Brahms’s A German Requiem

The New York Philharmonic

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Brahms's A German Requiem

Location

David Geffen Hall

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Price Range

$30-119

Duration

1 hour

No Late Seating
Date & Times

7

Feb, 2019

Thursday, 7:30 PM

8

Feb, 2019

Friday, 2:00 PM

9

Feb, 2019

Saturday, 8:00 PM

Event Info

Jaap van Zweden conducts A German Requiem, Brahms’s moving musical statement about the human condition. On first hearing this work composer-pianist Clara Schumann wrote to Brahms, “I am completely filled with your Requiem,” and rhapsodized over its “profound seriousness, … magic and poetry.”

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Brahms

Ein deutsches Requiem

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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 simultaneously serves as Music Director Designate of the New York Philharmonic, anticipating his inaugural season, in 2018–19, when he becomes the Orchestra’s 26th Music Director. He continues as Music Director of the Hong Kong Philharmonic, a post he has held since 2012. Highlights of his 2017–18 season include return engagements to the New York Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Amsterdam’s Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, and Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra.

Maestro van Zweden has appeared as guest conductor with many leading orchestras around the globe, including, in addition to those above, 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. With the Dallas Symphony he launched the annual SOLUNA International Music & Arts Festival in 2015, the same year that he and the Hong Kong Philharmonic embarked on a four-year project featuring the first-ever performances in Hong Kong of Wagner’s Der Ring des Nibelungen, which is being recorded for release 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 has made numerous acclaimed recordings, including Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring and Petrushka, Britten’s War Requiem, and the complete Beethoven and Brahms symphonies. He has also completed the cycle of Bruckner symphonies with the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic, has recorded Mahler’s Symphony No. 5 with the London Philharmonic Orchestra (on the LPO Live label), and released Mozart piano concertos with the Philharmonia Orchestra and David Fray (Virgin). His highly praised performances of Wagner’s Lohengrin, Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, and Parsifal (the last of which earned Maestro van Zweden the prestigious Edison award for Best Opera Recording in 2012) are available on CD and / or DVD. On the Dallas Symphony’s own record label, he has released symphonies by Tchaikovsky (Nos. 4 and 5), Beethoven (Nos. 5 and 7), Mahler (Nos. 3 and 6), and Dvořák (No. 9, From the New World), as well as the World Premiere recording of Steven Stucky’s concert drama August 4, 1964. His most recent releases on Naxos are his recordings with the Hong Kong Philharmonic of Wagner’s Das Rheingold and Die Walküre. A recording of Jaap van Zweden and the New York Philharmonic’s performances of Beethoven Symphonies Nos. 5 and 7 was released on CD and for streaming and download in February 2018; the release launched the Philharmonic’s partnership with Decca Gold, Universal Music Group’s newly established U.S. classical music label.

Born in Amsterdam, Jaap van Zweden was appointed as the youngest-ever concertmaster of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra at 19, and began his conducting career nearly 20 years later, in 1996. He remains honorary chief conductor of the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, where he served as chief conductor, 2005–13. 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 recognition of his critically acclaimed work as music director of the Dallas Symphony and as a guest conductor with the most prestigious U.S. orchestras.

In 1997 Jaap van Zweden and his wife, Aaltje, established the Papageno Foundation with the objective of supporting families of children with autism. Over the years, the support from Papageno has taken shape through a number of programs in which professional music therapists and musicians receive additional training in using music as a major tool for working with autistic children. Papageno House, a new home for autistic young adults and children, was opened in Laren, the Netherlands, in August 2015, with Her Majesty Queen Maxima in attendance.

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Ying Fang

Soprano

Ying Fang

Soprano

Ying Fang

Soprano

Soprano Ying Fang’s 2017–18 season includes her Opernhaus Zürich debut as Pamina in Mozart’s The Magic Flute, a return to The Metropolitan Opera as Noémie in Massenet’s Cendrillon, the role of Morgana in Handel’s Alcina with Washington National Opera, and her Vancouver Opera debut as Adina in Donizetti’s L’elisir d’Amore. She performs Schumann’s Paradise and the Peri with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, directed by Peter Sellars and conducted by Gustavo Dudamel; a Carnegie Hall recital with pianist Ken Noda featuring Schubert Lieder; and Mahler’s Symphony No. 4 with the Montclair Orchestra and David Chan. She returns to the Verbier Festival for a solo recital, sings Mahler’s Symphony No. 4 with Christoph Eschenbach, and performs with the Verbier Chamber Ensemble at Schloss Elmau. Previous engagements include The Met, Verbier Festival, Aix-en-Provence Festival, Ravinia Festival, Wolf Trap Opera, Festival d’Avignon, and New World Symphony, with conductors including Colin Davis, William Christie, Jesús López Cobos, and Carlo Rizzi. She has performed at Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center, Alice Tully Hall, Aspen Opera Theater Center, and The Juilliard School, and sung with the Chicago, National, and Baltimore symphony orchestras and Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra. Ying Fan’s operatic repertoire includes Mozart’s Don Giovanni, Zaïde, and The Magic Flute; Rossini’s La cambiale di matrimonio and Il viaggio a Reims; Wagner’s Tannhäuser; Verdi’s Falstaff; Britten’s Curlew River; Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel; Gluck’s Iphigénie en Aulide; Handel’s Giulio Cesare; and Shostakovich’s The Nose. Recent orchestral engagements include Mahler’s Symphonies Nos. 2 and 4, Orff’s Carmina burana, J.S. Bach’s Wedding Cantata, Villa-Lobos’s Bachiana Brasiliera No. 5, Mendelssohn’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Handel’s Silete Venti, and Bernstein’s West Side Story. Ying Fang holds a master’s degree and an artist diploma in opera study from The Juilliard School and a bachelor’s from the Shanghai Conservatory of Music. She was a member of the Metropolitan Opera’s Lindemann Young Artist Development Program.

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Matthias Goerne

Baritone

Matthias Goerne

Baritone

Matthias Goerne

Baritone

Matthias Goerne, the 2018–19 Mary and James G. Wallach Artist-in-Residence at the New York Philharmonic, is one of the world’s most versatile and internationally sought-after vocalists. He is a frequent guest at renowned festivals and concert halls, and has collaborated with the world’s leading orchestras, conductors, and pianists. Born in Weimar, he studied with Hans-Joachim Beyer in Leipzig, and later with Elisabeth Schwarzkopf and Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau. Mr. Goerne has appeared on the world’s principal opera stages including, Opéra national de Paris, Madrid’s Teatro Real, The Metropolitan Opera, Vienna Staatsoper, and Royal Opera, Covent Garden. His carefully chosen roles range from Wagner’s Wolfram (in Tannhäuser), Amfortas (Parsifal), Kurwenal (Tristan and Isolde), and Wotan (The Ring), to Richard Strauss’s Orest (Elektra) and Jochanaan (Salome) and the title roles in Bartók’s Bluebeard’s Castle and Berg’s Wozzeck (the latter recently sung in August 2017 at the Salzburg Festival conducted by Vladimir Jurowski). Mr. Goerne’s artistry has been documented on numerous recordings, many of which have received prestigious honors, including four Grammy Award nominations, an ICMA Award, a Gramophone Award, the BBC Music Magazine Vocal Award 2017, the Diapason d’or arte, and three ECHO Klassik Awards. Following his legendary recordings with Vladimir Ashkenazy and Alfred Brendel for Universal Music, he has recently completed recording a series of selected Schubert songs with eminent pianists on 12 CDs, as The Goerne / Schubert Edition, for harmonia mundi. Other recent recordings include Brahms songs with Christoph Eschenbach, Schumann songs with Markus Hinerhäuser, and Mahler songs with the BBC Symphony. In the 2017–18 season Mr. Goerne is artist-in-residence at the Hamburg Elbphilharmonie and in the city of Madrid, where gives a series of seven concerts and recitals. Song recitals with Leif Ove Andsnes, Daniil Trifonov, Christoph Eschenbach, and Seong-Jin Cho bring him to Carnegie Hall, London’s Wigmore Hall, Vienna Konzerthaus, Vienna Staatsoper, Suntory Hall, Tokyo, and the new Boulez Hall in Berlin.

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Concert Chorale of New York
James Bagwell, Director

Concert Chorale of New York
James Bagwell, Director

The Concert Chorale of New York is a group of professional singers that has appeared at the Caramoor Festival in concert versions of Handel’s L’Allegro and Theodora, Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Rossini’s La Cenerentola. Other credits include the Brooklyn Academy of Music productions of Philip Glass’s Civil Wars, John Adams’s Nixon in China and The Death of Klinghoffer, and Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas and Handel’s L’Allegro with the Mark Morris Dance Company. The chorale performed Gilbert & Sullivan at the Performing Arts Center at Purchase; a Haydn, Bach, and Beethoven series; and Live From Lincoln Center’s Emmy-nominated A Salute to the American Musical. The chorale has appeared with American Symphony Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Opera Orchestra of New York, and Judy Collins, and participated in the New York Premiere of Paul McCartney’s Ecce Cor Meum and Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Carousel in concert led by Leonard Slatkin at Carnegie Hall. The ensemble appears regularly at the Mostly Mozart Festival, including in Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy and Ninth Symphony (the latter with Gianandrea Noseda and with Iván Fischer and the Budapest Festival Orchestra), Mozart’s Requiem and Mass in C minor, and Haydn’s Creation with Louis Langrée. For the Lincoln Center Festival it appeared in Julie Taymor’s production of Eliot Goldenthal’s Grendl, Richard Strauss’s Daphne, and Danny Elfman’s Music from the Movies of Tim Burton (the last also televised on Live From Lincoln Center). Upcoming performances include Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony and Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms with Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and Bernstein’s Mass and Mozart’s Requiem at Mostly Mozart. The ensemble’s discography includes Lederer & Davis’s Kismet and Wasserman’s Man of La Mancha with Paul Gemignani (CBS Records), Stephen Sondheim’s The Frogs (Nonesuch), and recordings with the American Symphony Orchestra and Opera Orchestra of New York. The men of the chorale were featured on a Pet Shop Boys recording (EMI).

James Bagwell maintains an active international schedule as a conductor of choral, operatic, and orchestral music. In 2015 he was named associate conductor of The Orchestra Now while continuing his role as principal guest conductor of the American Symphony Orchestra. From 2009 to 2015 he was music director of The Collegiate Chorale; highlights of his tenure with the ensemble include conducting rarely performed operas in concert, including Bellini’s Beatrice di Tenda, Rossini’s Moise et Pharaon, and Boito’s Mefistofele. He also conducted the New York Premieres of Philip Glass’s Toltec Symphony and Osvaldo Golijov’s Oceana, both at Carnegie Hall. He has trained choruses for the Boston Symphony, Mostly Mozart, Israel Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, NHK Symphony, St. Petersburg Symphony, Budapest Festival, American Symphony, and Cincinnati Symphony orchestras, as well as the Verbier and Salzburg Festivals. He has prepared choruses with conductors including Andris Nelsons, Gianandrea Noseda, Valery Gergiev, Zubin Mehta, Riccardo Muti, Lorin Maazel, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Michael Tilson Thomas, Louis Langrée, Robert Shaw, and Leonard Slatkin. He is professor of music and director of performance studies at Bard College and Bard College Conservatory of Music.

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James Bagwell, Director

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