Watch: Zubin conducts his audience

Watch: Zubin conducts his audience


norman lebrecht

October 20, 2019

At the start of his final concert as music director of the Israel Philharmonic, Zubin Mehta turned around and conducted the audience in the national anthem, Hatikvah.

They won’t forget his tempo in a hurry.

Exclusive video from James Inverne.



  • Petros Linardos says:

    Deeply moving.
    How often does the IPO play Hatikvah in concerts in Israel?

  • Martinu says:

    Was a most moving event. Everyone shed tears.

  • Bill Gross says:

    Where is video?

  • Greg Bottini says:

    A sad and beautiful moment.
    Salud, Maestro Mehta!

  • Claire says:

    His tempo is the right tempo and will never be forgotten

  • GADI NUSSEN says:

    Worst video ever… Where was Zubin exactly in the “video” ?