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Rouvali Conducts The Rite of Spring

Jan 12 - Jan 14


Nemanja Radulović is the soloist in Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No. 2, a virtuosic showcase that travels from a Russian folksong to a Spanish-flavored finale — listen for castanets. Santtu-Matias Rouvali also conducts Stravinsky’s vibrant, colorful Le Sacre du printemps and Anna Thorvaldsdottir’s Catamorphosis, “an utterly convincing musical world” (The Guardian) inspired by our fragile relationship with our planet, commissioned through Project 19.



7:30 PM





8:00 PM





8:00 PM




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Wu Tsai Theater, David Geffen Hall


1 Hour 45 Minutes with Intermission

Additional Info
These concerts will be streamed on the Hauser Digital Wall.


Anna Thorvaldsdottir

Catamorphosis (US Premiere–New York Philharmonic Co-Commission with the Berlin Philharmonic Foundation, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, and Iceland Symphony Orchestra, Part of Project 19)


Violin Concerto No. 2



Le Sacre du printemps



  • Santtu-Matias Rouvali


    The 2024–25 season is Santtu-Matias Rouvali’s fourth year as principal conductor of London’s Philharmonia Orchestra, and he continues as chief conductor of Gothenburg Symphony. He is honorary conductor of Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra, close to his home in Finland. In summer 2024, he and the Philharmonia continue their residency in Mikkeli, Finland, and return to the Edinburgh International Festival, performing the Verdi Requiem. He also conducts the New York Philharmonic in two concerts at the Bravo! Vail Music Festival.

    Throughout this season and last, Rouvali continues his relationships with top level orchestras and soloists across Europe, including the Munich Philharmonic, Berlin Philharmonic, Orchestre philharmonique de Radio France, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Accademia nazionale di Santa Cecilia, and Amsterdam’s Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, and returns to North America for concerts with the New York Philharmonic and Chicago Symphony Orchestra. 

    European touring highlights of the season include tours with the Philharmonia to Finland, Estonia, and Spain — conducting works by Sibelius, Saint-Saëns, Stravinsky, Debussy, and Frank — and with Gothenburg Symphony to Germany and Prague, leading Rachmaninoff, Prokofiev, and Tchaikovsky. Rouvali and the Philharmonia are also embarking on an extensive tour to Japan with concerts in Tokyo, Osaka, Fukuoka, and other cities where they perform works by Tchaikovsky, Chopin, Bartók, Sibelius, and Grieg. They also continue regularly performing in London and the rest of the United Kingdom. 

    Rouvali is building on his impressive discography. In January 2019 with Gothenburg, he released a celebrated first disc of an ambitious Sibelius cycle, pairing the Symphony No. 1 with the early tone poem En saga. The album won the Gramophone Editor’s Choice award, Choc de Classica, a prize from the German Record Critics, and the prestigious French Diapason d’Or “Decouverte.” In February 2020 they released the second volume, featuring Sibelius’s Symphony No. 2 and King Christian II, which was immediately awarded a Choc de Classica award. The third disc — Sibelius’s Symphonies Nos. 3 and 5 coupled with Pohjola’s Daughter — released in October 2022, was awarded the Radio Classique TROPHÉE and Choc de Classica. Philharmonia Records’s first release — the double-CD album Santtu conducts Strauss — was released in March 2023 following recent releases of Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake and Prokofiev’s Symphony No.  5Rouvali and the Philharmonia’s most recent CD — Santtu conducts Mahler — was released in September 2023.


    Learn more about Santtu-Matias Rouvali
  • Nemanja Radulović


    Serbian-French violinist Nemanja Radulović has appeared with orchestras including the Philharmonia Orchestra, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Dresden Staatskapelle, Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, Orquesta Nacional de España, Netherlands Radio Philharmonic, NDR Radiophilharmonie, WDR Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre philharmonique de Radio France, Belgian National Orchestra, Orchestre national de Lille, Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI, Orchestra della Toscana, Copenhagen Phil, Geneva Camerata, Macao Orchestra, and Bilbao Orkestra Sinfonikoa; Munich, Royal, Royal Liverpool, and Tampere philharmonic orchestras; and Tokyo, Yomiuri Nippon, and Queensland symphony orchestras. Recent and forthcoming engagements include a UK tour with the Gavle Symphony Orchestra and Jaime Martin, Paris’s Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, and Berlin Philharmonie; and the opening concert on the Vienna Konzerthaus’s Jeunesse Musicale series. He regularly undertakes a play / direct role with his chamber orchestra, Double Sens, recently featured in the film Unique – One Artist, One Monument, One Concert. He has performed chamber music in notable venues, ranging from New York’s Carnegie Hall to the Melbourne Recital Center. Signed exclusively to Warner Classics in 2021, Radulović’s debut album on the label, ROOTS, reflects his influences and inspirations. Earlier recordings were releases by Deutsche Grammophon and Universal Music Group. Born in Serbia in 1985, Nemanja Radulović studied at Belgrade’s Faculty of Arts and Music, Saarbrücken’s Saarlandes Hochschule für Musik und Theater, Cremona’s Stauffer Academy with Salvatore Accardo, and Conservatoire de Paris with Patrice Fontanarosa. His honors include 2015 Echo Klassik Award for Newcomer of the Year; BBC Music Magazine’s Critic’s Choice Award; International Revelation of the Year by the Victoires de la musique Classique; an honorary doctorate from the University of Arts in Niš, Serbia; and the ELLE Style Award for Musician of the Year. He won the Joseph Joachim, George Enescu, and Stradivarius violin competitions.

    Learn more about Nemanja Radulović

Special Thanks

Lead support for Project 19 is provided by the Howard Gilman Foundation, the Donald A. Pels Charitable Trust and Oscar L. Tang and H.M. Agnes Hsu-Tang.

Generous support for Project 19 is also provided by Sheree A. and Gerald L. Friedman; Francis Goelet Charitable Lead Trusts; The Hauser Foundation; Daniel M. Healy; The Gerald L. Lennard Foundation; Margaret Morgan and Wesley Phoa; Kimberly V. Strauss, The Strauss Foundation; the Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation; and an anonymous donor.

Project 19 is supported in part by a generous grant from the American Orchestras’ Futures Fund, a program of the League of American Orchestras made possible by funding from the Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation.

The January 12 concert is supported by Edna Mae and Leroy Fadem, loyal subscribers since 1977.


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