Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Maestro Mehta, Israel Philharmonic Orchestra due in Skopje

Indian conductor of classical music Zubin Mehta will be the special guest to this year's Ohrid Summer festival, and the Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra is likely to perform on 2 June in Skopje.

The agent representing one of the world's greatest conductors of classical music has agreed to terms offered by Macedonian organizer although the Ohrid Summer directorate has not yet signed the contract, Macedonian media said.

The famous conductor is scheduled to stage concerts in two other cities of the former Yugoslavia in June.

In the course of his musical career, Maestro Zubin Mehta (70) has staged around 1.500 concerts across the world. He works within Israel Philharmonic Orchestra since 1977.

He was music director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, the New York Philharmonic Orchestra, music director of the Bavarian State Opera in Munich and of the Montreal Symphony Orchestra.

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