19 October 2010
Noa's concert in Acco (Israel)
The IPO gave a concert last night on the walls of Acco under the baton of Zubin Mehta, with the participation of Ahinoam Nini and Mira Awad. The festive concert saluting the city of Acco has already become a yearly tradition in Acco. The idea behind the project, which aims to promote tolerance and mutual respect in the city, came from senior businessmen.
The IPO played Mozartís Concerto No. 5 in A major for violin and orchestra (known as the ìTurkish Concertoî). Singers Ahinoam Nini and Mira Awad then took the stage and sang special arrangements of three duets. The IPO musicians returned and ended the evening with a performance of Beethovenís Symphony No. 7 in A major (Opus 92). A dazzling display of fireworks sponsored by the city of Acco concluded the event.