Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra: "Botticelliano and a Cello Concerto"

Tuesday, August 08, 2017

Location Amphitheater

Gate Pass or event ticket required.

Buy Tickets

Daniel Boico, conductor
Harriet Krijgh, cello

Pre-performance Lecture



Ottorino Respighi: Trittico botticelliano  [18']

Franz Joseph Haydn: Cello Concerto in C major, Hob. VIIb:1  [24']


Sergei Rachmaninoff: Symphonic Dances, op. 45  [35']

Daniel Boico, conductor

Described by critics as "Dynamic, vigorous, exciting and imaginative - an undisputed star who combines magnetic charisma with a skilled technique" conductor Daniel Boico is the newly appointed Associate Guest Conductor of the KZN Philharmonic Orchestra, Durban. His innate musical sensitivity paired with a keen ear and deep musicianship have produced exciting performances with orchestras in the U.S., Europe, Central and South America, Africa and Asia.  As Assistant Conductor of the New York Philharmonic, 2009-2011, Boico lead all of the Philharmonic’s popular Young People’s Concerts, among other concerts, covering 30 weeks in each season, including all tours.  His debut with the New York Philharmonic took place in 2009, sharing the podium with Riccardo Muti, and was followed by his subscription debut in April 2011, when he replaced Kurt Masur on short notice in what the New York Times called "a smoldering performance" of Sofia Gubaidulina's Two Paths: A dedication to Mary and Martha for two violas and orchestra.   

Daniel Boico served as Cover Conductor on Chicago Symphony's Asia tour to Taipei, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing, Tianjin and Seoul.  Boico was editor, producer and conductor in a recording project of composer Karen LeFrak's orchestral and chamber music, recorded at the old Melodiya recording studio in Saint Petersburg, Russia, with the Saint Petersburg Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra. Earlier in his career, Boico was Music Director of the Skokie Valley Symphony Orchestra, Illinois, and the Skokie Concert Choir, as well as staff conductor at the Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra and assistant conductor to Cliff Colnot of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago. Boico was also Visiting Professor and Director of Orchestras at Grand Valley State University, Michigan, and has served as cover conductor for the Milwaukee Symphony.  Boico was an Apprentice Conductor with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra where he worked closely with, and was assistant to then Music Director Daniel Barenboim, Pierre Boulez and Zubin Mehta.  

Daniel Boico also has extensive experience in music administration, planning and programming, having worked as executive assistant to Daniel Barenboim at the Chicago Symphony and West-Eastern Divan Orchestra and for Chicago Symphony Presents, and as Manager of Artistic Administration of the New York Philharmonic.

Born in Israel to musician parents and raised in both Paris and the United States (Boico’s father, Fima Boico, was concertmaster of Orchestra de Paris and is the second violinist of the Fine Arts Quartet) Boico was initially trained as a singer before joining the class of legendary Russian conducting professor Ilya Musin at the Saint Petersburg Conservatory, Russia. 

Harriet Krijgh, cello

Twenty-five year old Harriet Krijgh is one of today’s most exciting and promising young cellists. Her grace and expressiveness touches her audiences as soon as she is on the concert platform.

2016/2017 sees her make important debuts with Boston Symphony and Andris Nelsons both in Boston’s Symphony Hall and New York’s Carnegie Hall and with Sydney Symphony and Robert Spano. She also makes her North American recital debuts in San Francisco, Vancouver and Lincoln Centre, New York.

Harriet Krijgh also performs with orchestras like Frankfurt and Vienna Radio Symphonies, Bruckner Orchester Linz, Netherlands and Copenhagen Philharmonic under the batons of Cornelius Meister, Dennis Russell Davies and Santtu-Matias Rouvali. Other recent highlights have included her debut with London Philharmonic Orchestra, a tour with Academy of St Martin in the Fields under the baton of Sir Neville Marriner, and performances with Radio orchestras of Berlin, Hamburg and Vienna, Rotterdam Philharmonic, and Bamberg Symphony Orchestra.

In 2016/2017 Harriet is featured in a four-concert cycle in Vienna’s Musikverein. Performances bring her to Amsterdam, Den Haag, Budapest, Hamburg, Baden-Baden and Ludwigshafen. She has participated at the Lucerne, Ghent, Gstaad Festivals, and the first international Chamber Music Festival, Malmö. In quartet she tours with Baiba and Lauma Skride and Lise Berthaud, with the Signum Saxophon Quartet as well as in London’s Wigmore Hall with the Pavel Haas Quartet.

A passionate chamber musician, she assumes the role of Artistic Director of the International Chamber Music Festival Utrecht in June 2017, taking the position over from Janine Jansen. In 2012 Harriet founded the “Harriet & Friends” Festival which takes place every summer in Feistritz.

Amongst winning many competitions, in her native Holland Harriet Krijgh was awarded both the First Prize and the Audience Award at the Amsterdam Cello Biennale in November 2012. In Autumn 2013 she was awarded the WEMAG-Soloists prize at the Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. In 2015/2016 Harriet was chosen “Rising Star” of the European Concert Hall Organisation (ECHO) performing in Europe’s major concert halls.

For the Capriccio label Krijgh has recorded Haydn’s cello concerti, a duo CD of French works, the cello sonatas of Brahms and Rachmaninov, and a CD of romantic works with the Deutsche Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz under the baton of Gustavo Gimeno.

Harriet Krijgh was born in the Netherlands in 1991. She studied in the class of Lenian Benjamins at the Music College in Utrecht. Later she continued studies with Lilia Schulz-Bayrova at the Vienna Conservatoire and at the Kronberg Academy with Frans Helmerson.

Harriet plays a Giovanni Paolo Maggini cello from 1620, which is generously loaned to her privately.