Update from the Israel Philharmonic

As we monitor the ongoing situation in Israel, we will continue to share any updates we receive in the upcoming days.

To our knowledge, all Israel Philharmonic musicians and staff are safe at this time.

Following the decision of the Ministry of Culture and Sport, and in accordance with the guidelines of the Home Front Command, the opening of the 87th season has been postponed. The concerts and events scheduled to take place up to, and including, the 18th of October have been canceled and will be rescheduled.

The Israel Philharmonic’s customer service is available for any questions or help you may require via email: info@ipo.co.il. or WhatsApp: 0557000232 and chat on the Israel Philharmonic’s Facebook and Instagram.

Our hearts are with the people of Israel during these tragic times

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Message from Maestro Lahav Shani:

Four days into the war and words still do not come out easily.

We are shocked and devastated. The brutality and total lack of humanity is unbearable. So many overwhelming tragedies, so many stories of bravery keep unfolding, each one is a world of its own.

I am praying for the missing and wounded and send my condolences to all the heartbroken families.

As we are collecting ourselves as a nation, I, our families and the Israel Philharmonic would like to thank the many supporting messages from all over the world.

Lahav Shani
Music Director