Subscription Series A features stellar artists. At the forefront is the chief conductor Semyon Bychkov, who will present one programme of Russian music and one of Mahler—the latter is part of a complete cycle of performances of Mahler’s symphonies. The artists-in-residence Simon Rattle and Magdalena Kožená and the chief guest conductor Jakub Hrůša will be presenting original Czech repertoire. The other two concerts will focus on older music — Giovanni Antonini is returning to Prague with a programme of Mozart and Baroque music, half of which he will be performing with the Czech Student Philharmonic. The season’s debutant Maxim Emelyanychev will appear in a programme of music of the Classical and early Romantic periods. All of the soloists are first class: we can look forward to hearing Behzod Abduraimov, Leonidas Kavakos, and Tom Borrow.
A1 — Czech Philharmonic • Behzod Abduraimov
Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 43 (21')
— Intermission —
Symphony No. 11 in G minor, Op. 103, “The Year 1905” (55')
Behzod Abduraimov piano
Semyon Bychkov conductor