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Mann Auditorium

In Hebrew it is known as “Heichal Hatarbut” which means “Hall of Culture”. It is Israel 's largest concert hall and it is internationally well known as a venue for musical performances and as a venue for national or international conferences.

The Frederic R. Mann Auditorium was opened on October 1, 1957. Frederic Mann of Philadelphia was the chief benefactor. Its materials were imported from abroad. It has the seating capacity of 2,760. No matter what portion of the auditorium you'll be seated, you are assured of a clear view of the stage. The Mann Auditorium has superior acoustics and the sound system equipment is very up to date. Esche parquet covers the floor. With it, not only are acoustics enhanced but also the beauty of the room. Its design was to promote the best attainable acoustics, thus, ceiling is made up of pyramids that stretches from the stage.

Most performances held in the Mann Auditorium are musicals since it was created for the best acoustics. Artists like Leonard Bernstein, Isaac Stern, Yehudi Menuhin once performed here. Orchestras like the London Symphony, Berlin Philharmonic, and Philadelphia Philharmonic Orchestra also had performances in the Mann Auditorium. It is the home of Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, the national orchestra of Israel. Israel Philharmonic Orchestra regularly goes on international tours and is associated with the world's best conductors like Leonard Bernstein, a Laureate Conductor. The stage has the capacity to hold 120 orchestra members and chorus of 180 singers. There is a hydraulic lift that raises and lowers the piano stage sets or other equipment.

The Mann Auditorium completes the triangle composed of Helena Rubenstein Pavilion a place for art exhibitions and Habima Theater, Israel 's national theater. Mann Auditorium is located in 1 Huberman Street. It is near the Dizengoff Center.

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