Israel Post is issuing a new stamp celebrating the 75th Anniversary of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra.
The Israel Philharmonic Orchestra (IPO) is one of Israel's oldest and most influential orchestras. It was founded by violinist Bronislaw Huberman in 1936, at a time when many Jewish musicians were being fired from European orchestras. Its inaugural concert took place in Tel Aviv on December 26, 1936, and was conducted by Arturo Toscanini.
The IPO performs some 150 concerts each year in subscription series and special concerts, making sure to present a wide variety of musical programs and concerts in order to bring the magic of classical music to a broad audience of all ages and social backgrounds.