Open Rehearsal

The New York Philharmonic

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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 Hrusa


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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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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