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Mar 22, 2004 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Czech Philharmonic Orchestra at Carnegie Hall

To mark the 100th anniversary of Antonín Dvořák’s death, the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra comes to Carnegie Hall to perform his Slavonic Dances, Piano Concerto in G Minor, and Symphony No. 9, "From the New World." With Andrey Boreyko conducting and Pierre-Laurent Aimard on piano. For more on the Czech Philharmonic's 10th Jubilee U.S. tour, see Cross-Country Calendar.

WHEN: Monday, March 22

WHERE: Carnegie Hall, Isaac Stern Auditorium
             881 Seventh Avenue at 57th Street, NYC
             For tickets call: (212) 247 7800

The Czech Philharmonic Orchestra (CPO) gave its first performance on January 4, 1896, in the illustrious Prague concert hall Rudolfinum, conducted by none other than Antonín Dvořák. From the beginning, the CPO's reputation has been boosted by its performances abroad. By the time of World War II, the orchestra had acquired a fine reputation throughout Europe. The CPO was especially loved in Great Britain, and it performs there to this day, appearing as part of such prestigious events as the BBC Proms and the Edinburgh Festival. In 1959 the orchestra's first overseas tour took it to Australia, Japan, New Zealand, China, and India. Since then, its annual performances in Japan, including Suntory Hall in Tokyo, have become a regular and expected part of concert seasons there. The CPO's first tour of the United States and Canada was in 1965, assuring the orchestra an excellent reputation in the United States, a reputation that it has maintained to this day. In 2004 the CPO will continue its rich tradition of performances in Europe, including an engagement as orchestra-in-residence at the renowned Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival in Germany.


Andrey Boreyko is one of the most exciting conductors to emerge from the great East European tradition in recent years. Currently, he serves as the director of the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra. In recent seasons, he has made extremely successful premieres with the Royal Amsterdam Concertgebouw and Mstislav Rostropovich, the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (as part of Yo-Yo Ma's Silk Road Project in October 2002), the Munich Philharmonic, and the Philharmonia Orchestra at the 2003 Brighton Festival.

Pierre-Laurent Aimard is the leading performer of contemporary piano music today. He has played throughout the world under the direction of such conductors as Pierre Boulez, Seiji Ozawa, Zubin Mehta, Charles Dutoit, André Previn, Andrew Davis, David Robertson, Karlheinz Stockhausen, György Ligeti, and György Kurtag. In 1976, at the invitation of Pierre Boulez, Aimard became a founding member of the Ensemble Intercontemporain; he went on to perform with the ensemble for 18 years. Aimard also plays a vast traditional repertory, both as a soloist and as a chamber musician.


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Mar 22, 2004 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM



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