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Meet conductor Lahav Shani as he conducts the CSO on 7/27 @ 8pm

In the 20/21 season, pianist and conductor Lahav Shani started his position as Music Director of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, taking over from Zubin Mehta. Previously Principal Guest Conductor of the Vienna Symphony Orchestra, in February 2023 Shani was appointed the new Chief Conductor of the Münchner Philharmoniker, starting in September 2026.

Lahav Shani Conductor Photo: Marco Borggreve
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Lahav Shani Conductor Photo: Marco Borggreve

7/6 Debussy: Symphonic Fragments from The Martyrdom of Saint Sebastian Ravel: Mother Goose Suite Ligeti: Violin Concerto Debussy: La Mer Ravel: Valses nobles et sentimentales (Robert Chen, v; Pierre Boulez, cond)

7/13 Montgomery: Hymn for Everyone Raimi: Three Lisel Mueller Settings Glass: Symphony No. 11 (Elizabeth DeShong, ms; Riccardo Muti, cond)

7/20 Mozart: Symphony No. 39 Mahler: Symphony No. 8, Symphony of a Thousand (Heather Harper, s; Lucia Popp, s; Arleen Augér, s; Yvonne Minton, a; Helen Watts, a; René Kollo, t; John Shirley-Quirk, bar; Martti Talvela, bs; Wiener Staatsophernchor; Norman Balatsch, dir; Wiener Singverein; Helmut Froschauer, dir; Wiener Sängerknaben; George Solti, cond)

7/27 Prokofiev: Symphony No. 1, Classical Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 4 Tchaikovsky: Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy from The Nutcracker (piano four hands) Rachmaninoff: Symphonic Dances (Beatrice Rana, Lahav Shani, p; Lahav Shani, cond)