Open Rehearsal

The New York Philharmonic

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Open Rehearsal


David Geffen Hall

Price Range


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


Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes


Brett Dean

Cello Concerto (New York Premiere)



Enigma Variations


Simone Young


Simone Young


Simone Young


Simone Young completed her musical studies in her native Sydney, and then began her career on the podium in Germany. This launched her international career, which has taken her to the most important opera houses and symphony orchestras around the world.

Ms. Young is currently principal guest conductor of the Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne and maintains a busy conducting schedule in the 2018–19 season, which sees her return once again to Berlin Staatsoper to conduct Richard Strauss’s Die Frau ohne Schatten, Vienna Staatsoper with Wagner’s Lohengrin, Bavarian Staatsoper with Janáček’s From the House of the Dead and Jenůfa and Wagner’s Tannhäuser, and Oper Zürich with Richard Strauss’s Elektra. Equally in demand on the concert podium, the 2018–19 season brings Ms. Young to orchestras in Stockholm, Lausanne, Berlin, Leipzig, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Detroit, and Australia.

Her previous posts have included principal conductor of the Bergen Philharmonic (1998–2002), artistic director of Opera Australia (2001–03), principal guest conductor of Lisbon’s Gulbenkian Orchestra, artistic director of Hamburg Staatsoper, and chief music director of the Hamburg Philharmonic (2005–15).

Simone Young is known as a Wagner and Strauss specialist, a reputation she developed early in her career when she conducted multiple complete cycles of Wagner’s Ring at the Vienna Staatsoper and Berlin Staatsoper, as well as his Die Walküre and Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg along with Strauss’s Elektra, Salome, Die Frau Ohne Schatten, and Ariadne auf Naxos, and a new production of Pfitzner’s Palestrina at Bavarian Staatsoper. Her long relationship with the Vienna Staatsoper began with her debut in 1993 and lasts until today. Outside of Vienna, Ms. Young has appeared as a guest conductor at such world-class opera houses as Opéra national de Paris; Royal Opera House, Covent Garden; and The Metropolitan Opera. She is a regular guest at the major opera houses in Munich, Berlin, Dresden, and Zurich.

Alongside her extensive operatic performances, Ms. Young has also made a name for herself as a symphonic conductor and has worked with many of the world’s leading orchestras, including the New York, Berlin, London, Munich, and Vienna philharmonic orchestras.

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Alban Gerhardt


Alban Gerhardt


Alban Garhardt


Cellist Alban Gerhardt has, for 25 years, made a unique impact on audiences worldwide with his intense musicality, compelling stage presence, and insatiable artistic curiosity. His gift for shedding fresh light on familiar scores, along with his appetite for investigating new repertoire from centuries past and present, sets him apart from his peers. Passionate about sharing his discoveries with audiences beyond the concert hall, his outreach projects in Europe and the US have involved performances and workshops, not only in schools and hospitals, but also through pioneering sessions in public spaces and young offender institutions.

His collaboration with Deutsche Bahn, featuring live performances on Germany’s main commuter routes, demonstrates his commitment to challenging traditional expectations of classical music. In early 2017, he founded #Musicians4UnitedEurope, a group of international musicians working together to voice their support for a united and democratic Europe. 

Following early competition success, Mr. Gerhardt’s international career was launched by his Berlin Philharmonic debut with Semyon Bychkov in 1991. Notable orchestral collaborations since then include Amsterdam’s Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, all of the British and German radio orchestras, Zurich’s Tonhalle Orchestra, Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, Orchestre national de France, The Cleveland and Philadelphia Orchestras, and the Boston and Chicago Symphony Orchestras, under conductors such as Kurt Masur, Christoph von Dohnányi, Christian Thielemann, Christoph Eschenbach, Michael Tilson Thomas, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Vladimir Jurowski, Kirill Petrenko, and Andris Nelsons. 

A highly-acclaimed recording artist, Mr. Gerhardt has won several awards including BBC Music Magazine Award Unsuk Chin’s Cello Concerto (Deutsche Grammophon), which was also shortlisted for a 2015 Gramophone Award. His extensive recordings for Hyperion include his latest CD, Rostropovich’s Encores, released in January 2017. His complete recording of J.S. Bach’s suites will be released in 2019.

Alban Gerhardt plays a Matteo Gofriller cello dating from 1710.

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