Last stop on the Far East Tour was the Royal Palace of the Kingdom of Thailand. To celebrate the 80th birthday of Her Majesty the Queen, the Israel Philharmonic and Zubin Mehta performed an outdoor concert in front of the palace; a concert televised to the entire country.

The program included Beethoven, Mozart, Rimski Korsakov, and Brahms’ First Symphony. Soloists for the Mozart Concertante were Concertmasters Ilya Konovalov and Roman Spitzer.