Open Rehearsal

The New York Philharmonic

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Open Rehearsal


David Geffen Hall

Price Range



2 hours with intermission

Date & Times


Jan, 2020

Thursday, 9:45 AM

Event Info

All Open Rehearsals are “working” rehearsals and therefore the program may not be played in its entirety. Additionally, we cannot guarantee the appearance of any soloist at an Open Rehearsal.



Piano Concerto


R. Strauss

An Alpine Symphony


Daniel Harding


Daniel Harding


Daniel Harding


Born in Oxford, Daniel Harding began his career assisting Simon Rattle at the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, with which he made his professional debut in 1994. He went on to assist Claudio Abbado at the Berlin Philharmonic and made his debut with that orchestra at the 1996 Berlin Festival.

Mr. Harding is the music and artistic director of the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra. Prior posts include music director of the Orchestre de Paris (2016–19) and principal guest conductor of the London Symphony Orchestra (2007–17). He is honored with the lifetime title of conductor laureate of the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, and in 2018 he was named artistic director of the Anima Mundi Festival.

Daniel Harding is a regular visitor to the Vienna Philharmonic, Amsterdam’s Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Berlin Philharmonic, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, and Milan’s Filarmonica della Scala. In 2005 he opened the season at La Scala, conducting a new production of Mozart’s Idomeneo. He returned for Richard Strauss’s Salome (in 2007), a double bill of Bartók’s Bluebeard’s Castle and Dallapiccola’s Il Prigioniero (2008), Mascagni’s Cavalleria rusticana and Leoncavallo’s I Pagliacci, for which he was awarded the prestigious Premio della Critica Musicale “Franco Abbiati” (2011), Verdi’s Falstaff (2013), and, most recently, Schubert’s Fierrabras (2018). He also conducted Richard Strauss’s Ariadne auf Naxos and Mozart’s Don Giovanni and The Marriage of Figaro at the Salzburg Festival with the Vienna Philharmonic; Britten’s The Turn of the Screw and Berg’s Wozzeck at the Royal Opera, Covent Garden; Mozart’s The Abduction from the Seraglio at the Bavarian Staatsoper; Mozart’s The Magic Flute at the Wiener Festwochen; and Wozzeck at Theater an der Wien.

In 2002 Daniel Harding was awarded the title Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French Government, and in 2017 he was nominated to the position of Officier Arts et Lettres. In 2012 he was elected a member of The Royal Swedish Academy of Music. He is a qualified airline pilot.

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Paul Lewis


Paul Lewis


Paul Lewis


Paul Lewis’s acclaimed cycles of core piano works by Beethoven and Schubert have received worldwide acclaim and solidified his reputation as one of the world’s foremost interpreters of the Central European classical repertoire. His awards include the Royal Philharmonic Society’s Instrumentalist of the Year, two Edison Awards, three Gramophone Awards, the Diapason d’Or de l’Année, and South Bank Show Classical Music Award. He has been designated the 2020 Koussevitzky Artist in recognition of his artistic relationship with the Boston Symphony Orchestra at Tanglewood.

In 2018–19 Mr. Lewis concluded a two-year recital series exploring connections among Haydn’s sonatas, Brahms’s late piano works, and Beethoven’s bagatelles and Diabelli Variations. He celebrates the 2020 Beethoven anniversary year with concerto cycles at Tanglewood (Boston Symphony and Andris Nelsons), Erl (Salzburg Mozarteum and Andrew Manze), Palau de la Musica Barcelona, and Palermo’s Teatro Massimo. He has appeared in recital at Royal Festival Hall, New York’s Alice Tully Hall and Carnegie Hall, Vienna’s Musikverein and Konzerthaus, Paris’s Théâtre des Champs Elysees, Amsterdam’s Royal Concertgebouw, and Berlin’s Philharmonie and Konzerthaus.

His award-winning discography for Harmonia Mundi includes the complete Beethoven piano sonatas, concertos, and Diabelli Variations; Liszt’s B-minor Sonata and other late works; Schubert’s major piano works from the last six years of his life, including the song cycles with tenor Mark Padmore; Schumann and Musorgsky solo works; and Brahms’s Piano Concerto No. 1 with the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra and Daniel Harding. He plans a multi-CD series of Haydn sonatas, Beethoven’s bagatelles, and works by J.S. Bach.

Paul Lewis studied with Joan Havill at London’s Guildhall School of Music and Drama before studying privately with Alfred Brendel. He is co-artistic director of Midsummer Music, an annual chamber music festival held in Buckinghamshire.

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