The World-Class Israel Philharmonic Announces United States Tour with Music Director Lahav Shani

08/28/2022 by

American Friends of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra (AFIPO) officially announced that the Orchestra is returning to the United States after 3 long years. The Israel Philharmonic Orchestra (IPO) will embark on a nationwide tour to perform in nine cities across the country: Palm DesertCosta MesaLos AngelesSan Francisco, and Stanford, CaliforniaWest Palm Beach and Miami, FloridaCleveland, Ohio; and New York, New York. 

The Orchestra will perform some of the most celebrated works in classical music history, from Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet Suite to Mahler's Symphony No. 1 in D Major and more. Music Director Lahav Shani will make his highly anticipated United States debut with the Orchestra after two incredible years conducting performances across Israel.

"We are thrilled about the Orchestra's tour and look forward to watching these extraordinary artists inspire the human spirit on a personal level," said AFIPO CEO Danielle Ames Spivak. "The Orchestra is a cultural champion both in the United States and Israel, with a rich history of uplifting audiences from all walks of life and stewarding music education."

The Orchestra will perform works from Sergei Prokofiev, who created masterpieces across musical genres, Gustav Mahler, a celebrated Romantic composer, and Paul Ben-Haim, a prolific Israeli composer.

Exclusive events including galas, dinners, and meet and greets with the musicians will be held in all cities. Ticket sales for the first performance on the tour in Palm Desert, California went on sale July 1, and subsequent cities will be open to the public starting in mid-July. Sign up here for information on the concerts and benefit events across all nine cities on the tour.

The Music Director position is generously endowed by The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation.