Zubin conducts three ensembles for Japan

Zubin conducts three ensembles for Japan


norman lebrecht

April 08, 2011

Zubin Mehta, whose Japan tour with the Maggio Musicale of Florence was wrecked by the quake and tsunami, is giving a Munich benefit concert on May 2 with members of the State Opera, the Philharmonic and the Bavarian Radio symphony orchestra.

The programme is, inevitably, Beethoven’s Ninth.

The Ninth is performed in Japan every New Years Day as a nationally unifying ritual.
Tickets here.
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Here’s Zubin in Tokyo in happier times, taken from his website.

photo © Kiyonori  Hasegawa