Mehta’s movements

After completing 50 years with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra (IPO), music director Zubin Mehta performed his final concert with the Orchestra on July 13 at the Yarkon Park in Tel Aviv. "An enormous crowd of young and old rose almost simultaneously as the now frail but still charismatic maestro took the stage, opening with the Orchestra’s moving rendition of Israel’s national anthem Hatikvah,” it was reported in The Times of Israel of July 15.        Top: Zubin Mehta conducting the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra;  above: with Ron Huldai Photos: Hanoch Grizitzky;         Tel Aviv mayor Ron Huldai described the conductor as the "crown jewel......

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Zubin Mehta is one of the top conductors ever. I would rank him with the likes of Arturo Toscanini in the Pantheon of great opera and orchestra directors
- William Toscano
- 08-Aug-2019