Dallas, TX (September 25, 2017) – An unexpected family situation necessitates that Jaap van Zweden be in Amsterdam this week, and he will be unable to lead the Dallas Symphony Orchestra in performances on September 28, 30 and October 1, 2017. Maestro van Zweden thanks the Dallas Symphony and its audience members for their understanding.

We are fortunate that James Feddeck will be joining us to conduct these performances this weekend. The program – Beethoven’s “Eroica” Symphony and “Emperor” Concerto – and soloist, Rudolf Buchbinder, will remain the same.

Born in New York and a graduate of Oberlin Conservatory, James Feddeck is a winner of the Solti Conducting Award, the Aspen Conducting Prize and is a former Assistant Conductor of The Cleveland Orchestra.

In recent seasons he has made debuts with the Vienna Radio Symphony, Deutsches Sinfonieorchester Berlin, Stockholm Philharmonic, Helsinki Philharmonic, Royal Flemish Philharmonic, Orchestre National de Lyon, the BBC Philharmonic, Royal Scottish National Orchestra and the Hallé Orchestra.  In North America he has conducted the Chicago Symphony, The Cleveland Orchestra, the San Francisco Symphony, Seattle Symphony, and the Toronto and Montreal Symphonies.

Forthcoming engagements include debuts with Orchestre National de France, Barcelona Symphony and Royal Liverpool Philharmonic and return visits to the BBC Symphony, Montreal Symphony and Orchestre National de Belgique.

James Feddeck studied oboe, piano, organ and conducting at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music and in 2010 was recognised by Oberlin as the first recipient of the Outstanding Young Alumni Award.

The Dallas Symphony Orchestra, under the leadership of Music Director Jaap van Zweden, presents the finest in orchestral music at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, regarded as one of the world's premier concert halls. As the largest performing arts organization in the Southwest, the DSO is committed to inspiring the broadest possible audience with distinctive classical programs, inventive pops concerts and innovative multi-media presentations. In fulfilling its commitment to the community, the orchestra reaches more than 230,000 adults and children through performances, educational programs and community outreach initiatives. The DSO’s involvement with the City of Dallas and the surrounding region includes an award-winning multi-faceted educational program, community projects, popular parks concerts and youth programming. The DSO has a tradition dating back to 1900, and it is a cornerstone of the unique, 68 acre Arts District in downtown Dallas that is home to multiple performing arts venues, museums and parks; the largest district of its kind in the nation. The DSO is supported, in part, by funds from the Office of Cultural Affairs, City of Dallas.