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Tel Aviv-Jaffa: Philharmonic in the Park

Hi there,

The Tel Aviv-Jaffa Municipality and the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra say thank you to Maestro Zubin Mehta in a huge production under the stars, "Philharmonic in the park". To mark the end of Maestro Zubin Mehta's performance as the musical director and conductor of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, the Tel Aviv-Jaffa Municipality decided to dedicate the great park performance, which has long been the tradition of "Opera in the Park" in honor of the maestro and this year's "Philharmonic in the Park" will be conducted by the maestro himself.

WHEN: Saturday, July 13, 2019, Ganei Yehoshua Park. Opening of gates - 19:30, start of performance - 21:00. Admission is FREE!

Among the Soloists: Mary Elizabeth Williams - soprano Olsia Petrova - mezzo soprano Gregory Kunda - tenor Oleg Tsibolko - Bass

Among the Works: Rossini: "Defamation" from "The Book of Seville" Gounod: "The Golden Calf" from "Faust" Puccini: "I Live for Art" from "Tosca" Gershwin: "Summertime" from "Porgy and Bess" Puccini: "No one will sleep" from "Nessun Dorma" Puccini: "The Stars were Shining" from "Tosca"

Tel Aviv-Jaffa: Philharmonic in the Park, Ipo & Maestro Mehta - Credit - Oded Antman

On the evening of July 13, 2019, the city will hold a huge concert with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra under the direction of Maestro Mehta, and will include famous arias from the beloved operas Tosca, the Barber of Seville, Carmen, Turandot, Don Carlo, Faust and Porgy and Bess. The orchestra will host international singers who have performed with Zubin Mehta over the years: Mary Elizabeth Williams - soprano, Olsia Petrova - mezzo soprano, Gregory Kunda - tenor and Oleg Tsibolko - Bass.

The Israel Philharmonic Orchestra appointed Zubin Mehta as a musical advisor in 1969 and as a musical director in 1977, and extended his term in this role for the rest of his life in 1981. Maestro Mehta conducted the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra with thousands of concerts, recordings and tours on five continents. At the beginning of the next season of the orchestra, Maestro Mehta will conduct a series of festive concerts, after which he will complete his role. Maestro Zubin Mehta was awarded the title of Honorary Citizen of the city of Tel Aviv-Yafo in 1986. The mayor awards this title to prominent people with impressive achievements and special contributions to the state or the city.

It has been 17 years since the first opera "La Traviata" in Rabin Square was performed in an open production to the public, and since then every year thousands of spectators come to watch these large opera productions. This year the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra is open to the public as a summer show, FREE of charge.

Tel Aviv-Jaffa: Philharmonic in the Park

It is recommended to arrive via public transport. Chairs will be spread out in the park, in a limited number, by pre-registration for Digitel card holders.

There will be no entry into the compound with chairs, blankets and mats, helmets, bicycles and scooters, with electric bicycle batteries, glass bottles, weapons (no deposit available) and animals other than guide dogs.

Thank you Maestro! Talma

Photography Credit: Oded Antman

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