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The Israel Philharmonic Orchestra

When:

Tue Nov 11 2014, 7:30pm

Where: Marina Bay Sands - Sands Theatre, 10 Bayfront Avenue, Marina Bay, Singapore

Restrictions: All ages

Ticket Information:

  • VIP Reserve: $450.00
  • A Reserve: $350.00
  • B Reserve: $250.00
  • C Reserve: $150.00
  • D Reserve: $90.00
  • Additional fees may apply

MAESTRO ZUBIN MEHTA CONDUCTS THE ISRAEL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA IN SINGAPORE

The world renowned and one of the greatest conductor's of our time, Maestro Zubin Mehta, will lead the highly acclaimed Israel Philharmonic Orchestra in its inaugural Singapore Concert.

It will be an unforgettable evening with The Programme featuring three masterpiece classics.

~ VIVALDI Concerto in B Minor ~ MOZART Symphony No 36 ~ TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No 5 ~

The one-night-only concert is part of the SG50 celebrations commemorating Singapore's 50th anniversary.

THE MAESTRO

Zubin Mehta is widely regarded and respected, known for a technique and conducting style often described as impassioned, forceful and flamboyant. In an interview with The Business Times in 1989, he said, "If I could tour for 12 months, I would."

"Asia is close to my heart, I also have fond memories of my visit to Singapore with the New York Philharmonic Orchestra many years ago, so I'm eager to tour Asia and visit Singapore again, this time with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra," he said.

Born in Bombay in 1936, Mehta had conducted the Vienna, Berlin and Israel Philharmonic Orchestras by the age of 25. In 1981 he was awarded the title of Music Director for Life by the Israel Philharmonic and has since conducted the orchestra in over 3,000 concerts with artists like Andrea Bocelli, Renée Fleming, Pinchas Zukerman, Itzhak Perlman, and the late Isaac Stern. He is also Honorary Conductor of the Vienna Philharmonic, Munich Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, and the Bavarian State Orchestra.

Among his extensive list of awards are the Vienna Philharmonic's ring of honour the Nikisch Ring, bequeathed to him by the late legendary conductor Karl Böhm, the Tagore Award for cultural harmony bestowed upon him by the Indian Government, and the Praemium Imperiale awarded by the Imperial family of Japan. In 2011 he also received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

He has devoted much of his energy to fostering young musical talent and is co-chairman of the Mehli Mehta Music Foundation in Mumbai where children are educated in western classical music. He is also Honorary President of The Buchmann-Mehta School of Music in Tel Aviv where the best young musicians are trained for professional careers.

THE ISRAEL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA

In the same year Mehta was born, the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra was founded by Jewish violinist Bronislaw Huberman who foresaw the Holocaust and persuaded 75 Jewish musicians from the major European orchestras to immigrate and form their own orchestra. This became the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra in 1948. In its relatively short history, the orchestra of 110 members, each personally chosen by Mehta, has emerged as a world-class ensemble. It is highly regarded and performs at cultural centres and prestigious festivals around the world.