NEW YORK (Sep. 29)
The Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, including for the first time on an American tour recent Soviet immigrant musicians, will arrive here tomorrow to begin a 14-city tour under the auspices of the United Jewish Appeal.
In their sole appearance in New York, the orchestra, conducted by Daniel Barenboim, will perform an all-Beethoven program at Carnage Hall Oct. 13 in a concert which will be the first public event to be held under the auspices of the new United Jewish Appeal-Federation of Jewish Philanthropies campaign. Three of the musicians are also scheduled to appear at the opening session Oct. 10 of the 1974 Business-in-the-Arts luncheon series sponsored by the America-Israel Cultural Foundation at the Israel Culture Center here.
The 100-member orchestra, founded in 1936 as a haven for musicians from Europe, has added more than 20 new immigrants in recent years, most of whom are newcomers from the Soviet Union. Many of the orchestra’s past and present members were helped in their resettlement in Israel by the Jewish Agency.