Open Rehearsal

The New York Philharmonic

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Open Rehearsal


David Geffen Hall

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Jan, 2019

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.


Janáček / Arr. Mackerras

The Cunning Little Vixen Suite



Piano Concerto No. 3





Jakub Hrůša


Jakub Hrůša


Jakub Hrusa


Born in the Czech Republic, Jakub Hrůša is chief conductor of the Bamberg Symphony, principal guest conductor of the Philharmonia Orchestra, and principal guest conductor of the Czech Philharmonic. A frequent guest with many of the world’s greatest orchestras, he enjoys close relationships with Amsterdam’s Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Orchestra della Accademia nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre philharmonique de Radio France, The Cleveland Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra. In the 2018–19 season he will make debuts with the Berlin Philharmonic, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre de Paris, and Tokyo’s NHK Symphony.

Mr. Hrůša has collaborated with leading soloists, including Behzod Abduraimov, Piotr Anderszewski, Leif Ove Andsnes, Lisa Batiashvili, Jonathan Biss, Yefim Bronfman, Rudolf Buchbinder, Isabelle Faust, Bernarda Fink, Julia Fischer, Vilde Frang, Sol Gabetta, Christian Gerhaher, Kirill Gerstein, Karen Gomyo, Augustin Hadelich, Hilary Hahn, Alina Ibragimova, Janine Jansen, Karita Mattila, Leonidas Kavakos, Sergey Khachatryan, Lang Lang, Igor Levit, Jan Lisiecki, Albrecht Mayer, Johannes Moser, Viktoria Mullova, Anne Sofie Mutter, Kristine Opolais, Stephanie d’Oustrac. Olga Peretyatko, Jean-Guihen Queyras, Josef Špaček, Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Daniil Trifonov, Simon Trpčeski, Mitsuko Uchida, Klaus Florian Vogt, Yuja Wang, Frank Peter Zimmermann, and Nikolaj Znaider.

A regular guest with Glyndebourne Festival and music director of Glyndebourne On Tour for three years, he has conducted Barber’s Vanessa, 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. He has led productions for the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden (Carmen), Vienna Staatsoper (Janáček’s The Makropulos Case), Opéra national de Paris (Dvořák’s Rusalka and Lehár’s The Merry Widow), and Frankfurt Opera (Puccini’s Il trittico).

Recent recordings include Smetana’s Má vlast with the Bamberg Symphony (Tudor), and Bartók’s and Kodály’s Concertos for Orchestra with RSB Berlin (Pentatone). He has also recorded Berlioz’s Symphonie fantastique, Richard Strauss’s An Alpine Symphony, and Suk’s Asrael Symphony with the Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra (Octavia Records); violin concertos by Tchaikovsky and Bruch with Nicola Benedetti and the Czech Philharmonic (Universal); and nine discs of Czech repertoire with PKF-Prague Philharmonia, where he was music director from 2009 to 2015 (Pentatone and Supraphon).

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 in 2015 was the inaugural recipient of the Sir Charles Mackerras Prize.

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Simon Trpčeski


Simon Trpčeski




Pianist Simon Trpčeski (pronounced terp-CHESS-kee) is praised not only for his powerful virtuosity and deeply expressive approach, but also for his charismatic stage presence and commitment to strengthening Macedonia’s cultural image. He is a frequent soloist with the major North American orchestras, including The Cleveland and Philadelphia Orchestras; Los Angeles Philharmonic; and the San Francisco, Seattle, St. Louis, and Baltimore symphony orchestras. Engagements with major European ensembles include the London Symphony, London’s Philharmonia Orchestra, and Amsterdam’s Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra.

Highlights of Mr. Trpčeski’s 2018–19 season in America include appearances at Ravinia with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Blossom Music Festival with The Cleveland Orchestra, Aspen Music Festival, and the Cabrillo Festival, and returns to the New York Philharmonic and the Chicago, Atlanta, National, and Houston symphony orchestras. Internationally, he performs with the Oslo Philharmonic, London Symphony Orchestra, and Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, among others.

Simon Trpčeski works regularly with a prominent list of conductors, including Marin Alsop, Gustavo Dudamel, Charles Dutoit, Cristian Măcelaru, Andris Nelsons, Vasily Petrenko, Robert Spano, and Michael Tilson Thomas. An acclaimed recitalist, Mr. Trpčeski has given solo performances at major halls in New York, San Francisco, Washington, DC, London, and Paris.

Dedicated to making industry-defining recordings, Mr. Trpčeski has recorded for EMI Classics, Avie Records, and Onyx Classics. Born in the Republic of Macedonia in 1979, Simon Trpčeski was named a BBC New Generation Artist, and in 2003 he was honored with the Young Artist Award by London’s Royal Philharmonic Society. In 2009 the President of Macedonia honored him with the Presidential Order of Merit for Macedonia. Most recently, Mr. Trpčeski became the first-ever recipient of the title “National Artist of the Republic of Macedonia.” He makes his home in Skopje with his family.

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