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Bernard Haitink, François-Xavier Roth, Daniel Harding, Jaap van Zweden

02 October 2018

Concertgebouworkest finds guest conductors for concerts in January, February and March

The Concertgebouworkest has found several eminent guest conductors to take the helm for the remainder of the current season. Bernard Haitink, François-Xavier Roth, Daniel Harding and Jaap van Zweden have agreed to take on the concerts in January, February and March, initially programmed with Daniele Gatti, without alterations.

Bernard Haitink

On 24, 25 and 27 January 2019, Honorary Conductor Bernard Haitink will join the orchestra to lead Mozart’s Symphony No. 40 and Brahms’s Symphony No. 4. Haitink previously came to the orchestra’s aid on 29 August and 6 September, which resulted in highly acclaimed performances of Mahler’s Symphony No. 9.

François-Xavier Roth

French conductor François-Xavier Roth will conduct Richard Strauss’s Ein Heldenleben on 30 and 31 January 2019, preceded by Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5 with soloist Pierre-Laurent Aimard, the orchestra’s artist in residence this season. On 1 February Maestro Roth will lead the Essentials concert performance of Ein Heldenleben.

Daniel Harding: on tour in the USA

Daniel Harding agreed to take on the various programmes on tour in the United States, from 9 to 15 February 2019. The Concertgebouworkest and Harding will visit Naples (Florida) on 9 and 10 February, in Chicago on 12 February, at Kennedy Center, Washington D.C. on the 13th and at New York’s Carnegie Hall on 14 and 15 February. Pierre-Laurent Aimard is the soloist in Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5.

Jaap van Zweden

On 6, 7 and 8 March Jaap van Zweden will conduct the Concertgebouworkest in performances of Mahler’s Seventh Symphony. Van Zweden, who has recently started his first season as the New York Philharmonic’s Music Director, is a regular guest conductor at the Concertgebouworkest. In May 2018 he conducted the Concertgebouworkest in Bruckner’s Symphony No. 8.

As announced previously, Dima Slobodeniouk and Philippe Herreweghe are leading the programmes of the Concertgebouworkest in October and November 2018 without any alterations, both in Amsterdam and on tour.