Lahav Shani, music director
Ben-Haim: “Tehillim” from Symphony No. 1
Weill: Symphony No. 2
Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring
2020-21 marks the inaugural season of Lahav Shani as Music Director of the Israel Philharmonic. At 31 years old, Shani was a pupil and assistant of Zubin Mehta, making his first appearance with the Israel Philharmonic at age 16. For this first American tour together, Shani conducts Stravinsky’s savage masterpiece, The Rite of Spring and fittingly begins with “Tehillim,” a hymn by Israeli composer Paul Ben-Haim.
Join us for the Classical Overtures, held an hour prior to each classical concert. These interactive presentations are hosted by Maestro George Marriner Maull of New Jersey’s Discovery Orchestra and are free to ticket holders.