This popular orchestra, a focal point of musical life in Northern Israel, makes its Center for the Arts debut as part of its first tour of the United States. Since its founding in 1950, the Haifa Symphony Orchestra of Israel has built an impressive and loyal following, and is renowned throughout its homeland for its support of Israeli composers, soloists, and conductors. Under the baton of Boguslaw Dawidow, the orchestra brings a spectacular evening of music that includes the comfortingly familiar melodies of Mozart's Symphony No. 40 in G minor and the warm sounds of Dvořák’s Symphony No. 9 in E minor From the New World, as well as Israeli composer Uri Bracha's Melodies for Mount Carmel, with virtuoso violist Avshalom Sarid.