25 June 2020
By Ellie Palmer
The virtual gala takes place this Sunday 28 June
The Israel Philharmonic Orchestra has announced a virtual Global Gala hosted by Dame Helen Mirren, in which a host of top musicians will perform.
Khatia Buniatishvili, Evgeny Kissin, András Schiff (all pictured above) and Yefim Bronfman are the pianists scheduled to perform during the online event.
Other musicians set to appear include Opera singer Chen Reiss, violinists Gil Shaham and Pinchas Zukerman, and cellist Amanda Forsyth.
The Orchestra's Music Director Designate, Lahav Shani, will also perform.
All proceeds raised from the Gala will go to directly supporting the Orchestra as it recovers from the devastating financial toll of COVID-19 and forced concert hall closures.
Host Dame Helen Mirren comments, "I'm thrilled to be hosting the Israel Philharmonic's first-ever global gala. This is not just a way to support the future of a world-class cultural institution since proceeds from the event will help recover some of the revenue lost during the current pandemic. This is also an opportunity to honour music's power to unify us during challenging times.”
The Global Gala will be available to stream internationally, free of charge. Registration is required and is available here. The gala will stream on the IPO website and on Medici TV.
Picture credits: © Julia Wesley (Buniatishvili); © Sasha Gusov (Kissin); © Nadia F Romani (Schiff)