Heichal HaTarbut

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Heichal HaTarbut
Charles Bronfman Auditorium 2013 05 01.jpg
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; 34.779974Coordinates: 32°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), also known in English as the Culture Palace, 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.


Mann Auditorium, 1964

Heichal HaTarbut, originally named the Mann Auditorium, opened in 1957 at Habima Square. The building was designed by Dov Karmi, Zeev Rechter and Yaakov Rechter. Leonard Bernstein conducted the inaugural concert, with the Israel Philharmonic and pianist Arthur Rubinstein as a soloist.

Until 2013, the hall was officially known as Fredric R. Mann Auditorium, bearing the name of the donor. Renovations under the supervision of Israeli architect Ofer Kolker were undertaken from 2011-2013.[1] The new acoustics were designed Japanese Yasuhisa Toyota.

Heichal HaTarbut, 2018

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.

The concert hall after renovation

The hall is now officially called Charles Bronfman Auditorium' after Canadian-American businessman and philanthropist Charles Bronfman.

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