Van Zweden Conducts Mahler and Bernstein in Shanghai

The New York Philharmonic

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Jaap van Zweden Conducts Mahler and Bernstein in Shanghai

Location

Shanghai Symphony Hall

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Duration

2 hours & 1 minute

Date & Times

1

Jul, 2018

Sunday, 7:30 PM

Program

Bernstein

Serenade (after Plato's Symposium)

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Mahler

Symphony No. 5

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Artists

Jaap van Zweden

Conductor

Jaap van Zweden

Conductor

Jaap van Zweden

Conductor

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.

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Renaud Capuçon

Violin

Renaud Capuçon

Violin

Renaud Capucon NY Philharmonic

Violin

French violinist Renaud Capuçon has established himself as a soloist, recitalist, and chamber musician. In 1997 Claudio Abbado invited him to become concert master of the Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra. He has gone on to play concertos with top orchestras such as the Berlin Philharmonic led by Bernard Haitink and David Robertson, Boston Symphony Orchestra with Christoph von Dohnányi, Orchestre de Paris with Christoph Eschenbach and Paavo Järvi, Philharmonique de Radio France and Filarmonica della Scala orchestras with Myung-Whun Chung, Orchestre national de France with Daniele Gatti and Valery Gergiev, and Simon Bolivar Orchestra and Los Angeles Philharmonic with Gustavo Dudamel. Upcoming engagements include the London Symphony Orchestra and Camerata Salzburg. Mr. Capuçon also tours extensively as a solo recitalist, and plays-directs groups such as Camerata Salzburg, Festival Strings Lucerne, and Basel Chamber Orchestra. His chamber music collaborators include Daniel Barenboim, Yefim Bronfman, Yuja Wang, and his brother, cellist Gautier Capuçon, appearing at the festivals of Edinburgh, Berlin, Lucerne, Verbier, Aix-en-Provence, Tanglewood, and Salzburg. He is artistic director of the Easter Festival in Aix-en-Provence, which he founded in 2013, and was appointed artistic director of the Sommets Musicaux de Gstaad in 2016. An exclusive Erato/Warner Classics artist, his extensive discography includes J.S. Bach and Peteris Vasks concertos, Chamber Orchestra of Europe (as conductor and soloist), and Brahms and Berg concertos with the Vienna Philharmonic and Daniel Harding. His compilation, Le Violon Roi, received the Disque d’Or, and his recording of contemporary concertos by Wolfgang Rihm, Pascal Dusapin, and Bruno Montovani was nominated as best recording by French Victoires de la Musique 2017 and awarded the Echo Klassik Prize. Renaud Capuçon plays the Guarneri del Gesù “Panette” (1737) that belonged to Isaac Stern. In 2011 he was appointed Chevalier dans l’Ordre National du Mérite and, in 2016, Chevalier de la Légion d’honneur by the French government.

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