Israel Philharmonic has a Mehta problemmain
Zubin Mehta’s prolonged recovery from surgery is creating uncertainty at the Israel Phil.
The orchestra has lost a China tour in June after the organisers rejected the incoming music director Lahav Shani as replacement.
Yoel Levi is taking over Mehta’s next subscription concerts, switching Bruckner 9 to 4 for some reason.
Wild rumours are raging in Asia over Mehta’s condition, but the conductor has told the orchestra he expected to return for Der Rosenkavalier in Tel Aviv before the present season ends.