Security Measures for Israel Orchestra

More than 3000 people filled New York’s Carnegie Hall to capacity at last night’s performance of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra. Extensive security measures were In force. Signs In the lobby of the hall Informed the audience that “all packages must be checked.”

Security guards were posted at every door to stop anyone trying to enter with a package. Policemen also kept a close check on the crowd as it entered the hall. Inside the auditorium, security police lined the aisles, but unlike at the Philharmonic’s performance in Washington last week, no leaflets were distributed Instructing the audience on security precautions.

Local public officials and community leaders were in attendance, including Yosef Tekoah, Israel’s Ambassador to the UN, and Consul General David Rivlin. Following the performance, a reception was held by Ambassador and Mrs. Tekoah in honor of the orchestra members. The performance here was part of a national concert tour by the Israel Philharmonic celebrating Israel’s 25th anniversary.

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