Pictures at an Exhibition
Andrey Boreyko – Conductor
Chad Hoopes – Violin
Ravel – Le Tombeau de Couperin
Mendelssohn – Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in E Minor, Op. 64
Mussorgsky/Arr. Ravel – Pictures at an Exhibition
Andrey Boreyko, Naples Philharmonic’s Music Director Designate, conducts a program of works cherished for their lyrical inspiration and structural inventiveness. For Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto, Boreyko and the orchestra are joined by 19-year old violin sensation Chad Hoopes. Born in Naples, Florida, Chad has performed with orchestras all over the world including the Cleveland Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony and Pittsburgh Symphony. Following the Mendelssohn is Ravel’s arrangement of Modest Mussorgsky’s much-adored Pictures at an Exhibition, a reverent and vivid tribute to the composer’s friend Victor Hartmann, whose watercolors and drawings are musically depicted by the piece. The program also includes Ravel’s own work, Le Tombeau de Couperin.
Music Director Designate: Naples Philharmonic
Music Director: Orchestre National de Belgique
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.
Born in Naples, Florida, 19-year old American violinist, Chad Hoopes, has appeared with numerous ensembles throughout the world since he won the first prize at the Young Artists Division of the Yehudi Menuhin International Violin Competition. His exceptional talent and magnificent tone are acclaimed by critics worldwide. He is a violinist possessing vibrant virtuosity “with an inspiring blend of emotional expression and technical ease” (Press Democrat), and his mastery is described as “way beyond his years” (Press Democrat).
His recent debuts include such orchestras as the Vancouver Symphony, San Francisco Symphony, Utah Symphony, Pittsburgh Symphony, Houston Symphony, San Diego Symphony, Minnesota Orchestra, Brussels Chamber Orchestra, Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera, Colorado Music Festival Orchestra, and Trondheim Symphony and the National Arts Centre Orchestra in Ottawa, Canada.
Chad is a frequent guest artist at the Menuhin Festival in Gstaad, Switzerland, since his debut in August 2009. He has appeared at the Tuscan Sun Festival in Cortona, Italy, performing Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, Festival del Sole in Napa Valley, Dresdner Musikfestspiele and Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, where he has just recently been named the winner of the prestigious audience award.
For more information about Chad Hoopes, visit www.chadhoopes.com.
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