De Waart to become New Zealand Symphony’s music director in 2016

Posted on: June 29, 2015

“Dutch conductor Edo de Waart will be the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra’s next music director,” writes Tom Cardy in Monday’s (6/29) Stuff (Wellington, New Zealand). “De Waart, who begins in March, 2016, has conducted some of the world’s top orchestras, including the Royal Concertgebouw, Berlin Philharmonic, Metropolitan Opera, Los Angeles Philharmonic, and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. He is chief conductor of the Royal Flemish Philharmonic, music director of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra and conductor laureate for the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra…. ‘The NZSO is delighted to begin its exciting new artistic relationship with maestro de Waart and be part of his enduring contribution to the world of music making. We look forward to presenting more exhilarating orchestral music under his distinguished leadership in future seasons,’ said NZSO chief executive Christopher Blake. De Waart will begin his tenure conducting Mahler’s Symphony No 3, followed by Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3 ‘Eroica’ and Symphony No. 5 on an eight-centre tour. De Waart replaces conductor Pietari Inkinen from Finland, who held the role since 2008.”

Posted June 29, 2015