QUOTABLE I: “He, more than anyone else I know, had the humor and the wit and the experience and the point of view of life on the road. He had the greatest, most realistic, bitterly funny version of life on the road. I definitely wanted him to come in and write the songs and just […]
Posts Tagged 'Jaap van Zweden'
Eddy Tovar stars as the Prince in The Nutcracker, currently playing at the Winspear before moving to Bass Hall next week. The native of Cuba has taken a winding path to North Texas, with stops in Brazil, Orlando and other ports along the way.
The Dallas Symphony Orchestra announced today that it will present a two-year, pops concert series that will feature DSO-commissioned world-premiere works plus multi-media retrospectives by five leading film composers — and Sir Anthony Hopkins. “The Masters of Film Music” are James Newton Howard (The Dark Knight), George Fenton (Gandhi), Theodore Shapiro (Tropic Thunder), Michael Giacchino […]
DSO Music Director Jaap Van Zweden’s contract has been extended. He’ll stick around town at least through the 2015-2016 concert season. Read on for happy quotes from Van Zweden, the orchestra’s board, and even Mayor Tom Leppert.
THE VALUE OF NEW BLOOD: The National Symphony in Washington opened its second straight season without a permanent musical director over the weekend. While the city waits for the arrival of Christoph Eschenbach in 2010, the Washington Post is wondering aloud if a new music director will lead to increased ticket sales. And when it […]
PLAYING IT SAFE: Would you like the good news first or the bad? Since this bit of news is coming from a press release, you can imagine the good comes first: The Fort Worth Opera will finish in the black this year. Exactly how black is still to be determined, but the opera’s Development Director […]
A YEAR OF JAAP: In his first year on the podium, Dallas Symphony Orchestra music director Jaap van Zweden has won over his musicians, concertgoers and critics – pretty much the holy trinity for any conductor. And one of those critics, Scott Cantrell, says Van Zweden has the DSO on the cusp of the orchestral […]
Dallas Symphony Orchestra music director Jaap Van Zweden recently took part in the Nasher Salon 2009 Lecture Series. Van Zweden discusses his vision for the DSO with Mark Melson, vice president of artistic operations for the symphony, in this video.
But not for two years. Spring for Music, a new independent annual festival of North American orchestras, has invited the Dallas Symphony Orchestra to perform at Carnegie Hall as part of their inaugural festival May 6-14 — in 2011. Two cool things about their appearance, though: It will be conductor Jaap van Zweden’s Carnegie debut. […]
The Chicago Tribune reviews DSO conductor Jaap van Zweden’s last-minute-substitute performance: One of these days the Chicago Symphony Orchestra will actually invite Jaap van Zweden into Symphony Center through the front door. The last time we heard the remarkable Dutchman conduct the orchestra was in October when he was brought in to replace Riccardo Chailly. […]