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Dvorak's Violin Concerto

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Location

David Geffen Hall

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Price Range

$31-139

Duration

1 hour & 30 minutes with intermission

No Late Seating
Date & Times

25

May, 2017

Thursday, 7:30 PM

26

May, 2017

Friday, 2:00 PM

27

May, 2017

Saturday, 8:00 PM

Event Info

Spend Memorial Day weekend with the New York Philharmonic and Augustin Hadelich (“a virtuoso out of the Golden Age … a young artist with no evident limitations” — The New Yorker) as they perform Dvořák’s beloved Violin Concerto, evoking the composer’s Bohemian heritage through its rustic vitality, lyrical folk melodies, a melancholy dumka, and a dazzling furiant. Janáček’s fierce, colorful Taras Bulba crowns this all-Czech program.

Program

Dvořák

Violin Concerto

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Dvořák

Slavonic Dances, Op. 46, No. 1; Op. 72, No. 2; and Op. 72, No. 7

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Janáček

Taras Bulba, Rhapsody for Orchestra

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Artists

Jakub Hrůša

Conductor

Jakub Hrůša

Conductor

Jakub Hrusa

Conductor

Born in the Czech Republic, Jakub Hrůša is chief conductor of Bamberg Symphony, permanent guest conductor of the Czech Philharmonic, and principal guest conductor of the Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra.

His recent guest appearances include two series especially devised for London’s Philharmonia Orchestra, Bohemian Legends and The Mighty Five, and his debut with Amsterdam’s Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. In the 2016–17 season he makes debuts with the Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and Zurich’s Tonhalle Orchestra, in addition to the New York Philharmonic.

As an opera conductor, Mr. Hrůša is a regular guest with Glyndebourne Festival — where he has conducted Janáček’s The Cunning Little Vixen, Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream and The Turn of the Screw, Bizet’s Carmen, Mozart’s Don Giovanni, and Puccini’s La bohème — and he has served as music director of Glyndebourne on Tour for three years. Elsewhere he has led productions for Vienna Staatsoper, Opéra national de Paris, Frankfurt Opera, Finnish National Opera, Royal Danish Opera, and Prague National Theatre.

As a recording artist, Mr. Hrůša has released six discs for Supraphon, which include a live recording of Smetana’s Má vlast from the Prague Spring Festival. He has also made live recordings of Berlioz’s Symphonie fantastique, R. Strauss’s Eine Alpensinfonie, and Suk’s Asrael Symphony with the Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra for Octavia Records. Other recordings include Tchaikovsky’s and Bruch’s Violin Concertos with Nicola Benedetti and the Czech Philharmonic (Universal) and a series of three discs with PKF-Prague Philharmonia for Pentatone, including orchestral works by Dvořák, and cello concertos with Johannes Moser. He will also embark on a new partnership in the coming seasons with the Bamberg Symphony and the Tudor label. His latest disc, Smetana’s Má vlast with the Bamberg Symphony, was released in the fall of 2016, coinciding with the start of his tenure as chief conductor.

Jakub Hrůša studied conducting at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague, and is currently president of the International Martinů Circle. In 2015 he was the inaugural recipient of the Sir Charles Mackerras Prize.

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Augustin Hadelich

Violin

Augustin Hadelich

Violin

Augustin Hadelich by Rosalie O'Conner

Violin

Augustin Hadelich has performed with every major orchestra in the U.S., many on numerous occasions, as well as a growing number of major orchestras in the U.K. and in Europe and Asia.

Highlights of his 2016–17 season include return performances with the New York and Los Angeles philharmonic orchestras and the Baltimore, Colorado, Dallas, San Antonio, San Diego, and St. Louis symphony orchestras, as well as debuts with the Dresden, Hamburg, Munich, and Rotterdam philharmonic orchestras and the Frankfurt Radio and WDR Symphony Orchestras. In February he made his debut with Amsterdam’s Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, led by Alan Gilbert. This fall he will perform the U.S. Premiere of Thomas Adès’s new cadenza for Ligeti’s Violin Concerto with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, led by Mr. Adès. In July he opens the Grand Teton Music Festival, followed by returns to Aspen, Blossom, and Chautauqua. Recent festival appearances include debuts at the BBC Proms and Sun Valley Summer Symphony, in addition to return engagements at Aspen, Bravo! Vail, and Tanglewood.

Mr. Hadelich was Gold Medalist at the 2006 International Violin Competition of Indianapolis. Since then he has earned an Avery Fisher Career Grant; a Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship in the U.K.; Lincoln Center’s Martin E. Segal Award (for which he was nominated by the New York Philharmonic); the inaugural Warner Music Prize; and a 2016 Grammy Award for his recording of Dutilleux’s Violin Concerto, L’Arbre des songes, with the Seattle Symphony. A prolific recording artist, his next release will be a disc of the complete Paganini Caprices for Warner Classics.

Born in Italy to German parents, Augustin Hadelich is now an American citizen. He plays the 1723 “Ex-Kiesewetter” Stradivari violin, on loan from Clement and Karen Arrison through the Stradivari Society of Chicago.

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Special Thanks

Jakub Hrůša’s debut with the New York Philharmonic is made possible by the Kurt Masur Fund for the Philharmonic, an endowment fund created to honor the accomplishments of the Philharmonic’s Music Director Emeritus, Kurt Masur.

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