Israel Philharmonic Orchestra to Perform in Cleveland for First Time with New Music Director, Lahav Shani

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Concert launches “Israel at 75” celebration series

The Jewish Federation of Cleveland will kick off the community’s “Israel at 75” celebration series with a performance by the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra (IPO) on November 12, 2022 at the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Concert Hall - Severance Music Center. The IPO has performed in Cleveland only twice before – most recently in 2015.

The IPO is the leading orchestra in Israel and is globally recognized as a world-class symphonic ensemble. Founded in 1936 by famed Polish violinist Bronislaw Huberman, the IPO is based at the Charles Bronfman Auditorium in Tel Aviv and performs throughout Israel and internationally. Since its inception, the IPO has enjoyed long-lasting relationships with renowned soloists and conductors which have kept it at the forefront of the classical music world.

Led by its music director, Maestro Lahav Shani, the concert program will feature some of the classics composed by Russian Composer, Sergei Prokofiev: Prokofiev Symphony No. 1 (Classical); Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet (suite of 20 minutes); and Prokofiev Symphony No. 5.

“We are thrilled to launch our ‘Israel at 75’ celebration series with a rare Cleveland performance by the Philharmonic,” said Federation Board Chair Daniel N. Zelman. “The strength of the bond between Jewish Cleveland and Israel cannot be overstated. To begin the community’s year-long celebration of Israel’s ‘diamond anniversary’ with the Israel Philharmonic is a testament to the commitment and care our communities have for each other.”

Sponsorships – with access to prime seating – are available by contacting Rachel Lappen at rlappen@jewishcleveland.org or 216-593-2841. Individual tickets are available beginning September 6 at the Severance Music Center Box Office, 216-231-1111 or 800-686-1411.

For more information about the IPO, please visit them online at https://www.ipo.co.il/en/. The 2022 tour of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra is sponsored by American Friends of the IPO.

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