Gemma New to debut in SF, Philadelphia, Detroit & Indianapolis

Gemma New to debut in SF, Philadelphia, Detroit & Indianapolis

Gemma New (Photo credit: Fred Stucker)

For Immediate Release

The New Zealand-born conductor will be making debuts in San Francisco, Philadelphia, Detroit and Indianapolis

The fast-rising New Zealand-born conductor Gemma New will be making her debut with four different U.S. orchestras this Summer, beginning with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra June 27, where she will be conducting Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5 and Polonaise from “Eugene Onegin”, as well as Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 3.

New will then be making her San Francisco Symphony debut on July 10 at the newly-renovated Frost Amphitheater, conducting Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5 and Violin Concerto with soloist Gil Shaham. On July 13 and 14, she will conduct the orchestra in Ravel’s Shéhérazade and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, joined by the San Francisco Symphony Chorus and vocal soloists. These performances mark the San Francisco Symphony’s inaugural performances in a new concert series at Stanford University.

Following her appearances with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra July 18–21, conducting music by Grieg, Mozart and Haydn, New will make her debut with The Philadelphia Orchestra at the Mann Center July 24 on a “Voyage to the Moon” 50th Anniversary concert.

June 27, 2019
INDIANAPOLIS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Conner Prairie

Tchaikovsky: Polonaise from “Eugene Onegin”
Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 3 (Tai Murray, violin)
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5

July 10 and 13 & 14, 2019
SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY
Frost Amphitheater

July 10 Program:
Tchaikovsky: Polonaise from “Eugene Onegin”
Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto in D Major (Gil Shaham, violin)
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5

July 13 & 14 Program:
Ravel: Sheherazade (Kelley O’Connor, mezzo-soprano)
Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 (Mary Evelyn Hangley, soprano; Kelley O’Connor, mezzo-soprano; A.J. Glueckert, tenor; Adam Lau, bass; San Francisco Symphony Chorus)

July 18, 19, 20 & 21, 2019
DETROIT SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Berman Center for the Performing Arts

Grieg: Holberg Suite
Haydn: Trumpet Concerto (Hunter Eberly, trumpet)
Mozart: Ballet Music from Idomeneo
Haydn: Symphony No. 97

July 24, 2019
THE PHILADELPHIA ORCHESTRA
The Mann Center for the Performing Arts

“Voyage to the Moon” 50th Anniversary concert

Holst: Planets/Mars
Strauss: Also Sprach Zarathustra
Strauss Jr.: Blue Danube Waltz
Wagner: Tannhäuser – O du mein holder Abendstern (Nmon Ford, baritone)
Michael Giacchino: Voyage
Holst: Planets/Jupiter
Debussy: Clair de Lune
Johnny Mercer: Moon River (Nmon Ford, baritone)
John Williams: Adventures on Earth

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