    Some 50 demonstrators outside the Colon Theatre on Aug. 26 called for a boycott, disinvestment and sanctions against...

  • Israeli Philharmonic’s storied history

    October 24, 2012 | 2:00 pm

    The storied Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, founded as the Palestine Symphony Orchestra 12 years before the rebirth of the Jewish state, and its music-director-for-life Zubin Mehta, will join in concert on Oct. 30 at Disney Hall.

    The event marks the final stop in a five-day...

  • 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...

  • Israel Philharmonic: A lifelong commitment

    By Tom Tugend

    October 19, 2012 | 2:42 pm

    The storied Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, founded as the Palestine Symphony Orchestra 12 years before the rebirth of the Jewish state, and its music-director-for-life Zubin Mehta, will join in concert at Disney Hall on Tuesday evening, Oct. 30.
    The event marks the final stop...
  • Israel confers Presidential Medal on Conductor Zubin Mehta

    October 17, 2012 | 4:33 pm

    Israeli conductor Zubin Mehta was awarded a Presidential Medal of Distinction by Israeli President Shimon Peres.

    Mehta is the music director for life of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra and a visiting conductor for orchestras around the world.

    The award, presented at a special...

  • March 1–11

    By Ryan Torok

    March 1, 2011 | 6:18 pm

    TUE | MARCH 1

    An anniversary concert features maestro Zubin Mehta and the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra (IPO) performing Joseph Haydn’s Symphony No. 96 in D major, “Miracle,” and Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 5. The performance marks 50 years...

  • Low down on the high rise

    By Norma Zager

    March 8, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Low Down on High Rises

    Songwriter Hal David hosted a cocktail reception to celebrate the L.A. launch of "High Rise Low Down" by Denise LeFrak Calicchio, Eunice David and Kathryn Livingston at the Peninsula Beverly Hills Hotel.

    The book gives an inside look at the secrets of New...

  • Mehta and Israel Phil triumphant at Disney Concert Hall

    By Tom Tugend

    February 8, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    The Israel Philharmonic Orchestra and conductor Zubin Mehta received a rapturous reception by some 2,000 Angelenos, undeterred by a group of protestors, unusual security measures and tight parking.

    Mehta opened the Monday evening concert at the Walt Disney Concert Hall with stirring...

  • Group to picket Israel Philharmonic performances

    February 1, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Women in Black will demonstrate against the appearance of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra in Los Angeles Feb. 5 and 6, after the group's demand that the performances be cancelled was rejected.

    According to its web site -- www.wib-la.org -- the small organization plans to hold a...

  • No ordinary orchestra—in war and in peace, the Israel Philharmonic plays on

    By Carvin Knowles

    January 25, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    If it were a novel, no one would believe the 70-year saga of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, with its astonishing cast of famous characters, including Leonard Bernstein, Arturo Toscanini and Albert Einstein. But it's all true. It's a history ripe for Hollywood: An orchestra that...
  • Keys to harmony—practice, practice, practice!

    By Carvin Knowles

    January 25, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    You would expect the backstage cacophony of voices to be energetic in Tel Aviv, but on this day the babble is louder than ever, the energy more frenetic. The Israel Philharmonic Orchestra is taking a brief break from rehearsing at its home in the Mann Auditorium, preparing for its...
  • Coast-to-coast U.S. tour trumpets Philharmonic anniversary

    By Carvin Knowles

    January 25, 2007 | 3:00 pm

    Since the festivities kicked off in mid-December with a series of concerts in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and Haifa, the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra has been celebrating its 70th anniversary in style, hosting appearances by many of the orchestra's friends from over the years.


  • Israel Philharmonic Strikes Teen Chord

    By Carin Davis

    December 18, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Wearing Ug boots and draped wool scarves, a chatty clique of Milken Community High School girls slumped into their seats in a packed auditorium. About 600 had assembled to hear the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra's (IPO) KeyNote Brass Ensemble perform with the school's Chamber...

  • L.A. Music Man Is Homeward Bound

    By Ellen Jaffe-Gill

    November 27, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Zubin Mehta, one of Southern California's favorite musicmakers, will return to his old stomping grounds Dec. 10 to conduct the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra's (IPO) first Los Angeles concert in three years.

    The performance at Walt Disney Concert Hall will open an eight-date tour...