The great rhythm of our city is change, propelling us ever forward with energy and purpose. And so, with an enthusiastic embrace of the future, we welcome Thomas Dausgaard as our new music director. Thomas’ first season reflects his passion and joy for making music and his profound sense of humanity — nourishing qualities that and bring us back again and again to the concert hall.
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Thomas Dausgaard Events
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2019–2020 Season Highlights
Welcome to an exciting and wondrous season of music marked by the introduction of our new music director Thomas Dausgaard on one end and a joyous three-week celebration of Ludwig van Beethoven’s 250th birthday on the other.
Ludwig van Beethoven’s nine symphonies remain as essential as ever. In the space of three weeks, Thomas Dausgaard and the orchestra perform all nine symphonies alongside new works created, inspired or performed by community members.
Premieres & New Music
Be among the first in the world to hear music by some of today’s most forward-thinking artists, including nine world premieres. Discover music by John Adams, Anna Clyne, Reena Esmail, Daniel Kidane, Janice Giteck, Elena Langer, Hannah Lash, Olga Neuwirth and Composer in Residence Tyshawn Sorey.
From the glamour of Opening Night to New Year’s Eve with Meow Meow, enjoy one-of-a-kind events throughout the season! Dive deep into the music of Quincy Jones and John Williams; relive the magic of Bugs Bunny at the Symphony; or be swept away by Rachmaninov’s unforgettable melodies during Rach Fest in May 2020.