Jaap van Zweden Conducts Mahler's Resurrection Symphony
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Mahler's New York

CANCELLED: Jaap van Zweden Conducts Mahler's Resurrection Symphony

Location

David Geffen Hall

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Price Range

$90-205

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; 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

Joélle 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. Her 2019–20 season features important debuts, including as Pamina in Mozart’s The Magic Flute with both The Metropolitan Opera and Santa Fe Opera. She returns to The Cleveland Orchestra for Mahler’s Fourth Symphony as well as Mozart’s Mass in C minor, a work she also performs with Boston’s Handel and Haydn Society. Mahler’s Symphony No. 2, Resurrection, features prominently in her season, as she sings it in her returns to the New York Philharmonic conducted by Music Director Jaap van Zweden — both in New York and on the Orchestra’s European tour — and with the London Philharmonia, led by Jakub Hrůša, and the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra. She reprises the role of Serpetta in Mozart’s La finta giardiniera on tour in Shanghai with Teatro alla Scala, and returns to the San Francisco Symphony for Brahms’s A German Requiem led by Michael Tilson Thomas, as well as the Santa Barbara Symphony for Beethoven’s Mass in C. Her season also includes appearances with the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society’s Emerging Voices series; The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center for a concert in Alice Tully Hall featuring songs of Schubert, Chausson, and Harbison; and the Cincinnati Symphony for Handel’s Dilirio amoroso.

Joélle Harvey is the recipient of a 2011 First Prize Award 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.

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Sasha Cooke

Mezzo-Soprano

Sasha Cooke

Mezzo-Soprano

Sasha Cooke

Mezzo-Soprano

During the 2019–20 season, two-time Grammy-winning mezzo-soprano Sasha Cooke returns to San Francisco Opera to reprise the title role in Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel and Laurene Jobs in Mason Bates’s The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs. In addition to reuniting with Jaap van Zweden and the New York Philharmonic for Mahler’s Symphony No. 2, Resurrection, at David Geffen Hall, Barbican Centre, and Amsterdam’s Royal Concertgebouw, she sings Mahler’s Symphony No. 3 with Myung-Whun Chung at Rome’s Accademia nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Beethoven’s Missa solemnis with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Robert Spano, Ravel’s Shéhérazade with Radio Filharmonisch Orkest and James Gaffigan, Lieberson’s Rilke Songs with The Cleveland Orchestra and Michael Tilson Thomas, and Mascagni’s Cavalleria rusticana with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Riccardo Muti.

She is building on a decade of collaborating with the San Francisco Symphony to undertake an artist-in-residency encompassing concerts with the orchestra, educational events, and a solo recital in Davies Hall. Additional recitals include a return to London’s Wigmore Hall, with Malcolm Martineau, and the Kennedy Center’s Terrace Theater, with Julius Drake, as well as a solo recital for Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, with Pei-Yao Wang. She also sings the world premiere of Jake Heggie and Gene Scheer’s Violins of Hope with violinist Daniel Hope for Music at Kohl Mansion.

Ms. Cooke has sung at The Metropolitan Opera, English National Opera, Opéra national de Bordeaux, and Gran Teatre del Liceu, as well as with more than 60 orchestras worldwide under conductors including Andrew Davis, Gustavo Dudamel, Bernard Haitink, James Levine, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Edo de Waart, and Franz Welser-Möst. She has recorded for labels including Hyperion, BIS, and Chandos. She studied at Rice University, The Juilliard School, and The Metropolitan Opera’s 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 (CCNY) is a group of professional singers that has appeared at the Caramoor Festival, in the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s production of John Adams’s The Death of Klinghoffer, and in Handel’s L’Allegro with the Mark Morris Dance Company. The chorale performed at the Performing Arts Center at Purchase and in Live From Lincoln Center’s Emmy-nominated A Salute to the American Musical. CCNY has appeared with American Symphony Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and Opera Orchestra of New York, and participated in the New York Premiere of Paul McCartney’s Ecce Cor Meum and Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Carousel in concert at Carnegie Hall. The ensemble appears regularly at the Mostly Mozart Festival, performing repertoire ranging from Haydn and Mozart to Bernstein and collaborating with Louis Langrée, Gianandrea Noseda, and Iván Fischer and the Budapest Festival Orchestra. For the Lincoln Center Festival it appeared in Julie Taymor’s production of Eliot Goldenthal’s Grendl and Danny Elfman’s Music from the Movies of Tim Burton (the latter 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 and Mozart’s Requiem at Mostly Mozart. The ensemble’s discography includes Kismet and 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). This season’s upcoming New York Philharmonic collaborations include Mahler’s Symphony No. 2, Resurrection, and John Adams’s Harmonium. The artistic administrator for the Chorale is Jacqueline Pierce.

James Bagwell maintains an active international schedule as a conductor of choral, operatic, and orchestral music. In 2015 he was named associate conductor of The Orchestra Now while continuing his role as principal guest conductor of the American Symphony Orchestra. From 2009 to 2015 he was music director of The Collegiate Chorale; highlights of his tenure include conducting rarely-performed operas in concert, including Bellini’s Beatrice di Tenda, Rossini’s Moise et Pharaon, and Boito’s Mefistofele. He conducted the New York Premieres of Philip Glass’s Toltec Symphony and Osvaldo Golijov’s Oceana at Carnegie Hall, and trained choruses for the Boston Symphony, Mostly Mozart, Israel Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, NHK Symphony, St. Petersburg Symphony, Budapest Festival, American Symphony, and Cincinnati Symphony orchestras, and the Verbier and Salzburg Festivals. He has prepared choruses with conductors including Andris Nelsons, Gianandrea Noseda, Valery Gergiev, Zubin Mehta, Riccardo Muti, Lorin Maazel, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Michael Tilson Thomas, Louis Langrée, Robert Shaw, and Leonard Slatkin. He is professor of music and director of performance studies at Bard College and Bard College Conservatory of Music.

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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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