Israel Philharmonic Orchestra – 80th Anniversary Gala Concert with Zubin Mehta

On December 26th 2016 the Israel Philharmonic celebrated its 80th anniversary with an all-Beethoven program.
The Israel Philharmonic Orchestra (IPO) was founded in 1936 by Bronislaw Huberman and its inaugural concert, on 26 December 1936, was conducted by Arturo Toscanini. 80 years later on the same day, Zubin Mehta, the orchestra’s musical director for life, conducted the IPO in a veritable Jubilee Concert. Mehta – who celebrated his own 80th birthday earlier in 2016 – was joined by his longtime artistic friends Pinchas Zukerman, Amanda Forsyth, and Yefim Bronfman.

Ludwig van Beethoven  (1770-1827)

Leonore Overture No. 3
Violin Concerto
Triple Concerto for Violin, Cello and Piano

Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
Zubin Mehta, conductor
Pinchas Zukerman, violin, Amanda Forsyth, cello, Yefim Bronfman, piano

Recording: 26 December 2016, Charles Bronfman Auditorium, Tel Aviv

A production of Accentus Music in co-production with ZDF/3sat.
Picture Zubin Mehta: Shai Skiff
Picture Toscanini: Murray S. Katz Archives/IPO

Year of production:2016
Duration:ca 100 minutes
Recording Date:26 December 2016
Recording location:Charles Bronfman Auditorium, Tel Aviv
Production company:
Executive Producer:Paul Smaczny
Director:Georg Wübbolt