Bernard Haitink To Lead NY Philharmonic for First Time in 33 Years with Two Programs, 11/10-19

Bernard Haitink will lead the New York Philharmonic in two programs over two weeks, with repertoire encompassing R. Strauss, Beethoven, Haydn, and Bruckner.

The distinguished Dutch conductor, who last led the Philharmonic in 1978, will begin his visit with R. Strauss's Don Quixote, featuring Philharmonic PrincipAl Viola Cynthia Phelps and Principal Cello Carter Brey, and Beethoven's Symphony No. 6, Pastoral, Thursday, November 10, 2011. at 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday. November 11 and 12 at 8:00 p.m., and Tuesday. November 15. at 7:30 p.m.

On his second program Mr. Haitink will conduct Haydn's Symphony No. 96. Miracle, and Bruckner's Symphony No. 7, Thursday. November 17. at 7:30 p.m., and Friday and Saturday, November 18 and 19, at 8:00 p.m.

Bernard Haitink was music director of Amsterdam's Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra for more than 25 years, and principal conductor of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra from 2006 to 2010. He has held posts as music director of the Dresden Staatskapelle, the Royal Opera, Covent Garden, Glyndebourne Festival Opera, and the London Philharmonic Orchestra, and is conductor emeritus of the Boston Symphony Orchestra.

Photo Credit: Matthias Creutziger

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