Zubin Mehta Celebrates His 80th Birthday by Doing What He Does the Best

Zibin Mehta 80th Birthday
Written by Nikita Mehta

He is known as the one of the very talented few who can tame the beast of western classical music. Yes, music listens to him. The very well-known & fittingly applauded music conductor is all prepared to celebrate his 80th with a series of three concerts in Mumbai. Organized by the Mehli Mehta Music Foundation, this one of a kind concert is touted to be a treat for all music lovers.

Five internationally acclaimed soloists — Pinchas Zuckerman, Denis Matsuev, Amanda Forysth, Maria Katzarava, and the sensational tenor Andrea Bocelli, will perform with the orchestra on Sunday, April 17th, Monday April 18th and Wednesday, April 20th. Conducting music is said to be one of the most difficult professions in the music industry. Only pure passion can get someone to be as successful as Zubin Mehta is. His wide repertoire has brought into his audience, lovers of different music genres, different ages and all nationalities. As he prepares himself once again to give his audiences an unforgettable experience, his this concert is particularly special as he has nurtured it and conceptualized it himself. It doesn’t get any more special than that!

Western classical music has deep-seated roots in India and it has only just picked up in popularity over the times. With music concerts like these, the awareness & fondness for the music has banqueted multifold. The foundation which is bringing to us this Zubin Mehta’s 80th Birthday Celebration Concert, The Mehli Mehta Music Foundation, was established in 1995 as a not-for-profit organization. It was floated in order to promote western classical music and to honor Mehli Mehta, Zubin Mehta’s father, who in the 1930s and 1940s was the motivating force behind the Bombay String Quartet, the Bombay Symphony Orchestra and western classical music in the city. Born in 1936, Zubin Mehta has conducted over 3000 concerts, including tours covering five continents. Now he is coming to Mumbai too and you must not miss it.

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