The IPO continued its 75th Anniversary Tour of the US with a concert in Florida’s West Palm Beach.  The headline of the review was “Mehta leads the Israel Philharmonic through a Haydn miracle” in reference to the performance of Haydn’s “Miracle” Symphony #96.  He went on to write in the Miami Herald, “Mehta … showed the orchestra’s flexibility and its players’ glorious ability to vary their sound from a whisper to substantial forte.”

About Mahler’s Fifth Sympohny, the review was no less enthusiastic, “The hushed strings and harp in the famous Adagietto were a thing to behold, as Mehta coaxed divine sounds from his players.”

The orchestra left sunny Florida for New York City where the trees of Central Park were still covered with snow from the last storm and the temperatures were -6.