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Bohuslav Martinů Days 2016 - Czech traces in the New World

Rudolfinum, Alšovo nábřeží 79/12, Praha 1 - Staré Město, 110 00


19. 12. 2016

The autumn part of the Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra´s  concert season will culminate with a guest appearance by the world-renowned Czech conductor Tomáš Netopil. He will helm performances of the vocal-instrumental cycle Bouquet of Flowers by Bohuslav Martinů, Philharmonic Dances by Martinů’s pupil Jan Novák and the Piano Concerto by Miroslav Srnka, who is today the best-known Czech composer on the international scene. 

In terms of importance, the premiere of Srnka’s opera South Pole at the Bavarian State Opera in January this year has been compared to the premiere of Martinů’s The Greek Passion. The solo part of the immensely demanding concerto will be performed by Nicolas Hodges, one of the greatest pianists specialised in contemporary music. 

The concert is taking place as part of the 2016 Bohuslav Martinů Days festival. 

Jan Novák: Philharmonic Dances
Miroslav Srnka: Concerto for Piano and Orchestra
Bohuslav Martinů: Bouquet of Flowers, Cycle on Folks Texts 

Tomáš Netopil – conductor
Nicolas Hodges – piano
Kateřina Kněžíková – soprano
Michaela Kapustová – alto
Jaroslav Březina – tenor 

Admission: 390 / 340 / 310 / 270 / 140 CZK


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