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van Zweden putting some exciting marks in next season's NYPhil landscape / New York Classical Review

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New York Philharmonic audiences have been living with some slow-moving suspense in the year since Jaap van Zweden was named the music director designate, waiting to see what would be on tap when he takes the runs of the orchestra next season. Those who have been anticipating had their patience rewarded Tuesday afternoon, when van Zweden and president and CEO Deborah Borda announced the 2018-19 season at an event in the Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse.

Not just maintaining the excellent orchestra Alan Gilbert handed over to him, van Zweden is putting numerous, prominent, and exciting marks on next season's musical landscape. This starts with the September 20 opening gala concert and the week of performances that immediately follow: van Zweden's first downbeat of the season will fall on the world premiere of a piece commissioned by the Philharmonic from Ashley Fure, then Daniil Trifonov will play Ravel's Piano Concerto in G Major, and the concert will conclude with the Rite of Spring.

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