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THE-IPO 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 Orchestra plays in subscription series, including a special annotated Youth Concert Series, special concerts, concerts as part of the “Arts for the People” project throughout Israel, and special concerts for IDF soldiers at their outposts.
The Israel Philharmonic Orchestra annually tours the world’s cultural centres and its prestigious festivals. Israel’s creative artists are promoted by many Orchestra premières of works by Israeli composers. The Israel Philharmonic Orchestra also contributes to the absorption of new immigrants and includes in its ranks many new immigrant musicians. The Orchestra has hosted most of the world’s greatest conductors and soloists, and it also does much to develop Israeli artists and young talents from Israel and abroad.
In 1969 Maestro Zubin Mehta was appointed Music Advisor to the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra and in 1977 he became its Music Director. Leonard Bernstein was named Israel Philharmonic Orchestra Laureate Conductor in 1988, in 1992 Kurt Masur was appointed Honorary Guest Conductor and in 2011 Gianandrea Noseda was appointed Principal Guest Conductor of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra.
The Orchestra performed at Stresa Festival in 1971, 1975, 1983 and 1987.