Sunday, October 8, 2017

Tribute to The Maestro

A meeting with Zubin Mehta, the Maestro, with a capital M, of contemporary  conducting, offering a description of the characteristics of his conducting style and his unique work with several orchestras around the world, with which he has been maintaining close and long-lasting work relations over the course of over five decades.
Zubin Mehta - photo Oded Antman

Legendary Israel Philharmonic conductor Zubin Mehta announced that he will retire as musical director in 2019. There is no doubt that Mehta transformed the Israel Philharmonic into one of the world’s leading orchestras. This documentary, a cinematic portrait of Mehta, tells the story of a musician who was born and raised in India, and went to Vienna to study music at age 18. At 25 he began conducting the Israel Philharmonic. The bond between him and that orchestra continued to strengthen until, in 1981, Mehta was appointed its musical director for life. Mehta also conducts other orchestras around the world, and this film follows him as he travels. His life comes across as the embodiment of the dream of the global village — a village in which music unites diverse people and creates wonderful opportunities for collaboration and friendship.
(90 minutes, English & German, English & Hebrew subtiles)
Lecture by: Prof. Michael Wolpe
In the presence of Maestro Zubin Mehta and the film's director Bettina Ehrhardt
Our thanks to the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra and its General Director Mr. Avi Shoshani
Screening of: Good Thoughts, Good Words, Good Deeds - The conductor Zubin Mehta by
Bettina Ehrhardt (Germany, 2016)
ish & English, Hebrew subtitles)
21.10.17 – Suterday , 11:00 - Jerusalem Cinematheque.
Ticket : 90 ILS

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