To Do Thursday: Mehta Commentary

Zubin Mehta, with Queen Sofia of Spain (Getty Images)

After last night’s excursion to hear dear old Annie sing Kander and Ebb at Joe’s Pub, we’re in a musical mood—but hankering for something a bit more classical. We’re in luck, having found another one-night-only engagement: the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra’s rolling in to Carnegie Hall for a fund-raiser. We’re opening our wallets for the Schoenberg—but we’re staying for conductor Zubin Mehta! The program also includes a Mendelssohn piano concerto and present-day Israeli composer Noam Sheriff’s Mechaye Hametim. See you at the dinner afterward at the Plaza, where we’ll be trying to get singing tips from members of the Collegiate Chorale, which, contrary to its name, is not comprised of college students.

Carnegie Hall, 881 Seventh Avenue, concert at 7pm with dinner to follow at the Plaza Hotel, 768 Fifth Avenue, tickets and information can be found at