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Philharmonia Sessions: Hrůša conducts Dvořák

Hosted by the Consul of the Turin Live Music & Dance Events Group
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Took place 2 months ago
Thu 05 Nov 19:45 - 20:00

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The Philharmonia is a world-class symphony orchestra for the 21st century, led by Principal Conductor & Artistic Advisor Esa-Pekka Salonen. Based in London at Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall.
The Philharmonia Sessions – a series of critically acclaimed free, pre-recorded digital performances, conceived and created especially for an online audience.

Today's concert: Live Stream starts @7:30pm BST on Protected content

Hrůša – conductor
Alisa Weilerstein – cello

DVOŘÁK Silent Woods, for cello and orchestra
DVOŘÁK Rondo, for solo cello and orchestra
DVOŘÁK Czech Suite

Dvořák wears his nation’s heart on his sleeve in the Czech Suite, with its graceful Polka, stately triple-time Sousedská and energetic Furiant. So too does Jakub Hrůša, who lives and breathes the music of his homeland and loves to share it on the international stage. A dancer himself, Hrůša’s conducting testifies to his experience of this music as movement, as well as sound.

Soloist Alisa Weilerstein, recently praised for the ‘sunlit clarity’ of her playing (The Guardian), gets to show us her more extrovert side in the Rondo, whose sprightly recurring theme frames passages of increasing virtuosity.

Consider the donation if you can and share your impressions here on the event wall if you like. Quick zoom for Q&A if you need at 19:45 CET (time of this event here).