Winter Tel Avivi in Campinas Brazil! The IPO and thousands of happy Brazilians braved cold, wind and even rain at an outdoor gala last night in Campinas. Musicians either wore their jackets under their dress shirts, or came on stage with winter coats and hoods.

In the middle of Tchaikovsky’s Fourth Symphony, the entire first violin section picked up their chairs and music to crowd “left” into the orchestra and get out of the bursts of rain. The acoustic shell dripped on music and instruments…but the audience didn’t leave, and they didn’t lower their Israeli flags!

The best musical event of the day was a jam session of samba at the Rio airport with players Gadi Lederman, Jonathan Hadas and Daniel Ring, and dancers Iris Regev and Sivan Mayyani…look for it on Facebook.

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