Synopsis by Elizabeth Smith
When Israel celebrated its 40th anniversary, many spectacular cultural events were planned to honor the occasion, including this concert. Zubin Mehta conducted the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra as it played Mahler's Symphony No. 2, Resurrection next to the fortress of Masada. The program was hosted by actors Yves Montand and Gregory Peck. Over 400 singers, musicians, and others were involved in the actual presentation of the program to the thousands who attended. As viewers hear the orchestra's music, they will see the huge stage built in the desert for this memorable event.
music, celebration, concert, independence, Israeli [nationality], performer