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Israel Philharmonic Orchestra & Sir András Schiff piano

The Israel Philharmonic Orchestra was founded in 1936 by Bronislaw Huberman and its inaugural concert, on 26 December 1936, was conducted by Arturo Toscanini. The IPO plays in subscription series in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and Haifa, in special concerts and in various concert series throughout Israel. The IPO regularly tours the world’s cultural centers and prestigious festivals. Israel’s creative artists are promoted by many IPO premieres of works by Israeli composers. The IPO has contributed to the absorption of new immigrants and includes in its ranks new immigrant musicians. The orchestra has hosted the world’s greatest conductors and soloists, as well as young talents from Israel and abroad.

Shani’s close relationship with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra began over 10 years ago. He debuted with the orchestra aged sixteen, and in 2007 performed Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto under the baton of Zubin Mehta aged eighteen. He then went on to play regularly with the orchestra as a double bassist. In 2013, after winning the Gustav Mahler International Conducting Competition in Bamberg, the orchestra invited him to step in to conduct their season-opening concerts. Since then, he has returned to the orchestra every year as both a conductor and pianist, to lead the final concert of their 80th Anniversary celebrations in December 2016. In the 2019/20 season he will have the title Music Director Designate.

Concert programme:
Ludwig van BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat major, op. 73 “Emperor”
Béla BARTÓK Concerto for Orchestra, Sz. 116, BB 123

Latvian National Opera, Riga
Aspazijas bulv. 3, Riga, LV-1050

July 12th, 2020
Begin: 17:00
End: 20:30
Admission: 17:00
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