Dvořák New World Symphony
Andrey Boreyko — Music Director Designate
Sarah Chang – Violin
Gershwin – An American in Paris
Bruch – Violin Concerto
Dvořák – Symphony No. 9 “From the New World”
In his first program since being named Music Director, Andrey Boreyko leads the Naples Philharmonic and violinist Sarah Chang in a program sure to captivate Artis—Naples' audiences.
Introduced to the world in performance with the New York Philharmonic at the age of 8, former child prodigy Sarah Chang has grown to become one of the world's most accomplished and beloved violinists. Chang regularly performs with the most esteemed conductors, musicians and orchestras in the world, including the London Symphony Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic and Philadelphia Orchestra. Her technical prowess and interpretative command have only grown over her two decades-long career. The New York Times wrote, "Her gifts are at a level so removed from the rest of us that all we can do is feel the appropriate awe and then wonder on the mysteries of nature."
Music Director: Orchestre National de Belgique
Music Director Designate: Naples Philharmonic Orchestra
Music Director: Düsseldorfer Symphoniker
Principal Guest Conductor: Orquesta Sinfónica de Euskadi
Russian conductor Andrey Boreyko is one of the most exciting and dynamic conductors to emerge from Eastern Europe in recent years. He is currently Music Director of the Orchestre National de Belgique and the Düsseldorfer Symphoniker and serves as Principal Guest Conductor of the Orquesta Sinfónica de Euskadi in San Sebastian. Additionally, he becomes Music Director of Florida’s Naples Philharmonic in 2014/15.
As a guest conductor, Boreyko has worked with many of the world’s most renowned orchestras, including the Berliner Philharmoniker, Münchner Philharmoniker, Staatskapelle Dresden, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Wiener Symphoniker, Filharmonica della Scala, Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, and the London Symphony, Czech Philharmonic, Philharmonia, BBC Symphony, Royal Concertgebouw orchestras, and most recently The Philadelphia Orchestra, Orchestre de Paris, Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte Carlo, Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI and Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra.
Highlights of the coming seasons include engagements with the New York Philharmonic and Los Angeles Philharmonic, Toronto, St Louis, Houston Symphony, and London Philharmonic orchestras. Further ahead he will work with WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln, San Francisco Symphony and Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin.
Sarah Chang is recognized as one of the world’s great violinists. Since her debut with the New York Philharmonic at the age of 8, she has performed with the greatest orchestras, conductors and accompanists internationally in a career spanning more than two decades. In 2012 she will have recorded exclusively for EMI Classics for 20 years.
Chang tours extensively throughout the year, having recently appeared with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, the National Philharmonic the Boulder Philharmonic and the Calgary Philharmonic. As a chamber musician, Chang has collaborated with such artists as Pinchas Zukerman, Wolfgang Sawallish, Yefim Bronfman, Leoif Ove Andsnes, Yo Yo Ma, the late Isaac Stern and members of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra.
Chang’s most recent recording for EMI Classics, performances of Brahms and Bruch violin concertos with Kurt Masur and the Dresdner Philharmonie was received to excellent critical and popular acclaim and was her 20th album for the label. Her 2007 recording of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons attracted international commendation, with BBC Music Magazine stating: “She has never made a finer recording.”
Along with Pete Sampras, Wynton Marsalis and Tom Brady, Chang was a featured artist in Movado’s global advertising campaign “The Art of Time.” In 2006 Chang was honored as one of 20 Top Women in Newsweek magazine’s “Women and Leadership, 20 Powerful Women Take Charge” issue.