Zubin Mehta On Farewell Tour With The Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra

When:  From 20-Mar-19 to 21-Mar-19, at 7 pm
Where:  Concert Hall, Sydney Opera House
Zubin Mehta with the Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra. Image credit Shai Skiff

Zubin Mehta with the Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra. Image credit Shai Skiff

World-renowned conductor Maestro Zubin Mehta and the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra will return to the Sydney Opera House Concert Hall for two exclusive performances as part of the Maestro’s global farewell tour. The two unmissable concerts explore the classical wit of Haydn and Tchaikovsky’s galvanising Fifth Symphony in the first concert. In the second, Ravel’s breathtaking Daphnis et Chloé is complemented by Schubert’s ‘Great’ Symphony, including ‘Ode to Joy’ – one of the grandest of Romantic works.

Indian-born Zubin Mehta’s illustrious 50-year tenure with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra (IPO) is one of the longest-running artistic partnerships in classical music. This partnership included two sold-out concerts in Sydney in 2002 and 2008. The historic collaboration will come to an emotional end in October 2019 – after more than 3,000 performances spanning five continents – when the baton will be handed over to 29-year-old Israeli conductor and pianist, Lahav Shani.

Maestro Mehta has conducted all around the world, not only the IPO but the Berlin, Los Angeles, New York and Vienna Philharmonics. Mehta – now the IPO’s Music Director for Life – received his early musical education from his father Mehli Mehta, an acclaimed violinist and co-founder of the Bombay Symphony Orchestra. The Maestro is a passionate believer in the international language of music and its ability to bridge different cultures. His extensive list of awards includes a ‘Lifetime Achievement Peace and Tolerance Award’ conferred by the United Nations as well as a star on the Hollywood ‘Walk Of Fame’ and a prestigious Kennedy Centre Honour in 2006.

Founded in 1936, the IPO is one of Israel’s most enduring and influential cultural institutions. The orchestra has taken up residency in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and Haifa and regularly tours to some of the most distinguished festivals and venues, including Carnegie Hall in New York and Royal Albert Hall in London. The IPO’s mission has expanded to include an education and outreach program, using digital streaming to share their work with more music-lovers than ever before.

The Programs:
Wednesday 20 March 2019: Program One: PÁRTOS Concertino for strings/ HAYDN Sinfonia Concertante in B-flat/ TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No.5 in E minor

Thursday 21 March 2019: Program Two: SCHUBERT Rosamunde: Overture/RAVEL Daphnis et Chloé – Suite No.2/ SCHUBERT Symphony No.9 in C, ‘The Great’

Tickets from $109 + booking fee.

Sydney Opera House pre-sale commences Wednesday 21 November 2018, 9am AEDT

Tickets on sale to the general public Monday 3 December 2018, 9am AEDT



Posted on November 23, 2018 @ 17.35