Jaap van Zweden Conducts Mahler's Resurrection Symphony

The New York Philharmonic

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Mahler's New York

Jaap van Zweden Conducts Mahler's Resurrection Symphony

Location

David Geffen Hall

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Price Range

$35-133

Duration

1 hour & 30 minutes, no intermission

No Late Seating
Date & Times

23

Apr, 2020

Thursday, 7:30 PM

24

Apr, 2020

Friday, 8:00 PM

25

Apr, 2020

Saturday, 8:00 PM

Event Info

Jaap van Zweden leads Mahler’s stirring symphony with a profoundly beautiful message. You’ll hear thunderous outbursts and brass fanfares, but in the finale, out of nowhere, a hushed chorus intones the resurrection ode, rising as solo voices soar, singing of forgiveness, divine compassion, and eternal life.

Part of Mahler’s New York, two weeks celebrating the great composer and former New York Philharmonic Music Director.

Program To Include

Mahler

Symphony No. 2, Resurrection

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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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Joélle Harvey

Soprano

Joélle Harvey

Soprano

Joelle Harvey

Soprano

A native of Bolivar, New York, soprano Joélle Harvey has established herself over the past decade as a noted interpreter of a broad range of repertoire, specializing in Handel, Mozart, and new music. She was the recipient of a 2011 First Prize from the Gerda Lissner Foundation, a 2009 Sara Tucker Study Grant from the Richard Tucker Foundation, and a 2010 Encouragement Award (in honor of Norma Newton) from the George London Foundation.

The works of Mahler figure substantially in Ms. Harvey’s 2018–19 season engagements. She returns to The Cleveland Orchestra as the soprano soloist in his Symphony No. 2, Resurrection, conducted by Franz Welser-Möst, both in Cleveland and on tour. She also performs the work for her Toronto Symphony Orchestra debut, in performances led by Juanjo Mena. With the San Diego Symphony, she reunites with conductor Edo de Waart for Mahler’s Fourth Symphony on a program that also features Barber’s Knoxville: Summer of 1915, and Mahler’s Eighth Symphony is the vehicle for her return to the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl, singing the “Mater Gloriosa” in performances conducted by Gustavo Dudamel. Also during the season she will be presented by Carnegie Hall in recital with pianist Allen Perriello as part of the Great Singers: Evenings of Song series. With the British ensemble Arcangelo and artistic director Jonathan Cohen, Ms. Harvey will tour several US cities. Other appearances this season include the New York Philharmonic (for the Mozart Requiem), Utah Symphony (Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony), Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra (Bach’s St. John Passion), North Carolina Symphony (Mozart arias and Mass in C minor), Indianapolis Symphony (Bruckner’s Te deum), Music of the Baroque (J.S. Bach’s Coffee Cantata), and Handel and Hadyn Society (the Mozart Requiem). 

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Sasha Cooke

Mezzo-Soprano

Sasha Cooke

Mezzo-Soprano

Sasha Cooke

Mezzo-Soprano

Grammy Award–winning mezzo-soprano Sasha Cooke has performed at The Metropolitan Opera, Opéra national de Bordeaux, San Francisco Opera, English National Opera, Gran Teatre del Liceu, Houston Grand Opera, Israeli Opera, and others. Previous orchestral engagements have included the New York, Los Angeles, Hong Kong, and Netherlands Radio philharmonic orchestras; The Philadelphia and Cleveland Orchestras; Boston, Chicago, London, National, San Francisco, Tokyo, Melbourne, New Zealand, and New World symphony orchestras; and the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, and Montreal’s Orchestre Métropolitain. She has collaborated with leading conductors such as Jaap van Zweden, James Conlon, Andrew Davis, Gustavo Dudamel, Mark Elder, Alan Gilbert, Bernard Haitink, James Levine, Riccardo Muti, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Leonard Slatkin, Michael Tilson Thomas, and Edo de Waart. She has performed in the World Premieres of operas by Mark Adamo, Mason Bates, William Bolcom, Laura Kaminsky, Nico Muhly, John Musto, Joby Talbot, and others. Ms. Cooke can be heard on recordings released by labels including BIS, Hyperion, Pentatone, Naxos, Bridge, Yarlung, GPR Records, and Sono Luminus. She is a graduate of Rice University, The Juilliard School, and The Metropolitan Opera Lindemann Young Artist Development Program.

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Concert Chorale of New York
James Bagwell, director

Chorus

Concert Chorale of New York
James Bagwell, director

Chorus

Chorus

The Concert Chorale of New York is a group of professional singers that has appeared at the Caramoor Festival in concert versions of Handel’s L’Allegro and Theodora, Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Rossini’s La Cenerentola. Other credits include the Brooklyn Academy of Music productions of Philip Glass’s Civil Wars, John Adams’s Nixon in China and The Death of Klinghoffer, and Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas and Handel’s L’Allegro with the Mark Morris Dance Company. The chorale performed Gilbert & Sullivan at the Performing Arts Center at Purchase; a Haydn, Bach, and Beethoven series; and Live From Lincoln Center’s Emmy-nominated A Salute to the American Musical. The chorale has appeared with American Symphony Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Opera Orchestra of New York, and Judy Collins, and participated in the New York Premiere of Paul McCartney’s Ecce Cor Meum and Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Carousel in concert led by Leonard Slatkin at Carnegie Hall. The ensemble appears regularly at the Mostly Mozart Festival, including in Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy and Ninth Symphony (the latter with Gianandrea Noseda and with Iván Fischer and the Budapest Festival Orchestra), Mozart’s Requiem and Mass in C minor, and Haydn’s Creation with Louis Langrée. For the Lincoln Center Festival it appeared in Julie Taymor’s production of Eliot Goldenthal’s Grendl, Richard Strauss’s Daphne, and Danny Elfman’s Music from the Movies of Tim Burton (the last also televised on Live From Lincoln Center). Last season, CCNY performed all of Bernstein’s choral works, including Chichester Psalms, paired with Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, with Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and Bernstein’s MASS, in addition to Mozart’s Requiem, at Lincoln Center’s Mostly Mozart Festival. The ensemble’s discography includes Lederer & Davis’s Kismet and Wasserman’s Man of La Mancha with Paul Gemignani (CBS Records), Stephen Sondheim’s The Frogs (Nonesuch), and recordings with the American Symphony Orchestra and Opera Orchestra of New York. The men of the chorale were featured on a Pet Shop Boys recording (EMI).

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James Bagwell, director

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Special Thanks

Major support for Mahler’s New York is provided by Laura Chang and Arnold Chavkin.

These concerts are made possible with support from the Helen Huntington Hull Fund.

Mahler's New York 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.

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