INTRODUCING MUSIC DIRECTOR JAAP VAN ZWEDEN
Inaugural Opening Gala Concert: New York, Meet Jaap September 20: World Premiere of Ashley Fure’s Filament, Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring, Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G major with Daniil Trifonov
Opening Subscription Program September 21–22 and 25: Beethoven’s Emperor Concerto with Daniil Trifonov, Reprise of Ashley Fure’s Filament and Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring
Free Open Rehearsal September 27: A Gift to New York from Jaap van Zweden and the Orchestra
Jaap van Zweden will begin his tenure as the 26th Music Director of the New York Philharmonic with his inaugural Opening Gala Concert, New York, Meet Jaap, Thursday, September 20, 2018. The program will feature the World Premiere of Ashley Fure’s Filament, commissioned by the Philharmonic for the occasion; Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring; and Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G major with Daniil Trifonov as soloist. Jaap van Zweden will also conduct the 2018–19 season’s first three subscription weeks, starting with the opening subscription program, September 21–22 and 25, 2018, reprising Ms. Fure’s Filament and The Rite of Spring; Daniil Trifonov will return as soloist, this time in Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5, Emperor. The Empire State Building will be lit Philharmonic red on September 20, 2018, in celebration of Music Director Jaap van Zweden’s inaugural season. To enable even more New Yorkers to meet Jaap, the Open Rehearsal on September 27, 2018, will be free as a gift from Jaap van Zweden and the Orchestra.