Music Director Jaap van Zweden
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Biography
Jaap van Zweden

Jaap van Zweden began his tenure as the 26th Music Director of the New York Philharmonic in September 2018. He also serves as Music Director of the Hong Kong Philharmonic, a post he has held since 2012, and has appeared as guest conductor with many other leading orchestras around the globe, including the Orchestre de Paris, Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Vienna Philharmonic, Berlin Philharmonic, and London Symphony Orchestra.

In the 2019–20 season, Jaap van Zweden conducts the New York Philharmonic in seven World Premieres and symphonic cornerstones. He presides over Project 19, marking the centennial of the 19th Amendment with commissions by 19 women composers; hotspots festival, spotlighting Berlin, Reykjavík, and New York as new-music centers; and Mahler’s New York, examining the composer / conductor who spent time in New York as the Philharmonic’s tenth Music Director. During the 2020 European tour, he and the Orchestra will open the Concertgebouw’s Mahler Festival as the first American orchestra in the festival’s history. Other highlights include a new production of Schoenberg’s Erwartung and Bartók’s Bluebeard’s Castle; his first Young People’s Concert; and the low-cost Phil the Hall. He also guest conducts the Chicago Symphony, The Cleveland Orchestra, Netherlands Radio Philharmonic, Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, and Amsterdam’s Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra.

Jaap van Zweden’s most recent recording is of the World Premiere performance of Julia Wolfe’s Fire in my mouth, continuing the Philharmonic’s partnership with Decca Gold. He conducted the first-ever performances in Hong Kong of Wagner’s Ring Cycle, which have been recorded and released on Naxos, and his performance of Parsifal earned him the prestigious Edison Award for Best Opera Recording in 2012.

Born in Amsterdam, Jaap van Zweden was appointed at age 19 as the youngest-ever concertmaster of Amsterdam’s Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. He began his conducting career almost 20 years later, in 1996. He remains Honorary Chief Conductor of the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic, where he was Chief Conductor (2005–13), served as Chief Conductor of the Royal Flanders Orchestra (2008–11), and was Music Director of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra (2008–18), where he is now Conductor Laureate. Jaap van Zweden was named Musical America’s 2012 Conductor of the Year and was the subject of a 60 Minutes profile on CBS in 2018.

In 1997 Jaap van Zweden and his wife, Aaltje, established the Papageno Foundation to support families of children with autism. Today, the Foundation focuses on the development of children and young adults with autism by providing in-home music therapy; developing funding opportunities for autism programs; operating the Papageno House, where young adults with autism live, work, and participate in the community; and creating a research center in the Papageno House for early diagnosis and treatment of autism and analyzing the effects of music therapy on autism. Most recently, the Foundation launched the app TEAMPapageno, which allows children with autism to communicate with each other through music composition.

Upcoming 2019-2020 Performances
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July, 2020 Wednesday

CANCELLED: Bravo! Vail: Kelli O'Hara Sings Barber
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6:00 PM Concert

CANCELLED: Bravo! Vail: Kelli O’Hara Sings Barber

Program To Include
Wagner Prelude to Act I of Die Meistersinger
Barber Knoxville: Summer of 1915
To Be Announced Broadway Selections
Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 5
Artists
Jaap van Zweden Conductor
Kelli O'Hara Soprano

24

July, 2020 Friday

CANCELLED: Bravo! Vail: Jaap van Zweden Conducts Mahler’s Symphony No. 1
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6:00 PM Concert

CANCELLED: Bravo! Vail: Jaap van Zweden Conducts Mahler’s Symphony No. 1

Program To Include
Mozart Violin Concerto No. 5, Turkish
Mahler Symphony No. 1
Artists
Jaap van Zweden Conductor
Gil Shaham Violin

25

July, 2020 Saturday

CANCELLED: Bravo! Vail: Jaap van Zweden Conducts Mahler’s <i>Resurrection</i> Symphony
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6:00 PM Concert

CANCELLED: Bravo! Vail: Jaap van Zweden Conducts Mahler’s Resurrection Symphony

Program To Include
Mahler Symphony No. 2, Resurrection
Artists
Jaap van Zweden Conductor
Joélle Harvey Soprano
Sasha Cooke Mezzo-Soprano
Bravo! Vail Festival Chorus and Colorado Symphony Chorus
Duain Wolfe, Director
Chorus

26

July, 2020 Sunday

CANCELLED: Bravo! Vail: Jaap van Zweden Conducts Beethoven and Reich
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6:00 PM Concert

CANCELLED: Bravo! Vail: Jaap van Zweden Conducts Beethoven and Reich

Program To Include
Beethoven Symphony No. 2
Steve Reich Music for Ensemble and Orchestra (New York Philharmonic Co-Commission with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, London Symphony Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, Sydney Symphony Orchestra, and Baltic Sea Philharmonic)
Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 4
Artists
Jaap van Zweden Conductor
Conrad Tao Piano
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16

September, 2020 Wednesday

CANCELLED: Fall Gala with Itzhak Perlman
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7:30 PM Concert

CANCELLED: Fall Gala with Itzhak Perlman

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Bruch Violin Concerto No. 1
Beethoven Symphony No. 7
Artists
Jaap van Zweden Conductor
Itzhak Perlman Violin

17

September, 2020 Thursday

CANCELLED: Mozart, Chick Corea, and Joan Tower
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7:30 PM Concert

CANCELLED: Mozart, Chick Corea, and Joan Tower

Program To Include
Joan Tower New work (World Premiere–New York Philharmonic Commission)
Mozart Piano Concerto No. 24
Musorgsky / Orch. Stokowski Pictures at an Exhibition
Artists
Jaap van Zweden Conductor
Chick Corea Piano

22

September, 2020 Tuesday

CANCELLED: Mozart, Chick Corea, and Joan Tower
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7:30 PM Concert

CANCELLED: Mozart, Chick Corea, and Joan Tower

Program To Include
Joan Tower New work (World Premiere–New York Philharmonic Commission)
Mozart Piano Concerto No. 24
Musorgsky / Orch. Stokowski Pictures at an Exhibition
Artists
Jaap van Zweden Conductor
Chick Corea Piano

24

September, 2020 Thursday

CANCELLED: Dvořák and Jessie Montgomery
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7:30 PM Concert

CANCELLED: Dvořák and Jessie Montgomery

Program To Include
Jessie Montgomery New work (World Premiere–New York Philharmonic Commission)
Szymanowski Violin Concerto No. 1
Dvořák Symphony No. 7
Artists
Jaap van Zweden Conductor
Lisa Batiashvili Violin

25

September, 2020 Friday

CANCELLED: Dvořák and Jessie Montgomery
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2:00 PM Concert

CANCELLED: Dvořák and Jessie Montgomery

Program To Include
Jessie Montgomery New work (World Premiere–New York Philharmonic Commission)
Szymanowski Violin Concerto No. 1
Dvořák Symphony No. 7
Artists
Jaap van Zweden Conductor
Lisa Batiashvili Violin

26

September, 2020 Saturday

CANCELLED: Dvořák and Jessie Montgomery
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8:00 PM Concert

CANCELLED: Dvořák and Jessie Montgomery

Program To Include
Jessie Montgomery New work (World Premiere–New York Philharmonic Commission)
Szymanowski Violin Concerto No. 1
Dvořák Symphony No. 7
Artists
Jaap van Zweden Conductor
Lisa Batiashvili Violin

29

September, 2020 Tuesday

CANCELLED: Dvořák and Jessie Montgomery
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7:30 PM Concert

CANCELLED: Dvořák and Jessie Montgomery

Program To Include
Jessie Montgomery New work (World Premiere–New York Philharmonic Commission)
Szymanowski Violin Concerto No. 1
Dvořák Symphony No. 7
Artists
Jaap van Zweden Conductor
Lisa Batiashvili Violin

1

October, 2020 Thursday

CANCELLED: Emanuel Ax, Adams, and Beethoven
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7:30 PM Concert

CANCELLED: Emanuel Ax, Adams, and Beethoven

Program To Include
Beethoven Symphony No. 1
John Adams Century Rolls
Beethoven Symphony No. 8
Artists
Jaap van Zweden Conductor
Emanuel Ax Piano

2

October, 2020 Friday

CANCELLED: Emanuel Ax, Adams, and Beethoven
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8:00 PM Concert

CANCELLED: Emanuel Ax, Adams, and Beethoven

Program To Include
Beethoven Symphony No. 1
John Adams Century Rolls
Beethoven Symphony No. 8
Artists
Jaap van Zweden Conductor
Emanuel Ax Piano

3

October, 2020 Saturday

CANCELLED: Emanuel Ax, Adams, and Beethoven
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8:00 PM Concert

CANCELLED: Emanuel Ax, Adams, and Beethoven

Program To Include
Beethoven Symphony No. 1
John Adams Century Rolls
Beethoven Symphony No. 8
Artists
Jaap van Zweden Conductor
Emanuel Ax Piano

25

November, 2020 Wednesday

CANCELLED: Bronfman, Beethoven, and Bruckner
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7:30 PM Concert

CANCELLED: Bronfman, Beethoven, and Bruckner

Program To Include
Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 3
Bruckner Symphony No. 7
Artists
Jaap van Zweden Conductor
Yefim Bronfman Piano

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November, 2020 Friday

CANCELLED: Bronfman, Beethoven, and Bruckner
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8:00 PM Concert

CANCELLED: Bronfman, Beethoven, and Bruckner

Program To Include
Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 3
Bruckner Symphony No. 7
Artists
Jaap van Zweden Conductor
Yefim Bronfman Piano

28

November, 2020 Saturday

CANCELLED: Bronfman, Beethoven, and Bruckner
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8:00 PM Concert

CANCELLED: Bronfman, Beethoven, and Bruckner

Program To Include
Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 3
Bruckner Symphony No. 7
Artists
Jaap van Zweden Conductor
Yefim Bronfman Piano

16

December, 2020 Wednesday

CANCELLED: <em>Jaap’s 60th Birthday Celebration</em>
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7:30 PM Concert

CANCELLED: Jaap’s 60th Birthday Celebration

Artists
Jaap van Zweden Conductor

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February, 2021 Thursday

Jaap van Zweden Conducts Mozart and Caroline Shaw
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7:30 PM Concert

Jaap van Zweden Conducts Mozart and Caroline Shaw

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Stravinsky Pulcinella Suite
Caroline Shaw New work (World Premiere–New York Philharmonic Commission)
Mozart Symphony No. 39
Artists
Jaap van Zweden Conductor
Roomful of Teeth Vocal Ensemble

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February, 2021 Friday

Jaap van Zweden Conducts Mozart and Caroline Shaw
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2:00 PM Concert

Jaap van Zweden Conducts Mozart and Caroline Shaw

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Stravinsky Pulcinella Suite
Caroline Shaw New work (World Premiere–New York Philharmonic Commission)
Mozart Symphony No. 39
Artists
Jaap van Zweden Conductor
Roomful of Teeth Vocal Ensemble

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February, 2021 Saturday

Jaap van Zweden Conducts Mozart and Caroline Shaw
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8:00 PM Concert

Jaap van Zweden Conducts Mozart and Caroline Shaw

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Stravinsky Pulcinella Suite
Caroline Shaw New work (World Premiere–New York Philharmonic Commission)
Mozart Symphony No. 39
Artists
Jaap van Zweden Conductor
Roomful of Teeth Vocal Ensemble

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February, 2021 Tuesday

Jaap van Zweden Conducts Mozart and Caroline Shaw
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7:30 PM Concert

Jaap van Zweden Conducts Mozart and Caroline Shaw

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Stravinsky Pulcinella Suite
Caroline Shaw New work (World Premiere–New York Philharmonic Commission)
Mozart Symphony No. 39
Artists
Jaap van Zweden Conductor
Roomful of Teeth Vocal Ensemble

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February, 2021 Thursday

Jaap van Zweden Conducts Mahler
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7:30 PM Concert

Jaap van Zweden Conducts Mahler

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Mahler Symphony No. 9
Artists
Jaap van Zweden Conductor

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February, 2021 Friday

Jaap van Zweden Conducts Mahler
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8:00 PM Concert

Jaap van Zweden Conducts Mahler

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Program To Include
Mahler Symphony No. 9
Artists
Jaap van Zweden Conductor

27

February, 2021 Saturday

Jaap van Zweden Conducts Mahler
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8:00 PM Concert

Jaap van Zweden Conducts Mahler

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Mahler Symphony No. 9
Artists
Jaap van Zweden Conductor

2

March, 2021 Tuesday

Jaap van Zweden Conducts Mahler
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7:30 PM Concert

Jaap van Zweden Conducts Mahler

CYO
Program To Include
Mahler Symphony No. 9
Artists
Jaap van Zweden Conductor

3

March, 2021 Wednesday

Joshua Bell Performs Tchaikovsky
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7:30 PM Concert

Joshua Bell Performs Tchaikovsky

CYO
Program To Include
Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto
Shostakovich Symphony No. 10
Artists
Jaap van Zweden Conductor
Joshua Bell Violin

5

March, 2021 Friday

Joshua Bell Performs Tchaikovsky
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8:00 PM Concert

Joshua Bell Performs Tchaikovsky

CYO
Program To Include
Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto
Shostakovich Symphony No. 10
Artists
Jaap van Zweden Conductor
Joshua Bell Violin

6

March, 2021 Saturday

Joshua Bell Performs Tchaikovsky
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8:00 PM Concert

Joshua Bell Performs Tchaikovsky

CYO
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Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto
Shostakovich Symphony No. 10
Artists
Jaap van Zweden Conductor
Joshua Bell Violin

21

April, 2021 Wednesday

Mozart’s Requiem
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7:30 PM Concert

Mozart’s Requiem

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Program To Include
Schoenberg Verklärte Nacht
Mozart Requiem (Süssmayr completion)
Artists
Jaap van Zweden Conductor
Ying Fang Soprano
Joel Prieto Tenor
Tamara Mumford Mezzo-Soprano
Tareq Nazmi Bass
Concert Chorale of New York
James Bagwell, Director
Chorus

22

April, 2021 Thursday

Mozart’s Requiem
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7:30 PM Concert

Mozart’s Requiem

CYO
Program To Include
Schoenberg Verklärte Nacht
Mozart Requiem (Süssmayr completion)
Artists
Jaap van Zweden Conductor
Ying Fang Soprano
Joel Prieto Tenor
Tamara Mumford Mezzo-Soprano
Tareq Nazmi Bass
Concert Chorale of New York
James Bagwell, Director
Chorus

24

April, 2021 Saturday

Mozart’s Requiem
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8:00 PM Concert

Mozart’s Requiem

CYO
Program To Include
Schoenberg Verklärte Nacht
Mozart Requiem (Süssmayr completion)
Artists
Jaap van Zweden Conductor
Ying Fang Soprano
Joel Prieto Tenor
Tamara Mumford Mezzo-Soprano
Tareq Nazmi Bass
Concert Chorale of New York
James Bagwell, Director
Chorus

27

April, 2021 Tuesday

Mozart’s Requiem
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7:30 PM Concert

Mozart’s Requiem

CYO
Program To Include
Schoenberg Verklärte Nacht
Mozart Requiem (Süssmayr completion)
Artists
Jaap van Zweden Conductor
Ying Fang Soprano
Joel Prieto Tenor
Tamara Mumford Mezzo-Soprano
Tareq Nazmi Bass
Concert Chorale of New York
James Bagwell, Director
Chorus

29

April, 2021 Thursday

Brahms, Berg, and Wagner
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7:30 PM Concert

Brahms, Berg, and Wagner

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Program To Include
Wagner Liebestod, from Tristan und Isolde
Berg Violin Concerto
Brahms Symphony No. 2
Artists
Jaap van Zweden Conductor
Renaud Capuçon Violin

30

April, 2021 Friday

<em>Phil the Hall</em>
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8:00 PM Concert

Phil the Hall

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Jaap van Zweden Conductor

1

May, 2021 Saturday

Brahms, Berg, and Wagner
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8:00 PM Concert

Brahms, Berg, and Wagner

CYO
Program To Include
Wagner Liebestod, from Tristan und Isolde
Berg Violin Concerto
Brahms Symphony No. 2
Artists
Jaap van Zweden Conductor
Renaud Capuçon Violin

27

May, 2021 Thursday

Hilary Hahn and Beethoven’s <em>Pastoral</em> Symphony
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7:30 PM Concert

Hilary Hahn and Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony

CYO
Program To Include
Michael Ippolito Nocturne
Dvořák Violin Concerto
Beethoven Symphony No. 6, Pastoral
Artists
Jaap van Zweden Conductor
Hilary Hahn Violin

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May, 2021 Friday

Hilary Hahn and Beethoven’s <em>Pastoral</em> Symphony
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8:00 PM Concert

Hilary Hahn and Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony

CYO
Program To Include
Michael Ippolito Nocturne
Dvořák Violin Concerto
Beethoven Symphony No. 6, Pastoral
Artists
Jaap van Zweden Conductor
Hilary Hahn Violin

29

May, 2021 Saturday

Hilary Hahn and Beethoven’s <em>Pastoral</em> Symphony
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8:00 PM Concert

Hilary Hahn and Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony

CYO
Program To Include
Michael Ippolito Nocturne
Dvořák Violin Concerto
Beethoven Symphony No. 6, Pastoral
Artists
Jaap van Zweden Conductor
Hilary Hahn Violin

3

June, 2021 Thursday

Bernstein, Chick Corea, and Shostakovich
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7:30 PM Concert

Bernstein, Chick Corea, and Shostakovich

CYO
Program To Include
Bernstein On the Waterfront Suite
Chick Corea Trombone Concerto (World Premiere–New York Philharmonic Co-Commission)
Shostakovich Symphony No. 9
Artists
Jaap van Zweden Conductor
Joseph Alessi Trombone

4

June, 2021 Friday

Bernstein, Chick Corea, and Shostakovich
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8:00 PM Concert

Bernstein, Chick Corea, and Shostakovich

CYO
Program To Include
Bernstein On the Waterfront Suite
Chick Corea Trombone Concerto (World Premiere–New York Philharmonic Co-Commission)
Shostakovich Symphony No. 9
Artists
Jaap van Zweden Conductor
Joseph Alessi Trombone

5

June, 2021 Saturday

Bernstein, Chick Corea, and Shostakovich
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8:00 PM Concert

Bernstein, Chick Corea, and Shostakovich

CYO
Program To Include
Bernstein On the Waterfront Suite
Chick Corea Trombone Concerto (World Premiere–New York Philharmonic Co-Commission)
Shostakovich Symphony No. 9
Artists
Jaap van Zweden Conductor
Joseph Alessi Trombone

10

June, 2021 Thursday

György Kurtág / Samuel Beckett: <em>Fin de partie</em>
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7:30 PM Concert

György Kurtág / Samuel Beckett: Fin de partie

CYO
Program To Include
György Kurtág / Samuel Beckett Fin de partie (US Premiere)
Artists
Jaap van Zweden Conductor
Claire van Kampen Director
Laurent Naouri Bass-baritone (Hamm)
Rod Gilfry Baritone (Clov)
To Be Announced Tenor (Nagg)
J’Nai Bridges Mezzo-Soprano (Nell)

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June, 2021 Saturday

György Kurtág / Samuel Beckett: <em>Fin de partie</em>
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8:00 PM Concert

György Kurtág / Samuel Beckett: Fin de partie

CYO
Program To Include
György Kurtág / Samuel Beckett Fin de partie (US Premiere)
Artists
Jaap van Zweden Conductor
Claire van Kampen Director
Laurent Naouri Bass-baritone (Hamm)
Rod Gilfry Baritone (Clov)
To Be Announced Tenor (Nagg)
J’Nai Bridges Mezzo-Soprano (Nell)
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