App. 110 minutes, including one 20-minute intermission.
Latecomers may not be admitted until a suitable break in the performance. Kindly follow the instructions of the NTT staff.
Suggested for ages 7+
Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks (BRSO) was established in
During its 2018 tour of Taiwan, the BRSO will be conducted by Maestro Zubin Mehta, as its current maestro Mariss Jansons is advised by his doctors not to conduct the upcoming concerts. While wishing Jansons a return to full health, we look forward to what is sure to be an outstanding performance of the BRSO and Maestro Mehta in Taichung. Maestro Mehta was born into a musical family in Bombay, India. He studied in Vienna and is familiar with the works of German and Austrian composers. This program includes W. A. Mozart’s Symphony No.41 in C major, Jupiter, K. 551 and R. Strauss’ Ein Heldenleben, op. 40. The former was the last symphony written by Mozart and is considered one of his greatest masterpieces. The latter is Strauss’ grandest tone poem. Audiences will be delighted by the nuances in the orchestral texture and Strauss’ mastery of instrumentation.
Conductor / Zubin Mehta
Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks (BRSO)
Co-presenters / National Theater & Concert Hall, National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts
At the age of 82, Zubin Mehta is still an active conductor. He began his career in 1958, when he won the Liverpool International Conducting Competition. He was appointed Music Adviser to the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra (IPO) in 1969 and later its Music Director. His 50-year tenure with IPO will come to an end in 2019. He has also served as Music Director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, New York Philharmonic and Bavarian State Opera in Munich, as well as Chief Conductor of the Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino in Florence. He is the recipient of countless honorary titles and awards. Zubin Mehta has traveled to Taiwan several times. Most recently, he led the Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino on a tour of Taiwan in 2011, and the IPO in a New Year’s concert in Taipei in 2013.