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Mehta, Israel Philharmonic to start tour at Carnegie Hall

Last Updated Oct 18, 2017 at 10:20 am PST

FILE - In this Jan. 1, 2015 file photo, conductor Zubin Mehta appears with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra during the traditional New Year's concert at the Musikverein in Vienna, Austria. Mehta and the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra are starting a two-week North American tour at New York's Carnegie Hall. The Oct. 25 opening night concert will feature an all-Mozart program including the overture to "The Marriage of Figaro." (AP Photo/Ronald Zak, File)

NEW YORK, N.Y. – Conductor Zubin Mehta and the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra are starting a two-week North American tour at New York’s Carnegie Hall.

The Oct. 25 opening-night concert will feature an all-Mozart program including the overture to “The Marriage of Figaro.”

The orchestra will visit Toronto, California and Florida before returning to Carnegie Hall on Nov. 7 through Nov. 9.

The tour will celebrate the legacy of the 81-year-old Mehta.

Mehta has announced that he will retire from the Israel Philharmonic in 2019 after almost 50 years with the ensemble.

The Indian-born Mehta has also led the New York Philharmonic, the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Montreal Symphony Orchestra.

Benefit galas honouring Mehta will be held in New York, Toronto, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Miami.