New York Philharmonic announces 2017-18 season

Posted on: February 10, 2017

“For the 2017–18 season, the New York Philharmonic is going to be sparing with the incoming Jaap van Zweden,” writes George Grella in Wednesday’s (2/8) New York Classical Review. Van Zweden “becomes music director designate … with the September 19 opening Gala Concert—featuring Mahler’s Symphony No. 5,” succeeding Alan Gilbert. “Concerts of September 22–23 will add Philip Glass’s Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra, with Katia and Marielle Labèque, to the Mahler symphony…. [In February and March] Van Zweden will lead the local premiere of John Luther Adams’ Dark Waves, along with Act I of Die Walküre … and Brahms’ Piano Concerto No. 1, with Yuja Wang and The Rite of Spring…. Alan Gilbert will lead the orchestra for the 175th birthday concerts, December 6–9…. Gilbert, with Leonard Slatkin, will also take part in the in-season festival, ‘Bernstein’s Philharmonic.’ ” Leif Ove Andsnes will be artist in residence, and Esa-Pekka Salonen will serve his third and final season as composer in residence. Salonen “will curate a project for the 2018 NY Phil Biennial, contribute to planning for the Philharmonic’s ongoing CONTACT! new music series, and will conduct the world premiere of music from Anna Thorvaldsdottir.”

Posted February 10, 2017

Photo of Jaap van Zweden and the New York Philharmonic by Chris Lee