Cultural/Travel News
Tue, 10/27/2009
The Israeli Philharmonic, now in its 74th year, will celebrate the 40th anniversary of its musical director, Zubin Mehta, this season with concerts featuring leading conductors and soloists from around the world. The Philharmonic will give the premiere performance of Indian composer Naresh Sohal’s “The Divine Song,” in honor of Mehta on Feb. 3. ... Guitar Gems 2009, the 4th International Classical Guitar Festival and Competition, is taking place in Netanya this week. The festival, organized by the Netanya Municipality and the city’s concert hall under the artistic direction of renowned classical guitarist Alexei Belousov, hosts leading classical guitarists from Israel and around the world. ... Superstar R& B Beyonce has announced three back-to-back concerts at Tel Aviv’s Nokia Theater in January.