September 12, 2018

Announcing Conrad’s 2018-19 Season

Conrad Tao begins his 2018-19 season on September 27 & 28 with the World Premiere of Everything Must Go, commissioned and performed by the New York Philharmonic. Written as a “curtain raiser” before Bruckner’s Symphony No. 8, the commission is a continuation of years of collaboration between Conrad and the Phil’s new music director, Jaap van Zweden.

Conrad also inaugurates Nightcap, a new series at the Philharmonic where performers curate a late-night concert in the Kaplan Penthouse. He’ll be joined by dancer-choreographer Caleb Teicher and Charmaine Lee for an evening of multidisciplinary performances.

Conrad makes his LA Opera debut in the West Coast premiere of David Lang’s new work, the loser, where he plays the onstage role of the apparition and memory of Glenn Gould. Continuing to expand his multidisciplinary projects, Conrad and dancer-choreographer Caleb Teicher will continue to develop More Forever, their evening-length work, for a premiere in January 2019, exploring American vernacular dance traditions with Conrad performing his new score for piano and electronics. The work will be previewed this fall as part of Guggenheim’s Works & Process series.

Throughout the season, Conrad continues to perform concertos with orchestras around the world, including returns to the Swedish Radio Symphony, the San Diego Symphony, the Baltimore Symphony, the Pacific Symphony, the Colorado Symphony, and Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia with Antonio Pappano. Conrad also performs duo chamber music concerts with violinist Stefan Jackiw, including a debut performance at 92Y, ensemble engagements with the JCT Trio in Seoul, South Korea, Lincoln, Nebraska, and Interlochen, Michigan, as well as solo recital programs.


September 27 & 28, 2018
New York Philharmonic
Everything Must Go (World Premiere)

September 28, 2018
Nightcap at the New York Philharmonic
Conrad Tao, piano/curator

October 4 & 5, 2018
Swedish Radio Symphony
Performs Norman Suspend, Susanna Mälkki, conductor

October 19 & 20, 2018
Amarillo Symphony
Performs Gershwin’s Concerto in F, Jacomo Bairos, conductor

October 28, 2018
Guggenheim Works & Process
Preview of More Forever with Caleb Teicher & Company

October 30, 2018
With musicians from the San Diego Symphony Orchestra
Performs Mozart Piano Sonatas K. 332 and 333, and Quintet for Piano and Winds in E-flat Major

November 2 & 4, 2018
San Diego Symphony Orchestra
Performs Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1, David Danzmayr, conductor

November 17 & 18, 2018
Hawaiʻi Symphony Orchestra
Performs Brahms Piano Concerto No. 1, Fabio Mechetti, conductor

November 28 & 29, 2018
Swedish Radio Symphony
Performs Bach, Eckardt, Wolfe, Rachmaninoff, and Beethoven

December 20, 2018
JCT Trio recital in Seoul, Korea

January 9, 2019
Lincoln Friends of Chamber Music
JCT Trio recital

January 18, 2019
Recital with Stefan Jackiw

January 25, 2019
Recital with Stefan Jackiw
Performs Stravinsky, Lutosławski, Saariaho, Copland

January 31, February 1 & 2, 2019
Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia
Performs Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue, Anthony Pappano, conductor

February 16 & 17, 2019
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Performs Liszt Piano Concerto No. 1, Mario Venzago, conductor

February 22 & 23, 2019
LA Opera/Bang on a Can
Performs Lang the loser

March 14 & 15, 2019
Swedish Radio Symphony
Performs World Premiere of Albert Schnelzer Piano Concerto, Thomas Söndergaard, conductor

March 31, 2019
Pacific Symphony
Performs Chopin Piano Concerto No. 1, Carl St.Clair, conductor

April 27, 2019
Norwegian Radio Orchestra

May 10 – 12, 2019
Colorado Symphony
Performs Ravel Piano Concerto in G major, Brett Mitchell, conductor