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March 12, 2004 - Image 39

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Visit From Friends

The Israel Philharmonic makes an extended stop in Ann Arbor.

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IPO guest conductor Yoel
Levi: "Conducting the
orchestra is not only the
opportunity to lead one of
the world's top orchestras,
but also a way to spread
peace and goodwill through
music.

The Israel Philharmonic Orchestra will play in Ann Arbor for the first time since 1998.

DIANA LIEBERMAN
StaffWriter

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Superstar soloist Pinchas
Zukerman will join the IPO in
Bruch's "Violin Concerto No. I."

Ann Arbor
Leven cities in 18 days. Four different soloists. Six major works from the classi-
cal repertoire.
Members of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra (IPO) have very little down
time on their current tour of the United States, which began March 7 and
ends March 24. However, they will have a chance to catch their collective breath when
they come to Ann Arbor.
Arriving from Norfolk, Va., on the evening of Wednesday, March 17, orchestra mem-
bers will be in town through Sunday, March 21, when they have a morning flight to Fort
Lauderdale, Fla.
Their only scheduled concert in the area takes place Saturday evening, March 20, at the
University of Michigan's newly renovated Hill Auditorium, where Romanian-born Yoel
Levi, the orchestra's principal guest conductor, will lead the IPO in Prokofiev's Symphony
No. 1 (the "Classical Symphony"), Bruch's Violin Concerto No. 1 and Sibelius' Symphony
No. 2. Soloist in the Bruch will be Israeli-born superstar violinist Pinchas Zukerman.
In addition to his conducting duties with the IPO, Levi, a former member of the
orchestra, is music director emeritus of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra-and music artis-

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