Helen Mirren hosts Israel Philharmonic fundraisermain
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.
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.
Perhaps the answer is to be found in the last two syllables of that name!!
I believe they only get about 15% of their budget from the state.
Most US orchestras would probably kill for such percentage.
She should be supporting British orchestras
My exact thoughts. I am wondering how this even came about, seriously.
Helen Mirren-Mironova’s Russian. Normally’ll be to support Russian orchestras.
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.
Three cheers for (Dame?) Helen Mirren, on or off the tage!
Yep, she’s a Dame – and what a Dame!