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Rotterdam Philharmonic & Lahav Shani

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 8:00PM

Rotterdam Philharmonic & Lahav Shani
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Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall

Lahav Shani, conductor

Pre-concert lecture by Brian Lauritzen, 7pm

Part of Beethoven@250 sponsored by the Segerstrom Foundation
Donna L. Kendall Classical Series
Featured Artist Sponsor: Warren G. Coy

BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major, Op. 58
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92

The young Israeli conductor taking the classical music world by storm, Lahav Shani leads the Rotterdam Philharmonic in an all-Beethoven program, including the Seventh Symphony and the elegant Piano Concerto No. 4, featuring Lahav Shani as the soloist himself.

Since winning the Gustav Mahler Conducting Competition in Bamberg in 2013, Lahav Shani has been hailed as one of today's most promising young conductors. He assumed his position as chief conductor of the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra in September 2018, succeeding Yannick Nézet-Séguin and becoming the youngest Chief Conductor in the orchestra’s history. In the 2020-21 season, Shani will succeed Zubin Mehta as Music Director of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, and will be the orchestra’s Music Director Designate from 2019-20. He also serves as Principal Guest Conductor of the Vienna Symphony Orchestra.

Founded in 1918, the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra ranks among Europe’s foremost orchestras and is internationally known for the intense energy of its performances, acclaimed recordings and innovative audience approach. From 1930, under principal conductor Eduard Flipse, it developed into one of the foremost orchestras of the Netherlands. In the 1970s, with Jean Fournet and Edo de Waart, the orchestra gained international recognition. Valery Gergiev’s appointment heralded a new period of bloom, which continued from 2008 with Yannick Nézet-Séguin, who served as principal conductor until the 2017-18 season. The orchestra makes its home at De Doelen Concert Hall, and is also a resident orchestra of the Paris Théâtre des Champs-Elysées.