Against All Odds, Music Plays On In Israel

The Israel Philharmonic turns 70 this week, and longevity alone would be quite an accomplishment for an orchestra that lives and works in what frequently amounts to a war zone. But the IPO hasn’t just survived. “The orchestra is one of the hardest-working in the world, supplying the demands of 26,000 subscribers, repeating programmes across Israel up to six times and spending around 50 days a year touring abroad.”