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Israel’s preeminent cultural ambassador makes its Santa Barbara debut!

Israel Philharmonic Orchestra

Zubin Mehta, Music Director and Conductor
(2017/2018 Performing Arts)

Available on the Marquee series
This performance honors the life and legacy of our dear friend Michael Towbes

“It is impossible to imagine Israel without its Philharmonic Orchestra.” – Shimon Peres, Former Israeli President, Prime Minister and Nobel Prize Laureate

One of Israel’s oldest and most influential cultural institutions, the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra was founded in 1936 as an “orchestra of soloists,” made up of first-chair Jewish European musicians who had lost their positions. Since 1977, it has been under the direction of Zubin Mehta, “at the top of the conducting profession for nearly half a century” (Opera magazine). Throughout their nearly-unprecedented relationship, they have performed thousands of concerts across five continents. Dubbed the IPO’s music director for life, the “lightning conductor” (The Independent, U.K.) Mehta will retire from his role with the orchestra in 2019, 50 years after his debut. This performance brings the illustrious IPO to Santa Barbara for the first time, offering a program that features masterpieces by Mozart and Schubert.

Amit Poznansky: “Footnote”, Suite for Orchestra
Mozart: Symphony No. 36 in C Major, K. 425 (“Linz”)
Schubert: Symphony No. 9 in C Major, D. 944 (“The Great”)

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Flute Master Class with Principal Flute Guy Eshed and UCSB students
Thu, Nov 2 / 10:30 AM-12:30 PM / Congregation B’nai B’rith
1000 San Antonio Creek Rd, Santa Barbara
Observers welcome.
Co-presented with Congregation B’nai B’rith

Horn Master Class with Hornist Michael Slatkin and UCSB students
Thu, Nov 2 / 10 AM-Noon / Geiringer Hall
UCSB Department of Music
Observers welcome.
Co-presented with the UCSB Department of Music

Event Sponsors: 

Sara Miller McCune 
Shanbrom Family Foundation

Anne Towbes, in honor of Michael Towbes
Julianna Friedman
Cindy & Steve Lyons
Merryl Snow Zegar & Charles Zegar 

Presented in association with CAMA, Congregation B’nai B’rith  and the Taubman Foundation Symposia in Jewish Studies at UCSB


Media Sponsors:

Voice Magazine KCBX

Funded in part by the Community Events & Festivals Program using funds provided by the City of Santa Barbara in partnership with the Santa Barbara County Office of Arts and Culture.

Office of Arts & Culture

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