Long Yu conducts Aaron Zigman's Émigré
Concert

Long Yu conducts Aaron Zigman's Émigré

New York Philharmonic

Production Date: 01/03/2024
105 Min

Long Yu conducts the New York Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus, members of the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra and a hand-picked cast in composer Aaron Zigman's new oratorio, Émigré, featuring lyrics by Grammy-winning lyricist Mark Campbell. Telling a sweeping tale of love and loss, it follows the story of two brothers fleeing Germany in 1938 to Shanghai to start new lives, engaging with themes that remain as relevant today as ever. Filmed at the Wu Tsai Theater, David Geffen Hall, this US premiere was a major event on the New York cultural calendar and an important performance for a significant new work – first heard and recorded in Shanghai and a co-commission between Long Yu, the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra and the New York Philharmonic.

Soloists
Andrew Dwan (Bass-Baritone), Arnold Livingston Geis (Tenor), Diana Newman (Soprano), Shenyang (Bass-Baritone), Matthew White (Tenor), Meigui Zhang (Soprano), Huiling Zhu (Mezzo-Soprano)
Ensemble
New York Philharmonic
Conductor
Long Yu