Van Zweden Conducts Mahler and Glass

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Van Zweden Conducts Mahler and Glass

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Location

David Geffen Hall

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Price Range

$45-145

Duration

2 hours with intermission

Date & Times

22

Sep, 2017

Friday, 8:00 PM

23

Sep, 2017

Saturday, 8:00 PM

Event Info

Experience Jaap van Zweden’s chemistry with the Philharmonic as our Music Director Designate leads Mahler’s epic Fifth Symphony — a tour de force for the Orchestra’s virtuoso musicians encompassing intense passion, demonic energy, and breathtaking radiance — plus a brilliant concerto composed for the Labèque sisters by American master Philip Glass in a long-anticipated New York Premiere.

Program

Philip Glass

Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra (New York Premiere)

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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

Jaap van Zweden has become an international presence on three continents over the last decade. The 2017–18 season marks a major milestone as he completes his ten-year tenure as music director of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and becomes Music Director Designate of the New York Philharmonic, anticipating his inaugural season, in 2018–19, when he becomes Music Director. He continues as music director of the Hong Kong Philharmonic, a post he has held since 2012. In addition to performances with the New York Philharmonic in New York and on tour, his 2017–18 season highlights include returns to the Chicago Symphony, Amsterdam’s Royal Concertgebouw, Rotterdam Philharmonic, and Netherlands Radio Philharmonic orchestras.

Maestro van Zweden has also guest conducted The Cleveland and Philadelphia Orchestras; Boston, London, and Shanghai symphony orchestras; Los Angeles, Vienna, Berlin, and Munich philharmonic orchestras; Orchestre national de France; and Orchestre de Paris. In 2015 he launched the annual SOLUNA International Music & Arts Festival with the Dallas Symphony, and embarked on a four-year project with the Hong Kong Philharmonic to conduct the first-ever Hong Kong performances of Wagner’s Der Ring des Nibelungen, to be released on Naxos Records. In the summers of 2017–19 he serves as principal conductor of the Gstaad Festival Orchestra and Gstaad Conducting Academy.

Jaap van Zweden’s acclaimed recordings include Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring and Petrushka, Britten’s War Requiem, and complete cycles of the Beethoven, Brahms, and Bruckner symphonies. He recorded Mahler’s Symphony No. 5 with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and Mozart piano concertos with the Philharmonia Orchestra and David Fray. His celebrated performances of Wagner’s 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. On the Dallas Symphony’s record label, he has conducted symphonies by Tchaikovsky, Beethoven, Mahler, and Dvořák, as well as the World Premiere recording of Stucky’s August 4, 1964. A new recording agreement with Universal Music Group’s U.S. Classical Division and the New York Philharmonic under Jaap van Zweden is being launched in the 2017–18 season.

Born in Amsterdam, Jaap van Zweden was appointed the youngest-ever concertmaster of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra at 19. He began his conducting career 20 years later, in 1995. He is honorary chief conductor of the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, where he served as chief conductor, 2005–13, and conductor emeritus of the Netherlands Radio Chamber Orchestra. He also held the post of chief conductor of the Royal Flanders Orchestra, 2008–11. Maestro van Zweden was named Musical America’s 2012 Conductor of the Year.

In 1997 Jaap van Zweden and his wife, Aaltje, established the Papageno Foundation to support families of children with autism, including by training music therapists and musicians. In August 2015 the opening of Papageno House, a home for autistic young adults and children, in Laren, the Netherlands, was attended by Her Majesty Queen Maxima.

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Katia and Marielle Labèque

Pianos

Katia and Marielle Labèque

Pianos

Marielle and Katia Labeque

Pianos

Katia and Marielle Labèque are sibling pianists renowned for their ensemble of synchronicity and energy. Their musical ambitions started at an early age, and they rose to international fame with their contemporary rendition of Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue (one of the first gold records in classical music) and have since developed a worldwide performance career.

They are regular guests with prestigious European and American orchestras, collaborating with conductors including Lionel Bringuier, Semyon Bychkov, Colin Davis, Gustavo Dudamel, Charles Dutoit, John Eliot Gardiner, Kristjan Järvi, Paavo Järvi, Zubin Mehta, Seiji Ozawa, Antonio Pappano, Georges Prêtre, Simon Rattle, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Leonard Slatkin, Michael Tilson Thomas, and Jaap van Zweden.

The 2017–18 season includes performances with the New York Philharmonic with Jaap van Zweden, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Vienna Konzerthaus with Camerata Salzburg, Hamburg’s NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra with Bryce Dessner, a European tour with Amsterdam’s Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and Semyon Bychkov, and Easter Festival Salzburg with Dresden Staatskapelle. The duo will also perform Bryce Dessner’s new concerto with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, and San Francisco Symphony, among others.

Katia and Marielle Labèque have worked with numerous composers including Thomas Adès, Louis Andriessen, Luciano Berio, Pierre Boulez, Philip Glass, Osvaldo Golijov, György Ligeti, and Olivier Messiaen. In May 2015 they presented the World Premiere of Philip Glass’s Concerto for Two Pianos — which was written for them — with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, led by Gustavo Dudamel. In addition to the new concerto written for them by Bryce Dessner, Nico Muhly is also preparing a new work for them, to be ready in 2019.

For their own label, KML recordings, they released Sisters (2014), with a selection of musical pieces from their personal and professional lives. The DVD of the documentary The Labèque Way, produced by “El Deseo” (Pedro Almodóvar) and filmed by Félix Cábez, was released in fall 2015. Previous releases include an album of works by Gershwin and Bernstein, and their project Minimalist Dream House, which looks at 50 years of minimalist music. The Labeques’ KML Recordings recently joined Deutsche Grammophon; their most recent record is Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring and Debussy’s Epigraphes Antiques. Their next album, Moondog Minimalist Dream House, is set for spring 2018.

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