Jaap van Zweden’s NY Philharmonic 2018–19 Schedule

Jaap van Zweden made a name for himself as the youngest concertmaster of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, after which he held various positions at internationally acclaimed orchestras. In the US Van Zweden gained fame as the musical director of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. On January 27, 2016, the prestigious New York Philharmonic announced that the 57-year-old maestro would be appointed the office of music director, effective with the 2018/19 season. The orchestra just announced their concert program for this season, and it looks very promising.

 

New York Philharmonic & Jaap van Zweden 2018/19 season

With the inclusion of Beethoven’s Eroica and Mozart’s Jupiter symphony, the program offers two popular attractions for a wide audience. On the other hand, the list features the world premieres of Julia Wolfe’s Fire in my mouth and David Lang’s prisoner of the state (in collaboration with Rotterdam’s De Doelen concert hall). Besides these new works the concert series also includes the homecoming of Brahm’s Symphony no. 1, of which the original manuscript resides in New York’s Morgan Library & Museum. From October 4 to 6 there will even be a special double Dutch occasion as Van Zweden’s New York Philarmonic will premiere Louis Andriessen’s Agamemnon, and Dutch violinist Simone Lamsma will join in on the Shostakovich-concerts later this year.

Jaap van Zweden © Chris Lee

Photo © Chris Lee

 

2018/19 Performances

 

Opening Gala Concert

September 20, 2018 – David Geffen Hall

– Ashley Fure’s new work (world premiere)

– Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G Major

– Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring

Conductor: Jaap van Zweden | Piano: Daniil Trifonov

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Trifonov, Beethoven, and The Rite of Spring

September 21, 22, and 25, 2018 – David Geffen Hall

– Ashley Fure’s new work

– Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5 (Emperor)

– Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring

Conductor: Jaap van Zweden | Piano: Daniil Trifonov

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Bruckner’s Symphony No. 8

September 27 & 28, 2018 – David Geffen Hall

– Conrad Tao’s new work (world premiere)

– Bruckner’s Symphony No. 8

Conductor: Jaap van Zweden

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Debussy’s La Mer and Stravinsky

October 4, 5, and 6, 2018 – David Geffen Hall

– Louis Andriessen’s Agamemnon (world premiere)

– Stravinsky’s Violin Concerto Symphonies of Wind Instruments (1947 version)

– Debussy’s La Mer

Conductor: Jaap van Zweden | Violin: Leila Josefowicz

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Van Zweden Conducts Shostakovich

November 29 & 30, December 4, 2018 – David Geffen Hall

– Britten’s Violin Concerto

– Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 7, Leningrad

Conductor: Jaap van Zweden | Violin: Simone Lamsma

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Van Zweden Conducts Mozart’s Symphony No. 40

December 6, 7, and 8, 2018 – David Geffen Hall

– J.S. Bach/Arr. Webern’s Fuga (Ricercata) from Musical Offering, BWV 1079

– Selected songs by Schubert & R. Strauss

– Mozart’s Symphony No. 40

Conductor: Jaap van Zweden | Baritone: Matthias Goerne

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New Year’s Eve: Viennese Ball

December 31, 2018 – David Geffen Hall

Program to be announced

Conductor: Jaap van Zweden

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Beethoven and Rachmaninoff

January 16, 18, 19, and 22, 2019 – David Geffen Hall

– Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 2

– Rachmaninoff’s Symphony No. 2

Conductor: Jaap van Zweden | Piano: Yefim Bronfman

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Fire in my mouth

January 24, 25, and 26, 2019 – David Geffen Hall

– Stucky’s Elegy (from August 4, 1964)

– Copland’s Clarinet Concerto 

– Julia Wolfe’s Fire in my mouth (world premiere)

Conductor: Jaap van Zweden | Clarinet: Anthony McGill | Chamber Choir: The Crossing | Video & scenic designer: Jeff Sugg

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Mozart’s Jupiter Symphony and Ax

January 30 & 31, February 1 & 2, 2019 – David Geffen Hall

– Mozart’s Symphony No. 1

– Haydn’s Piano Concerto No. 11 in D major

– Stravinsky’s Capriccio for Piano and Orchestra

– (selections from) Mozart’s Symphony No. 41, Jupiter

Conductor: Jaap van Zweden | Piano: Emanuel Ax

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Brahms’s A German Requiem

February 7, 8, and 9, 2019 – David Geffen Hall

– Brahms’s Ein deutsches Requiem

Conductor: Jaap van Zweden | Soprano: Ying Fang | Baritone: Matthias Goerne

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Van Zweden Conducts Brahms’s First Symphony

March 21, 23, and 26, 2019 – David Geffen Hall

– Ives’s Central Park in the Dark

– John Adams’s The Wound-Dresser

– Brahms’s Symphony No. 1

Conductor: Jaap van Zweden | Baritone: Matthias Goerne

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Maurizio Pollini with the New York Philharmonic

March 27, 2019 – David Geffen Hall

– Schumann’s Piano Concerto

– Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5

Conductor: Jaap van Zweden | Piano: Maurizio Pollini

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Phil the Hall

April 4, 5, & 6 (2x), 2019 – David Geffen Hall

Program to be announced

Conductor: Jaap van Zweden

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Mahler’s Symphony No. 6

April 11, 12, and 13, 2019

– Mahler’s Symphony No. 6

Conductor: Jaap van Zweden

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Beethoven’s Eroica

May 22, 23, 25, and 28, 2019

– Shostakovich / Orch. Barshai’s Chamber Symphony

– Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3, Eroica

Conductor: Jaap van Zweden

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The Annual Free Memorial Day Concert

May 27, 2019 – The Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine

– Bruckner’s Symphony No. 8

Conductor: Jaap van Zweden

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Mozart & Corigliano

May 30 & June 1, 2019 – David Geffen Hall

– Brahms’s Tragic Ouverture

– Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 24

– John Corigliano’s Symphony No. 1

Conductor: Jaap van Zweden | Piano: David Fray

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prisoner of the state

June 6, 7, and 8, 2019 – David Geffen Hall

– David Lang’s prisoner of the state (world premiere in collaboration with Rotterdam’s De Doelen concert hall)

Conductor: Jaap van Zweden | Director: Elkhanah Pulitzer | Soprano: Julie Mathevet | Tenor: Alan Oke | Baritone: Jarrett Ott | Bass-Baritone: Eric Owens

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