Vying ensembles strike a dissonant chord / Orchestras go to court over inheritance

29.11.2011                      03.Kislev. 5772

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Vying ensembles strike a dissonant chord / Orchestras go to court over inheritance

Two Israeli Orchestras contend they should be granted the money that Kurt Nassau left in his will to 'Israel Symphony Orchestra.'

Two Israeli orchestras will be crossing batons over which one is to receive the estimated $700,000 estate willed by an Austrian-born gem researcher who worked at Bell Laboratories in New Jersey.
The Israel Philharmonic Orchestra and the Israel Symphony Orchestra Rishon LeZion both contend that they should be granted the money that Kurt Nassau left in his will to the "Israel Symphony Orchestra," even though – as the executor of Nassau's estate discovered – there is no orchestra in Israel with that precise name….