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Maestro Jaap van Zweden's farewell tour to hit Guangzhou stage with New York Philharmonic Orchestra
Update: 2024-05-09     Source: GDToday

Dutch conductor Jaap van Zweden, alongside American baritone Thomas Hampson, will lead the prestigious New York Philharmonic Orchestra to perform at the Guangzhou Opera House on June 27 and 28.

This marks van Zweden's farewell tour as the music director of the New York Philharmonic Orchestra, with Guangzhou being the tour's only stop in South China and the first stop in the country.

Van Zweden became one of the two first chairs of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra at the age of 19, and has been music director of the New York Philharmonic since 2018. He has collaborated with many top orchestras such as the Paris Symphony Orchestra, the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Berlin Philharmonic.

Jaap van Zweden

Founded in 1842, the New York Philharmonic stands as one of the oldest musical institutions in the United States and one of the leading American orchestras popularly called the "Big Five". Throughout its history, it has collaborated with eminent composers and conductors such as Tchaikovsky, Mahler, and Richard Strauss.

Jaap van Zweden and the New York Philharmonic

Thomas Hampson, who has received numerous awards and nominations for Grammy Awards, Gramophone Awards, and ECHO Klassik, will be another highlight of the performance. Renowned for his interpretations of Mahler's songs, he will present selections from "Des Knaben Wunderhorn" during the June 28 concert.

Thomas Hampson

Furthermore, Mozart's Symphony No. 40 in G minor, K.550, Copland's Third Symphony (1944-46), Brahms's Symphony No. 4 in E minor, Op. 98, and more masterpieces will also grace the stage during the concerts, offering a musical feast with two distinct sets of repertoire.

Time: 19:30, June 27 and 28 (Thomas Hampson will only perform on June 28)

Venue: Opera Hall, Guangzhou Opera House (广州大剧院歌剧厅)

Ticket price: RMB 288, 488, 688, 888, 1088, 1288, 1588, 1788

Add.: No. 1, Zhujiang West Road, Zhujiang New Town, Tianhe District, Guangzhou (广州市天河区珠江新城珠江西路1号)

Nearby metro station: Line 3 or 5, Zhujiang New Town Station (珠江新城站), Exit C

Note: One ticket per person; children under 1.2 meters will not be admitted

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