NEW DELHI (Dec. 21)
This capital’s largest auditorium was crowded to capacity, the audience including some of India’s most distinguished personalities, when the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra made its debut here last night, and heard itself cheered to the rafters at the conclusion of the concert.
The Indian press was equally enthusiastic in its reception of the Israeli musical aggregation. The Hindustan Times critic rates the Israel Philharmonic as “beyond a doubt among the world’s leading orchestras,” praising it highly for its “passionate technical proficiency and the richness of its string section.” The Times of India applauds the orchestra’s “flowing melodies,” while the critic for the All-India Radio called the orchestra “magnificent.”
The proceeds from last night’s concert have been allocated to aid the building fund of the Delhi Music Society. From here, the Philharmonic went to Bombay today, for two concerts in that city.