Czech Philharmonic Tom Borrow

Czech Philharmonic ⬩ Tom Borrow

After a successful debut, the young Israeli pianist Tom Borrow returns to the Czech Philharmonic after a year. Instead of Maxim Yemelyanychev, the young Czech conductor Robert Kružík will take the baton of the concert. The programme includes the early romantic Hebrides, Beethoven's 4th Piano Concerto and Prague Symphony by Mozart.

Duration of the programme 1 hour 30 minutes


Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
The Hebrides, Op. 26, concert overture (10')

Ludwig van Beethoven
Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major, Op. 58 (34')

— Intermission —

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Symphony No. 38 in D major, K 504, “Prague” (26')


Tom Borrow piano

Maxim Emelyanychev conductor

Robert Kružík conductor

Czech Philharmonic

In his last performance with the Czech Philharmonic, Tom Borrow stood in for the original soloists and played Mozart. This time he will present himself playing Beethoven, whose Fourth Concerto is a work on the cusp of Classicism and Romanticism. “There’s a certain bitter-sweet quality,” says Borrow. “On the surface it seems very positive and joyful, especially in the third movement, but right from the start, from the first movement and even though it’s written in a major key, the seeming positivity covers an ache of sadness. I have come to this concerto for the first time during this past year or so, and the process of learning it has been such a pleasure. There is so much to discover. The great challenge is to make the most out of the passagework—there are so many subtleties that must be acknowledged and sometimes enhanced. I hope I will manage to rise to the challenge.”

Rudolfinum — Dvořák Hall

3/8/2023 Wednesday 10:00 AM
Dress rehearsal

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3/8/2023 Wednesday 7:30 PM

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3/9/2023 Thursday 7:45 PM

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3/10/2023 Friday 7:30 PM

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