Pablo Heras-Casado leads the New York Philharmonic in works by Bartók, Bruch & Dvořák this week at David Geffen Hall

Pablo Heras-Casado returns to conduct the New York Philharmonic in a four-concert series, October 27, 28 & 29 and November 1. Previous collaborations with the NYPhil have proven a triumph for Heras-Casado, garnering enthusiastic praise from audiences and critics:

“Mr. Heras-Casado drew authoritative and exciting performances from the orchestra … a master of texture, building up viscous string melodies and high-voltage currents that ran uninterrupted …” (The New York Times)

NYPhil concertmaster Frank Huang is the featured soloist on Bruch’s passionate and thrilling Violin Concerto No. 1 for the upcoming concert series, on a programme that also includes Bartók’s Dance Suite and Dvořák’s masterful Symphony No. 7. The Dvořák is a signature piece for Mr. Heras-Casado, which he recently conducted with the San Francisco Symphony:

“Throughout the early stages of the symphony, Heras-Casado kept ramping up the forcefulness of his rhetoric — slowly but ineluctably — until the entire stage seemed to quiver with possibility, and the finale brought everything to a glorious conclusion … This was exactly the kind of performance that makes a conductor sound like a wizard.” (The Mercury News)

Pablo Heras-Casado is the Principal Guest Conductor of Teatro Real, Madrid, Director of the Granada Festival, Conductor Laureate of the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, artist of harmonia mundi & Deutsche Grammophon, also records for Decca Classics and Sony Classical, and is Global Ambassador of Ayuda en Acción.


Photos: Fernando Sancho