Dvorak's Violin Concerto
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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 Hrůša

Conductor

Born in the Czech Republic, Jakub Hrůša is chief conductor of the Bamberg Symphony, principal guest conductor of London’s Philharmonia Orchestra, and principal guest conductor of the Czech Philharmonic. A frequent guest with many of the world’s greatest orchestras, in the 2018–19 season he made debuts with the Berlin Philharmonic, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre de Paris, NHK Symphony Orchestra, The Cleveland Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, and Chicago Symphony Orchestra. The 2019–20 season will see him return to the Berlin Philharmonic and make debuts with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Zurich Opera (in a new production of Janáček’s The Makropulos Case), and Dutch National Opera (in a new production of Dvořák’s Rusalka with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra for the Holland Festival). In summer 2020 he will return to the Glyndebourne Festival to conduct Stravinsky’s The Rake’s Progress.

As an opera conductor, he has been a regular guest with the Glyndebourne Festival — conducting Barber’s Vanessa, Janáček’s The Cunning Little Vixen, Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Bizet’s Carmen, Britten’s The Turn of the Screw, Mozart’s Don Giovanni, and Puccini’s La bohème — and served as music director of Glyndebourne On Tour for three years. He has also led productions for the Royal Opera, Covent Garden (Carmen), Vienna Staatsoper (a new production of The Makropulos Case), Opéra national de Paris (Rusalka and Lehár’s The Merry Widow), Frankfurt Opera (Puccini’s Il trittico), and Zurich Opera (The Makropulos Case), among others.

Mr. Hrůša’s most recent releases are the first two instalments of a new cycle of Dvořák and Brahms symphonies and Smetana’s Má vlast with Bamberg Symphony (on the Tudor label). Other releases have included the Concertos for Orchestra by Bartók and Kodály with RSB Berlin (Pentatone). He has also recorded Berlioz’s Symphonie fantastique, R. Strauss’s An Alpine Symphony, and Suk’s Asrael Symphony with Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra (Octavia Records); the Tchaikovsky and Bruch Violin Concertos with Nicola Benedetti and the Czech Philharmonic (Universal); and nine discs (with Pentatone and Supraphon) of Czech repertoire with PKF-Prague Philharmonia, where he was music director from 2009 until 2015.

Jakub Hrůša studied conducting at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague, where his teachers included Jiří Bělohlávek. He is president of the International Martinů Circle and The Dvořák Society and was the inaugural recipient of the Sir Charles Mackerras Prize.

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Augustin Hadelich

Violin

Augustin Hadelich

Violin

Augustin Hadelich

Violin

Augustin Hadelich was named Musical America’s 2018 Instrumentalist of the Year. In the 2019–20 season he will appear with more than 25 North American orchestras, including the New York Philharmonic; The Cleveland Orchestra; Minnesota Orchestra; and the Boston, Montreal, Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, Toronto, Houston, Oregon, and Seattle symphony orchestras. International highlights include performances with London’s Philharmonia Orchestra, NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra, Danish National Symphony, Oslo Philharmonic, Finnish Radio Orchestra, and Hong Kong Philharmonic. He is also a frequent guest artist with major orchestras in the Far East, South America, Mexico, New Zealand, and Australia.

Augustin Hadelich is the winner of a 2016 Grammy Award for his recording of Dutilleux’s Violin Concerto, L’Arbre des songes, with the Seattle Symphony under Ludovic Morlot (Seattle Symphony MEDIA). Recently signed to Warner Classics, Mr. Hadelich’s first recording on the label, Paganini’s 24 Caprices, was released in January 2018. His second recording for Warner Classics, the Brahms Violin Concerto (with Mr. Hadelich’s own cadenza) and the Ligeti Concerto (with the cadenza by Thomas Adès), followed in 2019.

Born in Italy to German parents, Augustin Hadelich is now an American citizen. After winning the Gold Medal at the 2006 International Violin Competition of Indianapolis, concerto and recital appearances on many of the world’s top stages quickly followed. Other distinctions include an Avery Fisher Career Grant (2009); a Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship in the UK (2011); the inaugural Warner Music Prize (2015); and an honorary doctorate from the University of Exeter (2017).

Mr. Hadelich 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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