Israel Philharmonic string quintet to play benefit concerts at Bay Area homes

Musicians from the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra will perform at a pair of Bay Area concerts to raise money for the famed orchestra. American Friends of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra is sponsoring the musicales, both to be held at private homes, on Wednesday, March 28 and Thursday, March 29.

The IPO string quintet — Eugenya Pikovsky, Elyakum Saltzman, Dmitry Ratush, Vladislav Krasnov and Felix Nemirovsky — will play excerpts from masterworks by Beethoven, Brahms, Mozart and Mendelssohn.

The first concert takes place in San Francisco, co-hosted by Sloan and Roger Barnett, and Maribelle and Stephen Leavitt. The second performance takes place the following evening, at the Hillsborough home of Fran and Bobby Lent. Both events include cocktails, concert and reception with the musicians.

Tickets are $1,000, with all proceeds benefiting educational programs of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra. For information and tickets, visit