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Israel Philharmonic Orchestra Will Visit U.S. for Ten Weeks; Numbers 95 Musicians

The Israel Philharmonic Orchestra will visit the United States for a limited nation-wide tour of ten weeks beginning in January, 1951, according to an announcement made last night by S. Eurok and Edward A. Norman, president of the American Fund for Israel Institutions.

Negotiations for the tour were recently completed between the American Fund and the orchestra, a beneficiary of the Fund since 1942. The American Fund, according to the terms of the agreement, will bring the orchestra to this country and the management of the tour in the United States will be under the direction of Mr. Hurok, well-known for his importation of artistic talent from all over the world.

The complete personnel of the orchestra, numbering 95 musicians, will fly from Israel to this country late in December for their opening concert during the first week in January. Paul Paray, eminent French conductor, and Leonard Bernstein, both of whom have conducted the orchestra in Israel, will lead the ensemble for a portion of the American concerts.