A Conductor Becomes a Virtual-Concert Jet-Setter
The New York Times
Nov. 4, 2020
Following impressive outings with the Seattle Symphony and Houston Symphony, conductor Xian Zhang is headed to the Detroit Symphony Orchestra for important concerts featuring premieres by Nokuthula Ngwenyama and Tyshawn Sorey this Thursday and Friday, ahead of a new New Jersey Symphony Orchestra virtual season opening on Nov. 19 with music by Daniel Bernard Roumain and Michael Abels.
My newest for The New York Times is live now, with sustained gratitude to classical-music editor Zachary Woolfe. (I reckon most all of us could use some straightforward good news today.)
Below, photos I snapped at NJPAC during my visit on Oct. 22 for the final rehearsal and filming of the first virtual concert, some of which I posted on Instagram that day.