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.

Program To Include


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 is internationally regarded as one of the leading musicians of his generation. His recent cycles of core piano works by Beethoven and Schubert have received unanimous critical and public acclaim worldwide, and consolidated his reputation as one of the world’s foremost interpreters of the central European classical repertoire. His numerous awards have included the Royal Philharmonic Society’s Instrumentalist of the Year, two Edison awards, three Gramophone awards, the Diapason D'or de l'Annee, the Preis Der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik, the Premio Internazionale Accademia Musicale Chigiana, and the South Bank Show Classical Music award. In 2009 he was awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Southampton.

Mr. Lewis works regularly as concerto soloist with the world's great orchestras, and is a frequent guest at the most prestigious international festivals, including Lucerne, Tanglewood, Salzburg, Edinburgh, Rheingau, and London’s BBC Proms where in 2010 he became the first pianist to perform a complete Beethoven piano concerto cycle in one season. His recital career takes him to the main stages of the world's most celebrated venues, including London's Royal Festival Hall, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Theatre des Champs Élysées in Paris, and Symphony Hall Chicago.

His multi-award winning discography for Harmonia Mundi includes the complete Beethoven piano sonatas, concertos, and the Diabelli Variations, Liszt’s B minor Sonata and other late works, and all of Schubert’s major piano works from the last six years of his life, including the three song cycles with tenor Mark Padmore. Future recording plans include the Brahms D minor piano concerto with the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra and Daniel Harding, and solo works by Mussorgsky and Schumann.

Paul Lewis studied with Joan Havill at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London before going on to study privately with Alfred Brendel. Along with his wife, Norwegian cellist Bjørg Lewis, he is artistic director of Midsummer Music, an annual chamber music festival held in Buckinghamshire, UK.


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