A Dvořák programme and symphonies by Beethoven and Brahms is how we might briefly introduce the three concerts led by chief conductor Semyon Bychkov in Subscription Series B. Besides his premiere with the Czech Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, Principal Guest Conductor Jakub Hrůša will prepare another major work by Josef Suk – the symphonic poem Ripening for large orchestra and women’s choir. Giovanni Antonini will lead a varied programme of works by Mozart, Haydn, Rossini, and Schubert featuring the stellar Egyptian soprano Fatma Said. Making his debut with the Czech Philharmonic is the Ossetian native Tugan Sokhiev, a star conductor of worldwide fame who resigned from his post as music director of Moscow’s Bolshoi Theatre in March 2022 in protest against the war in the Ukraine. Sokhiev will conduct Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition, which is associated with the French repertoire because of its orchestration by Maurice Ravel.
B1 — Czech Philharmonic • Pablo Ferrández
Othello, concert overture, Op. 93 (15')
Cello Concerto in B minor, Op. 104 (40')
— Intermission —
Symphony No. 7 in D minor, Op. 70 (37')
Pablo Ferrández cello
Semyon Bychkov conductor