People of Northwest Public Radio
Tue February 21, 2012
Conductors on Vacation
A Northwest Public Radio listener, Dave Ostrom, had a David Letterman-like "Brush with Greatness" while on a boat trip to Antarctica. Zubin Mehta, Music Director for Life of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, and his wife were also on the boat. She had convinced him to bring his concert tails and to wear then while walking out into a group of king penguins numbering well over 100,000. At one point he made a comment about another conductor conducting an orchestra comprised of 100’s while he now had conducted hundreds of thousands.