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Saturday, November 23, 2024 7:30 PM // Hill Auditorium

Berliner Philharmoniker with
Hilary Hahn, violin

Performance
Photo by Chris Lee
 

[Hilary Hahn] handles her instrument like a great soprano handles her voice, with muscular lyricism and a luminously penetrating sound capable of reaching the farthest seats at a whisper.” (The New York Times)

The Berliner Philharmoniker returns to Hill Auditorium the weekend before Thanksgiving for two concerts. In the first of two concerts, violinist and recent Avery Fisher Prize awardee Hilary Hahn makes her first Ann Arbor appearance in two decades, performing Korngold’s heart-tugging violin concerto. Also on the program: Rachmaninoff’s first orchestral masterpiece, Isle of the Dead, and Dvořák’s dramatic Symphony No. 7, which the London journal Athenaeum declared at its 1885 premiere “not only entirely worthy of his reputation, but one of the greatest works of its class produced in the present generation.”

PROGRAM

Sergei Rachmaninoff Isle of the Dead, Op. 29
Erich Korngold Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 35
Antonín Dvořák Symphony No. 7 in d minor, Op. 70

Meet the Artists

Kirill Petrenko
Kirill Petrenko
Chief Conductor
Hilary Hahn
Hilary Hahn
violin

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Saturday, November 23, 2024 7:30 PM
Hill Auditorium

Berliner Philharmoniker with
Hilary Hahn, violin

Performance
Order 2024/25 Season Tickets
Season Ticket packages now available
Individual event tickets on sale Aug 1

[Hilary Hahn] handles her instrument like a great soprano handles her voice, with muscular lyricism and a luminously penetrating sound capable of reaching the farthest seats at a whisper.” (The New York Times)

The Berliner Philharmoniker returns to Hill Auditorium the weekend before Thanksgiving for two concerts. In the first of two concerts, violinist and recent Avery Fisher Prize awardee Hilary Hahn makes her first Ann Arbor appearance in two decades, performing Korngold’s heart-tugging violin concerto. Also on the program: Rachmaninoff’s first orchestral masterpiece, Isle of the Dead, and Dvořák’s dramatic Symphony No. 7, which the London journal Athenaeum declared at its 1885 premiere “not only entirely worthy of his reputation, but one of the greatest works of its class produced in the present generation.”

PROGRAM (Sat 11/23/2024: Hill Auditorium)

Sergei Rachmaninoff Isle of the Dead, Op. 29
Erich Korngold Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 35
Antonín Dvořák Symphony No. 7 in d minor, Op. 70

Meet the Artists

Kirill Petrenko
Kirill Petrenko
Chief Conductor
Hilary Hahn
Hilary Hahn
violin

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Berliner Philharmoniker with
Hilary Hahn, violin

Hill Auditorium
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Individual event tickets on sale Aug 1

CHOOSE A PERFORMANCE:

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* Student, Senior and Group Discounts may be available

Kirill Petrenko
Kirill Petrenko
Chief Conductor

Kirill Petrenko, chief conductor of the Berliner Philharmoniker since August 2019, was born in the Siberian city of Omsk in 1972. At the age of 18, he moved with his family to Vorarlberg in Austria. Following his training as a conductor at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna, he worked from 1997 as an assistant and conductor at the city’s Volksoper; afterwards he was music director at the Meininger Theater from 1999 to 2002.

In 2001, he first attracted international attention when he conducted Richard Wagner’s Der Ring des Nibelungen in the production of Christine Mielitz with designs by Alfred Hrdlicka. From 2002 to 2007, Kirill Petrenko was general music director of the Komische Oper Berlin. He has also appeared at the state opera houses in Munich and Vienna, the Semperoper Dresden, the Royal Opera House in London, the Metropolitan Opera New York, the Opéra Bastille in Paris, and the Maggio Musicale Florenz and the Salzburg Festival. From 2013 to 2015, he conducted a new production of Der Ring des Nibelungen at the Bayreuth Festival.

In the autumn of 2013, Kirill Petrenko took up his post as general music director of the Bayerische Staatsoper, which he held until the end of the 2019/20 season. On the concert stage, he has conducted the Vienna Philharmonic, the Berlin and Dresden Staatskapelle, the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam, the Cleveland Orchestra, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the London Philharmonic, and the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra.

Kirill Petrenko made his debut with the Berliner Philharmoniker in February 2006 with compositions by Bartók and Rachmaninov. In 2015, the orchestra elected him its chief conductor.

Hilary Hahn
Hilary Hahn
violin

Three-time Grammy Award-winning violinist Hilary Hahn melds expressive musicality and technical expertise with a diverse repertoire guided by artistic curiosity. Her barrier-breaking attitude towards classical music and commitment to sharing her experiences with a global community have made her a fan favorite. Hahn is a prolific recording artist and commissioner of new works, and her 23 feature recordings have received every critical prize in the international press. She is currently in the midst of her third year as the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s first-ever Artist-in-Residence, and is Artist-in-Residence at the New York Philharmonic, Visiting Artist at The Juilliard School, and Curating Artist of the Dortmund Festival.

Hahn is a frequent commissioner and performer of works by living composers, and her 2023–24 repertoire includes several new and recent works by Barbara Assiginaak, Steven Banks, Jennifer Higdon, Jessie Montgomery, and Carlos Simon, among others. Hahn performs these alongside compositions by Mozart, Mendelssohn, Sibelius, Brahms, Prokofiev, Korngold, Ginastera, Sarasate, Barber, and Copland in concerts with the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, Colombian Youth Orchestra, the Israel, Los Angeles, and New York Philharmonics, and the Chicago, National, Pittsburgh, St. Louis, and Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestras.

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