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Dvořákova Praha 2018 - Krystian Zimerman

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

  • Music
  • classical music


  • Thu 20. 9. 2018 20.00

"An American Evening" would be a possible name for this concert, which brings together music by two leading American composers of the twentieth century: Leonard Bernstein and Samuel Barber. There will also be a rare performance of Antonín Dvořák’s cantata The American Flag. In this way, the festival is continuing to fulfil its long-term mission of familiarising audiences with Dvořák’s lesser-known opuses. The main star of the evening will be the legendary Polish pianist Krystian Zimerman, who will be paying tribute to Leonard Bernstein with a performance of his Symphony No. 2 (The Age of Anxiety). Appearing in Dvořák’s cantata will be two young singers making their Prague debut, the tenor Oliver Johnston and the baritone Samuel Dale Johnson.

Samuel Barber: Second Essay for Orchestra
Antonín Dvořák: The American Flag, Op. 102, B. 177
Leonard Bernstein: Symphony No. 2 for Piano and Orchestra, ‘The Age of Anxiety’

Krystian Zimerman - piano
Veronika Hajnová - mezzosoprano
Oliver Johnston - tenor
Samuel Dale Johnson - baritone
Slovak Philharmonic Choir
Jozef Chabroň - choirmaster
Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra
Alexander Liebreich - conductor



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