Orchestre symphonique de Montréal presents


Appointed Music Director of the OSM at only 24, Zubin Mehta wrote many shining chapters in the history of the Orchestra of which he is a Conductor Emeritus today. The Maestro returns to Montreal for a historic concert, 60 years after conducting the OSM on its first international tour. In homage to his friend Pierre Béique, one of OSM’s great architects of international fame and an admirer of Wagner, Zubin Mehta conducts two of the Master of Bayreuth’s most important works, as well as Brahms’ Fourth Symphony, which reconciles structural balance with great bursts of passion.

Orchestre symphonique de Montréal

Zubin Mehta, OSM Conductor Emeritus

Zubin Mehta was born in 1936 in Bombay, India and first studied under his father Mehli Mehta, founder of the Bombay Symphony Orchestra. He worked with Hans Swarowsky in Vienna and by 1961 he had conducted the Vienna, Berlin, and Israel Philharmonic orchestras. Music Director of the OSM from 1961 to 1967 and of the New York Philharmonic for 13 years beginning in 1978, in October 2019, he bid farewell to the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra after 50 years as Music Director. A revered orchestra and opera conductor, Mehta’s extensive list of awards and honorary titles includes the Nikisch-Ring, honorary citizenships from Florence and Tel Aviv, and honorary memberships with the Vienna State Opera, Bavarian State Opera, and Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde Wien. With his brother Zarin, he chairs the Mehli Mehta Music Foundation in support of young musical talent, and the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music provides musical education to young Arab Israelis.

Wagner, Rienzi : « Overture » (12 min.)
Wagner, Tristan and Isolde : Prelude and Liebestod, Orchestral version (17 min.)
Brahms, Symphony no. 4 in E minor, op. 98 (39 min.)

Webcast concert
available until Tuesday, March 8, 2022 at 11:59pm (EST)

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