Jakub Hrůša will return to conduct the Cleveland Orchestra in November 2019. Their previous collaborations have received acclaim from audiences and the press. Sam Jacobson, writing in Bachtrack, praises conductor and orchestra’s “incandescent chemistry” noting that the concerts were, “an unqualified success.” Zachary Lewis, the classical critic for Cleveland’s The Plain Dealer, notes that, “with Jakub Hrůša at its helm, the orchestra saw to it that all three works registered with keen, direct force. …Along the way came numerous moments and expanses of exquisite, even heartbreaking tenderness, and the virtuosity the ensemble exhibited under Hrůša was a joy to behold. Each and every section and soloist Hrůša noted during applause deserved that recognition.”
This season, Hrůša will conduct two thrilling subscription weeks at Severance Hall. On 7 – 10 November, the programme features revolutionary works from Shostakovich, Violin Concerto No. 1 with Sergey Khachatryan as soloist, and Beethoven, the profound Symphony No. 3 “Eroica”.
The following week, (14, 16 and 17 November), he will conduct John Adams’ eulogy to those who lost their lives on 9/11, On the Transmigration of Souls. The text, both sung and spoken, is taken from the words written on posters by those searching for lost loved ones. The work is paired with Mahler’s uplifting vision of the afterlife, Symphony No. 4. The programme also features soprano Joelle Harvey, the Cleveland Orchestra Chorus, Members of the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Chorus and Members of the Cleveland Orchestra Children’s Chorus.
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7 – 10 November – Shostakovich & Beethoven