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NY Phil Plays On: Concerts in the Parks @ Home, Presented by Didi and Oscar Schafer

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Jun, 2020

Thursday, 7:30 PM

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Throw down a blanket in your living room, pour yourself a drink, and join us for Concerts in the Parks @ Home, Presented by Didi and Oscar Schafer, the virtual edition of what has been a New York City summer tradition since 1965. This year’s concert features highlights from past concerts in Central Park — with Andrea Bocelli, Luciano Pavarotti, and Joshua Bell — and newly recorded performances by Philharmonic musicians from their homes.

It isn’t summer without the Concerts in the Parks, so we’re bringing the park to you; use this checklist to make a night of it.

Explore more Concerts in the Parks @ Home features at nyphil.org/parksathome.    

Program

Dukas

Fanfare from La Péri

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Verdi

La donna è mobile from Rigoletto

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Bernstein/arr. W.D. Brohn

West Side Story Suite

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Walker

Lyric for Strings

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Massenet

Pourquoi me réveiller? from Werther

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Puccini

Recondita armonia and E lucevan le stelle from Tosca

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Di Capua

O sole mio

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Puccini

Nessun dorma from Turandot

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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 2021–22 season, Jaap van Zweden and the New York Philharmonic perform at Alice Tully Hall and the Rose Theater at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall during the accelerated renovation of David Geffen Hall — scheduled to reopen in the fall of 2022 — and in three concerts presented by Carnegie Hall. In addition to symphonic cornerstones, he conducts the Orchestra in the World Premieres of works by Sarah Kirkland Snider, Gregory Spears, Joel Thompson, and Joan Tower; a US Premiere by Nico Muhly; and New York Premieres of works by Hannah Kendall and Nina Shekhar.

Highlights from recent Philharmonic seasons include the launch of Project 19, the multiyear initiative marking the centennial of the 19th Amendment with commissions by 19 women composers, including Tania León’s Stride, which was awarded the 2021 Pulitzer Prize in Music; the new, staged production of Schoenberg’s Erwartung and Bartók’s Bluebeard’s Castle; his first Young People’s Concert; and works by Barber, Beethoven, Bruckner, Philip Glass, Mozart, Steve Reich, Ellen Reid, Shostakovich, Tchaikovsky, Nina C. Young, 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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Alan Gilbert

Conductor

Alan Gilbert

Conductor

Conductor

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William Eddins

Conductor

William Eddins

Conductor

Conductor

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Leone Magiera

Conductor

Leone Magiera

Conductor

Conductor

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Andrea Bocelli

Tenor

Andrea Bocelli

Tenor

Tenor

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Joshua Bell

Violin

Joshua Bell

Violin

Joshua Bell

Violin

Grammy-winning violinist Joshua Bell is one of the most celebrated artists of his era. Having performed with virtually every major orchestra in the world, he continues to maintain engagements as soloist, recitalist, chamber musician, conductor and music director of the Academy of St Martin in the Fields. 

Mr. Bell’s 2021–22 season highlights include leading the Academy of St Martin in the Fields at the 2021 BBC Proms, throughout Europe, and on tour in the United States; returning to The Philadelphia Orchestra for a play / conduct program, Verbier Festival, Minnesota Orchestra, and New York Philharmonic; and tours with the Israel Philharmonic and NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestras. 

Born in Bloomington, Indiana, Joshua Bell began studying the violin at age four, and at twelve began studies with his mentor, Josef Gingold. He made his debut with Riccardo Muti and The Philadelphia Orchestra at 14, and his Carnegie Hall debut with the St. Louis Symphony at 17. At 18, he signed with his first label, London Decca, and received the Avery Fisher Career Grant. He has received six Grammy nominations, was named Musical America’s 2010 Instrumentalist of the Year and a 2007 World Economic Forum Young Global Leader, received the 2007 Avery Fisher Prize, the 2003 Indiana Governor’s Arts Award, and a Distinguished Alumni Service Award in 1991 from the Jacobs School of Music. In 2000, he was named an “Indiana Living Legend.” 

Mr. Bell has performed for three American presidents and the sitting justices of the Supreme Court. He participated in former president Barack Obama’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities’ first cultural mission to Cuba, joining Cuban and American musicians on a 2017 Live From Lincoln Center Emmy-nominated PBS special, Joshua Bell: Seasons of Cuba. 

Learn more about Joshua Bell

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Luciano Pavarotti

Tenor

Luciano Pavarotti

Tenor

Tenor

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Special Thanks

The New York Philharmonic Concerts in the Parks @ Home are presented by Didi and Oscar Schafer.

Concerts in the Parks @ Home are supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and the New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Major underwriting for the 2001 Parks Concerts was provided by The Starr Foundation, with additional support provided by the Herman Goldman Foundation, The Victor Herbert Foundation, and the Seth Sprague Educational and Charitable Foundation.

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