Jakub Hrůša’s remarkable 2016/17 season continues with the maestro impressing on a “superb” debut (Chicago Tribune) with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (May 18th).

Hrůša’s affinity to Smetana’s Má Vlast, which he recorded with the Bamberg Symphony last year to critical acclaim, was evident in John von Rhein’s column for The Chicago Tribune:

“Ma Vlast clearly is close to Jakub Hrusa’s heart. He made it speak through the orchestra to the hearts of his listeners… Mark well the name of this upwardly mobile conductor. He deserves a return engagement at Orchestra Hall.”

Writing for Chicago Classical Review, Lawrence A. Johnson was full of praise for Hrůša’s debut, writing: “Hrůša directed a performance of this national epic that proved a highlight of this music season—idiomatic, exciting and richly characterized, worthy to stand in the Kubelik/CSO tradition.”

Debra Davy (Splash) said, “The conductor, making his debut with the CSO, was clearly inspired… the entire rapt audience enjoyed a stirring evening, long on precision and emotionally satisfying.”

Jakub Hrůša makes another significant U.S. debut next week, conducting an all-Czech program with the New York Philharmonic on the 25th, 26th and 27th May.

For tickets to Hrůša’s New York Philharmonic debut concerts, please visit nyphil.org/