David Fray joins the Orchestra in performances of Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 22
Conductor Jaap van Zwedenmakes his San Francisco Symphony(SFS) debut in performances of Brahms’ Symphony No. 4 on October 24, 25, 26, and 28 at Davies Symphony Hall. Pianist David Frayjoins the Orchestra in performances of Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 22, a work he and van Zweden recorded together. Opening the program is the Prelude to Act I from Wagner’s Lohengrin.
Amsterdam-born Jaap van Zwedenhas risen rapidly in little more than a decade to become one of today’s most sought-after conductors. Acclaimed for the intensity of his performances and the depth and clarity of his musicianship, he has been Music Director of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra since 2008, and is also Honorary Chief Conductor of the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic and Radio Chamber Orchestras (having been Chief Conductor and Artistic Director from 2005-2011). He works as a guest with the most prestigious orchestras worldwide, including the Chicago Symphony, Cleveland and Philadelphia Orchestras, the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Orchestre National de France, and London Philharmonic Orchestra, and has appeared at the BBC Proms, Carnegie Hall and the Tanglewood and Aspen Festivals. In November 2011 van Zweden was named as the recipient of Musical America’s 2012 Conductor of the Year Award in recognition of his critically-acclaimed work as Music Director of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra.
French pianist David Fraywas named Newcomer of the Year by BBC Music Magazine in 2008. Since then, he has performed as soloist with orchestras including the Cleveland Orchestra, the New York Philharmonic, and the Boston Symphony. He was also awarded the “Instrumentalist of the Year-Piano” award by ECHO Classic in 2009. Fray made is San Francisco Symphony debut in May 2010, performing Beethoven’s Second Piano Concerto under Christoph Eschenbach. Fray has collaborated frequently with Jaap van Zweden, most recently at the BBC Proms in 2011. They have also recorded Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 22 together on Virgin Classics.
SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY Wednesday, October 24 at 10 am (Open Rehearsal)
Davies Symphony Hall Thursday, October 25 at 2 pm
Friday, October 26 at 8 pm
Sunday, October 28 at 2 pm
Jaap van Zweden conductor
David Fray piano
San Francisco Symphony
Wagner Prelude to Act I of Lohengrin
Mozart Piano Concerto No. 22 in E-flat major, K. 482
Brahms Symphony No. 4 in E minor, Opus 98
PRE-CONCERT TALK: Alexandra Amati-Camperi will give an “Inside Music” talk from the stage one hour prior to each concert. Free to all concert ticket holders; doors open 15 minutes before.