Press Release

Wednesday, November 28, 2018


Katherine E. Johnson Vice President, Communications (212) 875-5700;

For Immediate Release

Jakub Hrůša To Conduct NY Philharmonic with Simon Trpčeski as Soloist, Jan 10–12


JANÁČEK’s The Cunning Little Vixen Suite
PROKOFIEV’s Piano Concerto No. 3 with Pianist SIMON TRPČESKI
RIMSKY-KORSAKOV’s Scheherazade

January 10–12, 2019

Jakub Hrůša will return to the New York Philharmonic to conduct Janáček’s The Cunning Little Vixen Suite (arranged by Charles Mackerras); Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 3, with Simon Trpčeski as soloist; and Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade, featuring Concertmaster Frank Huang in the concertmaster solos, Thursday, January 10, 2019, at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, January 11 at 2:00 p.m.; and Saturday, January 12 at 8:00 p.m.

Frequent collaborators, Jakub Hrůša and Simon Trpčeski gave a critically acclaimed performance of Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 3 with the Los Angeles Philharmonic in 2013, of which the Los Angeles Times wrote: “Hrůša proved an engaging maestro…. Trpčeski is a remarkable pianist, smartly blending restraint, sense of tonal color and knowing when and how much to unleash bravado, in measured doses.” Simon Trpčeski won the Diapason d’Or award for his 2017 recording of Prokofiev’s Piano Concertos Nos. 1 and 3. The Guardian wrote: “In the hands of Simon Trpčeski both really crackle: fiery articulation, brazen rhythms, an ability to navigate corners with a swagger that feels sturdy and nimble at once.”

Jakub Hrůša led an acclaimed performance of Janáček’s The Cunning Little Vixen at Glyndebourne in 2016, of which The Times wrote: “The drama is magnificently focused by Jakub Hrůša’s conducting … Hrůša finds countless absorbing details and treats the whole score … as one luscious tone poem.”

Jakub Hrůša will conduct the New York Philharmonic’s Young People’s Concert “Animals into Song — The Cunning Little Vixen” on January 12, 2019. Hosted by New York Philharmonic Teaching Artist Justin Jay Hines, the program will include The Cunning Little Vixen Suite.

The New York Philharmonic will offer an allotment of free tickets to young people ages 13–26 for the concert on Friday, January 11 as part of Philharmonic Free Fridays.

Jakub Hrůša, Simon Trpčeski, New York Philharmonic

Single tickets start at $31. (Ticket prices subject to change.) A limited number of $18 tickets for select concerts may be available for students within 10 days of the performance at, or in person the day of; valid identification is required. The New York Philharmonic is offering an allotment of free tickets to young people ages 13–26 for the concert Friday, January 11 as part of Philharmonic Free Fridays; learn more at

Tickets may be purchased online at or by calling (212) 875-5656, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday; 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Saturday; and noon to 5:00 p.m. Sunday. Tickets may also be purchased at the David Geffen Hall Box Office. The Box Office opens at 10:00 a.m. Monday through Saturday, and at noon on Sunday. On performance evenings, the Box Office closes one-half hour after performance time; other evenings it closes at 6:00 p.m.

For press tickets, call Lanore Carr at the New York Philharmonic at (212) 875-5714, or email her at

Event Listing

New York Philharmonic

David Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center

Thursday, January 10, 2019, 7:30 p.m.
Friday, January 11, 2019, 2:00 p.m.
Saturday, January 12, 2019, 8:00 p.m.

Jakub Hrůša, conductor
Simon Trpčeski, piano

JANÁČEK / Arr. Mackerras The Cunning Little Vixen Suite
PROKOFIEV Piano Concerto No. 3


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The Donna and Marvin Schwartz Virtuoso Piano Performance Series has provided major support for Simon Trpčeski’s appearances during the New York Philharmonic’s 2018–19 season.

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Support for Young People’s Concerts is provided by The Theodore H. Barth Foundation.

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Major support for Philharmonic Free Fridays is provided by an Anonymous Donor. Additional funding is provided by Muna and Basem Hishmeh.

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Citi. Preferred Card of the New York Philharmonic.

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Emirates is the Official Airline of the New York Philharmonic.

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PurePoint Financial. Season Sponsor of the New York Philharmonic.

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Programs are made possible, in part, by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

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