Andrey Boreyko conducts the Sydney Symphony Orchestra on 15, 17 and 18 May 2019 at the Sydney Opera House concert hall in a programme of Krzysztof Meyer’s Hommage a Brahms, Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 1 with Yulianna Avdeeva, and Schoenberg’s orchestral arrangement of Brahms’ Piano Quartet No. 1. As this week falls literally months before Andrey Boreyko takes up the position Artistic and Music Director of Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra, it seems appropriate for him to open the concert with a Polish work, and to then perform a Chopin concerto with the winner of the 2010 International Chopin Piano Competition.
Andrey Boreyko has recently conducted a sensational performance of Shostakovich Symphony no.5 with the the ORF Vienna Radio Symphony in both the Musikverein and Zaryadye Hall in Moscow. He has also recently conducted Zemlinsky’s Die Seejungfrau with San Francisco Symphony of which Joshua Kosman wrote in the San Francisco Chronicle:
“The San Francisco Symphony, performing in Davies Symphony Hall on Thursday, April 11, under guest conductor Andrey Boreyko, understood exactly what Zemlinsky was up to [in Die Seejungfrau]. This was a fluid, supercharged rendition, full of sparkling orchestral color and frank expressive urgency… Boreyko proved to be a skilled interpreter of the composer’s hothouse imaginings, giving the orchestra enough freedom to render the work in all its splendour without spilling over into chaos or mannerism.”
He will perform this work at the Blossom Festival this August with Cleveland Symphony Orchestra.
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