• David Robertson on Zaide, Berio, and Ensemble ACJW

    On March 31, David Robertson conducts Ensemble ACJW and soloists in a performance of Mozart's Zaide. The unfinished opera is paired with the New York premiere of Luciano Berio's Vor, während, nach Zaide, the Italian composer's imaginative musical commentary on Zaide.

    Here, Robertson discusses connecting the music of the past with the musicians of today, and the importance of this in the mission of The Academy.