Breaking: New York Philharmonic appoints the wrong music directormain
The orchestra has named Jaap van Zweden, 55, as its next music director.
A Dutchman, van Zweden is presently music music director of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and the Hong Kong Philharmonic.
A maestro of modest accomplishments, few would consider him among the foremost in his profession.
Few, except the ever-unready New York Philharmonic.
His appointment was announced at 9 am today by the Philharmonic’s president, Matthew Van Besien. The New York Times was briefed ahead of the rest of world media.
Van Zweden will succeed Alan Gilbert in 2018, cutting back his stay in Dallas by a year.
UPDATE: Why New York got it so wrong. Read here.