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Hadelich & Stravinsky

Thursday, April 27—Saturday, April 29, 2023

Thursday, April 27—Saturday, April 29, 2023
Orchestra Hall
2 hours

Augustin Hadelich, a violinist whose rhapsodic expressiveness has gained worldwide attention, solos in not one but two works for violin and orchestra. Stravinsky’s concerto blends neoclassical clarity and proportion with rich, playful textures. Violin Concerto in A major, Op. 5, No. 2 by Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges, is a delicate work by a contemporary of Mozart and Haydn. JoAnn Falletta also conducts a new piece by Brian Raphael Nabors, as well as Kodály’s work infused with the sounds of Central European folk music.

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Upon Daybreak (Co-Commission)
Violin Concerto No. 2
Concerto for Violin & Orchestra
Dances of Galánta


JoAnn Falletta


Grammy-winning conductor JoAnn Falletta serves as Music Director of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Music Director Laureate of the Virginia Symphony Orchestra, Principal Guest Conductor of the Brevard Music Center, and Artistic Adviser of the Hawaii Symphony Orchestra. Hailed for having “Toscanini’s tight control over ensemble, Walter’s affectionate balancing of inner voices, Stokowski’s gutsy showmanship, and a controlled frenzy worthy of Bernstein,” she is a leading force for the music of our time. Ms. Falletta has guest conducted over one hundred orchestras in North America, and many of the most prominent orchestras in Europe, Asia, South America, and Africa.

Upon her appointment as Music Director of the Buffalo Philharmonic, Falletta became the first woman to lead a major America ensemble. Celebrating her twentieth anniversary with the Buffalo Philharmonic this season, she has been credited with bringing the Philharmonic to an unprecedented level of national and international prominence. The orchestra has become one of the leading recording orchestras for Naxos and returned twice to Carnegie Hall, first in 2004 after a twenty-year absence, and again in 2013, as part of the Spring for Music Festival. In 2018 the BPO made their first international tour in three decades to perform at Warsaw’s prestigious Beethoven Easter Festival where Falletta made history as the first American women conductor to lead an orchestra at the festival. She and the BPO have been honored with numerous ASCAP awards, including the top award for Adventurous Programming. Other accomplishments include the establishment of the orchestra’s Beau Fleuve label, the founding of the JoAnn Falletta International Guitar Concerto Competition in partnership with WNED, four successful tours to Florida, and the national and international broadcast of concerts on NPR’s Performance Today, SymphonyCast, and the European Broadcasting Union.

JoAnn Falletta recently concluded a long and successful tenure as Music Director of the Virginia Symphony Orchestra.  Since her appointment in 1991, the VSO has risen to celebrated artistic heights, performing world premieres by such composers as Kenneth Fuchs, Behzad Ranjbaran, Michael Daugherty and Lowell Liebermann, forgotten gems of the classical repertoire, as well as classics, pops and family concerts in Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Newport News, and Williamsburg. Under her direction, the Orchestra made critically acclaimed debuts at the Kennedy Center and Carnegie Hall, was honored with an ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming, and released eighteen recordings including discs on the internationally acclaimed Naxos label, Albany Records, NPR, and the orchestra’s own Hampton Roads label. Virginians have honored her with a star on Norfolk’s Legends of Music Walk of Fame, the Virginia Women in History Award, Norfolk’s Downtowner of the Year, and the 50 for 50 Arts Inspiration Award from the Virginia Commission for the Arts.

With a discography of over 115 titles, JoAnn is a leading recording artist for Naxos. In 2019, JoAnn won her first individual Grammy Award as conductor of the London Symphony in the category of Best Classical Compendium for Spiritualist, her fifth world premiere recording of music of Kenneth Fuchs. Her Naxos recording of John Corigliano’s Mr. Tambourine Man: Seven Poems of Bob Dylan received two Grammys in 2008. This season, she and the BPO release three new recordings for Naxos, including the world premiere recording of Danielpour’s Passion of Yeshua, Salome by Florent Schmitt, and Poem of Ecstasy by Scriabin, as well as two recordings on the BPO’s Beau Fleuve label, BPO LIVE: Prokofiev Romeo and Juliet and Brahms’ Piano Concerto #2 with pianist Fabio Bidini, and Forgotten Treasures featuring five rarely played orchestral works.  Falletta’s other recent releases on Naxos include Respighi’s Roman Trilogy, Wagner’s Music from the Ring, and Kodaly’s Concerto for Orchestra, each with the BPO; and Franz Schreker’s The Birthday of the Infanta with the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra.  In the past year, the BPO also released Built for Buffalo 2, featuring three world premieres, and Treasures of Poland, and the VSO released a world premiere recording of Michael Daugherty’s Night Owl.

Falletta is a member of the esteemed American Academy of Arts and Sciences, has served by presidential appointment as a Member of the National Council on the Arts during the Bush and Obama administrations, and is the recipient of many of the most prestigious conducting awards. She has introduced over 500 works by American composers, including well over 100 world premieres. In March 2019, JoAnn was named Performance Today’s 2019 Classical Woman of The Year. The award, which was given for the first time, honors the women who have made a lasting impact on classical music. In June 2018, Classic FM listed JoAnn among the world’s top 10 women conductors citing her “extraordinary musicality.”

Ms. Falletta has held the positions of Principal Conductor of the Ulster Orchestra, Principal Guest Conductor of the Phoenix Symphony, Music Director of the Long Beach Symphony Orchestra, Associate Conductor of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, and Music Director of the Denver Chamber Orchestra and The Women’s Philharmonic.

She received her undergraduate degree from the Mannes School of Music, and her master’s and doctorate degrees from The Juilliard School. When not on the podium, JoAnn enjoys writing, cycling, yoga, and is an avid reader. 

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Augustin Hadelich

Augustin Hadelich is considered “one of the best violinists in the world” (Neue Zürcher Zeitung am Sonntag). His playing combines virtues that are rarely found side by side: the magical intensity of the legendary string players of times gone by is blended with virtuosic perfection, and an artistic attitude fundamentally focused not on the instrument, but on the composition and its style. With his repertoire ranging from the Baroque to the present day, Hadelich is also a media-savvy communicator, whose video tutorials on topics related to violin playing (“Ask Augustin”) are proving extremely popular. 

Hadelich’s present standing is the result of a development that has been as continuous as it has been consistent over many years. After winning the International Violin Competition of Indianapolis in 2006, and initially being celebrated mainly in the US, the violinist (raised in Italy) has in recent years made his debut at all the major European festivals and established himself as one of the most sought-after soloists worldwide. 

In 2016, Hadelich won a Grammy Award for his recording of Henri Dutilleux’s violin concerto L’Arbre des songes. Among his numerous recordings–since 2018 as an exclusive artist with Warner Classics–his interpretation of Johann Sebastian Bach’s Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin (2021) stands out, having received a unanimously rapturous press response. His most recent release, Recuerdos, is dedicated to moments inspired by Spain in concertante works by Britten, Prokofiev, and Sarasate.  

In 2021, Augustin Hadelich was appointed to the faculty of the Yale School of Music and, in addition to his international career, continues to give masterclasses, including Aspen Music Festival, Curtis Institute of Music, University of Music and Performing Arts Munich, and the Kronberg Academy in Germany. 

Augustin Hadelich plays a 1744 violin by Giuseppe Guarneri del Gesù, known as Leduc, ex Szeryng, on loan from the Tarisio Trust. 

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Paganini Violin Concerto No. 1 – Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Augustin Hadelich

The ability to communicate the joy of making music is a gift not shared by all performing virtuosi. But it is stock in trade for the violinist Augustin Hadelich... ”

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