Young People’s Concerts

The New York Philharmonic

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Location

David Geffen Hall

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Price Range

$16-43

Duration

1 hour
no intermission

Date & Times

7

Dec, 2019

Saturday, 2:00 PM

Event Info

Like all builders, composers use special tools to capture their unique musical sounds and ideas. Audiences will explore how tradition and new concepts, from grand musical statements to atmospheric sounds, create a timeless art form. Music Director Jaap van Zweden conducts.

YPC Overtures | 12:45–1:45 PM
The hall comes alive! Come early to meet Philharmonic musicians, try out orchestral instruments, and enjoy a performance featuring some Very Young Composers.
FREE for Young People’s Concert ticketholders

Young People’s Concerts are intended for children ages 6–12 and their families. All are welcome, but each person requires a ticket.

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Read the TuneUp! program notes

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Program To Include

Beethoven

Allegro con brio, from Symphony No. 2

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Reena Esmail

Testament, from Vishwas

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Very Young Composer Paloma Alonso

Sweating Bullets (World Premiere)

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Steve Reich

Selection from Music for Ensemble and Orchestra (New York Philharmonic Co-Commission with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, London Symphony Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, Sydney Symphony Orchestra, and Baltic Sea Philharmonic)

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Beethoven

Allegro molto, from Symphony No. 2

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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, and has appeared as guest conductor with many other leading orchestras around the globe, including the Orchestre de Paris, Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Vienna Philharmonic, Berlin Philharmonic, and London Symphony Orchestra.

In the 2019–20 season, Jaap van Zweden conducts the New York Philharmonic in seven World Premieres and symphonic cornerstones. He presides over Project 19, marking the centennial of the 19th Amendment with commissions by 19 women composers; hotspots festival, spotlighting Berlin, Reykjavík, and New York as new-music centers; and Mahler’s New York, examining the composer / conductor who spent time in New York as the Philharmonic’s tenth Music Director. During the 2020 European tour, he and the Orchestra will open the Concertgebouw’s Mahler Festival as the first American orchestra in the festival’s history. Other highlights include a new production of Schoenberg’s Erwartung and Bartók’s Bluebeard’s Castle; his first Young People’s Concert; and the low-cost Phil the Hall. He also guest conducts the Chicago Symphony, The Cleveland Orchestra, Netherlands Radio Philharmonic, Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, and Amsterdam’s Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra.

Jaap van Zweden’s most recent recording is of the World Premiere performance of Julia Wolfe’s Fire in my mouth, continuing the Philharmonic’s partnership with Decca Gold. He conducted the first-ever performances in Hong Kong of Wagner’s Ring Cycle, which have been recorded and released on Naxos, and his performance of Parsifal earned him the prestigious Edison Award for Best Opera Recording in 2012.

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 a 60 Minutes profile on CBS in 2018.

In 1997 Jaap van Zweden and his wife, Aaltje, established the Papageno Foundation to support families of children with autism. Today, the Foundation focuses on the development of children and young adults with autism by providing in-home music therapy; developing funding opportunities for autism programs; operating the Papageno House, where young adults with autism live, work, and participate in the community; and creating a research center in the Papageno House for early diagnosis and treatment of autism and analyzing the effects of music therapy on autism. Most recently, the Foundation launched the app TEAMPapageno, which allows children with autism to communicate with each other through music composition.

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Jamie Rezanour

Actor

Jamie Rezanour

Actor

Actor

Originally from Texas, Jamie Rezanour has been living and working in New York as an actor for more than six years. Her New York engagements have included Classical Theatre of Harlem, for which she performed in A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Romeo and Juliet. She has also worked with Epic Theatre Ensemble and was a part of the Ensemble Studio Theatre Marathon. Her regional credits include Real Women Have Curves (for Dallas Theater Center), Our Town (Milwaukee Repertory Theater), Vanya & Sonia & Masha & Spike (Public Theatre Maine), Native Gardens (Vermont Stage), and Henry V (Hartford Stage). Her television credits include Blue Bloods, The Blacklist, and The Blindspot.

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Justin Jay Hines

Host

Justin Jay Hines

Host

Justin Hines

Host

Percussionist, composer, and educator Justin Jay Hines has appeared with the New York Philharmonic, The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, Moab Music Festival, Alarm Will Sound, and Chamber Music Society of Detroit. Since 1997 he has served as a New York Philharmonic Teaching Artist in classrooms, concerts, workshops, and residencies across New York City and in education programs in Japan. As a Broadway musician, he has played in many Tony Award–winning shows, including In the Heights, Pippin, Caroline or Change, and Disney’s Tarzan. As an educator, he has collaborated with the St. Louis Symphony, New World Symphony, 92nd Street Y, Lincoln Center Education, Carnegie Hall, Caramoor Center for the Arts, and The Juilliard School. His classical compositions have been performed most prominently by his group Classical Jam at venues throughout the US and Asia. In May 2018 he made his New York Philharmonic debut hosting the Young People’s Concert Inspirations and Tributes: “The Riddle of Shostakovich.” In January 2019 he hosted the Young People’s Concert Music Across Borders: “Animals Into Song — The Cunning Little Vixen,” as well as a New York Philharmonic Insights at the Atrium event. Currently Mr. Hines is a senior composition mentor for the New York Philharmonic Very Young Composers Program and is on the teaching faculty of New York University.

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Marcus Stevens

Scriptwriter / Director

Marcus Stevens

Scriptwriter / Director

Marcus Stevens

Scriptwriter / Director

Marcus Stevens is a New York–based writer, director, and actor. As a writer, he has created book and lyrics for several musicals, including Red (recipient of the Richard Rodgers Award), Yo, Vikings! (published by Samuel French, Inc.), and Mythic, which received its London premiere at Charing Cross Theatre in October 2018 and its North American premiere at Segal Centre for the Performing Arts in October 2019. As a director, Mr. Stevens developed and staged Theaterworks USA’s Dragons Love Tacos and Other Stories, a musical for young audiences that has been on tour across the United States for the past two years. He also directed the world premiere of Dave Droxler’s comedy Walken on Sunshine and worked with Tony Award nominee Josh Young on his one-man show, Josh Young Sings Andrew Lloyd Webber. As an actor, Marcus Stevens was seen in two renditions of New York’s acclaimed Forbidden Broadway and can be heard on two of its original cast recordings.

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