Sept 20

Opening Night Gala: New York, Meet Jaap

New York Philharmonic

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This concert is a Special Event and the Opening Gala of the 2018–19 season.


Join us for the New York Philharmonic’s 2018 Opening Gala Concert, welcoming Jaap van Zweden in his inaugural concert as Music Director. Daniil Trifonov solos in Ravel’s jazz-infused Piano Concerto in G. The Rite of Spring roars to life with visceral rhythms and the raw energy of ancient Russian rituals. And you’ll witness the World Premiere of an adventurous new work by “arresting” (The New Yorker) and “moving” (The New York Times) composer Ashley Fure, written for this momentous occasion.


Enhance your experience by attending the Opening Gala evening, including a pre-concert champagne reception and a post-concert seated dinner with the artists. To register, please contact [email protected].



Ashley Fure - Filament (World Premiere - New York Philharmonic Commission)

Ravel - Piano Concerto in G major

Stravinsky - The Rite of Spring



Jaap van Zweden - Conductor

Daniil Trifonov - Piano  

Rebekah Heller - Bassoon 

Nate Wooley - Trumpet

Brandon Lopez - Bass

Constellation Chor      

     Marisa Michelson, founder / director

César Alvarez - Movement and Visual Direction

Lilleth Glimcher - Movement and Visual Direction

Brandon Clifford - Matter Design

Wes McGee - Matter Design

Johanna Lobdell - Matter Design

Marika Kent - Lighting Design

Tolulope Aremu - Costume Design

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1 hour & 35 minutes


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Ashley Fure’s commission is made possible with generous support from the Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation.

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