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Smetana's Litomyšl • Mystery of Time & Leningrad Symphony


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This oustanding symphonic concert brings one of the best and most frequently played compositions by Miloslav Kabeláč; it will then culminate in the performance of the iconic Shostakovich’s 7th Symphony, which is forever a symbol of humanity’s heroic struggle against war and any totalitarianism.

Programme

Miroslav Kabeláč
Mystery of Time (25')
Passacaglia for Large Orchestra, Op. 31

— Intermission —

Dmitri Shostakovich
Symphony No. 7 in C Major, Op. 60 (“Leningrad”) (75')

Performers

Jakub Hrůša conductor

Czech Philharmonic

Photo illustrating the event Smetana's Litomyšl Mystery of Time & Leningrad Symphony

Litomyšl Castle — Castle courtyard

2 Jul 2022  Saturday 7.00pm
Price from 790 to 1290 Kč

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Tel.:  +420 227 059 227

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Customer service is available on weekdays from 9.00 am to 6.00 pm.

Customer Service of Czech Philharmonic

Tel.:  +420 227 059 227

E-mail: info@czechphilharmonic.cz

Customer service is available on weekdays from 9.00 am to 6.00 pm.

Performers

Jakub Hrůša  principal guest conductor
Jakub Hrůša

Jakub Hrůša is Chief Conductor of the Bamberg Symphony, and Principal Guest Conductor of the Czech Philharmonic and the Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia.

He is a frequent guest with the world’s greatest orchestras, including the Vienna, Berlin, Munich and New York Philharmonics; Bavarian Radio, NHK, Chicago and Boston Symphonies; Leipzig Gewandhaus, Lucerne Festival, Royal Concertgebouw, Mahler Chamber and The Cleveland Orchestras; Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, and Tonhalle Orchester Zürich. He has led opera productions for the Vienna State Opera, Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Opéra National de Paris, and Zurich Opera. He has also been a regular guest with Glyndebourne Festival and served as Music Director of Glyndebourne On Tour for three years.

His recording of Martinů and Bartók violin concertos with Bamberg Symphony was nominated for a Gramophone Award, and his Dvořák Violin Concerto CD with the Bavarian Radio Symphony was nominated for a Grammy Award. In 2020, his recordings of Dvořák and Martinů Piano Concertos with Bamberg Symphony, and Vanessa from Glyndebourne, won BBC Music Magazine Awards. Other releases include Dvořák and Brahms Symphonies with Bamberg Symphony, Suk’s Asrael with the Bavarian Radio Symphony, and Dvořák’s Requiem and Te Deum with the Czech Philharmonic.

Hrůša studied at Prague’s Academy of Performing Arts, where his teachers included Jiří Bělohlávek. He is President of the International Martinů Circle and The Dvořák Society. He was the inaugural recipient of the Sir Charles Mackerras Prize, and in 2020 was awarded the Antonín Dvořák Prize by the Czech Republic’s Academy of Classical Music, and – with Bamberg Symphony – the Bavarian State Prize for Music.

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