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Maestro Zubin Mehta Returning to Singapore by Popular Demand

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-Renowned Maestro leads the 110 member Israel Philharmonic Orchestra for a return engagement performance in Singapore as they both celebrate their 80th year

SINGAPORE, /PRNewswire/ — Highly regarded and acclaimed classical music conductor Maestro Zubin Mehta, with the inspiring 110 member Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, will be performing at the Esplanade Concert Hall on Thursday, 7th January 2016.

The concert will celebrate both Maestro Mehta’s 80th birthday and the 80th season of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra. A mesmerising programme of classical masterpieces with French, Russian and German origins, considered the greatest works of the respective Composers, are the perfect compositions for this auspicious double celebration.

Bestowed with the title of Musical Director for Life by the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Maestro’s sold-out performance here in 2014 was attended by members of parliament and dignitaries including Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean and the Israeli Ambassador to Singapore, Madam Yael Rubinstein.

Maestro Zubin Mehta’s premier performance in Singapore was at the Victoria Concert Hall in 1984 with the late Mr Lee Kuan Yew a guest in the audience.  Maestro remembers the occasion well as he recalls:

“I spoke to the former Prime Minister about building a larger concert hall in Singapore at the time,” remarked Maestro. “Now there is the Esplanade Concert Hall and it will be the first time conducting the Israel Philharmonic in this wonderful venue.”

Maestro is known for his technique and a conducting style often described as impassioned, forceful and flamboyant.

We eagerly await his return to Singapore in January 2016 and can be assured of being enchanted by this tireless legendary master.

THE PROGRAMME

Maestro Zubin Mehta will lead the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra through a repertoire to be savoured:

Beethoven’s Leonore Overture 3 ~ Ravel’s La Valse ~ Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No 6 “Pathetique”.

The one-night only performance is two hours, inclusive of a 30-minute intermission.

“We look forward to receiving Maestro Mehta and the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra once again to Singapore inJanuary 2016,” enthused Michelle Sassoon, COO of SunVic Productions Pte Ltd, the official organiser for Maestro Zubin Mehta and the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra. “With an inspiring story to share, both the young and old can learn so much from the Maestro himself.”

NOTES TO EDITOR

Maestro Zubin Mehta and the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra

Date & time: 7 January 2016, Thursday 7:30pm
Venue: Esplanade Concert Hall
Price: S$450, S$350, S$250, S$150 & S$90 (excluding booking fees)
Book: Tickets can be purchased through www.sistic.com.sg

For more information about Zubin Mehta and the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra in concert, please visitwww.facebook.com/ZubinMehtaInSG.

ABOUT ZUBIN MEHTA

Maestro Zubin Mehta is widely regarded as one of the finest conductors in the world. He is known for his technique and a conducting style often described as impassioned, forceful and flamboyant.

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, Renee 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 Bohm, 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.

ABOUT THE ISRAEL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA

In the same year Maestro Zubin 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 emigrate 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.

ABOUT SUNVIC PRODUCTIONS

SunVic Productions was established in 1990 and headquartered in Singapore with regional offices in Malaysiaand Indonesia. During the halcyon decade of the 90’s, SunVic Productions was the leading regional entertainment promoter directly responsible for the growth of the live entertainment scene, bringing “A-List” bands, music superstar performers and theatre productions to Asia for concerts and performances.

Source: SunVic Productions

Written by asiafreshnews

November 6, 2015 at 8:05 pm

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