Zubin Mehta reflects on six decades of conducting

Posted on: June 4, 2018

“Even at 82 years old, famed maestro Zubin Mehta conducts with the same vigor and passion that have brought him worldwide fame,” states Jamie Wax in a video on Saturday’s (6/2) CBS This Morning. “Last year, Mehta announced his plans to step down as music director of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, a post he’s held for 40 years…. Zubin Mehta was born into music. His father was the founder of the Bombay Symphony Orchestra in India.… Mehta left Bombay to study music in Vienna and by just 21, was filling in for maestros around the world. Throughout the 1960s and 1970s he would conduct the Montreal Symphony Orchestra and Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra. In the 1980s, he served as music director for the New York Philharmonic and was named music director for life of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra. Despite posts all over the globe, he said he never experienced prejudice for being from India…. Over his six decades of conducting, Mehta has received accolades ranging from a Kennedy Center Honor to a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame…. Mehta is a living example of music’s unique capacity to bring countries and cultures together.”

Posted June 4, 2018