Visit From Friends
The Israel Philharmonic makes an extended stop in Ann Arbor.
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
The Israel Philharmonic Orchestra will play in Ann Arbor for the first time since 1998.
Superstar soloist Pinchas
Zukerman will join the IPO in
Bruch's "Violin Concerto No. I."
Leven cities in 18 days. Four different soloists. Six major works from the classi-
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
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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