In Monday’s (12/6) Dallas Morning News, Robert Miller writes, “Jaap van Zweden, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra’s music director, was honored a week ago Sunday in the Netherlands for his contributions to classical music in that country. He received the Radio 4 Prize in a ceremony and special concert that was broadcast live from Amsterdam. The annual prize honors a Dutch musician, ensemble or special concert involved in presenting classical music to a wider audience. The maestro received a check for 5,000 euros, which he donated to the Papageno Foundation, established in 2000 by van Zweden and his wife, Aaltje van Zweden-van Buuren, to provide music therapy for autistic children. … Van Zweden became music director of the Dallas Symphony in 2008. He will return to conduct the Dallas Symphony Feb. 3-5 during the world premiere performances of Gamelan D’Drum by Stewart Copeland, famous as the drummer in the rock band The Police, with Dallas-based world percussion ensemble D’Drum and the symphony.”

Posted December 7, 2010