The Harp of Emmanuel Ceysson
Rudolfinum, 3 January 2022 at 7:30 p.m. Public dress rehearsal at 9:30 a.m.
Concerto for Orchestra No. 1 "Naughty Limericks"
Harp Concerto, Op. 74
Symphony No. 3 in B minor, Op. 50 "Peace Shall Defeat War"
Kirill Karabits – conductor
Emmanuel Ceysson – harp
The evening will open with a brilliant, playful miniature, Concerto for Orchestra No.1 entitled Naughty Limericks by the popular Russian composer Rodion Shchedrin, conducted by Kirill Karabits, and the evening will conclude with the monumental Third Symphony by Ukrainian composer Boris Lyatoshinsky. Shostakovich's contemporary composed it in 1951 and gave it the title Peace Shall Defeat War. Just before the scheduled premiere in Kyiv, the authorities branded it anti-Soviet and withdrew the work from the programme. It was not premiered until after Stalin's death, when the legendary Yevgeny Mravinsky performed it with the Leningrad Philharmonic at the end of 1955. Lyatoshinsky's masterpiece was recorded by Karabits with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, a British orchestra of which he is chief conductor, for the prestigious Chandos label. The performance at the Rudolfinum will be one of the highlights of the Prague concert season.
Rudolfinum | Talich's Lounge | 1st floor | 6:30 – 7:15 p.m.
The organizer reserves the right to change the program and performers.