Rachmaninoff’s Symphony No. 2 and Lisa Batiashvili

The New York Philharmonic

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Rachmaninoff’s Second Symphony and Lisa Batiashvili


David Geffen Hall

Price Range

$33.00 - $118.00


2 hours 15 minutes with intermission

Date & Times


Feb, 2015

Thursday, 7:30 PM


Feb, 2015

Friday, 8:00 PM


Feb, 2015

Saturday, 8:00 PM


Christopher Rouse




Violin Concerto



Symphony No. 2


David Zinman


David Zinman


David Zinman


New York–born conductor David Zinman has held positions as music director of the Rotterdam and Rochester Philharmonic orchestras and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra; principal conductor of the Netherlands Chamber Orchestra; and music director of the Aspen Music Festival and School and American Academy of Conducting. He has just completed his 19-year tenure as music director of Zurich’s Tonhalle Orchestra, with his final performance at the 2014 BBC Proms. A regular guest with the world’s leading orchestras, in recent engagements he has worked with the Bavarian Radio and Vienna Symphony Orchestras, London and Royal Stockholm Philharmonic orchestras, Orchestre de Paris, and Orchestre national de France. He regularly conducts the New York Philharmonic and in the summer of 2014 he appeared with the Boston Symphony Orchestra at Tanglewood and with the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra. Upcoming projects include performances with the Toronto, NHK, Berlin’s German, and Washington’s National symphony orchestras, and the Leipzig Gewandhaus and Czech Philharmonic orchestras. Mr. Zinman’s discography of more than 100 recordings has received international honors, including five Grammy Awards, two Grand Prix du Disque, two Edison Prizes, the Deutsche Schallplattenpreis, and a Gramophone Award. Recent releases include a 50-CD box set David Zinman: Great Symphonies — The Zurich Years, which commemorates his recording legacy with Zurich’s Tonhalle Orchestra. In 2000 Mr. Zinman was awarded the Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, and in 2002 he was first conductor and non-Swiss recipient of the City of Zurich Art Prize. He received the Thomas Theodore award in recognition of outstanding achievement and extraordinary service to one’s colleagues in advancing the art and science of conducting. In 2008 he won the Midem Classical Artist of the Year award for his work with the Tonhalle Orchestra. He was also the 1997 recipient of the Ditson Award from Columbia University in recognition of his exceptional commitment to the performance of works by American composers.

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Lisa Batiashvili


Lisa Batiashvili


Lisa Batiashvili by Sammy Hart


Violinist Lisa Batiashvili, Musical America’s 2015 Instrumentalist of the Year, is this season’s artist-in-residence with Amsterdam’s Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. The Germany-based Georgian violinist has developed longstanding relationships with some of the world’s leading orchestras, including the New York Philharmonic (with whom she was the 2014–15 Mary and James G. Wallach Artist-in-Residence), Berlin Philharmonic, Zurich’s Tonhalle Orchestra, and Chamber Orchestra of Europe.

Ms. Batiashvili’s 2016–17 season highlights include performances with the Dresden Staatskapelle (with Christian Thielemann and cellist Gautier Capuçon), Los Angeles Philharmonic (Gustavo Dudamel), London Symphony Orchestra (Michael Tilson Thomas), and Chamber Orchestra of Paris (oboist François Leleux). She also performs the World Premiere of Anders Hillborg’s Violin Concerto No. 2 with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra (Sakari Oramo), and later performs it with the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra (Alan Gilbert).

As part of her Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra residency, she plays Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto (Antonio Pappano), Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No. 2 (Daniele Gatti), and Shostakovich’s Violin Concerto No. 1 (Vladimir Jurowski). She also spends two weeks as a Bamberg Symphony portrait artist, performing Dvořák’s Violin Concerto (Ingo Metzmacher) as well as J.S. Bach’s and Thierry Escaich’s Concertos for Violin and Oboe with Mr. Leleux (Jakub Hrůša). Chamber music projects include the opening celebration of the Boulez Saal in Berlin and a tribute concert to Alfred Brendel.

Ms. Batiashvili records exclusively for Deutsche Grammophon; her last album was released in November 2016, featuring Tchaikovsky’s and Sibelius’s Violin Concertos with the Berlin Staatskapelle, led by Daniel Barenboim. Earlier recordings include Brahms’s Violin Concerto with the Dresden Staatskapelle and Shostakovich’s Violin Concerto No. 1 with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, as well as an album of works by J.S. and C.P.E. Bach featuring, among others, François Leleux and Emmanuel Pahud.

Lisa Batiashvili plays a Joseph Guarneri “del Gesu” from 1739.

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Special Thanks
Lisa Batiashvili is The Mary and James G. Wallach Artist-in-Residence.

Christopher Rouse is The Marie-Josée Kravis Composer-in-Residence.

These performances are sponsored by Mitsui & Co. (U.S.A.), Inc..

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