Brno Philharmonic | Thunderbolt P-47
Wednesday 8 February 2023, 8.00 pm
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage, Carnegie Hall, New York
Bohuslav MARTINŮ: Thunderbolt P-47, H 309
Leoš JANÁČEK: Taras Bulba
Philip GLASS: Symphony No. 12 „Lodger“
Dennis Russell Davies (conductor)
Angélique Kidjo (vocalist)
Christian Schmitt (organ)
Brno Philharmonic is going on an American tour with a selection of essential Czech classics and contemporary American music starring some of its leading soloists.
For more than four decades, Dennis Russell Davies has championed and presented the first performances of the Philip Glass’ symphonies and operas. Now, with Filharmonie Brno, Davies conducts the New York premiere of Glass’ Symphony No. 12, featuring vocalist Angélique Kidjo. Also on the program are works by two Czech masters: Taras Bulba, a showpiece of Brno’s famed musical citizen, Leoš Janáček, and the delightful scherzo, Thunderbolt-P47, by Bohuslav Martinů.