Week of February 16, 2009
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Jaap van Zweden, conductor
Vesko Eschkenazy, violin
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Wagenaar: Cyrano de Bergerac Overture
Barber: Violin Concerto, Op.14
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5
Jaap van Zweden is still a new name for lots of American classical music lovers, but they're getting to know him in Texas in his first stellar season as the Dallas Symphony's music director. This concert features him on his home turf, with the Orchestra he joined at 19 as one of the youngest concertmasters ever in Europe. His trademark violin is still in its case, though, as he picks up the baton and leads the fabulous Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra.
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Jaap van Zweden