Thomas Dausgaard To Replace Zubin Mehta In His NY Philharmonic Debut
Thomas Dausgaard - chief conductor of the BBC Scottish Symphony and Swedish Chamber Orchestras, who becomes music director of the Seattle Symphony Orchestra next season - will replace Zubin Mehta, who has withdrawn, in the New York Philharmonic concerts February 14-16, 2019, marking Mr. Dausgaard's Philharmonic debut. The program will feature Nielsen's Helios Overture, Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 3 with Stephen Hough as soloist, and Schumann's Symphony No. 2 (replacing Webern's Passacaglia, Op. 1, and Concerto for Nine Instruments, and Schubert's Symphony No. 9, Great). The concerts will take place Thursday, February 14, 2019, at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, February 15 at 11:00 a.m.; and Saturday, February 16 at 8:00 p.m.
Thomas Dausgaard's recording of works by fellow Dane Carl Nielsen is nominated for the 2019 Grammy Award for Best Orchestral Performance, and Gramophone magazine called his 2007 recording of Schumann's Second Symphony "revealing ... biting and muscular ... superbly built ... achingly beautiful."
Stephen Hough performed Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 5, Emperor, in his most recent appearance with the Philharmonic, in January 2017. The New York Times wrote of that performance: "Mr. Hough played ... with bracing clarity and a touch of Apollonian coolness.... a richly poetic and pensive approach.... [he] tossed aside majestic reserve and engaged the musicians in a sly game of wits."
The New York Philharmonic will offer an allotment of free tickets to young people ages 13-26 for the concert on Friday, February 15 as part of Philharmonic Free Fridays.
Single tickets start at $31. (Ticket prices subject to change.) A limited number of $18 tickets to select concerts may be available for students within 10 days of the performance at nyphil.org/rush, or in person the day of; valid identification is required. The New York Philharmonic is offering an allotment of free tickets to young people ages 13-26 for the concert Friday, February 15 as part of Philharmonic Free Fridays; learn more at nyphil.org/freefridays. Tickets for Open Rehearsals are $22.
Tickets may be purchased online at nyphil.org or by calling (212) 875-5656, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday; 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Saturday; and noon to 5:00 p.m. Sunday. Tickets may also be purchased at the David Geffen Hall Box Office. The Box Office opens at 10:00 a.m. Monday through Saturday, and at noon on Sunday. On performance evenings, the Box Office closes one-half hour after performance time; other evenings it closes at 6:00 p.m.