Maestro Zubin Mehta in Singapore by Popular Demand
Dated: November 05, 2015
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.