Jaap van Zweden
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The Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra today announced that Jaap van Zweden has extended his contract with the orchestra to remain its Music Director through the 2021/22 season. Its understandable, that the Cinese orchestra’s leaders are « thrilled that Maestro van Zweden has chosen to extend his contract with the HK Phil following his appointment as the next Music Director of the New York Philharmonic. It is reassuring that the Maestro’s directorship of the HK Phil will remain unchanged for the next six musical seasons.”

In the 2016/17 Season, Jaap van Zweden will be conducting the HK Phil for nine concert programmes. Highlights include Siegfried, the third instalment of the orchestra’s landmark Ring Cycle, in January 2017; Mahler Symphonies Nos. 1, 3 & 6; Shostakovich Symphony no. 8; and Schubert’s Great. In October 2016, he will lead the orchestra in a three-city concert tour to the mainland Chinese cities of Shanghai, Tianjin and Beijing.

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