A musical treat by Zubin Mehta during Euro 2008

June 8th, 2008 - 11:58 am ICT by IANS  

By Mehru Jaffer
Vienna, June 8 (IANS) Music maestro Zubin Mehta is all set to conduct the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra a day before the final game of the European football championship - the third largest sports event worldwide - to be played here June 29. The open-air concert by the Mumbai-born conductor will be held against the background of Schonbrunn, the magnificent summer palace of Austria’s Habsburg rulers, on June 28 and will star Lang Lang, the Chinese pianist.

The European Football Championship is surpassed only by the Olympic Games and the FIFA World Cup in size and spectacle.

The Games opened Saturday to the ethereal sound of the Vienna Boys’ Choir and the Vienna Symphonic Orchestra. After the classical fare, Austrian pop star Christina St

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