Heichal HaTarbut

Coordinates: 32°04′25″N 34°46′48″E / 32.073643°N 34.779974°E / 32.073643; 34.779974
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Heichal HaTarbut
Former namesFredric R. Mann Auditorium
Location2 Huberman Street
Tel Aviv, Israel.
Coordinates32°04′25″N 34°46′48″E / 32.073643°N 34.779974°E / 32.073643; 34.779974
TypeConcert hall
Seating typeReserved
ArchitectDov Karmi, Zeev Rechter and Yaakov Rechter
Israel Philharmonic Orchestra

Heichal HaTarbut (Hebrew: היכל התרבות), officially the Charles Bronfman Auditorium, until 2013 the Fredric R. Mann Auditorium, is the largest concert hall in Tel Aviv, Israel, and home to the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra.[1]


Mann Auditorium, 1964

Heichal HaTarbut, originally named the Fredric R. Mann Auditorium, opened in October 1957 at Habima Square.[2] The building was designed by Dov Karmi, Ze'ev Rechter and Yaakov Rechter.[3] Leonard Bernstein conducted the inaugural concert, with the Israel Philharmonic and pianist Arthur Rubinstein as a soloist.

The concert hall after renovation

Until 2013, the hall was officially known as the Fredric R. Mann Auditorium, bearing the name of its donor. Renovations under the supervision of Israeli architect Ofer Kolker were undertaken from 2011 to 2013.[4] The new acoustics were designed by Japanese Yasuhisa Toyota.

Heichal HaTarbut reopened in May 2013 with a performance of Gustav Mahler's 5th Symphony by the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra under its music director Zubin Mehta.

In 2013, the renovated venue was reopened as Charles Bronfman Auditorium, after Canadian-American businessman and donor Charles Bronfman.[5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Music: Home for Wanderers Time Magazine. 14 October 1957.
  2. ^ https://www.worldconcerthall.com/en/halls/charles_bronfman_auditorium/48/ World Concert Hall. 9 June 2023.]
  3. ^ The Israel Briefing Book: Israel Overview - Architecture Jewish Virtual Library. 9 June 2023.
  4. ^ Hitron, Haggai (January 31, 2013). "Reopening of Tel Aviv's Mann Auditorium faces delay". Haaretz. Retrieved December 21, 2020.
  5. ^ Charles Bronfman Auditorium: Concert Hall Tel Aviv. 14 May 2013. e-architect. 9 June 2023.

External links[edit]

Media related to Charles Bronfman Auditorium at Wikimedia Commons