Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra
Lahav Shani, Conductor and Piano
Sponsored by Earl and Karen Enzer and The Lloyd E. Rigler–Lawrence E. Deutsch Foundation
Violins of Hope at The Soraya is sponsored by the Annenberg Foundation
The Soraya Beethoven Series is sponsored by Kathleen P. Martin
The Soraya Soaring Series is sponsored by the Colburn Foundation
Performance Cancellations | A Message to our community
All public activity at The Soraya will be suspended from March 12th through April 17th. This includes all presented events, rental events, and arts education activities.
The Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra returns to The Soraya after its intense performance in 2016 led by Yannick Nézet-Séguin, shortly before his appointment as Music Director of the Metropolitan Opera. Now, with its next “wunderkind” at the helm, Israeli maestro Lahav Shani, the Rotterdam Philharmonic will join the global celebration of Beethoven. Rotterdam Philharmonic will also join The Soraya’s season-long Violins of Hope project. Concertmaster Igor Gruppman will play this concert on one of the Violins of Hope rescued from the Holocaust and restored by master violinmaker Amnon Weinstein in Tel Aviv. Lahav Shani assumed his position in September 2018, becoming the youngest Chief Conductor in the orchestra’s history. In the 2020-21 season, Shani will succeed Zubin Mehta as Music Director of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra.