Jaap van Zweden Conducts Mozart’s Symphony No. 40

The New York Philharmonic

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Jaap van Zweden Conducts Mozart's Symphony No. 40

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Location

David Geffen Hall

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Price Range

$31-145

Duration

1 hour & 30 minutes with intermission

Date & Times

6

Dec, 2018

Thursday, 7:30 PM

7

Dec, 2018

Friday, 2:00 PM

8

Dec, 2018

Saturday, 8:00 PM

Event Info

Jaap van Zweden leads Mozart’s Symphony No. 40, one of his magnificent “trilogy” of final symphonies, that speaks in his most personal voice, continuing to have profound emotional impact. Artist-in-Residence Matthias Goerne (“today’s leading interpreter of German art songs” — Chicago Tribune) compellingly interprets beloved songs by Schubert and Richard Strauss.

Program To Include

J.S. Bach/Arr. Webern

Fuga (Ricercata) from Musical Offering, BWV 1079

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Schubert / Orch. A. Schmalcz

An Silvia

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R. Strauss / Orch. Heger

Traum durch die Dämmerung

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Schubert / Orch. A. Schmalcz

Des Fischers Liebesglück

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R. Strauss

Das Rosenband

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R. Strauss

Freundliche Vision

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Schubert / Orch. Brahms

Greisengesang

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R. Strauss

Ruhe, meine Seele

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Schubert / Orch. Reger

Im Abendrot

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R. Strauss

Allerseelen

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Schubert / Orch. Webern

Tränenregen (from Die Schöne Müllerin)

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R. Strauss

Morgen!

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Mozart

Symphony No. 40

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Artists

Jaap van Zweden

Conductor

Jaap van Zweden

Conductor

Jaap van Zweden

Conductor

Conductor Jaap van Zweden has become an international presence on three continents over the past decade. The 2018–19 season marks his first as the 26th Music Director of the New York Philharmonic. He continues as Music Director of the Hong Kong Philharmonic, a post he has held since 2012. Guest engagements this season include the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, Amsterdam’s Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Munich Philharmonic, Orchestre de Paris, San Francisco Symphony, and Dallas Symphony Orchestra — where he is Conductor Laureate, having just completed a ten-year tenure as Music Director. He has appeared as guest conductor with many other leading orchestras around the globe, among them the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, The Cleveland Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Vienna Philharmonic, Berlin Philharmonic, Orchestre national de France, and London Symphony Orchestra.

In his inaugural season as Music Director of the New York Philharmonic, Jaap van Zweden conducts repertoire ranging from five World Premieres to symphonic cornerstones. He presides over three season pillars — each presenting a World Premiere — that contextualize music through programs complemented by citywide collaborations. Music of Conscience explores composers’ responses to the social issues of their time, with music by Beethoven, Shostakovich, John Corigliano, and David Lang. New York Stories: Threads of Our City looks at musical expressions of the immigrant experience in New York, with music by Julia Wolfe. The Art of Andriessen spotlights the music of Dutch composer Louis Andriessen. Maestro van Zweden also welcomes New Yorkers to Phil the Hall, concerts for community and service professionals; the Annual Free Memorial Day Concert; and the Concerts in the Parks, Presented by Didi and Oscar Schafer.

Jaap van Zweden has made numerous acclaimed recordings, the most recent of which features live New York Philharmonic performances of Beethoven’s Symphonies Nos. 5 and 7, released on CD and for streaming and download in February 2018; this release launched the Philharmonic’s partnership with Decca Gold, Universal Music Group’s newly established U.S. classical music label. In 2018 he completed a four-year project with the Hong Kong Philharmonic, conducting the first-ever performances in Hong Kong of Wagner’s Ring Cycle, which have been recorded and released on Naxos Records. His highly praised 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 from 2005 to 2013, and served as Chief Conductor of the Royal Flanders Orchestra from 2008 to 2011. Jaap van Zweden was named Musical America’s 2012 Conductor of the Year in recognition of his critically acclaimed work as Music Director of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and as guest conductor with the most prestigious U.S. orchestras.

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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Matthias Goerne

Baritone

Matthias Goerne

Baritone

Matthias Goerne

Baritone

Matthias Goerne, the 2018–19 Mary and James G. Wallach Artist-in-Residence at the New York Philharmonic, is one of the world’s most versatile and internationally sought-after vocalists. He is a frequent guest at renowned festivals and concert halls, and has collaborated with the world’s leading orchestras, conductors, and pianists. Born in Weimar, he studied with Hans-Joachim Beyer in Leipzig, and later with Elisabeth Schwarzkopf and Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau. Mr. Goerne has appeared on the world’s principal opera stages including, Opéra national de Paris, Madrid’s Teatro Real, The Metropolitan Opera, Vienna Staatsoper, and Royal Opera, Covent Garden. His carefully chosen roles range from Wagner’s Wolfram (in Tannhäuser), Amfortas (Parsifal), Kurwenal (Tristan and Isolde), and Wotan (The Ring), to Richard Strauss’s Orest (Elektra) and Jochanaan (Salome) and the title roles in Bartók’s Bluebeard’s Castle and Berg’s Wozzeck (the latter recently sung in August 2017 at the Salzburg Festival conducted by Vladimir Jurowski). Mr. Goerne’s artistry has been documented on numerous recordings, many of which have received prestigious honors, including four Grammy Award nominations, an ICMA Award, a Gramophone Award, the BBC Music Magazine Vocal Award 2017, the Diapason d’or arte, and three ECHO Klassik Awards. Following his legendary recordings with Vladimir Ashkenazy and Alfred Brendel for Universal Music, he has recently completed recording a series of selected Schubert songs with eminent pianists on 12 CDs, as The Goerne / Schubert Edition, for harmonia mundi. Other recent recordings include Brahms songs with Christoph Eschenbach, Schumann songs with Markus Hinerhäuser, and Mahler songs with the BBC Symphony. In the 2017–18 season Mr. Goerne is artist-in-residence at the Hamburg Elbphilharmonie and in the city of Madrid, where gives a series of seven concerts and recitals. Song recitals with Leif Ove Andsnes, Daniil Trifonov, Christoph Eschenbach, and Seong-Jin Cho bring him to Carnegie Hall, London’s Wigmore Hall, Vienna Konzerthaus, Vienna Staatsoper, Suntory Hall, Tokyo, and the new Boulez Hall in Berlin.

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