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Sol Gabetta, Elim Chan, and Scheherazade

Mar 07 - Mar 09


This program includes two NY Phil debuts: conductor Elim Chan and cellist Sol Gabetta, the latter performing Martinů’s bustling First Cello Concerto. Chan also leads in Rimsky-Korsakov’s glittering evocation of stories from One Thousand and One Nights, as well as Chickasaw composer Jerod Impichchaachaaha’ Tate’s tribute to Hopi and Pueblo Indian music.



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Wu Tsai Theater, David Geffen Hall


1 Hour 45 Minutes with Intermission

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Program To Include

Jerod Impichchaachaaha' Tate

Pisachi (World Premiere of orchestral version–New York Philharmonic Commission)


Cello Concerto No. 1





  • Elim Chan


    One of the most sought-after artists of her generation, Elim Chan conducts an unusually wide-ranging repertoire, from Classical to contemporary symphonic works. She served as guest conductor of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra from 2018 to 2023, and became chief conductor of the Antwerp Symphony Orchestra in 2019. The 2023–24 season marks the conclusion of her tenure in Antwerp, when she presents the orchestra in the Benelux, appearing with soloists including cellist Sol Gabetta and violinist Midori.

    Chan’s other 2023–24 season highlights include her debuts with the Salzburg Festival, Orchestre de Paris, Berlin Staatskapelle, Dresden Staatskapelle, Montreal’s Orchestre métropolitain, Minnesota Orchestra, and Seattle Symphony, as well as the New York Philharmonic. In Europe, she will conduct in her first collaborations with the German radio orchestras SWR Symphony Orchestra, Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra, and WDR Symphony Orchestra Cologne, among others. She returns to the Los Angeles Philharmonic, St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, Oslo Philharmonic, Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, and London’s Philharmonia Orchestra. In the spring of 2023 the Orquesta Sinfónica de Castilla y León announced a three-year collaboration with Elim Chan as associate conductor, with a focus on Stravinsky’s ballets.

    A native of Hong Kong, Elim Chan studied at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts, and at the University of Michigan. In 2014 she was the first woman to win the Donatella Flick Conducting Competition, which led to her spending the 2015–16 season as assistant conductor at the London Symphony Orchestra, when she worked closely with Valery Gergiev. The following season she joined the Dudamel Fellowship program of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. She also owes much to the support of Bernard Haitink, whose masterclasses she attended in 2015.

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  • Sol Gabetta


    Following recent residencies with Staatskapelle Dresden and Bamberg Symphony, cellist Sol Gabetta opened the 2023–24 season with a tour of Germany and Austria with Orchestre philharmonique de Radio France conducted by Mikko Franck. During the season she reunites with Paavo Järvi, on tour with the Estonian Festival Orchestra, and the Vienna Philharmonic, with Andrés Orozco-Estrada at Mozartwoche Salzburg. Her United States engagements include The Cleveland Orchestra with Klaus Mäkelä, followed by her New York Philharmonic debut, led by Elim Chan.

    Learn more about Sol Gabetta

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