Mozart and Corigliano

The New York Philharmonic

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Music of Conscience

John Corigliano's Symphony No. 1

Location

David Geffen Hall

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Price Range

$34-119

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 “an instinctive Mozartean affinity” — BBC) for Mozart’s fierce, introspective Piano Concerto No. 24.

Panels from the Nobel Peace Prize–nominated AIDS Memorial Quilt — inscribed with the names of AIDS victims by audience members at the 1992 Philharmonic performances of John Corigliano’s First Symphony — will be on display in the lobby of David Geffen Hall during these performances.

These performances are part of the official celebrations of the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising, under the auspices of the Stonewall 50 Consortium.

Program

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

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; the 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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David Fray

Piano

David Fray

Piano

David Fray

Piano

Pianist David Fray has collaborated with leading orchestras under conductors including Jaap van Zweden as well as Marin Alsop, Semyon Bychkov, Christoph Eschenbach, Daniele Gatti, Paavo Järvi, Kurt Masur, Riccardo Muti, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Michael Sanderling, and Yannick Nézet-Séguin. European orchestral appearances have included Amsterdam’s Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Bavarian Radio Orchestra, Budapest Festival Orchestra, London’s Philharmonia Orchestra, Academy of St Martin in the Fields, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Dresden Philharmonic, Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, Salzburg Mozarteum, Filarmonica della Scala, Orchestre de Paris, and Orchestre national de France. He made his US debut in 2009 with The Cleveland Orchestra, and has since performed with the Boston Symphony, San Francisco Symphony, New York Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony, and Los Angeles Philharmonic orchestras. He has given recitals at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Park Avenue Armory, and Chicago’s Symphony Hall, and appears regularly at the Vienna Konzerthaus, Mozarteum Salzburg, London’s Wigmore Hall, Théâtre des Champs Elysées, and other venues worldwide.

This season, the Théâtre des Champs Elysées presents a Bach cycle with Mr. Fray performing the concertos for two, three, and four pianos; sonatas with violinist Renaud Capuçon; and Goldberg Variations. He returns to the New York Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Dallas Symphony Orchestra, and National Arts Centre Orchestra; gives recitals in Amsterdam, Budapest, Dresden, Milan, and Istanbul; and tours South Korea and Russia. He partners again with Renaud Capuçon for recitals throughout Europe. Orchestral collaborations include the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra and Vienna Radio Symphony, and play-directing Porto’s Casa da Música Orchestra. In recent seasons, Mr. Fray toured Asia with the Dresden Philharmonic and Michael Sanderling, made his Vancouver Symphony Orchestra debut, and appeared at the Prague Spring Festival. Last summer he was a guest artist at Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara, California, teaching a series of master classes and performing a recital.

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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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