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

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. In the 2019–20 season he and the Philharmonic celebrate the ratification of the 19th Amendment with commissions by 19 women composers in Project 19, illuminate three hotbeds of music innovation — Berlin, Reykjavík, and New York — in the hotspots festival, and explore Mahler’s New York. 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. 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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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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