Perlman, Zukerman, Mehta with Israel Phil at Carnegie Hall

Perlman, Zukerman, Mehta with Israel Phil at Carnegie Hall

Zubin Mehta, Itzhak Perlman and Pinchas Zukerman to perform with the Israel Philharmonic on October 25th in a sold-out concert at Carnegie Hall

Tonight on October 25, 2017, reigning violin virtuoso Itzhak Perlman and legendary string player Pinchas Zukerman will reunite with longtime friend and maestro Zubin Mehta at Carnegie Hall for the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra’s 80th anniversary gala concert in what will mark Maestro Mehta’s final tour appearance as Music Director of the orchestra. They will perform Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante for Violin, Viola and Orchestra, which they have played together for over 50 years! The concert is completely sold out and can be live-streamed here on Medici.tv.

In a Forbes article, Maestro Mehta says: “I am always thrilled to have old friends including Pinchas Zukerman, Itzhak Perlman, Yefim Bronfman and Gil Shaham perform with the orchestra.” Perlman, who was born in Israel and has performed with the orchestra for 50 years, called working with Mehta “a lot of fun, a real pleasure. He’s an amazing accompanist. The way he was brought up, he knew the violin repertoire because his father was a fiddle player. He was living it.” Zukerman, who was also born in Israel and has performed with the orchestra since 1961, said Mehta — who is from Bombay and received his musical training there — “felt as though he belonged (in Israel). He’s our brother, he’s our family. He just happens to be Indian. I don’t know how to verbalize the significance of his being there all the time, in happy and bad times.”

To read the entire Forbes article, click here.