Jaap van Zweden will conduct five world premieres as part of his inaugural season with the New York Philharmonic. The 2018–2019 lineup also includes a spring gala led by Patti LuPone to celebrate her 70th birthday.
Among the world premieres is David Lang’s opera prisoner of the state, playing as part of the Music of Conscience series June 6–8, 2019. Inspired by Beethoven’s Fidelio, the opera will feature Julie Mathevet, Alan Oke, Jarrett Ott, and Eric Owens. Elkhanah Pulitzer will direct.
Also premiering with the Philharmonic with van Zweden at the podium are Louis Andriessen’s Agamemnon (October 4–6), Julia Wolfe’s Fire in my mouth (January 24–26), and new works by Ashley Fure (as part of the Opening Gala Concert September 20 and subsequent performances through September 25) and Conrad Tao.
Van Zweden will also introduce a new initiative, Phil the Hall, which will offer $5 tickets for four performances April 4–9 at David Geffen Hall.
Tony winner LuPone will take the stage May 16 (weeks after celebrating her 70th birthday) to headline an evening of Broadway favorites, including songs she performed in Gypsy, Evita, and Sweeney Todd.
Repertory highlights include works by Webern and Schubert led by former Music Director Zubin Mehta (February 14–16), cellist Yo-Yo Ma with Wu Man and Long Yu for the U.S. premiere of Zhao Lin’s Concerto for Pipa and Cello (March 6–9), and an all-Mozart program including his Requiem (March 13–19).
For complete details, visit NYPhil.org.