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PRSO - Bernstein and Mahler Gala

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

  • Music
  • classical music

When?

  • Mon 1. 10. 2018 19.30

The inaugural Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra´s concert of the the 92nd season will be in honour of Leonard Bernstein, from whose birthday it will have been exactly one hundred years in 2018. The evening opens with the Chichester Psalms, which Bernstein composed in 1965 commissioned by the dean of the Chichester Cathedral in Sussex, England. The text of the Old Testament psalms was set to music in the Hebrew original, the specific rhythm of which predetermined the rhythmically lively nature of the music. The most highly qualified US conductor John Axelrod, who became Bernstein's pupil at just sixteen years of age, will then in the second half of the evening present the lyrical Symphony No. 4 by Bernstein's beloved Gustav Mahler. The solo vocal part in both parts will be assumed by Israeli soprano Chen Reiss. 

Programme:
Leonard Bernstein: Chichester Psalms
Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 4 

John Axelrod - conductor
Chen Reiss - soprano
Czech Philharmonic Choir of Brno 

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