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Young People's Concerts

Music Across Borders: "Animals into Song — The Cunning Little Vixen"


David Geffen Hall

Price Range



1 hour

Date & Times


Jan, 2019

Saturday, 2:00 PM

Event Info

Janáček’s beloved opera The Cunning Vixen takes us into the animal kingdom.

YPC Overtures | 12:45–1:45 PM
The hall comes alive! Come early to meet Philharmonic musicians, try out orchestral instruments, and enjoy a performance featuring some Very Young Composers.
FREE for Young People’s Concert ticketholders

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Program To Include

Janáček / Arr. C. Mackerras

The Cunning Little Vixen Suite


Jakub Hrůša


Jakub Hrůša


Jakub Hrusa


Born in the Czech Republic, Jakub Hrůša is chief conductor of Bamberg Symphony, principal guest conductor of the Philharmonia Orchestra, permanent guest conductor of the Czech Philharmonic, and principal guest conductor of Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra, having served as music director and chief conductor of PKF-Prague Philharmonia from 2009 to 2015. Mr. Hrůša is a regular guest with many of the world’s greatest orchestras, with recent highlights including debuts with the New York Philharmonic, Rome’s Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Milan’s Filarmonica della Scala, and Amsterdam’s Royal Concertgebouw, Mahler Chamber, Boston Symphony, and Chicago Symphony orchestras. He also presided over Bohemian Legends and The Mighty Five, two major series specially devised for the Philharmonia Orchestra, and appeared with the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra, Vienna Symphony, DSO Berlin, and Los Angeles Philharmonic. In the 2017–18 season he makes debuts with the San Francisco Symphony and Munich Philharmonic Orchestra. As a conductor of opera, Mr. Hrůša has been a regular guest with Glyndebourne Festival, conducting 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 serving as music director of Glyndebourne On Tour for three years. Elsewhere he has appeared with Vienna Staatsoper (leading a new production of Janáček’s The Makropulos Case), Opéra national de Paris (Dvořák’s Rusalka), Frankfurt Opera (Puccini’s Il trittico), Finnish National Opera (Janáček’s Jenůfa), Royal Danish Opera (Musorgksy’s Boris Godunov), and Prague National Theatre (The Cunning Little Vixen and Rusalka). This season he returns to the Opera national de Paris (Lehár’s The Merry Widow), and makes his debut at The Royal Opera, Covent Garden (Carmen). As a recording artist, Jakub Hrůša has released six discs of Czech music for Supraphon. His latest disc presents Smetana’s Má vlast with the Bamberg Symphony for Tudor. He has also recorded Berlioz’s Symphonie fantastique, Richard Strauss’s Eine Alpensinfonie, and Suk’s Asrael Symphony with the Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra (for Octavia Records); Tchaikovsky and Bruch violin concertos with Nicola Benedetti and the Czech Philharmonic (Universal); and three discs with PKF-Prague Philharmonia (Pentatone). Mr. Hrůša studied conducting at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague, where his teachers included Jiří Bělohlávek. He 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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Justin Jay Hines


Justin Jay Hines


Justin Hines


Percussionist, composer, and educator Justin Jay Hines has performed with the New York Philharmonic, The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, Moab Music Festival, Alarm Will Sound, and Chamber Music Society of Detroit. He served as principal percussion of The Philharmonic Orchestra of the Americas. Since 1997 he has served as a New York Philharmonic Teaching Artist in classrooms, concerts, workshops, and residencies across New York City and in educational programs in Japan. As a Broadway musician, he has played on many Tony Award–winning shows, including In the Heights, Pippin, Caroline or Change, and Tarzan. As an educator, he has collaborated with the St. Louis Symphony, New World Symphony, 92nd Street Y, Lincoln Center Education, Carnegie Hall, Caramoor Center for the Arts, and The Juilliard School. His classical compositions have been featured most prominently by his group Classical Jam at venues throughout the U.S. and Asia. Currently Mr. Hines is a composition mentor for the New York Philharmonic’s Very Young Composers program, and is on the teaching faculty of New York University. In May 2018 he made his New York Philharmonic debut hosting the Young People’s Concert The Riddle of Shostakovich.

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