Jaap Van Zweden Conducts Mozart and Shostakovich
Thursday, August 11, 2016
Tune in Thursday at 9 pm to hear Jaap van Zweden, the incoming music director of the New York Philharmonic, conduct the orchestra in Mozart's Sinfonia concertante, featuring Sheryl Staples (principal associate concertmaster) and Cynthia Phelps (principal viola). Shostakovich's Eighth Symphony, which the composer described as "an optimistic, life-affirming work" (though the Soviet censors at the time disagreed with his assessment), follows.
Alec Baldwin hosts the program.
Mozart: Sinfonia concertante, K.364/320d
Sheryl Staples, violin; Cynthia Phelps, viola
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 8
Jaap van Zweden, conductor