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Zubin Mehta to lead New Year concert in Taipei

2012/12/05 21:40:48

Taipei, Dec. 5 (CNA) World-renowned conductor Zubin Mehta will lead the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra in a New Year concert in Taipei on Jan. 13, the organizers said Wednesday.

The orchestra will perform music by Austrian composer Johann Strauss II at National Concert Hall in Taipei, under the baton of the 76-year-old Indian conductor.

The program includes popular Strauss waltzes such as Voices of Spring, Morning Journals and The Blue Danube.

In Europe and the United States, classical music concerts are held traditionally during the Christmas and New Year periods. Among the regular events, Vienna New Year concerts are regarded as show-stoppers. Mehta has led the New Year concerts in Vienna four times.

(By Cheng Ching-wen and Elizabeth Hsu)
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