The Orchestra of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino with Zubin Mehta

GET: a look at the Orchestra of Europe’s most prestigious music festival, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, right here in Mumbai!

IN: The Jamshed Bhabha Theatre, NCPA, NCPA Marg, Nariman Point, Mumbai 400 021

ON: March 30 and 31, 2011

IT: the box office opens today, Friday March 18th at 9 am. No bookings on phone or the internet and payments in cash only.  Maximum 2 tickets per night per person.  Tickets are  Rs. 5,000/-, Rs. 4,000/-, Rs. 3,000/-, Rs. 2,000/-, Rs. 1,000/-

The Mehli Mehta Music Foundation is extremely honoured to present, once again, the Orchestra of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino with Zubin Mehta.  The Orchestra, founded in 1928, has been associated with the Teatro Comunale di Firenze in consistently bringing to their city an intense season of concerts and operatic productions.  After Salzburg, The Maggio Musicale Fiorentino is Europe’s most prestigious music festival.

Zubin Mehta has been the Orchestra’s principal conductor since 1985 and is now its honorary conductor for life. He has put his stamp on each season, conducting important symphonic and operatic works.  The Orchestra has travelled widely with Zubin Mehta and together they have made several acclaimed recordings, radio and television appearances.

Programme for March 30, 2011

Overture from “The Sicilian Vespers” – Verdi

Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D Major op. 35 – Tchaikovsky

Symphony No. 1 in D Major (“Titan”) – Mahler

Programme for March 31, 2011

Symphony No. 41 in C Major K 551 (“Jupiter”) – Mozart

Arias: “Questa o quella” from “Rigoletto” – Verdi

“Ah, la paterna mano” from “Macbeth”

“E lucevan le stelle” from “Tosca” – Puccini

Concerto for Orchestra – Bartok

Arabella Steinbacher

Violinist Arabella Steinbacher, a native of Munich, has firmly established herself as one of today’s leading violinists on the international concert scene, performing with the world’s major orchestras.   She has a diverse and deep repertoire, which includes more than twenty concertos for violin. In addition to all of the major concertos of the Classical and Romantic period, she also performs those of Barber, Bartók, Berg, Glazunov, Khatchaturian, Milhaud, Prokofiev, Schnittke, Shostakovich, Stravinsky, Szymanowski, Hartmann, and Sofia Gubaidulina’s Offertorium.

Arabella Steinbacher has appeared with leading international orchestras including the London Symphony Orchestra, Dresden Staatskapelle, Philharmonia Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra, Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, NDR Sinfonieorchester Hamburg, WDR Symphony Orchestra, and NHK Symphony Orchestra; she has worked with the world’s leading conductors including Riccardo Chailly, Sir Colin Davis, Christoph von Dohnányi, Charles Dutoit, Marek Janowski, Lorin Maazel, Sir Neville Marriner, and Yannick Nezet-Seguin, among others.

Fabio Sartori

Born in Treviso, Fabio Sartori graduated in singing at the Conservatoire Benedetto Marcello in Venice, under the guidance of M. Leone Magiera.  Since his debut in 1996 in La Boheme at La Fenice Theatre in Venice, he has sung at all the major opera houses in Europe under the baton of conductors like Riccardo Muti and Claudio Abbado.  Sartori has also sung in Chicago and Buenos Aires.  His future commitments, till 2014 include several project with the Staatsoper in Berlin conducted by Daniel Barenboim.


No bookings will be entertained on the telephone or by e mail.  Kindly send a letter of authority if you are unable to come personally and the best available seats at that time will be given to you.  No debit/credit cards or cheques will be accepted.

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