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Open Rehearsal

Location

David Geffen Hall

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Price Range

$20

Date & Times

8

Dec, 2016

Thursday, 9:45 AM

Event Info

All Open Rehearsals are “working” rehearsals and therefore the program may not be played in its entirety. Additionally, we cannot guarantee the appearance of any soloist at an Open Rehearsal.

Program

Janáček

House of the Dead Overture

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Beethoven

Piano Concerto No. 3

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Dvořák

Symphony No. 6

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Artists

Jiří Bělohlávek

Conductor

Jiří Bělohlávek

Conductor

Jiri Belohlavek

Conductor

Czech conductor Jiří Bĕlohlávek was appointed music director and artistic director of the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra in 2012, following his successful tenure as chief conductor of the BBC Symphony Orchestra, of which he is now a conductor laureate. Previously he served as chief conductor of the Prague Symphony Orchestra (1977–89), music director of the Prague Philharmonia (1994–2004), and president of the Prague Spring Festival (appointed in 2006). In 2013 he took on the role of principal guest conductor of the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra. In opera, he has collaborated with the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden; The Metropolitan Opera; San Francisco Opera; Opéra National de Paris; Teatro Real, Madrid; Glyndebourne Festival Opera; and National Theatre in Prague, and in recent seasons he has conducted new productions of Dvořák’s Rusalka for the Vienna Staatsoper and Tchaikovsky’s The Queen of Spades for Zurich Opera.

Under Mr. Bĕlohlávek’s leadership the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra has toured Europe and Asia, and will be heard in the coming seasons in Vienna, for a residency at the Musikverein, and across the U.S., including an appearance at Carnegie Hall. In addition to his ongoing Prague seasons and touring engagements with the Czech Philharmonic, he continues to perform as a guest conductor with the world’s major orchestras, with future highlights including appearances with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, BBC Symphony Orchestra (including the BBC Proms), and Leipzig’s Gewandhaus Orchestra. Jiří Bĕlohlávek has recorded extensively, and recent projects with the Czech Philharmonic include Dvořák’s complete symphonies and concertos. In 2012 he was awarded an honorary CBE for his services to British music.

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Kun Woo Paik

Piano

Kun Woo Paik

Piano

Kun Woo Paik

Piano

Pianist Kun Woo Paik made his debut at age ten performing Grieg’s Piano Concerto with the Korean National Orchestra. At 15 he moved to New York to study with Rosina Lhévinne at The Juilliard School, and he also studied in London, with Ilona Kabos, and in Italy, with Guido Agosti and Wilhelm Kempff. His international career took off following his first New York appearance, performing Ravel’s complete piano works at Lincoln Center, as well as his orchestral debut at Carnegie Hall. He has since collaborated with conductors including Zubin Mehta, Lorin Maazel, Mariss Jansons, Long Yu, Neville Marriner, Wolfgang Sawallisch, Jiří Bĕlohlávek, Vladimir Jurowski, Dmitri Kitayenko, Paavo Järvi, Iván Fischer, and Krzysztof Penderecki (performing his new piano concerto under his direction). He has performed with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra (1987’s Last Night of the Proms), Orchestre de Paris, Orchestre National de France, Berliner Symphoniker, Hungarian National Philharmonic Orchestra, Oslo Philharmonic, Rotterdam Philharmonic, Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI, Warsaw Philharmonic, and English Chamber Orchestra.

Kun Woo Paik’s recordings include works by Scriabin, Liszt, and Musorgsky, as well as the Rachmaninoff piano concerto cycle for BMG. His recording of the complete Prokofiev piano concertos received France’s Diapason d’Or 1993 and Nouvelle Académie du Disque awards. As an exclusive Decca artist, he recorded Busoni’s transcriptions of works by J.S. Bach, Fauré’s piano works (which won all the major prizes in France), and Chopin’s complete works for piano and orchestra (with Antoni Wit and the Warsaw Philharmonic); in 2005 he began a project to record all 32 Beethoven piano sonatas.

Mr. Paik’s recent engagements include a Carnegie Hall recital, a performance at Milan’s Teatro alla Scala with the St. Petersburg Philharmonic and Yuri Temirkanov, the complete Rachmaninoff concerto cycle in St. Petersburg, and returns to the New Japan Philharmonic, China Philharmonic, Shanghai Philharmonic, and Bergen Philharmonic. He has also given recitals in France, Italy, and Spain.

Kun Woo Paik, who lives in Paris, was made a Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French Government in 2002.

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