Orchestra of Exiles: Israel Philharmonic To Make Rare Stop In Louisville

Print
Orchestra of Exiles: Israel Philharmonic To Make Rare Stop In Louisville

Tuesday evening at the Kentucky Center, the storied Israel Philharmonic Orchestra will perform a concert of romantic masterpieces as part of its latest United States tour.

 

Considered one of the finest orchestras in the world, the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra (formerly the Palestine Symphony Orchestra) was founded in 1936 by famed Polish violinist Bronisław Huberman as an unofficial refuge for Jewish musicians fleeing the Third Reich in Europe.  Attracting some of the best orchestral musicians in Europe at the time, Huberman’s efforts are estimated to have saved the lives of nearly a thousand people, the descendants and students of which are still playing in the ensemble today.  Recently, Orchestra of Exiles, a fabulous and sobering documentary on the Philharmonic’s origins was released.  It was written, directed and produced by Academy-award nominated Josh Aronson.  (As of the posting of this article, it is streaming on Netflix and is definitely worth the watch.  Check out the trailer here.)

 

Since its inaugural concert under the baton of the legendary Arturo Toscanini, the IPO has welcomed some of the greatest conductors of the twentieth century including Zubin Mehta and Leonard Bernstein both of whom served as Musical Advisors.  In addition, the Philharmonic has collaborated with virtually every noteworthy soloist of the last eight decades and has toured extensively in Europe, Asia, North America and South America.  Here are some excerpts from one of the IPO’s recent performances.

 

And now the Philharmonic adds Louisville to its history.  Led by Guest Principal Conductor Gianandrea Noseda, Tuesday’s concert at Whitney Hall will include performances of Fauré’s playfully introverted Pelléas et Mélisande, Ravel’s charming Mother Goose and Daphnis et Chloé Suites as well as Berlioz’s psychedelic Symphonie fantastique.  Tickets start at $35 and can be purchased online here.  The curtain goes up at 7:30 pm.

 

(Photo courtesy of the IPO via www.afipo.org/ipo.)

About Michael J. Lambert
Native Louisvillian, local musician, School of Music grad. Writing about the classical music scene in our lovely River City. If you have a question or want to debate Wagner, drop me a line on Twitter!
More articles from Michael J. Lambert
Like us on Facebook!
Subscribe to our RSS Feed!
Follow us on Twitter!
Add us to your circles on Google+!
Follow us on Pinterest!
Follow us on Tumblr!

Search Louisville Events

More Events | Post an Event | Event Map
wed
27
thu
28
fri
29
sat
30
sun
31
mon
1
tue
2

Search Louisville Restaurants

Louisville Independent Business Alliance

 

Copyright © 2014 Louisville.com, All Rights Reserved
137 W. Muhammad Ali Boulevard, Suite 102, Louisville, KY 40202
502-625-0100
Mobile Site