Jaap Van Zweden Conducts Shostakovich

The New York Philharmonic

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Open Rehearsal

Location

David Geffen Hall

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Price Range

$22

Date & Times

29

Nov, 2018

Thursday, 9:45 AM

Event Info

All Open Rehearsals are “working” rehearsals and therefore the program may not be played in its entirety. Additionally, we cannot guarantee the appearance of any soloist at an Open Rehearsal.

Program To Include

Britten

Violin Concerto

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Shostakovich

Symphony No. 7, Leningrad

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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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Simone Lamsma

Violin

Simone Lamsma

Violin

Simone Lamsma by Otto van den Toorn

Violin

With an extensive repertoire of more than 60 violin concertos, Dutch violinist Simone Lamsma has performed with many of the world’s leading orchestras, including The Cleveland Orchestra, Amsterdam’s Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, and Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI; Royal Stockholm, Netherlands Radio, Rotterdam, BBC, Seoul, and Hong Kong philharmonic orchestras; and the Chicago, San Francisco, Dallas, National, Antwerp, Frankfurt Radio, RTVE, and Sao Paulo symphony orchestras.

In the 2017–18 and 2018–19 seasons she makes debuts with the New York and Oslo Philharmonic orchestras, Orchestre national du Capitole de Toulouse, and the Detroit, Houston, San Diego, Pittsburgh, Sydney, and MDR Leipzig Radio symphony orchestras, and returns to the Warsaw, Netherlands Radio, and Netherlands Philharmonic orchestras at Amsterdam’s Royal Concertgebouw, as well as the RTE National, Bournemouth, Oregon, Cincinnati, and Yomiuri Nippon symphony orchestras.

Ms. Lamsma gave the World Premiere of Matijs de Roo’s Violin Concerto at Amsterdam’s Royal Concertgebouw and the French Premiere of Michel van der Aa’s Violin Concerto with the Orchestre national de Lyon. A dedicated chamber musician, her recent recital appearances include highly anticipated debuts in London’s Wigmore Hall and New York’s Carnegie Hall in March 2017 with pianist Robert Kulek. Highlights of her recent festival appearances include her return to the Blossom Festival with The Cleveland Orchestra in 2015, and her debuts during the Enescu Festival with Les Siècles under François-Xavier Roth, Bravo! Vail with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra under Jaap van Zweden, and the Mainly Mozart Festival in San Diego.

Ms. Lamsma received acclaim for her most recent recording, released in 2017 on the Challenge Classics label, featuring Shostakovich’s Violin Concerto No. 1 and Sofia Gubaidulina’s In Tempus praesens with the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic, led by James Gaffigan and Reinbert de Leeuw.

Simone Lamsma plays the “Mlynarski” Stradivarius (1718), on generous loan to her by an anonymous benefactor.

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