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Sweet Music with the Maestro

We are treated to an exclusive closed rehearsal with Maestro Zubin Mehta and the TAU Symphony Orchestra

By special invite, we were treated to a sneak peek of the annual Gala Concert performed by the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music's Symphony Orchestra at a rehearsal closed to the public in the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra's newly renovated hall. We were awed by the performances of TAU soloists and world-renowned Maestro Zubin Mehta.

Known as "the feeder team” for the Israel Philharmonic, TAU's 120-member Symphony Orchestra offers talented young musicians singular exposure to the professional music world.

With outstanding performances at the Auditorio Nacional in Madrid, Konzerthaus in Berlin, the United Nations General Assembly in New York City, and extended tours in Europe, the U.S., and South America, the orchestra has been called "extraordinary," "shining," and "brilliant" in glowing international reviews.

Four members of this year's School graduates have already been accepted to the Israel Philharmonic. "They must be child prodigies," said Richard Sincere, Co-Chair of "Campus and Beyond." "They are so young and so talented. What an amazing opportunity to hear them perform."

"It was so exciting to see them perform on their home turf," said Alison Axelrod of Upper Saddle River, New Jersey. "As a season ticket holder of the New York Philharmonic, I heard the student orchestra play in New York 10 years ago, so it is especially riveting to see them in action in Tel Aviv."

"We strive endlessly for excellence at home as well as abroad," says Prof. Zeev Dorman, Head of the Buchmann School. "By enhancing students' instrumental expertise, the orchestral training program paves the way for budding musicians to achieve a professional career. Our remarkable collaboration with leading members of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, together with the School's excellent faculty, is producing outstanding results."

Because of its international stature, the School and its orchestra host professional musicians and students from all over the globe. Some 30 percent of orchestra musicians are foreign, and the rehearsals are therefore held in English.

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