The fast-rising New Zealand-born conductor Gemma New will be making her debut with four different U.S. orchestras this Summer, beginning with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra June 27, where she will be conducting Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 5 and Polonaise from "Eugene Onegin", as well as Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 3.
New will then be making her San Francisco Symphony debut on July 10 at the newly-renovated Frost Auditorium, conducting Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 5 and Violin Concerto with soloist Gil Shaham. On July 13 and 14, she will conduct the orchestra in Ravel's Shéhérazade and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, joined by the San Francisco Symphony Chorus and vocal soloists. These performances mark the San Francisco Symphony’s inaugural performances in a new concert series at Stanford University.
Following her appearances with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra July 18–21, conducting music by Grieg, Mozart and Haydn, New will make her debut with the Philadelphia Orchestra at the Mann Center July 24 on a “Voyage to the Moon” 50th Anniversary concert.