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Beethoven’s Fifth, Mozart, and Conrad Tao

Mar 13 - Mar 19

The NY Phil has a special connection to Beethoven’s Fifth: it was played on our first concert in 1842 and has delighted audiences countless times since. Jaap van Zweden conducts this iconic masterwork plus The Hebrides Overture, Felix Mendelssohn’s tone poem inspired by his trip to the Scottish archipelago. Conrad Tao is the soloist in Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 17, a marvelous dialogue between piano and orchestra.

Part of Celebrate Jaap! and Star Pianists

Date / Time

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Wu Tsai Theater, David Geffen Hall



1 Hour 30 Minutes with Intermission

Program to Include

Fe. Mendelssohn

The Hebrides Overture


Piano Concerto No. 17


Symphony No. 5


Jaap van Zweden Conductor

Jaap van Zweden began his tenure as the 26th Music Director of the New York Philharmonic in September 2018. He has also served as Music Director of the Hong Kong Philharmonic since 2012, and became Music Director of the Seoul Philharmonic in 2024. He will become Music Director of the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France in September 2026, after serving as its Music Director Designate in the 2025–26 season. He has conducted orchestras on three continents, appearing as guest with, in Europe, the Orchestre de Paris, Amsterdam’s Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, Vienna Philharmonic, Berlin Philharmonic, and London Symphony Orchestra, and, in the United States, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, The Cleveland Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, and other distinguished ensembles.

Learn more about Jaap van Zweden

Conrad Tao Piano

Conrad Tao has appeared worldwide as a pianist and composer. Born in Urbana, Illinois, in 1994, he is the recipient of the prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant and was named a Gilmore Young Artist — an honor, awarded every two years, highlighting the most promising American pianists of the new generation. As a composer, he received a 2019 New York Dance and Performance “Bessie” Award for Outstanding Sound Design / Music Composition for his work on More Forever, his collaboration with dancer and choreographer Caleb Teicher.

Learn more about Conrad Tao


Major support for these concerts is provided by Roy (Trey) D. Farmer III and the NY Phil Pride Alliance.

These performances are supported by Mitsui & Co. (U.S.A.), Inc.