Czech Philharmonic Orchestra with Conductor Jirí Bělohlávek
2014-May-15 Source: Newsgd.com
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For over a century, the Czech Philharmonic has represented the pinnacle of Czech cultural achievement. In 1896, Dvorak conducted the orchestra’s debut performance, and ever since the Czech Philharmonic has became the most noteworthy orchestra in the country – even before the First World War the orchestra had built a considerable reputation for itself in concert halls across Europe. Over the course of its 117 year history, the orchestra has fostered numerous significant personalities among its ranks. The Czech Philharmonic has always represented genuine artistic merit, and its tradition and success has uplifted it to a fundamental symbol of Czech culture.

Jirí Bělohlávek

In 1968, Sergiu Celibidache invited Jiri Belohlavek to become his assistant, then in 1973 Belohlavek began conducting the Czech Philharmonic to great acclaim, the start of his long relationship with the orchestra. He was appointed Chief Conductor of the Czech Philharmonic in 1990, building upon the orchestra’s already excellent reputation. In 1994, Belohlavek founded the Prague Philharmonia. In 1995 Jiri Belohlavek became the BBC Symphony Orchestra’s Guest Conductor, and was appointed its Chief Conductor in 2006.

Piano Soloist: Paul Lewis

Paul Lewis is internationally regarded as one of the leading pianists of his generation. His numerous awards have included the Royal Philharmonic Society’s Instrumentalist of the Year, the Diapason d’or de l’annee, two successive Edison awards, the 25th Premio Internazionale Accademia Musicale Chigiana in Siena, the Preis Der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik, and three Gramophone awards, including Record of the Year in 2008.

Paul Lewis works regularly with many of the world’s greatest orchestras such as the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, London Symphony, Boston Symphony, New York Philharmonic, NHK Symphony, Bavarian Radio Symphony, Leipzig Gewandhaus, and the Czech Philharmonic, and is also a frequent guest at the the world's most prestigious festivals, including Lucerne, Mostly Mozart in New York, Tanglewood, Schubertiade, Salzburg, Edinburgh, and London’s BBC Proms.

Program

SMETANA: Vltava (The Moldau)

BRAHMS: Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor, Op. 15

DVORAK: Symphony No. 6 in D major, Op. 60

Performance Time:2014/6/6 (Fri) 8pm

Performance Venue:Opera Hall, Guangzhou Opera House

 

Editor: 张斯
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