Helen Mirren hosts Israel Philharmonic fundraiser

Helen Mirren hosts Israel Philharmonic fundraiser


norman lebrecht

June 21, 2020

The British actor will host an online Israel Philharmonic event on June 28 to raise funds for musicians who lost their livelihoods in Covid-19.

Also taking part are Lahav Shani, Pinchas Zukerman and Amanda Forsyth, Yefim Bronfman, Itzhak Perlman, Evgeny Kissin, András Schiff, Gil Shaham, Chen Reiss and Martin Frost.


  • V.Lind says:

    Powerhouse lineup.

    Is the Israel Phil worse off than any other orchestras? I have no idea what kind of support they get — not clear what the Netanyahoos feel about culture.

  • Stereo says:

    She should be supporting British orchestras

    • Lina says:

      My exact thoughts. I am wondering how this even came about, seriously.

      • Esfir Ross says:

        Helen Mirren-Mironova’s Russian. Normally’ll be to support Russian orchestras.

        • M2N2K says:

          Apparently Dame Helen Mirren, who by the way is only half Russian, fortunately has a more open mind than you do and is less chauvinistically nationalistic than you are, which evidently is not a high bar to clear.

  • Edgar Self says:

    Three cheers for (Dame?) Helen Mirren, on or off the tage!

  • Greg Bottini says:

    Yep, she’s a Dame – and what a Dame!