Chen Reiss, Dame Helen Mirren Headline Israel Philharmonic Orchestra’ Global Gala

By David Salazar

The Israel Philharmonic Orchestra is set to present a virtual gala on Sunday, June 28, 2020.

The event will be headlined by Academy Award-winning actress Dame Helen Mirren as well as soprano Chen Reiss.

Other performers in the gala include Yefim Bronfman, Khatia Buniatishvili, Martin Fröst, Evgeny Kissin, András Schiff, Gil Shaham, Pinchas Zukerman and Amanda Forsyth. There will also be special appearances by Zubin Mehta, Gianandrea Noseda, and Itzhak Perlman. The event will be conducted by Lahav Shani, the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra’s Music Director Designate.

The event will be streamed virtually free of charge on

“I’m thrilled to be hosting the Israel Philharmonic’s “first-ever global gala,” said Mirren in a press release. “This is not just a way to support the future of a world-class cultural institution since proceeds from the event will help recover some of the revenue lost during the current pandemic. This is also an opportunity to honor the music’s power to unify us during challenging times.”