27. December 2016 · Comments Off on Zubin Mehta Retiring … in 2019 · Categories: Conductors, Retiring

Conductor Zubin Mehta to retire after 50 years with IPO

80-year old orchestral music director to hang up his baton at the Israel Philharmonic in 2019
BY DAVID SEDLEY December 26, 2016, 9:12 pm

Zubin Mehta, who has conducted the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra for the past 47 years,
announced Monday that he plans to retire in October 2019.

The Indian-born musical director, who celebrated his 80th birthday this year, made the
announcement at a special gathering of the orchestra’s musicians. At the same time, he sketched out
his time with the IPO, from his first day on the job in 1969 until the present.

Mehta joined the Philharmonic as its music adviser, later becoming its music director in 1977. In 1981
the orchestra appointed him Music Director for Life.

Mehta was born in Bombay in 1936, which is also the year that the IPO was founded as the Palestine
Orchestra. His father, Mehli Mehta, was the founder of the Bombay Symphony Orchestra.

Fifty years! That’s a pretty good run, I think.


27. December 2016 · Comments Off on CSU, Fresno: 20th Annual Double Reed Day · Categories: Double Reed Days and Festivals

You can read all about the double reed day by going here.

Some details:
February 4, 2017
Featured artists: Martin Schuring (oboe) and John Miller (bassoon)
Hosts: Rachel Aldrich, oboe and Larry Gardner, bassoon

08:00 AM: Registration, Double REed Ensemble music distributed
09:00 AM: Oboe Session I: Preparing for Performance: All State, College Auditions, and Beyond – Martin Schuring
09:00 AM: Bassoon Session I: Why I Play the Bassoon and How I Play the Bassoon – John Miller
10:00 AM: Exhibits open
10:30 AM: Oboe Seesion II: English Horn for the Oboist – Martin Schuring
10:30 AM: Bassoon Session II: The Telemann Bassoon Sonata in F Minor – John Miller
12:00 PM: Lunch on your own
01:30 PM: Oboe: Master Class – Martin Schuring
01:30 PM: Bassoon: Master Class – John Miller
03:00 PM: Break
03:15 PM: Rehearsal: Double Reed Ensemble
04:15 PM: Free Time
05:00 PM: Exhibits Close
05:30 PM: Gala Recital: Martin Schuring, oboe; John Miller, bassoon; and Double Reed Ensemble

Contact information is available if you click the link above.