Mozart’s Requiem
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Mozart’s Requiem

Location

David Geffen Hall

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Price Range

$36-152

Date & Times

21

Apr, 2021

Wednesday, 7:30 PM

22

Apr, 2021

Thursday, 7:30 PM

24

Apr, 2021

Saturday, 8:00 PM

27

Apr, 2021

Tuesday, 7:30 PM

Event Info

Mozart’s “swan song,” as he called his Requiem, is a sacred work of transcendent beauty, darkly rich orchestration, and otherworldly radiance (remember the power it imbued in the Oscar-winning film Amadeus). Schoenberg’s Verklärte Nacht depicts a cold, moonlit night transfigured into radiance by love — a musical story of anguish turned to bliss.

Program To Include

Schoenberg

Verklärte Nacht

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Mozart

Requiem (Süssmayr completion)

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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 2019–20 season, Jaap van Zweden conducted the New York Philharmonic in four World Premieres and symphonic cornerstones. As part of the launch of Project 19, the multiyear initiative marking the centennial of the 19th Amendment with commissions by 19 women composers, he led the premieres of works by Nina C. Young, Tania León, and Ellen Reid. Other highlights include a new, staged production of Schoenberg’s Erwartung and Bartók’s Bluebeard’s Castle; his first Young People’s Concert; and works by Beethoven, Mozart, Bruckner, Tchaikovsky, Shostakovich, Barber, Björk, Steve Reich, Philip Glass, Anders Hilborg, 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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Ying Fang

Soprano

Ying Fang

Soprano

Ying Fang

Soprano

In the 2019–20 season, soprano Ying Fang sings Mahler’s Symphony No. 2, Resurrection, led by Gianandrea Noseda at Georgia’s Tsinandali Festival, and gives song recitals for Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, Celebrity Series of Boston, and Parlance Chamber Concerts. She makes house debuts in Mozart operas with Lyric Opera of Chicago (Don Giovanni), Houston Grand Opera (The Magic Flute), and Los Angeles Opera (The Marriage of Figaro) conducted by James Gaffigan, Jane Glover, and James Conlon. She also returns to The Metropolitan Opera (Massenet’s Werther, The Magic Flute) led by Yannick Nézet-Séguin and Lothar Koenigs, and the Verbier Festival for Don Giovanni in concert, with Gábor Takács-Nagy, and Mozart’s Requiem, conducted by András Schiff. She has appeared with the New York, Hong Kong, Los Angeles, and Malaysian philharmonic orchestras; Boston, Houston, National, Pittsburgh, and New World symphony orchestras; The Cleveland and Philadelphia Orchestras; and the Orchestra of St. Luke’s. She has performed at Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center, and Alice Tully Hall, as well as with the Salzburg, Verbier, Aix-en-Provence, and Ravinia festivals. Ms. Fang has sung at Opernhaus Zürich, Washington National Opera, Vancouver Opera, Opéra de Lille, and Opera Philadelphia, among others. She has collaborated with distinguished conductors such as Jaap van Zweden, Gustavo Dudamel, Franz Welser-Möst, Andris Nelsons, James Levine, Andrew Davis, Christoph Eschenbach, Carlo Rizzi, Susanna Mälkki, Alan Gilbert, William Christie, Emmanuelle Haïm, Mark Minkowski, Jesús López Cobos, Bernard Labadie, Nathalie Stutzmann, and Manfred Honeck. A native of Ningbo, China, Ying Fang holds degrees from Shanghai Conservatory of Music and The Juilliard School. She is a former member of The Metropolitan Opera’s Lindemann Young Artist Development Program.

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Joel Prieto

Tenor

Joel Prieto

Tenor

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Tenor

Since being awarded First Prize in Plácido Domingo’s Operalia Competition, tenor Joel Prieto has become one of the most sought-after and exciting artists of his generation. Mr. Prieto’s 2019–20 season began with a return to Rome’s Teatro dell’Opera for his role debut as Idamante in Robert Carsen’s new production of Mozart’s Idomeneo. He reprises the role of Sam Kaplan in Weill’s Street Scene, this time in his Opéra de Monte-Carlo debut, and sings Don Ottavio in Mozart’s Don Giovanni at the Staatsoper Unter den Linden.

Highlights of recent seasons include performances at London’s Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Gran Teatre del Liceu, Los Angeles Opera, Salzburg Festival, Santa Fe Opera, Teatro Real Madrid, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Houston Grand Opera, Aix-en-Provence Festival, Munich’s Bavarian Staatsoper, Brussels’s Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie, Opéra de Lausanne, Théâtre du Capitole de Toulouse, Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia, Washington National Opera, Grand Théâtre de Luxembourg, Berlin Staatsoper, and Opera Puerto Rico.

Mr. Prieto’s has appeared in concert at Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw, London’s Wigmore Hall, Moscow’s Dom Muzyki Chamber Hall, Salzburg’s Mozarteum, Seville’s Teatro de la Maestranza, and Switzerland’s Monastery of Wolhusen, as well as Centro de Bellas Artes and the Casals Festival in San Juan. His orchestral engagements have included Orchestre national de Lyon, Houston Symphony, and Puerto Rico Symphony Orchestra. Joel Prieto has worked with conductors including Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Zubin Mehta, Fabio Luisi, Trevor Pinnock, Daniele Gatti, Roberto Abbado, Ivor Bolton, Daniele Callegari, Bruno Campanella, Adam Fischer, and Andrés Orozco-Estrada, as well as stage directors David McVicar, Robert Carsen, Claus Guth, Christof Loy, Francisco Negrin, Stephen Lawless, Daniel Satler, Emilio Sagi, Harry Kupfer, Frederic Wake-Walker, and Hans Neuenfels.

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Tamara Mumford

Mezzo-Soprano

Tamara Mumford

Mezzo-Soprano

Tamara Mumford

Mezzo-Soprano

This season mezzo-soprano Tamara Mumford returns to The Metropolitan Opera for a new production of Berg’s Wozzeck and appears in concert with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.

A graduate of The Metropolitan Opera’s Lindemann Young Artist Development Program, Ms. Mumford has appeared in more than 140 performances with the company, including productions of Kaija Saariaho’s L’Amour de loin, Donizetti’s Anna Bolena, Verdi’s Rigoletto, Mascagni’s Cavalleria rusticana, John Adams’s Nixon in China, Tchaikovsky’s The Queen of Spades, and Mozart’s The Magic Flute. Other recent opera engagements have included the premiere of Poul Ruders’s The Thirteenth Child at Santa Fe Opera, Rossini’s Tancredi with Teatro Nuovo, Rossini’s Aureliano in Palmira and Donizetti’s Lucrezia Borgia at the Caramoor Festival, Henze’s Phaedra, Britten’s The Rape of Lucretia, and the world premiere of Daniel Schnyder’s Yardbird at Opera Philadelphia; and Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea at the Glyndebourne Opera Festival and BBC Proms.

Also an active concert performer and recitalist, Ms. Mumford appeared with Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic in multiple US and European tours. Other concert engagements have included the New York Philharmonic, The Cleveland Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, Berlin Philharmonic, Netherland Radio Philharmonic, and at the Hollywood Bowl and the Ravinia and Tanglewood festivals. In recital she has been presented in New York by the Marilyn Horne Foundation, the Frick Collection, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and in Philadelphia by the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society.

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Tareq Nazmi

Bass

Tareq Nazmi

Bass

Tareq Nazmi

Bass

Bass Tareq Nazmi gathered experience at Bavarian Staatsoper’s Opera Studio and, later on, joined the opera’s ensemble, where he sang various roles including Masetto in Mozart’s Don Giovanni, and Osman in Rambeau’s Les Indes galantes. Last season he made his role debut as Filippo in Verdi’s Don Carlo at Theater St. Gallen. He also starred in a concert tour of Verdi’s Requiem conducted by Teodor Currentzis with stops in Lucerne, Milan, Hamburg, Athens, Vienna, and Brussels; and Beethoven’s Missa solemnis conducted by Kirill Petrenko in Munich; he also appeared in recital with pianist Gerold Huber at London´s Wigmore Hall. Highlights of previous seasons include the role of Bottom in Britten’s A Midsummer Night´s Dream in Damiano Michieletto’s production at Theater an der Wien, and Speaker in Mozart’s The Magic Flute at the Salzburg Festival conducted by Constantinos Carydis. In the 2019–20 season, Mr. Nazmi makes his debut as Colline at The Metropolitan Opera, and performs in Mateja Koležnik’s new staging of Beethoven’s Fidelio at the Baden-Baden Festspielhaus with Kirill Petrenko conducting the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. On the concert stage, he appears in Haydn’s The Creation with Manfred Honeck with Accademia nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome, tours the US and Europe with Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony led by John Eliot Gardiner, and sings in Schumann’s Scenes from Goethe’s Faust at Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw.

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Concert Chorale of New York
James Bagwell, Director

Chorus

Concert Chorale of New York
James Bagwell, Director

Chorus

Chorus

The Concert Chorale of New York is a group of professional singers that has appeared at the Caramoor Festival in concert versions of Handel’s L’Allegro and Theodora, Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Rossini’s La Cenerentola. Other credits include the Brooklyn Academy of Music productions of Philip Glass’s Civil Wars, John Adams’s Nixon in China and The Death of Klinghoffer, and Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas and Handel’s L’Allegro with the Mark Morris Dance Company. The chorale performed Gilbert & Sullivan at the Performing Arts Center at Purchase; a Haydn, Bach, and Beethoven series; and Live From Lincoln Center’s Emmy-nominated A Salute to the American Musical. The chorale has appeared with American Symphony Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Opera Orchestra of New York, and Judy Collins, and participated in the New York Premiere of Paul McCartney’s Ecce Cor Meum and Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Carousel in concert led by Leonard Slatkin at Carnegie Hall. The ensemble appears regularly at the Mostly Mozart Festival, including in Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy and Ninth Symphony (the latter with Gianandrea Noseda and with Iván Fischer and the Budapest Festival Orchestra), Mozart’s Requiem and Mass in C minor, and Haydn’s Creation with Louis Langrée. For the Lincoln Center Festival it appeared in Julie Taymor’s production of Eliot Goldenthal’s Grendl, Richard Strauss’s Daphne, and Danny Elfman’s Music from the Movies of Tim Burton (the last also televised on Live From Lincoln Center). Last season, CCNY performed all of Bernstein’s choral works, including Chichester Psalms, paired with Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, with Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and Bernstein’s MASS, in addition to Mozart’s Requiem, at Lincoln Center’s Mostly Mozart Festival. The ensemble’s discography includes Lederer & Davis’s Kismet and Wasserman’s Man of La Mancha with Paul Gemignani (CBS Records), Stephen Sondheim’s The Frogs (Nonesuch), and recordings with the American Symphony Orchestra and Opera Orchestra of New York. The men of the chorale were featured on a Pet Shop Boys recording (EMI).

James Bagwell maintains an active international schedule as a conductor of choral, operatic, and orchestral music. In 2015 he was named associate conductor of The Orchestra Now while continuing his role as principal guest conductor of the American Symphony Orchestra. From 2009 to 2015 he was music director of The Collegiate Chorale; highlights of his tenure with the ensemble include conducting rarely performed operas in concert, including Bellini’s Beatrice di Tenda, Rossini’s Moise et Pharaon, and Boito’s Mefistofele. He also conducted the New York Premieres of Philip Glass’s Toltec Symphony and Osvaldo Golijov’s Oceana, both at Carnegie Hall. He has trained choruses for the Boston Symphony, Mostly Mozart, Israel Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, NHK Symphony, St. Petersburg Symphony, Budapest Festival, American Symphony, and Cincinnati Symphony orchestras, as well as the Verbier and Salzburg Festivals. He has prepared choruses with conductors including Andris Nelsons, Gianandrea Noseda, Valery Gergiev, Zubin Mehta, Riccardo Muti, Lorin Maazel, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Michael Tilson Thomas, Louis Langrée, Robert Shaw, and Leonard Slatkin. He is professor of music and director of performance studies at Bard College and Bard College Conservatory of Music.

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James Bagwell, Director

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