The Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, one of the best orchestras in the world, celebrated its 60th Anniversary with a GALA Concert in 1996 conducted by Zubin Mehta and Daniel Barenboim. The Gala, featuring world acclaimed soloists such as Isaac Stern, Pinchas Zukerman, Itzhak Perlman and Shlomo Mintz, begun with a touching speech of Isaac Stern looking back on the early days of the orchestra.
Carl Maria von Weber: Overture to the opera Oberon
Johann Sebastian Bach: Concerto in D minor for two violins and orchestra
Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto in B minor for four violins and orchestra
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Serenade No. 6 in D Major K239
Johan Halvorsen: Passacaglia and Sarabande with variations on a theme by Handel
Johannes Brahms: Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 73