Music Director Jaap van Zweden

The New York Philharmonic

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Biography
Jaap van Zweden

Conductor Jaap van Zweden has become an international presence on three continents over the past decade. The 2018–19 season marks his first as the 26th Music Director of the New York Philharmonic. He continues as Music Director of the Hong Kong Philharmonic, a post he has held since 2012. Guest engagements this season include the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, Amsterdam’s Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Munich Philharmonic, Orchestre de Paris, San Francisco Symphony, and Dallas Symphony Orchestra — where he is Conductor Laureate, having just completed a ten-year tenure as Music Director. He has appeared as guest conductor with many other leading orchestras around the globe, among them the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, The Cleveland Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Vienna Philharmonic, Berlin Philharmonic, Orchestre national de France, and London Symphony Orchestra.

In his inaugural season as Music Director of the New York Philharmonic, Jaap van Zweden conducts repertoire ranging from five World Premieres to symphonic cornerstones. He presides over three season pillars — each presenting a World Premiere — that contextualize music through programs complemented by citywide collaborations. Music of Conscience explores composers’ responses to the social issues of their time, with music by Beethoven, Shostakovich, John Corigliano, and David Lang. New York Stories: Threads of Our City looks at musical expressions of the immigrant experience in New York, with music by Julia Wolfe. The Art of Andriessen spotlights the music of Dutch composer Louis Andriessen. Maestro van Zweden also welcomes New Yorkers to Phil the Hall, concerts for community and service professionals; the Annual Free Memorial Day Concert; and the Concerts in the Parks, Presented by Didi and Oscar Schafer.

Jaap van Zweden has made numerous acclaimed recordings, the most recent of which features live New York Philharmonic performances of Beethoven’s Symphonies Nos. 5 and 7, released on CD and for streaming and download in February 2018; this release launched the Philharmonic’s partnership with Decca Gold, Universal Music Group’s newly established U.S. classical music label. In 2018 he completed a four-year project with the Hong Kong Philharmonic, conducting the first-ever performances in Hong Kong of Wagner’s Ring Cycle, which have been recorded and released on Naxos Records. His highly praised performances of Lohengrin, Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, and Parsifal — the last of which earned him the prestigious Edison Award for Best Opera Recording in 2012 — are available on CD and DVD.

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 from 2005 to 2013, and served as Chief Conductor of the Royal Flanders Orchestra from 2008 to 2011. Jaap van Zweden was named Musical America’s 2012 Conductor of the Year in recognition of his critically acclaimed work as Music Director of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and as guest conductor with the most prestigious U.S. orchestras.

In 1997 Jaap van Zweden and his wife, Aaltje, established the Papageno Foundation to support families of children with autism. The Foundation has grown into a multifaceted organization that focuses on the development of children and young adults with autism. The Foundation provides in-home music therapy through a national network of qualified music therapists in The Netherlands; opened the Papageno House in 2015 (with Her Majesty Queen Maxima in attendance) for young adults with autism to live, work, and participate in the community; created a research center at the Papageno House for early diagnosis and treatment of autism and for analyzing the effects of music therapy on autism; develops funding opportunities to support autism programs; and, most recently, launched the app TEAMPapageno, which allows children with autism to communicate with each other through music composition.

Upcoming 2018-2019 Performances
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29

November, 2018 Thursday

Open Rehearsal
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9:45 AM Open Rehearsal

Open Rehearsal

Program To Include
Britten Violin Concerto
Shostakovich Symphony No. 7, Leningrad
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Jaap van Zweden Conductor
Simone Lamsma Violin
Jaap van Zweden Conducts Shostakovich
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7:30 PM Concert

Jaap van Zweden Conducts Shostakovich

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Program To Include
Britten Violin Concerto
Shostakovich Symphony No. 7, Leningrad
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Jaap van Zweden Conductor
Simone Lamsma Violin

30

November, 2018 Friday

Jaap van Zweden Conducts Shostakovich
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11:00 AM Concert

Jaap van Zweden Conducts Shostakovich

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Program To Include
Britten Violin Concerto
Shostakovich Symphony No. 7, Leningrad
Artists
Jaap van Zweden Conductor
Simone Lamsma Violin

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December, 2018 Tuesday

Jaap van Zweden Conducts Shostakovich
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7:30 PM Concert

Jaap van Zweden Conducts Shostakovich

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Program To Include
Britten Violin Concerto
Shostakovich Symphony No. 7, Leningrad
Artists
Jaap van Zweden Conductor
Simone Lamsma Violin

6

December, 2018 Thursday

Jaap van Zweden Conducts Mozart's Symphony No. 40
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7:30 PM Concert

Jaap van Zweden Conducts Mozart's Symphony No. 40

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Program To Include
J.S. Bach/Arr. Webern Fuga (Ricercata) from Musical Offering, BWV 1079
Schubert Selected songs
R. Strauss Selected songs
Mozart Symphony No. 40
Artists
Jaap van Zweden Conductor
Matthias Goerne Baritone

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December, 2018 Friday

Jaap van Zweden Conducts Mozart's Symphony No. 40
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2:00 PM Concert

Jaap van Zweden Conducts Mozart's Symphony No. 40

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Program To Include
J.S. Bach/Arr. Webern Fuga (Ricercata) from Musical Offering, BWV 1079
Schubert Selected songs
R. Strauss Selected songs
Mozart Symphony No. 40
Artists
Jaap van Zweden Conductor
Matthias Goerne Baritone

8

December, 2018 Saturday

Jaap van Zweden Conducts Mozart's Symphony No. 40
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8:00 PM Concert

Jaap van Zweden Conducts Mozart's Symphony No. 40

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Program To Include
J.S. Bach/Arr. Webern Fuga (Ricercata) from Musical Offering, BWV 1079
Schubert Selected songs
R. Strauss Selected songs
Mozart Symphony No. 40
Artists
Jaap van Zweden Conductor
Matthias Goerne Baritone

31

December, 2018 Monday

New Year's Eve with Renée Fleming
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7:30 PM Special Event

New Year's Eve with Renée Fleming

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  To Be Announced
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Jaap van Zweden Conductor
Renée Fleming Soprano

16

January, 2019 Wednesday

Open Rehearsal
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9:45 AM Open Rehearsal

Open Rehearsal

Program To Include
Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 2
Rachmaninoff Symphony No. 2
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Jaap van Zweden Conductor
Yefim Bronfman Piano
Beethoven and Rachmaninoff
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7:30 PM Concert

Beethoven and Rachmaninoff

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Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 2
Rachmaninoff Symphony No. 2
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Jaap van Zweden Conductor
Yefim Bronfman Piano

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January, 2019 Friday

Beethoven and Rachmaninoff
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11:00 AM Concert

Beethoven and Rachmaninoff

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Program To Include
Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 2
Rachmaninoff Symphony No. 2
Artists
Jaap van Zweden Conductor
Yefim Bronfman Piano

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January, 2019 Saturday

Beethoven and Rachmaninoff
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8:00 PM Concert

Beethoven and Rachmaninoff

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Program To Include
Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 2
Rachmaninoff Symphony No. 2
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Jaap van Zweden Conductor
Yefim Bronfman Piano

22

January, 2019 Tuesday

Beethoven and Rachmaninoff
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7:30 PM Concert

Beethoven and Rachmaninoff

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Program To Include
Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 2
Rachmaninoff Symphony No. 2
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Jaap van Zweden Conductor
Yefim Bronfman Piano

24

January, 2019 Thursday

<em>Fire in my mouth</em>
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7:30 PM Concert

Fire in my mouth

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Program To Include
Stucky Elegy from August 4, 1964
Copland Clarinet Concerto
Julia Wolfe Fire in my mouth (World Premiere–New York Philharmonic Commission)
Artists
Jaap van Zweden Conductor
Anthony McGill Clarinet
The Crossing
Donald Nally, director
Chamber Choir
Young People’s Chorus of New York City
Francisco J. Núñez, director
Children’s Chorus
Jeff Sugg Video and Scenic Designer
Anne Kauffman Director

25

January, 2019 Friday

<em>Fire in my mouth</em>
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8:00 PM Concert

Fire in my mouth

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Program To Include
Stucky Elegy from August 4, 1964
Copland Clarinet Concerto
Julia Wolfe Fire in my mouth (World Premiere–New York Philharmonic Commission)
Artists
Jaap van Zweden Conductor
Anthony McGill Clarinet
The Crossing
Donald Nally, director
Chamber Choir
Young People’s Chorus of New York City
Francisco J. Núñez, director
Children’s Chorus
Jeff Sugg Video and Scenic Designer
Anne Kauffman Director

26

January, 2019 Saturday

<em>Fire in my mouth</em>
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8:00 PM Concert

Fire in my mouth

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Program To Include
Stucky Elegy from August 4, 1964
Copland Clarinet Concerto
Julia Wolfe Fire in my mouth (World Premiere–New York Philharmonic Commission)
Artists
Jaap van Zweden Conductor
Anthony McGill Clarinet
The Crossing
Donald Nally, director
Chamber Choir
Young People’s Chorus of New York City
Francisco J. Núñez, director
Children’s Chorus
Jeff Sugg Video and Scenic Designer
Anne Kauffman Director

30

January, 2019 Wednesday

Open Rehearsal
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9:45 AM Open Rehearsal

Open Rehearsal

Program To Include
Mozart Symphony No. 1
Haydn Piano Concerto No. 11 in D major, Hob.XVIII: 11
Stravinsky Capriccio for Piano and Orchestra
Mozart Symphony No. 41, Jupiter
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Jaap van Zweden Conductor
Emanuel Ax Piano
Mozart’s <em>Jupiter</em> Symphony and Ax
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7:30 PM Concert

Mozart’s Jupiter Symphony and Ax

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Program To Include
Mozart Symphony No. 1
Haydn Piano Concerto No. 11 in D major, Hob.XVIII: 11
Stravinsky Capriccio for Piano and Orchestra
Mozart Symphony No. 41, Jupiter
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Jaap van Zweden Conductor
Emanuel Ax Piano

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January, 2019 Thursday

Mozart’s <em>Jupiter</em> Symphony and Ax
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7:30 PM Concert

Mozart’s Jupiter Symphony and Ax

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Program To Include
Mozart Symphony No. 1
Haydn Piano Concerto No. 11 in D major, Hob.XVIII: 11
Stravinsky Capriccio for Piano and Orchestra
Mozart Symphony No. 41, Jupiter
Artists
Jaap van Zweden Conductor
Emanuel Ax Piano

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February, 2019 Friday

Mozart’s <em>Jupiter</em> Symphony and Ax
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8:00 PM Concert

Mozart’s Jupiter Symphony and Ax

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Program To Include
Mozart Symphony No. 1
Haydn Piano Concerto No. 11 in D major, Hob.XVIII: 11
Stravinsky Capriccio for Piano and Orchestra
Mozart Symphony No. 41, Jupiter
Artists
Jaap van Zweden Conductor
Emanuel Ax Piano

2

February, 2019 Saturday

Mozart’s <em>Jupiter</em> Symphony and Ax
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8:00 PM Concert

Mozart’s Jupiter Symphony and Ax

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Program To Include
Mozart Symphony No. 1
Haydn Piano Concerto No. 11 in D major, Hob.XVIII: 11
Stravinsky Capriccio for Piano and Orchestra
Mozart Symphony No. 41, Jupiter
Artists
Jaap van Zweden Conductor
Emanuel Ax Piano

7

February, 2019 Thursday

Brahms's <em>A German Requiem</em>
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7:30 PM Concert

Brahms's A German Requiem

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Program To Include
Brahms Ein deutsches Requiem
Artists
Jaap van Zweden Conductor
Ying Fang Soprano
Matthias Goerne Baritone
Concert Chorale of New York
James Bagwell, Director

8

February, 2019 Friday

Brahms's <em>A German Requiem</em>
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2:00 PM Concert

Brahms's A German Requiem

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Program To Include
Brahms Ein deutsches Requiem
Artists
Jaap van Zweden Conductor
Ying Fang Soprano
Matthias Goerne Baritone
Concert Chorale of New York
James Bagwell, Director

9

February, 2019 Saturday

Brahms's <em>A German Requiem</em>
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8:00 PM Concert

Brahms's A German Requiem

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Program To Include
Brahms Ein deutsches Requiem
Artists
Jaap van Zweden Conductor
Ying Fang Soprano
Matthias Goerne Baritone
Concert Chorale of New York
James Bagwell, Director

20

March, 2019 Wednesday

21

March, 2019 Thursday

Jaap van Zweden Conducts Brahms’s First Symphony
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7:30 PM Concert

Jaap van Zweden Conducts Brahms’s First Symphony

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Program To Include
Ives Central Park in the Dark
John Adams The Wound-Dresser
Brahms Symphony No. 1
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Jaap van Zweden Conductor
Matthias Goerne Baritone

23

March, 2019 Saturday

Jaap van Zweden Conducts Brahms’s First Symphony
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8:00 PM Concert

Jaap van Zweden Conducts Brahms’s First Symphony

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Program To Include
Ives Central Park in the Dark
John Adams The Wound-Dresser
Brahms Symphony No. 1
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Jaap van Zweden Conductor
Matthias Goerne Baritone

26

March, 2019 Tuesday

Jaap van Zweden Conducts Brahms’s First Symphony
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7:30 PM Concert

Jaap van Zweden Conducts Brahms’s First Symphony

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Program To Include
Ives Central Park in the Dark
John Adams The Wound-Dresser
Brahms Symphony No. 1
Artists
Jaap van Zweden Conductor
Matthias Goerne Baritone

27

March, 2019 Wednesday

Maurizio Pollini with the New York Philharmonic
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7:30 PM Special Event

Maurizio Pollini with the New York Philharmonic

Program To Include
J. Wagenaar Cyrano de Bergerac Overture
Schumann Piano Concerto
Beethoven Symphony No. 5
Artists
Jaap van Zweden Conductor
Maurizio Pollini Piano

4

April, 2019 Thursday

<em>Phil the Hall</em>
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7:30 PM Concert

Phil the Hall

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Jaap van Zweden Conductor

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April, 2019 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

6

April, 2019 Saturday

<em>Phil the Hall</em>
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2:00 PM Concert

Phil the Hall

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Jaap van Zweden Conductor
<em>Phil the Hall</em>
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8:00 PM Concert

Phil the Hall

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Jaap van Zweden Conductor

11

April, 2019 Thursday

Open Rehearsal
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9:45 AM Open Rehearsal

Open Rehearsal

Program To Include
Mahler Symphony No. 6
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Jaap van Zweden Conductor
Mahler's Symphony No. 6
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7:30 PM Concert

Mahler's Symphony No. 6

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Program To Include
Mahler Symphony No. 6
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Jaap van Zweden Conductor

12

April, 2019 Friday

Mahler's Symphony No. 6
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11:00 AM Concert

Mahler's Symphony No. 6

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Program To Include
Mahler Symphony No. 6
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Jaap van Zweden Conductor

13

April, 2019 Saturday

Mahler's Symphony No. 6
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8:00 PM Concert

Mahler's Symphony No. 6

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Program To Include
Mahler Symphony No. 6
Artists
Jaap van Zweden Conductor

22

May, 2019 Wednesday

Open Rehearsal
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9:45 AM Open Rehearsal

Open Rehearsal

Program To Include
Shostakovich / Orch. Barshai Chamber Symphony
Beethoven Symphony No. 3, Eroica
Artists
Jaap van Zweden Conductor
Beethoven's <em>Eroica</em>
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7:30 PM Concert

Beethoven's Eroica

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Program To Include
Shostakovich / Orch. Barshai Chamber Symphony
Beethoven Symphony No. 3, Eroica
Artists
Jaap van Zweden Conductor

23

May, 2019 Thursday

Beethoven's <em>Eroica</em>
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7:30 PM Concert

Beethoven's Eroica

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Program To Include
Shostakovich / Orch. Barshai Chamber Symphony
Beethoven Symphony No. 3, Eroica
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Jaap van Zweden Conductor

25

May, 2019 Saturday

Beethoven's <em>Eroica</em>
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8:00 PM Concert

Beethoven's Eroica

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Program To Include
Shostakovich / Orch. Barshai Chamber Symphony
Beethoven Symphony No. 3, Eroica
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Jaap van Zweden Conductor

27

May, 2019 Monday

The Annual Free Memorial Day Concert
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8:00 PM Free Event

The Annual Free Memorial Day Concert

Program To Include
Bruckner Symphony No. 8
Artists
Jaap van Zweden Conductor

28

May, 2019 Tuesday

Beethoven's <em>Eroica</em>
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7:30 PM Concert

Beethoven's Eroica

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Program To Include
Shostakovich / Orch. Barshai Chamber Symphony
Beethoven Symphony No. 3, Eroica
Artists
Jaap van Zweden Conductor

30

May, 2019 Thursday

Open Rehearsal
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9:45 AM Open Rehearsal

Open Rehearsal

Program To Include
Brahms Tragic Overture
Mozart Piano Concerto No. 24
John Corigliano Symphony No. 1
Artists
Jaap van Zweden Conductor
David Fray Piano
Mozart and Corigliano
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7:30 PM Concert

Mozart and Corigliano

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Program To Include
Brahms Tragic Overture
Mozart Piano Concerto No. 24
John Corigliano Symphony No. 1
Artists
Jaap van Zweden Conductor
David Fray Piano

1

June, 2019 Saturday

Mozart and Corigliano
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8:00 PM Concert

Mozart and Corigliano

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Program To Include
Brahms Tragic Overture
Mozart Piano Concerto No. 24
John Corigliano Symphony No. 1
Artists
Jaap van Zweden Conductor
David Fray Piano

6

June, 2019 Thursday

<em>prisoner of the state</em>
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7:30 PM Concert

prisoner of the state

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Program To Include
David Lang prisoner of the state (World Premiere–Co-Commission by the New York Philharmonic in collaboration with Rotterdam’s de Doelen and London’s Barbican, Barcelona’s l’Auditori, Bochum Symphony Orchestra, and Bruges’s Concertgebouw)
Artists
Jaap van Zweden Conductor
Elkhanah Pulitzer Director
Julie Mathevet Soprano
Alan Oke Tenor
Jarrett Ott Baritone
Eric Owens Bass-Baritone

7

June, 2019 Friday

<em>prisoner of the state</em>
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8:00 PM Concert

prisoner of the state

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Program To Include
David Lang prisoner of the state (World Premiere–Co-Commission by the New York Philharmonic in collaboration with Rotterdam’s de Doelen and London’s Barbican, Barcelona’s l’Auditori, Bochum Symphony Orchestra, and Bruges’s Concertgebouw)
Artists
Jaap van Zweden Conductor
Elkhanah Pulitzer Director
Julie Mathevet Soprano
Alan Oke Tenor
Jarrett Ott Baritone
Eric Owens Bass-Baritone

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June, 2019 Saturday

<em>prisoner of the state</em>
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8:00 PM Concert

prisoner of the state

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Program To Include
David Lang prisoner of the state (World Premiere–Co-Commission by the New York Philharmonic in collaboration with Rotterdam’s de Doelen and London’s Barbican, Barcelona’s l’Auditori, Bochum Symphony Orchestra, and Bruges’s Concertgebouw)
Artists
Jaap van Zweden Conductor
Elkhanah Pulitzer Director
Julie Mathevet Soprano
Alan Oke Tenor
Jarrett Ott Baritone
Eric Owens Bass-Baritone
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