Jeff Kaliss
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July 8, 2019

Gemma New Keeps Her Ears and Mind Open

Jeff Kaliss
|
July 8, 2019

Gemma New Keeps Her Ears and Mind Open

Jeff Kaliss
|
July 8, 2019

Gemma New Keeps Her Ears and Mind Open

Thirty-three-year-old New Zealand-bred conductor Gemma New (her given name is pronounced “jem-mah”) is still relatively new on this continent, but she’s making herself better-known over the summer with a slew of U.S. debuts that will have her leading the San Francisco Symphony at Stanford’s Frost Amphitheater in an all-Tchaikovsky evening next Wednesday and a program of Ravel’s Shéhérazade and Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony next Saturday and Sunday, as well as stops in Canada and Germany. Last year she was a conducting fellow at Tanglewood, and she’s guest conducted in Scotland, Sweden, and Switzerland, as well as in her native New Zealand.