Yuja Wang and the New York Philharmonic
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Yuja Wang and the New York Philharmonic

Location

David Geffen Hall

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Price Range

$49-$139

Duration

2 hours with intermission

Date & Times

27

Mar, 2019

Wednesday, 7:30 PM

Event Info

This concert is a Special Event of the 2018–19 season.

Just announced: Yuja Wang in a one-night-only performance of Schumann’s passionate Piano Concerto. “Like an elite figure skater or gymnast, the athletic effort she expended was palpable,” wrote The Boston Globe. Also on the program: Jaap van Zweden conducting Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7, a rendition declared a “triumph” by BBC Music Magazine.

Yuja Wang replaces Maurizio Pollini, who has cancelled in order to fully recover from a brief illness.

Program

J. Wagenaar

Cyrano de Bergerac Overture

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Schumann

Piano Concerto

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Beethoven

Symphony No. 7

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Artists

Jaap van Zweden

Conductor

Jaap van Zweden

Conductor

Jaap van Zweden

Conductor

Jaap van Zweden began his tenure as the 26th Music Director of the New York Philharmonic in September 2018. He also serves as Music Director of the Hong Kong Philharmonic, a post he has held since 2012, and has appeared as guest conductor with many other leading orchestras around the globe, including the Orchestre de Paris, Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Vienna Philharmonic, Berlin Philharmonic, and London Symphony Orchestra.

In the 2019–20 season, Jaap van Zweden conducts the New York Philharmonic in seven World Premieres and symphonic cornerstones. He presides over Project 19, marking the centennial of the 19th Amendment with commissions by 19 women composers; hotspots festival, spotlighting Berlin, Reykjavík, and New York as new-music centers; and Mahler’s New York, examining the composer / conductor who spent time in New York as the Philharmonic’s tenth Music Director. During the 2020 European tour, he and the Orchestra will open the Concertgebouw’s Mahler Festival as the first American orchestra in the festival’s history. Other highlights include a new production of Schoenberg’s Erwartung and Bartók’s Bluebeard’s Castle; his first Young People’s Concert; and the low-cost Phil the Hall. He also guest conducts the Chicago Symphony, The Cleveland Orchestra, Netherlands Radio Philharmonic, Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, and Amsterdam’s Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra.

Jaap van Zweden’s most recent recording is of the World Premiere performance of Julia Wolfe’s Fire in my mouth, continuing the Philharmonic’s partnership with Decca Gold. He conducted the first-ever performances in Hong Kong of Wagner’s Ring Cycle, which have been recorded and released on Naxos, and his performance of Parsifal earned him the prestigious Edison Award for Best Opera Recording in 2012.

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 (2005–13), served as Chief Conductor of the Royal Flanders Orchestra (2008–11), and was Music Director of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra (2008–18), where he is now Conductor Laureate. Jaap van Zweden was named Musical America’s 2012 Conductor of the Year and was the subject of a 60 Minutes profile on CBS in 2018.

In 1997 Jaap van Zweden and his wife, Aaltje, established the Papageno Foundation to support families of children with autism. Today, the Foundation focuses on the development of children and young adults with autism by providing in-home music therapy; developing funding opportunities for autism programs; operating the Papageno House, where young adults with autism live, work, and participate in the community; and creating a research center in the Papageno House for early diagnosis and treatment of autism and analyzing the effects of music therapy on autism. Most recently, the Foundation launched the app TEAMPapageno, which allows children with autism to communicate with each other through music composition.

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Yuja Wang

Piano

Yuja Wang

Piano

Yuja Wang

Piano

Critical superlatives and audience ovations have continuously followed Beijing-born pianist Yuja Wang’s career. Celebrated for her charismatic artistry and captivating stage presence, she is set to achieve new heights during the 2019–20 season, which features recitals, concert series, season residencies, and extensive tours with some of the world’s most venerated ensembles and conductors.

Highlights include her year-long “Artist Spotlight” at London’s Barbican Centre, where she curates and performs in four events: the first London performance of John Adams’s newest piano concerto (which she premiered in the spring of 2019), Must the Devil Have All the Good Tunes?, with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Gustavo Dudamel, which they take to Boston and New York City; recitals featuring cellist Gautier Capuçon and clarinetist Andreas Ottensamer; and a solo recital.

Her 2019–20 season touring highlights include traveling to China with the Vienna Philharmonic, European recitals with Gautier Capucon, and a solo recital tour with stops at New York’s Carnegie Hall, San Francisco’s Davies Symphony Hall, and Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw.

Additionally, she is the featured soloist with some of North America’s leading orchestras, including the Boston Symphony Orchestra with Andris Nelsons, Toronto Symphony Orchestra conducted by Gustavo Gimeno, San Francisco Symphony led by Michael Tilson Thomas, and The Philadelphia Orchestra and Yannick Nézet-Séguin.

Yuja Wang received advanced training in Canada and at Philadelphia’s Curtis Institute of Music under Gary Graffman. Her international breakthrough came in 2007 when she replaced Martha Argerich as soloist with the Boston Symphony Orchestra. She later signed an exclusive contract with Deutsche Grammophon and has since established her place among the world’s leading artists, with a succession of critically acclaimed performances and recordings. She was named Musical America’s 2017 Artist of the Year.

 

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