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 Jaap van Zweden to Appear with Emanuel Ax as Soloist Photo Jaap van Zweden to Appear with Emanuel Ax as Soloist
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2018

Music Director Jaap van Zweden will conduct the New York Philharmonic in Mozart's Symphonies Nos. 1 and 41, Jupiter, and two piano works with Emanuel Ax as soloist, Haydn's Piano Concerto in D major, Hob.XVIII: 11, and Stravinsky's Capriccio for Piano and Orchestra, Wednesday, January 30, 2019, at 7:30 p.m.; Thursday, January 31 at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, February 1 at 8:00 p.m.; and Saturday, February 2 at 8:00 p.m.

Benedikt Fohr Appointed Chief Executive Of The Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra Photo Benedikt Fohr Appointed Chief Executive Of The Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2018

The Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra (HK Phil) today announced the appointment of Mr Benedikt Fohr as its new Chief Executive following an international search. Mr Fohr will take up the position on 1 April 2019 to succeed the retiring Michael MacLeod, who has served the HK Phil for eight years.

The Crossing Gives World Premiere Performances of Julia Wolfe's  FIRE IN MY MOUTH in  Photo The Crossing Gives World Premiere Performances of Julia Wolfe's FIRE IN MY MOUTH in New York Philharmonic Debut
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2018

Winner of the 2018 Grammy Award for Best Choral Performance, The Crossing makes its New York Philharmonic debut in world premiere performances of Julia Wolfe's Fire in my mouth on Thursday, January 24, 2019 at 7:30 p.m., Friday, January 25, 2019 at 8:00 p.m., and Saturday, January 26, 2019 at 8:00 p.m. at David Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center

Live From Lincoln Center Rings In 2019 With New York Philharmonic Featuring Renée Fl Photo Live From Lincoln Center Rings In 2019 With New York Philharmonic Featuring Renée Fleming
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2018

This New Year's Eve, Live From Lincoln Center rings in 2019 by celebrating the beautiful intersection of classical music, popular musical theater, and dance. Marking the beginning of Lincoln Center's 60th anniversary celebration, Grammy winner and beloved soprano Renee Fleming performs as soloist alongside the New York Philharmonic, led by new Music Director Jaap van Zweden in his Live From Lincoln Center debut. Tony winner and Grammy and Emmy nominee Kelli O'Hara guest hosts the broadcast, airing live on PBS Monday, December 31 at 9:00 pm*.

Jaap van Zweden To Conduct the New York Philharmonic in Beethoven's Piano Concerto Photo Jaap van Zweden To Conduct the New York Philharmonic in Beethoven's Piano Concerto
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2018

Music Director Jaap van Zweden will conduct the New York Philharmonic in Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 2, with Yefim Bronfman as soloist, and Rachmaninoff's Symphony No. 2, Wednesday, January 16, 2019, at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, January 18 at 11:00 a.m.; Saturday, January 19 at 8:00 p.m.; and Tuesday, January 22 at 7:30 p.m.

PBS Announces Its Festive Programming for the Holiday Season Photo PBS Announces Its Festive Programming for the Holiday Season
by TV News Desk - Nov 27, 2018

PBS has a merry and bright lineup of holiday programming, with new specials and returning fan favorites from series like CALL THE MIDWIFE, THE GREAT BRITISH BAKING SHOW, ANTIQUES ROADSHOW, GREAT PERFORMANCES and LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER, including treats for children and adults alike.

Jaap Van Zweden Takes The Stage Of Swire Symphony Under The Stars Photo Jaap Van Zweden Takes The Stage Of Swire Symphony Under The Stars
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2018

As summer makes way for fall, Swire Symphony Under The Stars, the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra's (HK Phil) free annual outdoor mega-concert is back again! This year, we are excited to welcome our Music Director Maestro Jaap van Zweden, along with the HK Phil's talented musicians- Jing Wang (Concertmaster), Richard Bamping (Principal Cello), Fang Xiaomu (Co-Principal Cello), Andrew Simon (Principal Clarinet) and Esteban Batallan (Principal Trumpet). They will be joined by the crowd favourite Harry Wong (or Harry Gor Gor) as host. So come and be inspired by the finest music-making under the stars on 24 November (Today) at the Central Harbourfront!

New York Phil Presents NEW YORK STORIES: THREADS OF OUR CITY Photo New York Phil Presents NEW YORK STORIES: THREADS OF OUR CITY
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2018

The New York Philharmonic will present New York Stories: Threads of Our City, January 14-27, 2019, two weeks of concerts and events examining New York City's roots as a city of immigrants. It will center on the World Premiere of Julia Wolfe's Fire in my mouth, co-commissioned by the New York Philharmonic, which reflects on the New York garment industry at the turn of the 20th century and the 1911 Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, which killed 146 garment workers, most of them young immigrants. New York Stories: Threads of Our City will also feature a program of new chamber music by composers influenced by their time in America; a special guided tour of the Tenement Museum featuring Philharmonic musicians; an archival exhibit featuring materials from the New York Philharmonic Archives, The Forward, the Museum of the City of New York, and the National Archives at New York City; and a free Insights at the Atrium event.

HK Phil Announces 45th Anniversary Special Project Photo HK Phil Announces 45th Anniversary Special Project
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2018

The 2018/19 season marks the 45th professional season of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra (HK Phil). Our Music Director Jaap van Zweden, acclaimed as "A Great Mahler Interpreter" by D Magazine, continues the Mahler cycle with a project dedicated to this celebratory season - Mahler $200, at which all seats for the Mahler symphonies no. 7 and no. 9 are available at a uniform price of HK$200. Members of the audience can sit somewhere new to enjoy a different acoustical and visual experience.

Jaap van Zweden Conducts Matthias Goerne's First Appearance as Artist-in-Residence Photo Jaap van Zweden Conducts Matthias Goerne's First Appearance as Artist-in-Residence
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2018

Music Director Jaap van Zweden will conduct Matthias Goerne's first appearance as The Mary and James G. Wallach Artist-in-Residence of the New York Philharmonic for the 2018-19 season. He will be joining the Orchestra for orchestral arrangements of selected songs by Schubert and Richard Strauss in concerts that also include Webern's arrangement of J.S. Bach's Fuga (Ricercata) from Musical Offering, BWV 1079, and Mozart's Symphony No. 40. The program takes place Thursday, December 6, 2018, at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, December 7 at 2:00 p.m.; and Saturday, December 8 at 8:00 p.m.

Lyric Announces Guest Artists for Renée Fleming 25th Anniversary Concert Photo Lyric Announces Guest Artists for Renée Fleming 25th Anniversary Concert
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2018

Lyric Opera of Chicago is pleased to announce the participation of several outstanding singers in the Renee Fleming 25th Anniversary Concert & Gala*, to honor and celebrate American soprano Renee Fleming's extraordinary commitment to Chicago and her unparalleled contributions to our art form.

The New York Philharmonic to Welcome Simone Lamsma In Her Philharmonic Debut Photo The New York Philharmonic to Welcome Simone Lamsma In Her Philharmonic Debut
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2018

Music Director Jaap van Zweden will conduct the New York Philharmonic in Britten's Violin Concerto, with his Dutch compatriot Simone Lamsma as soloist in her Philharmonic debut, and Shostakovich's Symphony No. 7, Leningrad. The program takes place Thursday, November 29, 2018, at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, November 30 at 11:00 a.m.; and Tuesday, December 4 at 7:30 p.m.

The Marie-Josée Kravis Prize for New Music Awarded to Unsuk Chin Photo The Marie-Josée Kravis Prize for New Music Awarded to Unsuk Chin
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2018

The Marie-Josee Kravis Prize for New Music at the New York Philharmonic, which recognizes a composer for extraordinary artistic endeavor in the field of new music, has been awarded to South Korean composer Unsuk Chin. One of the world's largest new-music prizes, the Kravis Prize includes $200,000 and a commission to write a work for the New York Philharmonic. Ms. Chin's new orchestral work will receive its World Premiere by the Philharmonic in a future season. Funding for the Kravis Prize comes from a $10 million gift to the New York Philharmonic in 2009 by Henry R. Kravis in honor of his wife, Marie-Josee, for whom the Prize is named. Past Prize winners include Henri Dutilleux, Per Norgard, and Louis Andriessen.

Unsuk Chin Wins 2018 Kravis Prize For New Music Photo Unsuk Chin Wins 2018 Kravis Prize For New Music
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2018

On October 11, 2018, the New York Philharmonic announces that Unsuk Chin is the fourth-ever winner of its esteemed Marie-Josée Kravis Prize for New Music. One of the world's largest new-music prizes, the Kravis Prize recognizes a composer for extraordinary artistic endeavor in the field of new music, and includes a $200,000 award and a commission to write a work for the New York Philharmonic. Chin's new orchestral work will receive its world premiere by the Philharmonic in a future season. Past prize winners include Louis Andriessen, Per Nørgård, and Henri Dutilleux.

Jaap Van Zweden Takes The Stage Of Swire Symphony Under The Stars Photo Jaap Van Zweden Takes The Stage Of Swire Symphony Under The Stars
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2018

As summer makes way for fall, Swire Symphony Under The Stars, the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra's (HK Phil) free annual outdoor mega-concert is back again! This year, we are excited to welcome our Music Director Maestro Jaap van Zweden, along with the HK Phil's talented musicians- Jing Wang (Concertmaster), Richard Bamping (Principal Cello), Fang Xiaomu (Co-Principal Cello), Andrew Simon (Principal Clarinet) and Esteban Batallan (Principal Trumpet). They will be joined by the crowd favourite Harry Wong (or Harry Gor Gor) as host. So come and be inspired by the finest music-making under the stars on 24 November (Saturday) at the Central Harbourfront!

New York Philharmonic Announces 2018 Holiday Concerts Photo New York Philharmonic Announces 2018 Holiday Concerts
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2018

The New York Philharmonic's 2018 holiday season presents beloved annual traditions featuring renowned performers and classical and seasonal hallmarks, and a family-friendly Christmas movie with the Oscar-nominated score performed live to the complete film.

THE ART OF ANDRIESSEN Comes to The Appel Room, Jazz at Lincoln Center Photo THE ART OF ANDRIESSEN Comes to The Appel Room, Jazz at Lincoln Center
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2018

The Art of Andriessen starts this week at the New York Philharmonic, and two programs offer an intimate look at Dutch composer Louis Andriessen's music and influences.

HK Phil Presents Jaap Van Zweden's Spectacular Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4 & Jing Wang Photo HK Phil Presents Jaap Van Zweden's Spectacular Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4 & Jing Wang's Lyrical Brahms Violin Concerto
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2018

The Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra (HK Phil), its Music Director Jaap van Zweden and its Concertmaster Jing Wang proudly present the first programme of the Swire Maestro Series in the season, bringing two 19th century masterpieces - Brahms's legendary Violin Concerto and Tchaikovsky's life-affirming Fourth Symphony - on 19 and 20 October at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall.

New York Philharmonic Hosts Free Open Rehearsal, Today Photo New York Philharmonic Hosts Free Open Rehearsal, Today
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2018

In honor of the launch of New York Philharmonic Music Director Jaap van Zweden's tenure, New Yorkers can see Jaap van Zweden at a Free Open Rehearsal on September 27, 2018. The program will feature Conrad Tao's Everything Must Go, receiving its World Premiere that evening, and Bruckner's Symphony No. 8. Following the Free Open Rehearsal — a gift from Jaap van Zweden and the Orchestra — Maestro van Zweden will stay onstage for a chat with President and CEO Deborah Borda and composer Conrad Tao.

Encore Performance For THE MILE-LONG OPERA Added 10/8 Photo Encore Performance For THE MILE-LONG OPERA Added 10/8
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2018

This October, 1,000 singers from across New York City's five boroughs will come together on the High Line for the premiere performances of The Mile-Long Opera: a biography of 7 o'clock. Due to overwhelming demand for tickets to the previously announced performances (October 3-7), an encore performance will be added on October 8.Tickets for this additional night will be made available first to members of the public currently on the waitlist, on a first come, first served basis, beginning Thursday, September 27, at noon. Those interested in accessing these tickets may join the waitlist at milelongopera.com. Tickets for The Mile-Long Opera are free, but advance registration is required. A standby line will open 30 minutes prior to the 7:00pm time slot on all performance dates.

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