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Open Rehearsal


David Geffen Hall

Price Range



2 hours with intermission

Date & Times


Nov, 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.



Symphony No. 2



Cello Concerto No. 1



Symphony No. 6


Jakub Hrůša


Jakub Hrůša


Jakub Hrůša


Born in the Czech Republic, Jakub Hrůša is chief conductor of the Bamberg Symphony, and principal guest conductor of the Philharmonia Orchestra and the Czech Philharmonic. He is a frequent guest with many of the world’s greatest orchestras. His performance highlights include debuts with the Vienna Philharmonic, Bavarian Radio Symphony, Orchestre de Paris, and NHK Symphony, to all of which he was immediately re-invited. He enjoys close relationships with the Berlin Philharmonic, Amsterdam’s Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Orchestra dell’Accademia nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, The Cleveland Orchestra, and Chicago Symphony Orchestra. 
As a conductor of opera, he has been a regular guest with Glyndebourne Festival and served as music director of Glyndebourne On Tour for three years. Elsewhere he has led productions for The Royal Opera, Covent Garden (Bizet’s Carmen), Vienna Staatsoper (Janáček’s The Makropulos Case), Zurich Opera (The Makropulos Case), and Opéra national de Paris (Dvořák’s Rusalka). 
Mr. Hrůša’s relationships with leading soloists include collaborations with Behzod Abduraimov, Pierre-Laurent Aimard, Piotr Anderszewski, Leif Ove Andsnes, Emanuel Ax, Lisa Batiashvili, Joshua Bell, Jonathan Biss, Yefim Bronfman, Rudolf Buchbinder, Renaud Capuçon, Isabelle Faust, Bernarda Fink, Martin Fröst, Julia Fischer, Vilde Frang, Sol Gabetta, Véronique Gens, Christian Gerhaher, Kirill Gerstein, Vadim Gluzman, Karen Gomyo, Augustin Hadelich, Hilary Hahn, Barbara Hannigan, Alina Ibragimova, Janine Jansen, Karita Mattila, Leonidas Kavakos, Sergey Khachatryan, Denis Kozhukhin, Lang Lang, Igor Levit, Jan Lisiecki, Albrecht Mayer, Johannes Moser, Viktoria Mullova, Anne Sofie Mutter, Kristine Opolais, Stephanie d’Oustrac, Emmanuel Pahud, 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. 
CD releases include Dvořák and Brahms Symphonies with Bamberg Symphony (on the Tudor label), Suk’s Asrael Symphony with the Bavarian Radio Symphony (BR Klassik), and Dvořák’s Requiem and Te Deum with the Czech Philharmonic (Decca). In 2020, two of his recordings — Dvořák and Martinů Piano Concertos with Ivo Kahánek and the Bamberg Symphony (Supraphon) and Barber’s Vanessa from Glyndebourne (Opus Arte) — won BBC Music Magazine Awards. 
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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Alisa Weilerstein


Alisa Weilerstein


Alisa Weilerstein


Entering her second season as artistic partner with the Trondheim Soloists, cellist Alisa Weilerstein joins the ensemble on two European tours this fall. Their first album, Transfigured Night (Pentatone, 2018), features Schoenberg’s Verklärte Nacht and Haydn’s cello concertos. Other season highlights include appearances with the New York Philharmonic, Tokyo’s NHK Symphony, Zurich’s Tonhalle Orchestra, and the Houston, Detroit, San Diego, and London symphony orchestras. She gives solo performances of Bach’s complete cello suites and joins Inon Barnatan in repertoire by Brahms and Shostakovich at London’s Wigmore Hall, Milan’s Sala Verdi, and Amsterdam’s Royal Concertgebouw. Celebrating Beethoven’s 250th anniversary, she and Mr. Barnatan perform Beethoven’s complete cello sonatas on a US tour, and his Triple Concerto with violinist Guy Braunstein and the Dresden Philharmonic. Her recording of the latter with Stefan Jackiw, Mr. Barnatan, and Academy of St Martin in the Fields, led by Alan Gilbert, was released by Pentatone this fall.

Alisa Weilerstein’s recording of the Elgar and Elliott Carter Cello Concertos with Daniel Barenboim and the Staatskapelle Berlin was named BBC Music’s 2013 Recording of the Year, and her recording of Dvořák’s Cello Concerto with the Czech Philharmonic topped the US classical chart.

Ms. Weilerstein’s career milestones include Elgar’s Cello Concerto with the Berlin Philharmonic and Barenboim, and a White House performance for President and Mrs. Obama. She has collaborated with Osvaldo Golijov and Matthias Pintscher and premiered works by Lera Auerbach and Joseph Hallman. Alisa Weilerstein was awarded a 2011 MacArthur Fellowship, Lincoln Center’s 2008 Martin E. Segal Prize, and the 2006 Leonard Bernstein Award. She is a graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Music and Columbia University. Diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, she is a celebrity advocate for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

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