Music of Sorrow and Hope was commissioned and premiered by the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra (conducted by Zubin Mehta) at their 75th Anniversary Festival in December 2011.
The theme of this work is explained in the concert’s program notes:
Sorrow, pain, suffering, anger, struggle, hope and light – it is our way and our destiny.
In 2013, Maestro Mehta and the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra performed this
work again in two concerts of their subscription series.
Below are an audio recording and a YouTube video from the live recording of the premiere.
IPO’s 75th Anniversary Festival, Tel-Aviv, December 2011
Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
Zubin Mehta, Conductor