July 31, 2012
New York Times Praises Zubin Mehta and Israel Philharmonic Orchestra in Performance at Salzburg Festival

In advance of the pre-release benefit screening ofAcademy Award-winning writer/director Josh Aronson's Orchestra of Exiles, the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra received high acclaim from The New York Times in a front page article on Thursday, July 26 highlighting a recent performance at the Salzburg Festival in Austria.

As part of the Festival's 10-day Spiritual Overture, music director Zubin Mehta and the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, along with baritone Thomas Hampson, showcased works by Schoenberg, Naom Sheriff and Mahler in a concert on Tuesday, July 24.

"Abetted by Mr. Hampson's tour de force, in which he also served as narrator in the Schoenberg and spoke and sang in the Sheriff, the evening's performances were everywhere excellent...The concert was greeted warmly, even clamorously..." - The New York Times

The pre-release benefit screening of Orchestra of Exiles—a film which chronicles the inception and development of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra—takes place at the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center on Thursday, August 9 at 7:30 PM. Director Josh Aronson and world-renowned violinist Pinchas Zukerman will participate in a brief Q&A immediately following the screening. There will be a post-screening reception with Misters Aronson and Zukerman for sponsors at Castle Street Café.

Tickets are available at the box office, online at www.mahaiwe.org or by calling 413-528-0100.

Reserved Seating: $36 each ($25 is a contribution to the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra).

Sponsorships available at $1,000, $2,500 and $3,600 by contacting American Friends of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra at 212-697-2949 or events@afipo.org or www.afipo.org.

For more information on Orchestra of Exiles and director Josh Aronson, please visit the website.

Thursday, August 9, 2012, 7:30 PM
Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center
14 Castle Street
Great Barrington, MA 01230

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