THE ISRAEL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA
GIANADREA NOSEDA, Music Director
ZUBIN MEHTA, Conductor
March 23, 2014 at 8 p.m.
John S. and James L. Knight Concert Hall
Of Israel’s oldest and most influential cultural institutions, THE ISRAEL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA was founded in 1936 by Bronislaw Huberman, and its inaugural concert that year was conducted by Arturo Toscanini. Then, as now, it is the living fulfillment of the Polish Huberman’s dream “to unite the desire of the country for an orchestra with the desire of Jewish musicians for a country.” It began, in fact, as an orchestra of soloists, brilliant German and Eastern European exiles from Nazi Germany who emigrated to Palestine and what would become the state of Israel. Today, with concert series in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and Haifa as well as across the world, THE ISRAEL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA is an eloquent voice for peace as well as Israel’s powerful, most exquisite cultural ambassador. Its beloved former Music Director ZUBIN MEHTA leads THE ISRAEL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA in this highly anticipated Arsht Center season finale.
Free pre-concert lectures, co-presented by the Arsht Center and Steinway & Sons, will be held in the Arsht Center’s Peacock Education Center at 7:00 p.m. prior to each concert on the classical series.
The 2013-2014 John S. and James L. Knight Masterworks Season, Sanford and Beatrice Ziff Classical Music Series is sponsored by Knight Foundation and Sanford and Beatrice Ziff with support from Classical Encore Circle members and Steinway Piano Gallery of Miami.
Season ticket prices for the five-concert SANFORD AND BEATRICE ZIFF CLASSICAL MUSIC SERIES range from $225 – $680. Subscriptions can be purchased beginning March 11 in person at the Adrienne Arsht Center Box Office, by phone at (305) 949-6722 or online at arshtcenter.org.
Priority group seating for 15 or more people may be arranged by calling the Adrienne Arsht Center at (786) 468-2326.