Brahms, Strauss, and Tania León
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Project 19

Brahms, Strauss, and Tania León

Location

David Geffen Hall

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Price Range

$35-173

Duration

2 hours with intermission

No Late Seating
Date & Times

13

Feb, 2020

Thursday, 7:30 PM

15

Feb, 2020

Saturday, 8:00 PM

18

Feb, 2020

Tuesday, 7:30 PM

Event Info

Janine Jansen is the brilliant soloist in Brahms’s Violin Concerto, a work of nearly symphonic proportions and technical fireworks in the last movement. Maestro van Zweden conducts ravishing melodies and seductive waltzes in Strauss’s Der Rosenkavalier, which transports you to Vienna’s Golden Age. This concert, featuring Tania León’s commissioned work, continues Project 19.

Project 19 is a multi-season New York Philharmonic initiative that features commissions by 19 women composers in honor of the centennial of the 19th Amendment.

Program

Brahms

Violin Concerto

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Tania León

Stride (World Premiere–New York Philharmonic Co-Commission with the Oregon Symphony)

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R. Strauss

Der Rosenkavalier Suite

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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. He has conducted orchestras on three continents, appearing as guest with leading orchestras such as, in Europe, the Orchestre de Paris, Amsterdam’s Royal Concertgebouw, Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, Vienna Philharmonic, Berlin Philharmonic, and, London Symphony Orchestra, and, in the United States, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra, and Los Angeles Philharmonic.

In the 2019–20 season, Jaap van Zweden conducted the New York Philharmonic in four World Premieres and symphonic cornerstones. As part of the launch of Project 19, the multiyear initiative marking the centennial of the 19th Amendment with commissions by 19 women composers, he led the premieres of works by Nina C. Young, Tania León, and Ellen Reid. Other highlights include a new, staged production of Schoenberg’s Erwartung and Bartók’s Bluebeard’s Castle; his first Young People’s Concert; and works by Beethoven, Mozart, Bruckner, Tchaikovsky, Shostakovich, Barber, Björk, Steve Reich, Philip Glass, Anders Hilborg, and more, including the school-age participants in the New York Philharmonic Very Young Composers Program.

Jaap van Zweden’s most recent recording is the 2020 release of the World Premiere of David Lang’s prisoner of the state, following the 2019 release of Julia Wolfe’s Fire in my mouth, both part of the Philharmonic’s partnership with Decca Gold, Universal Music Group’s newly established US classical music label. He conducted the first-ever performances in Hong Kong of Wagner’s Ring Cycle, the recordings of which are available on the Naxos label. His acclaimed 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 (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 an October 2018 CBS 60 Minutes profile on the occasion of his arrival at the New York Philharmonic. Recently, he was awarded the prestigious 2020 Concertgebouw Prize. Under his leadership the Hong Kong Philharmonic was named Gramophone’s 2019 Orchestra of the Year.

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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Janine Jansen

Violin

Janine Jansen

Violin

Janine Jansen

Violin

Violinist Janine Jansen works regularly with the world’s most eminent orchestras and conductors. This season she makes her Salzburg Easter Festival debut performing with the Dresden Staatskapelle conducted by Christian Thielemann. She also undertakes major tours with the Vienna Philharmonic and Zubin Mehta, Munich Philharmonic and Valery Gergiev, London Symphony Orchestra and Gianandrea Noseda, and Orchestra dell’Accademia nazionale di Santa Cecilia with Antonio Pappano.

Other orchestral highlights include returns to the Berlin Philharmonic and NHK Symphony Orchestra led by Paavo Järvi, and to the New York Philharmonic with Jaap van Zweden. She also returns to the Oslo and Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestras and the Norrköping Symphony Orchestra.

A devoted chamber musician, Ms. Jansen embarks on a duo recital tour with pianist Denis Kozhukhin, which includes stops in Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, and China. She also returned to her roots to be guest artistic director 2019 at the International Chamber Music Festival Utrecht in December 2019.

Janine Jansen records exclusively for Decca Classics. Since recording Vivaldi’s Four Seasons in 2003 she has been successful in the digital music charts. She has also won numerous prizes, including the Vermeer Prize 2018, awarded by the Dutch government. She studied with Coosje Wijzenbeek, Philipp Hirshhorn, and Boris Belkin. Janine Jansen plays the 1707 Stradivarius “Rivaz — Baron Gutmann” violin kindly on loan from Dextra Musica.

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Special Thanks

Lead support for Project 19 is provided by the Donald A. Pels Charitable Trust and Dr. Agnes Hsu-Tang and Mr. Oscar L. Tang.

Generous support is also provided by Sheree A. and Gerald L. Friedman; The Hauser Foundation; The Gerald L. Lennard Foundation; Margaret Morgan and Wesley Phoa; Kimberly V. Strauss, The Strauss Foundation; the Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation; and an anonymous donor.

Project 19 is supported in part by a generous grant from the American Orchestras’ Futures Fund, a program of the League of American Orchestras made possible by funding from the Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation.

Janine Jansen’s performances are supported as part of the Dutch Culture USA program by the Consulate General of the Netherlands in New York.

Tania León’s commission for Project 19 is made possible with generous support from Margaret Morgan and Wesley Phoa.

These performances of Stride are made possible with generous support from the Francis Goelet Charitable Lead Trusts.

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