New York Philharmonic
The inimitable New York Philharmonic returns to Stillwater to thrill audiences with three distinct concert experiences featuring guest artists and music that you won’t want to miss. This will be Music Director Jaap van Zweden’s final season with the orchestra, making this the last time to experience his artistry on the conducting podium in Stillwater.

Violinist Stefan Jackiw has been described as “brilliantly skillful and selflessly musical” (The Financial Times). He’ll perform one of the most popular works from the 20th century, Samuel Barber’s Violin Concerto. A tremendously versatile artist, Jeff Tyzik will share the conducting podium with Maestro van Zweden to entertain audiences with an evening of popular music from our favorite movies. Finally, Pianist Anne-Marie McDermott will perform Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 20, a work that ranges from stormy to jubilant.

On the Program

Friday, September 22 | Bright Night Gala Concert
Violin Concerto, Op. 14 | Samuel Barber
Symphony No. 3 | Aaron Copland

Saturday, September 23 | Saturday Night at the Movies
Jeff Tyzik, conductor
Superman March | Williams
Casablanca Suite | Steiner
Theme from Jaws | Williams
The Great Westerns Suite | Arr. Tyzik
"With Malice Towards None" from Lincoln | Williams
West Side Story Overture | Bernstein
Star Wars Suite | Williams

Jaap van Zweden, conductor
William Tell Overture | Rossini
Die Fledermaus Overture | J. Strauss II
An der schönen blauen Donau | J. Strauss II
Boléro | Ravel

Sunday, September 25 | New World Symphony
Egmont, Op. 84 | Beethoven
Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor, K. 466 | Mozart
Symphony No. 9, From the New World | Dvořák
Preludes: Pre-Concert Conversations
Enhance your concert experience with free pre-concert conversations!

Dr. Thomas Lanners hosts half-hour conversations with our distinguished guest artists before the Saturday and Sunday concerts. These casual discussions provide insight about the evening’s program, including the music that will be performed, the soloists, and the ensembles. Preludes is the perfect way to deepen your musical understanding and enhance your enjoyment of the concert.

Preludes is held in the Recital Hall beginning one hour prior to show time. No ticket needed - Preludes is free for all to attend.
Masterclasses are free and open to the public for observation.

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Dates and Times |
Friday, September 22, 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, September 23, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, September 24, 2:00 p.m.
Venue | Performance Hall

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About the Artists

Jaap van Zweden, Music Director | Jaap van Zweden has become an international presence on three continents over the past decade. The 2018–19 season marked his first as the 26th Music Director of the New York Philharmonic. Born in Amsterdam, Jaap van Zweden was appointed at age 19 as the youngest-ever concertmaster of Amsterdam’s Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. He began his conducting career almost 20 years later, in 1996. He was named Musical America’s 2012 Conductor of the Year and was the subject of an October 2018 CBS 60 Minutes profile on the occasion of his arrival at the New York Philharmonic. Recently, he was awarded the prestigious 2020 Concertgebouw Prize. He has appeared as guest conductor with many other leading orchestras around the globe, among them the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, The Cleveland Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Vienna Philharmonic, Berlin Philharmonic, Orchestre national de France and London Symphony Orchestra.

Stefan Jackiw, violin | Stefan Jackiw is one of America’s foremost violinists, captivating audiences with playing that combines poetry and purity with an impeccable technique. Jackiw has appeared as soloist with the Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, New York, Philadelphia, and San Francisco symphony orchestras, among others. Born to physicist parents of Korean and German descent, Stefan Jackiw began playing the violin at the age of four. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from Harvard University, as well as an Artist Diploma from the New England Conservatory, and is the recipient of a prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant. Jackiw plays a violin made by Vincenzo Ruggieri in Cremona in 1704.

Anne-Marie McDermott, piano | Anne-Marie McDermott  has been Artistic Director of the Bravo! Vail Music Festival since 2011. She enjoys performing, recording, commissioning, and planning a tremendous variety of music encompassing many centuries and styles. Anne-Marie has been devoted to chamber music her entire career and performs regularly with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, where she has been a member since 1995. She is the Artistic Director of two chamber music festivals: one at the McKnight Performing Arts Center in Oklahoma; the other in Ocean Reef, Florida.

Jeff Tyzik, conductor | GRAMMY Award winner Jeff Tyzik is one of America's most innovative and sought after pops conductors. Tyzik is recognized for his brilliant arrangements, original programming and engaging rapport with audiences of all ages. This is the tenth season that Tyzik has held The Dot and Paul Mason Principal Pops Conductor's Podium at the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. He also serves as Principal Pops Conductor of both the Detroit Symphony and the Oregon Symphony. Frequently invited as a guest conductor, Tyzik has appeared with over fifty orchestras including the Boston Pops, Cincinnati Pops, Milwaukee Symphony, Pittsburgh Symphony, Toronto Symphony, Indianapolis Symphony, Philadelphia Orchestra, and more.