What began as a small, intimate family endeavor has grown into a foundation that has helped some 500 young musicians, many of whom have gone on to international fame.
This will be the second edition of the festival whose header alludes to the fact that women are front and center across the programmatic spread.
The Gold Rush series of concerts are lined up for Herzliya, Jerusalem, Haifa and Tel Aviv taking place September 2-9.
The Tel Aviv Cultural Center to be hosting the IPO Summer Festival next week.
The 12-time Grammy winner spent three years at the beginning of his career as an opera singer in the Israeli Opera, in the 1960s.
The Independence Day celebrations came as Israeli-Egyptian economic ties have grown.