AMPAG, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Melbourne Symphony Orchestra:Hrůša Conducts Mozart and Suk

Hrůša Conducts Mozart and Suk

September 2016

Thu 01 

08:00 PM

Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

Hamer Hall Arts Centre Melbourne 100 St Kilda Rd

MelbourneVIC

 
 

The Czech conductor Jakub Hruša has formed a significant bond with the MSO. He returns to conduct two works by Mozart and Suk.


Mozart Symphony No. 25
Suk Symphony No. 2 Asrael

Jakub Hruša conductor


Mozart Symphony No.25 Suk Symphony No.2 Asrael Jakub Hruša conductor The Czech conductor Jakub Hruša has formed a significant bond with the MSO. In 2014, he conducted an extraordinary performance of Smetana’s great nationalistic hymn, Má vlast (My Country) — the orchestra’s first ever performance of the complete cycle. In 2016, Hruša conducts another, less well-known Czech masterpiece, the Symphony No.2 Asrael, by Josef Suk (1874-1935). When Hruša conducted the same work in London, with the Philharmonia, he spoke about Suk’s unique ability to inspire. ‘Specifically, Asrael is the greatest example here. The personal tragedy [the deaths within two years of Dvorák, his father-in-law and teacher, and Otilie, his wife, and Dvorák’s daughter] was transformed through the power of musical art into a vision of hope and comfort for everybody.’


Concert details:

Thursday 1 September at 8pm
Hamer Hall, Arts Centre Melbourne

Friday 2 September at 8pm
Robert Blackwood Hall, Monash University


To book:

Call the MSO Boxoffice on 03 9929 9600