What’s Opera, Jaap? Van Zweden’s Opening Night as the Philharmonic’s New Leader
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The New York Philharmonic usually opens each season with “The Star-Spangled Banner,” but in his first concert as the orchestra’s music director, Jaap van Zweden decided to skip the anthem — probably not out of solidarity with Colin Kaepernick, but because it would have ruined the effect of the first

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