April 22nd, 2024

New York Philharmonic’s outgoing director Jaap van Zweden will lead a French radio orchestra

By The Associated Press on February 27, 2024.

FILE - Jaap van Zweden conducts the Dallas Symphony Orchestra in Dallas on Sept. 29, 2011. Van Zweden, outgoing New York Philharmonic music director, will assume the same role with Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France starting with the 2026-27 season. (Mark M. Hancock/The Dallas Morning News via AP, File)

Outgoing New York Philharmonic music director Jaap van Zweden will assume the same role with Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France starting with the 2026-27 season.

The French orchestra said Tuesday that van Zweden will work with the orchestra for four weeks per season. He will be music director designate for the 2025-26 season.

The 63-year-old began in New York in September 2018 and his six-season tenure that ends this season is the shortest since Pierre Boulez succeeded Leonard Bernstein and led the orchestra from 1971-77.

Van Zweden has been music director of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra since 2012-13 and also is leaving at the end of this season. He started last month as music director of the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra.

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