Wednesday, 30 December 2015

A CHANCE TO WIN A PAIR OF $450 TICKETS to ISRAEL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA'S 80TH ANNIVERSARY CONCERT




The Israel Philharmonic Orchestra (IPO) led by its Music Director for Life Zubin Mehta will be back in Singapore for a one-night only concert at Esplanade Concert Hall on Thursday 7 January 2016.

This year, the Israel Philharmonic celebrates its 80th anniversary. It was founded in 1936 as the Palestine Orchestra by famous violinist Bronislav Huberman and Jewish emigr√© musicians. It gave its first concert in Tel Aviv on 26 December 1936 under the baton of Arturo Toscanini. In 1961, the young Indian conductor Zubin Mehta substituted for Eugene Ormandy in concert and formed a life-long relationship with the orchestra. In 1977, he was named its first Music Director, which became Music Director for Life in 1981. 

An interview with Zubin Mehta on his professional life and relationship with the IPO from 2014 may be found here:
http://pianofortephilia.blogspot.sg/2014/10/a-few-words-with-zubin-mehta-music.html

The IPO gave its Singapore debut in November 2014, an event unfortunately marred by the poor acoustics and sound engineering at the Marina Bay Sands Theatre. This time, the IPO gets to perform at the Esplanade Concert Hall, where a really good sound awaits.

The programme is as follows:

BEETHOVEN Leonore Overture No.3
RAVEL La Valse
TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No.6 
"Pathetique"

As tickets are very short in supply, and only limited gallery seats ($150) are left, the organiser is proud to give away a pair of premium tickets worth $450 each.

Here's how to win these tickets:

Go to Zubin Mehta's IPO Singapore page: 
www.facebook.com/zubinmehtainsg 
and observe the following directions:

1. Like Zubin Mehta's IPO Facebook page. 
2. Write on "what music means to you".
3. Share the photo on your own Facebook page. 

Closing date: 4 January 2016.

All the best, and enjoy the music!


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