About the Event
Prepare yourself for an eagerly awaited concert that promises to be an immersive experience, enveloped in the mesmerizing melodies of renowned classical composers Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Dun Tan, and Joel Thompson. Set your sights on the heart of New York City, where the esteemed David Geffen Hall stands as an internationally acclaimed venue, treasured by all who enter its doors. As the notes of these enchanting compositions fill the air, get ready to embark on a journey of musical magic that will leave an indelible mark on your soul.
Mendelssohn's Symphony No. 3, inspired by the rich history and scenic beauty of Scotland, takes center stage and weaves in elements of Scottish dances, creating a symphony infused with cultural flair. The program commences with an exceptional World Premiere by Joel Thompson, paving the way for Joseph Alessi, NY Phil Principal Trombone, to shine as the soloist in Tan Dun's concerto, which draws inspiration from three ancient Chinese instruments. Leading this exquisite orchestral performance is the esteemed conductor Jaap van Zweden, ensuring a seamless and unforgettable night of musical brilliance.
- Joel Thompson – New work (World Premiere–New York Philharmonic Commission)
- Dun Tan – Trombone Concerto: Three Muses in Video Game (New York Premiere)
- Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy – Symphony No. 3, Scottish
|Jaap van Zweden
| New York Philharmonic