The opening of the New York Philharmonic’s season, and its new music director, were among the highlights.
At the season-opening gala concert, Mr. van Zweden made a strong statement about new music. But his approach to repertory staples remains problematic.
We went behind the scenes with Jaap van Zweden in the weeklong run-up to his first performance as the orchestra’s music director.
The almost-three-year renovation includes the 406-seat Linbury Theater, and more public spaces in the foyer.
The composers Ashley Fure and Conrad Tao make their New York Philharmonic debuts with new works during the first two weeks of the season.
The riverside house near Paris where Georges Bizet, the composer of “Carmen,” once lived is being converted into a museum and coupled with a music center.
Mr. Gimeno, a former percussionist whose international conducting career has taken off in the last few years, will take the post in Toronto in 2020.
The firing of the players — the oboist Liang Wang and the trumpeter Matthew Muckey — has been delayed pending a union review.
Preparations for the start of the fall music maelstrom were on the mind of our classical editor.