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Washington Performing Arts presents: Czech Philharmonic

Monday, October 29, 2018 8:00 PM

The Czech Republic’s premier orchestra returns to D.C. for the first time under its new music director, Semyon Bychkov.

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Washington Performing Arts presents
Czech Philharmonic
Semyon Bychkov, music director & chief conductor
Alisa Weilerstein, cello


The Czech Republic’s premier orchestra returns to D.C. for the first time under its new music director, Semyon Bychkov, for a signature program featuring Dvorák’s triumphant Seventh Symphony and a rarely heard work by the 20th-century composer Lubos Fiser. Alisa Weilerstein makes her first of two appearance for Washington Performing Arts this season with her “raptly passionate account” of the Dvorák Cello Concerto.

“At a time when orchestras far and wide seem to be sounding more alike, the Czech Philharmonic bucks the trend.” (The Washington Post)

Performance Timing: Part One - 57 min.; Intermission - 18 min.; Part Two - 38 min.