This week on 60 Minutes, Lesley Stahl speaks with Jaap van Zweden, who begins his tenure as the music director for the New York Philharmonic with the 2018-2019 season.
Van Zweden was an underdog pick for the most prestigious classical music post in the country – a Dutchman who didn’t even become a conductor until he was nearly 40. He brings a new vision to the New York staple, hoping to pull in audiences with works from young composers, late-night concerts and $5 performances.
He’s not against bringing in popular artists from across the musical spectrum either. Van Zweden tells Stahl, “I would love to work with Pharrell. Lady Gaga… Isn’t she fantastic?”
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