The Israel Philharmonic Orchestra's 60th Anniversary Gala

The Israel Philharmonic Orchestra's 60th Anniversary Gala

Vengerov, Perlman & Co.

Production Date: 26/12/1996
114 Min

For its 60th birthday in 1996, the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra played host to six star violinists from different generations. Issac Stern, then already 76 years old, played Bach's Double Concerto in D minor with Gil Shaham, almost 50 years his junior. No fewer than four violin virtuosos came together for a Vivaldi concerto, while for Johan Halvorsen's virtuoso Handel Variations, Itzhak Perlman was joined by his friend Pinchas Zukerman. The event was presided over by two start conductors, with Daniel Barenboim on the podium for Weber's Oberon Overture, and the orchestra's long-time principal conductor Zubin Mehta in charge of Brahms's sunny Second Symphony.

Menahem Breuer (Violin), Shlomo Mintz (Violin), Itzhak Perlman (Violin), Gil Shaham (Violin), Ariel Shamai (Violin), Isaac Stern (Violin), Maxim Vengerov (Violin), Pinchas Zukerman (Violin)
Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
Daniel Barenboim, Zubin Mehta