Mozart and Corigliano

The New York Philharmonic

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Location

David Geffen Hall

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Price Range

$34-130

Duration

2 hours with intermission

Date & Times

30

May, 2019

Thursday, 7:30 PM

1

Jun, 2019

Saturday, 8:00 PM

Event Info

Experience John Corigliano’s piercing, personal dedication to loved ones lost and the many impacted by the widespread AIDS epidemic of the 1980s. Jaap van Zweden conducts and is joined by David Fray (who has “distinctive Mozartean affinity” — BBC) for Mozart’s fierce, introspective Piano Concerto No. 24.

Program To Include

Brahms

Tragic Overture

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Mozart

Piano Concerto No. 24

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John Corigliano

Symphony No. 1

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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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David Fray

Piano

David Fray

Piano

David Fray Paolo Roversi

Piano

Pianist David Fray has collaborated with the world’s leading orchestras under distinguished conductors such as Riccardo Muti, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Yannick Nézet-Séguin and Jaap van Zweden. European engagements have included Amsterdam’s Royal Concertgebouw, London’s Philharmonia Orchestra, Milan’s Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala, and Orchestre national de France. Since making his U.S. debut in 2009 with The Cleveland Orchestra, he has performed with the Boston, Chicago, and San Francisco symphony orchestras and the New York and Los Angeles Philharmonic orchestras, and appeared in recital at Carnegie Hall, Mostly Mozart Festival, and Chicago Symphony Hall. Mr. Fray’s 2017–18 season includes returns to the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, London’s Philharmonia, and Cleveland Orchestra, and debuts with the Vancouver Symphony, Los Angeles Chamber, and ORF Vienna Radio Symphony orchestras. He performed on a four-city tour of South Korea to play-conduct J.S. Bach concertos with the Sejong Soloists, and made his New Zealand debut with the Auckland Philharmonia. He gives recitals in Geneva, Frankfurt, Moscow, Prague, Salzburg, and Montreal, among others, and appears in chamber music with Renaud Capuçon at London’s Wigmore Hall and with Gérard Caussé and Paul Meyer throughout Europe. An exclusive Erato / Warner Classics artist, David Fray released selected Chopin piano works in 2017. His previous disc, Fantaisie, featuring Schubert’s late piano works, was named Gramophone Editor’s Choice. In 2008 ARTE +7 presented Sing, Swing & Think, a documentary on Mr. Fray now available on DVD). His honors include the German Echo Klassik Prize for Instrumentalist of the Year, Young Talent Award from the Ruhr Piano Festival, being named Newcomer of the Year by the BBC Music Magazine, and, at the 2004 Montreal International Music Competition, the Second Grand Prize and the Prize for the best interpretation of a Canadian work. David Fray began piano lessons at age four and furthered his studies with Jacques Rouvier at the Conservatoire National Supérieur in Paris.

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Special Thanks

Major support for these concerts is provided by Laura Chang and Arnold Chavkin.

The Donna and Marvin Schwartz Virtuoso Piano Performance Series has provided major support for David Fray’s appearances during the New York Philharmonic’s 2018–19 season.

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