Dvořák’s New World Symphony
Han-Na Chang, conductor
Ilya Gringolts, violin
Barber — Adagio for Strings
Prokofiev — Violin Concerto No. 2
Dvořák — Symphony No. 9, “From the New World”
Prelude at 7pm
All Masterworks tickets include same-day admission to the Hayes Hall Galleries. In addition, the doors to Hayes Hall open 90 minutes prior to this performance. Arrive early to enjoy the Hayes Hall Galleries and light fare at the cafe.
This presentation is part of Artis—Naples’ 2018-19 season theme, Fashioning Influence.
Tickets start at $29
The 2018-19 season marks Han-Na Chang’s second year as the Artistic Leader and Chief Conductor of the Trondheim Symfoniorkester. As a guest conductor, she has worked with the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, the Philharmonia Orchestra, Staatskapelle Dresden, Gothenburg Symphony, WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln, Bamberger Symphoniker, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Cincinnati, St. Louis, Indianapolis and Seattle Symphony orchestras, among others. Chang made an acclaimed conducting debut at the BBC Proms in September 2014, and held the post of Principal Guest Conductor of the Trondheim Symfoniorkester from the 2013-14 to the 2016-17 season.
Her professional music career started at the age of 11, when she won the Rostropovich International Cello Competition in 1994. Chang went on to perform with orchestras such as the Berliner Philharmoniker, New York and Los Angeles Philharmonic, London Symphony Orchestra, Sinfonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Münchner Philharmoniker, Philadelphia Orchestra, l’Orchestre de Paris, Filarmonica della Scala, Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, The Cleveland Orchestra and the Chicago, Boston and San Francisco Symphony orchestras. Her recordings, exclusively for the former EMI Classics, have received ECHO Klassik, Caecilia and Cannes Classical awards, as well as a Gramophone Concerto of the Year accolade among others, and remain worldwide bestsellers.
Han-Na Chang studied Philosophy at Harvard University and currently serves as the Roving Goodwill Ambassador for the Korean Red Cross.
The Russian violinist Ilya Gringolts wins over audiences with his virtuosic playing and sensitive interpretations, and is always looking for new musical challenges. As a sought-after soloist, he devotes himself to the great orchestral repertoire but also to contemporary and seldom-played works. He has premiered compositions by Peter Maxwell Davies, Augusta Read Thomas, Christophe Bertrand and Michael Jarrell. Gringolts has performed with leading orchestras around the world such as the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, BBC Symphony, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, St. Petersburg Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony, NHK Symphony, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, and both orchestras of Southwest German Radio.
Recent highlights included projects with the Bavarian Radio Symphony, Israel Philharmonic, Bamberg Symphony, Warsaw Philharmonic, Copenhagen Philharmonic, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and Singapore Symphony. As well as his position as violin professor at the Zurich Academy of the Arts, he is also a Violin International Fellow at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in Glasgow. Gringolts plays a Giuseppe Guarneri "del Gesù" violin, Cremona 1742-43, on loan from a private collection.