Music Director Jaap van Zweden

Music Director Jaap van Zweden

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Music Director Jaap van Zweden
  • Julia Wolfe’s Fire in my mouth

    Wolfe’s Grammy-nominated oratorio brings to life the immigrant women who sang, labored, and, tragically, perished in the 1911 Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire. The costumed chorus wields scissors as Jaap van Zweden conducts.

    Julia WOLFE (b. 1958)
    Fire in my mouth (2018; World Premiere–New York ...

  • Jaap van Zweden Conducts Wagner and Strauss

    In this New Year’s Eve concert from 2018, Music Director Jaap van Zweden conducts a festive, upbeat excerpt from Wagner’s music-drama Lohengrin as well as J. Strauss II’s lyrical Blue Danube waltz.

    WAGNER (1813–83)
    Introduction to Act III of Lohengrin (1846–48)

    J. STRAUSS II (1825–99)
    An d...

  • Jaap van Zweden Conducts Die Walküre (Act I)

    Heidi Melton and Simon O’Neill are the lovers in this tale of burning passion and forbidden love. Music Director Jaap van Zweden conducts immense orchestral forces in Act I of Die Walküre, part of the epic Ring cycle, Wagner’s magnum opus that changed opera — and music — forever.

    WAGNER (1813–...

  • From Silence to Celebration

    The Philharmonic returned after a year like none other. Music Director Jaap van Zweden conducted Anna Clyne’s fragile elegy, Copland’s Hopperesque cityscape, Walker’s moving blend of modernism and romanticism, and Beethoven’s glorious Fourth Piano Concerto with Daniil Trifonov as soloist. Mahogan...

  • Joshua Bell Plays Mozart

    Superstar Joshua Bell is the soloist in Mozart’s most popular violin concerto, nicknamed Turkish for its evocation of Janissary drums, featuring Bell’s own cadenza. Music Director Jaap van Zweden conducts this concert, which includes Gabrieli’s glorious music for brass and one of Tchaikovsky’s lu...

  • Van Zweden Conducts Mahler

    Music Director Jaap van Zweden leads the epic Fifth Symphony by his predecessor, Gustav Mahler. This five-movement symphonic tour de force encompasses intense passion, demonic energy, and breathtaking radiance.

    MAHLER (1860–1911)
    Symphony No. 5 (1901–02)
    PART I
    1. Trauermarsch: in gemessenem ...

  • Jaap van Zweden Conducts Bruckner and Conrad Tao

    Acclaimed Bruckner interpreter Jaap van Zweden conducts the monumental Eighth Symphony and premieres a piece created to introduce it: Conrad Tao’s Everything Must Go, a “sound mass undergoing various transformations,” according to its young composer, thick with swirling strings and demonic erupti...