August 17, 2022

Gemma New Announces 2022-2023 Season Highlights

An Intercontinental Season with Titles at the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra as Artistic Advisor and Principal Conductor, Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra as Music Director, and Dallas Symphony Orchestra as Principal Guest Conductor

Appearances at the Mozartwoche Salzburg and Leading the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Royal Northern Sinfonia, Orchestre National de Lyon, RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Della Toscana, Orchestre National Bordeaux Aquitaine, Berner Symphonieorchester, Gävle Symphony, and Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

North American Performances Leading the New World Symphony, Houston Symphony, New Jersey Symphony, Toronto Symphony Orchestra, and Opera Theatre of St. Louis’s Susannah

“a unique sensitivity and a heightened attention to detail and texture.” – The Washington Post

New York, NY (August 16, 2022) – Acclaimed conductor Gemma New announces her global 2022-2023 season, featuring performances throughout the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, Italy, New Zealand, Australia, Sweden, and Switzerland. The 2022/23 season will mark New’s eighth season as Music Director of Canada's Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra and her fourth season as Principal Guest Conductor of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. 2022 also marks New’s inaugural season as Artistic Advisor and Principal Conductor of New Zealand Symphony Orchestra in the orchestra’s 75th anniversary season.

New's 2022/23 season sees her returning to the Toronto Symphony, New World Symphony, and New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, as well as making debuts with the Houston Symphony and Melbourne Symphony in Australia. She also leads the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Royal Northern Sinfonia, Orchestre National de Lyon, Berner Symphonieorchester, Gävle Symphony, Orchestre National Bordeaux Aquitaine, Orchestra della Toscana, RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra, and Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg at Mozartwoche. Equally at home leading opera, New returns to St. Louis, Missouri to lead the Opera Theatre of St. Louis production of Susannah.

New leads the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra’s 75th Jubilee Celebration Concert on September 9, 2022 in a program of orchestral favorites by composers such as Rossini, Rimsky-Korsakov, and Ravel. New will also lead the 2022 Winter Festival with Hilary Hahn and Paul Lewis, Mozart’s Requiem with Voices New Zealand, and contemporary works by New Zealand composers John Psathas, John Rimmer, Tabea Squire, and Anthony Ritchie in the orchestra’s 75th anniversary season.

On September 15, 16, and 17, 2022, New leads the Dallas Symphony Orchestra as Principal Guest Conductor in Angélica Negrón, Rachmaninoff, and Holst. This season, she also conducts a New Year’s Eve concert of Viennese waltzes and a program of Borodin, Stravinsky, and the world premiere of Katherine Balch’s Cello Concerto with soloist Zlatomir Fung on April 20, 21, 22, 2023. New extended her contract with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra through this season, expressing, “I am grateful to continue this position with the DSO, and thrilled that we are returning to full orchestra performances. It has been a joy getting to know these incredible musicians, and I am looking forward to more time working together at the Meyerson.”

New leads Canada’s Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra opening night as Music Director on September 24, 2022, performing Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2 with Daniel Hsu and the world premiere of Abigail Richardson-Schulte’s The Path Illuminates. She also leads “Intimate & Immersive” programs on October 28, 2022 and May 4, 2023; The Spirit Horse Returns on October 30, and in three holiday performances including Handel’s Messiah with the Bach Elgar Choir on December 16, 17, and 18, 2022.

On September 29, October 1, and 2, 2022, New returns to the Toronto Symphony Orchestra in Mendelssohn, Samy Moussa’s Concerto for Violin and Orchestra "Adrano" and Chausson’s Poeme with soloist Kerson Leong, and Saint-Saëns’ Symphony No. 3 "Organ Symphony" with Jean-Willy Kunz.

In the United Kingdom, this season New leads the Royal Northern Sinfonia in Gateshead and Kendal on October 21 and 22, 2022 and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in London’s Cadogan Hall on October 25, 2022 in Dvořák, Tchaikovsky, and Shostakovich’s Violin Concerto No. 2 with Alena Baeva. She helms the Royal Scottish National Orchestra on March 3 in Edinburgh and on March 4, 2023 in Glasgow, Scotland in a program of Ligeti, Gershwin, Milhaud, Mussorgsky, and Glazunov’s Concerto for Alto Saxophone & Strings with soloist Jess Gillam.

Back in Texas, New makes her debut with the Houston Symphony on November 11, 12, and 13, 2022 in works by Alissa Firsova, Holst, and Elgar’s Cello Concerto with Camille Thomas. Additional high profile engagements in the United States this season include a return to Florida’s New World Symphony on January 21 and 22 , 2023 in a program of Valerie Coleman, Tchaikovsky, and Barber’s Cello Concerto with Alisa Weilerstein; returning to lead the New Jersey Symphony in Newark, Red Bank, and Morristown on April 27, 29, 30, 2023; and conducting Susannah in her debut at the Opera Theatre of St. Louis from June 10-24, 2023.

On November 24 and 25, 2022, New makes her debut with Australia’s Melbourne Symphony Orchestra in Salina Fisher’s Rainphase, Gershwin’s Concerto in F with Australian pianist Simon Tedeschi, and Copland.

Additional European engagements include a January 11, 2023 performance with the Orchestre National Bordeaux Aquitaine and pianist Khatia Buniatishvili and leading the Gävle Symphony in Sweden on January 26, 2023. She conducts the final concert of Austria’s Mozartwoche Salzburg 2023, a program of Mozart and Salieri with mezzo-soprano Maria Kataeva and pianist Robert Levin, on February 5, 2023 and the Berner Symphonieorchester in Switzerland on February 16 and 17, 2023. In Florence, Italy, New leads the Orchestra Della Toscana on March 16, 2023 in Beethoven’s Overture to Egmont Op. 84, Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 4 Op. 90 “Italiana,” and Brahms’ Piano Concerto No. 2 with Alessio Bax. On March 24, 2023, she conducts the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra in Dublin, Ireland and on April 14, 2023, the Orchestre National de Lyon in France.

You can view New’s full calendar here.

Gemma New 2022-2023 Season Calendar

September 9, 2022
New Zealand Symphony Orchestra 75th Jubilee
Wellington, New Zealand

September 15, 16, 17, 2022
Dallas Symphony Orchestra
Dallas, Texas

September 24, 2022
Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra
Hamilton, Canada

September 29, October 1, 2, 2022
Toronto Symphony Orchestra
Toronto, Canada

October 21, 22, 2022
Royal Northern Sinfonia
Gateshead, Kendal, United Kingdom

October 25, 2022
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
London, United Kingdom

October 28, 30, 2022
Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra
Hamilton, Canada
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November 11, 12, 13, 2022
Houston Symphony
Houston, Texas

November 18, 19, 2022
New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
Wellington, Auckland, New Zealand

November 24, 25, 2022
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
Melbourne, Australia
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December 16, 17 18, 2022
Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra
Hamilton, Canada
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December 31, 2022
Dallas Symphony Orchestra
Dallas, Texas

January 11, 2023
Orchestre National Bordeaux Aquitaine
Bordeaux, France

January 21, 22, 2023
New World Symphony
Miami, Florida

January 26, 2023
Gävle Symphony
Gävle, Sweden

February 5, 2023
Mozartwoche Salzburg
Salzburg, Germany

February 16, 17, 2023
Berner Symphonieorchester
Bern, Switzerland

March 3, 4, 2023
Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Edinburgh, Glasgow, Scotland

March 16, 2023
Orchestra Della Toscana
Florence, Italy

March 24, 2023
RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra
Dublin, Ireland

April 14, 2023
Orchestre National de Lyon
Lyon, France

April 20, 21, 22, 2023
Dallas Symphony Orchestra
Dallas, Texas

April 27, 29, 30, 2023
New Jersey Symphony
Newark, Red Bank, Morristown, New Jersey

May 4, 2023
Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra
Hamilton, Canada

June 10-24, 2023
Opera Theatre of St. Louis Presents Susannah
St. Louis, Missouri