Indian-born conductor Zubin Mehta is touring the world with the Israel Philharmonic celebrating its 75th anniversary and his 50th with them, but what he'd like to do is add more Arab capitals to the repertoire.
Mehta, who is the same age as the orchestra which gave its first concert in 1936, said as he prepared to conduct a concert at the BBC Proms in London on Thursday night that the Arab Spring has thrown up new challenges, and new opportunities, for Israel and his Philharmonic. [...]
Friday, September 02, 2011
Instantly Outdated Reuters story: "Mehta: Arab Spring may be upbeat for Israel Philharmonic"
It is ironic that this is still a Yahoo News feature story after the Proms incident: