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Programová brožura roku 2019 ke stažení


13. 3. 2021

prayer room of the Czech Brethren Evangelical Church
Recording of the Quartet concert for the end of time

A record from the neo-Gothic space of the Prague prayer house of the Czech Brethren Evangelical Church from March 13, 2021 can be found HERE.

Jiří Vodička - violin
Irvin Venyš - clarinet
Martin Kasík - piano
Jiří Bárta - violoncello

25. 4. 2021

Spanish Synagogue
Live broadcast of the second festival concert from the breathtaking newly reconstructed Spanish Synagogue in Prague. The jazz evening will feature leading award-winning guitarist David Dorůžka, flutist Robert Fischmann and drummer Martin Novák with a program of his own compositions and works by world-famous musicians such as John Zorn, Chava Alberstein, Kurt Weill and others. A record from the concert can be found HERE.

David Dorůžka - guitar
Robert Fischmann - flute
Martin Novák - percussion, drums

25. 8. 2021

Artillery Barracks, Terezín

The International Music Festival Eternal Hope will welcome the prestigious chamber ensemble Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester (GMJO) on 25 August in the Artillery Barracks in Terezín. Serenade for wind instruments Op. 44 by Antonín Dvořák and Erwin Schulhoff String Quartet No. 1.

Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester Ensemble (GMJO)


18. ─ August 25, 2019

August 18, 2019, Sunday, 5:00 p.m.

Prague, HAMU (Martinů Hall)
The ceremonial opening of the second year of the ETERNAL HOPE festival
At the first festival concert, Virtuosi Brunenses will perform the String Trio for Violin, Viola and Cello by Gideon Klein, as well as Passacaglia and Fugue for String Trio by Hans Krása. The former will serve as a musical model for a ballet performance.

String Trio Virtuosi Brunensestrio – Lukáš Mik (violin), Stanislav Vacek (viola), Katarína Madariová (cello) & Ballet soloists Josef Kajetán Tyl Theater in Pilsen

August 19, 2019, Monday, 8:00 p.m.

Prague, Rudolfinum (Suk Hall)
Compositions by Zikmund Schul, Erwin Schulhoff, Leoš Janáček and Antonín Dvořák
The trio was formed in 2009 on the initiative of the violinist of the Wihan Quartet, Jan Schulmeister. Its members are renowned players. The first part of the concert is, with regard to the focus of the festival, composed of works from the first half of the 20th century. In addition to compositions by Zikmund Schul and Erwin Schulhoff, we can hear an adaptation of the first String Quartet (Tolstoy's initiative "Kreutzer's Sonata") in the form for a piano trio (adapted by Miloš Štědroň). In the second half, on the other hand, the ensemble will present a traditional repertoire composition, Piano Trio No. 4 in E minor "Dumky" Op. 90 Antonín Dvořák.

Petrof Piano Trio

19:00 introductory word to the program

August 20, 2019, Tuesday, 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

Terezín, House of Culture
Concerts as part of the International Youth Encounters in Terezín event. This event is in collaboration with Institute of Terezín Composers

17:00 Black Oak Ensemble

19:00 Brno Children's Choir

August 21, 2019, Wednesday, 6:00 p.m.

Terezín, House of Culture
Concert to mark the 100th anniversary of the birth of Gideon Klein
The concert will feature two of Gideon Klein's most mature compositions, the Piano Sonata (Ivo Kahánek) and the String Trio for Violin, Viola and Cello (Virtuosi Brunenses). The latter will serve as a musical model for a ballet performance.

Ivo Kahánek – piano
Virtuosi Brunenses – Lukáš Mik (violin), Stanislav Vacek (viola), Katarína Madariová (violoncello) & Ballet soloists Josef Kajetán Tyl Theater in Pilsen

August 22, 2019, Thursday, 8:00 p.m.

Prague, Municipal House (Grégr Hall)
Compositions by Viktor Ullmann, Pavel Haas, Erwin Schulhoff, Hans Winterberg and Rudolf Karel
Irena Troupová – soprano
Jan Dušek – piano

August 23, 2019, Friday, 8:00 p.m.

Prague, Rudolfinum (Suk Hall)
Compositions by Erwin Schulhoff, Gideon Klein, Viktor Ullmann and Antonín Dvořák
The concert of the Bennewitz Quartet is a representative cross-section of chamber music of the Central European cultural context of the first half of the 20th century. The ensemble will perform compositions by Erwin Schulhoff, Gideon Klein, Viktor Ullmann and Antonín Dvořák. The latter, leaning towards Beethoven, Schubert or Brahms, became a significant source of inspiration for the entire rising generation. Today, the world-famous Schulhoff is famous for his compositional perfection, musical joke combined with dance rhythm, tasteful irony and modern elegance. His Five Pieces for String Quartet is one of the characteristic reminders of the post-war penetration of jazz and dance music into "classical art". The fantasy and fugue for young Gideon Klein's string quartet will sound as a reminder of the author's centenary. Viktor Ullmann's String Quartet No. 3 (the author's only surviving string quartet) will captivate the audience with its depth and expressiveness. Schönberg's influence is evident in this work.

Bennewitz quartet

August 25, 2019, Sunday, 8:00 p.m.

Prague, Church of St. Simon and Judy
Compositions by Gideon Klein, Hans Krása, Gustav Mahler, Bohuslav Martinů and Eric Whitacre
The festival concert presents at least two interesting dramaturgical units. Immediately after each other, a selection from the famous Martinů cycle of the Czech Madrigal (1939) and a pair of Klein's choirs (1942/43) will be heard. The different works, which belong to one time period, are supplemented by the Theme with Variations (1936) for the string quartet by the composer Hans Krása. The second attractive act will be a selection from the songs of Gustav Mahler in a lesser-known arrangement for a mixed choir (the author of the arrangements is Clytus Gottwald). The concert will be performed with the composition Five Jewish Love Songs by the contemporary American composer and conductor Eric Whitacre (version with accompaniment for string quartet).
Martinů Voices
Lukáš Vasilek – choirmaster
Bennewit quartet

19-22 August 2019

International Youth Encounters in Terezín
The program includes thematic lectures and workshops, student conferences and artistic performances.
Implemented in cooperation with Teresin composer institute.

August 19 - 26, 2018

August 20, 2018, Monday, 8:00 p.m.

P. Haas, L. Bernstein, V. Ullmann, G. Klein, L. Janáček

Piano: Ivo Kahánek
Clarinet: Irvin Venys
Prague, Rudolfinum - Suk Hall

August 21, 2018, Tuesday, 8:00 p.m.

V. Ullmann, G. Klein, B. Martinů
Piano: Renan Koen
Prague, Municipal House

August 22, 2018, Wednesday, 4:00 p.m.

V. Ullmann, G. Klein, B. Martinů
Piano: Renan Koen
Terezín, House of Culture

August 22, 2018, Wednesday, 7:30 p.m.

String trios and quartets
G. Klein, V. Ullmann, E. Schulhoff, A. Dvorak
Wihan Quartet
Terezín, Magdeburg Barracks

August 23, 2018, Thursday, 7:00 p.m.

V. Ullmann, G. Klein, P. Haas
Author of the show, bass baritone: Jiří M. Procházka
Terezín, House of Culture

August 24, 2018, Friday, 8:00 p.m.

L. Bernstein, G. Gershwin, A. Copland, E. W. Korngold
Czech Radio Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Jan Kučera

Prague, Rudolfinum - Dvořák Hall

August 26, 2018, Sunday, 8:00 p.m.

G. Mahler, R. Wagner, D. Shostakovich
Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra
Conductor: Lorenzo Viotti
Cello: Gautier Capuçon
Prague, Rudolfinum - Dvořák Hall

Archive - program of the festival prologue: year 2017

23. VIII. Terezín - House of Culture, 18:00

Hans Beauty: A theme with variations
Pavel Haas: Studies for String Orchestra
Gideon Klein: Partita for string orchestra
Erwin Schulhoff: Doppio concert for flute, piano and orchestra
Jan Kučera, conductor
Petra Benešová, flute
Veronika Böhmová, piano
PKO - Prague Chamber Orchestra

24. VIII. Terezín - Magdeburg Barracks, 18:00

Hans Krása: Passacaglia and fugue for string trio
Gideon Klein: Fantasy and fugue for string quartet
Viktor Ullmann: String Quartet No. 3
Pavel Haas: String Quartet No. 2 "From the Monkey Mountains"
Graff Quartet

26. VIII. Prague - Church of St. Simon and Judy, 7:30 p.m.

Pavel Haas: Sad scherzo
Hans Krása: Overture for small orchestra
Viktor Ullmann: Concerto for piano and orchestra
Vojtěch Spurný, conductor
Ivo Kahánek, piano
PKO - Prague Chamber Orchestra

27. VIII. 2017 Prague - Wallenstein Garden (Sala terrena), 18:00

Viktor Ullmann: Broken Pitcher, overture to the opera
Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 1 in D major
Ion Marin, conductor
Czech Radio Symphony Orchestra

29. X. 2017 Terezín, Cultural House Terezín

Gideon Klein, Viktor Ullmann: Piano Sonatas
Bohuslav Martinů: Spring in the Garden
Piano: Renan Koen
Terezín, Terezín House of Culture

31. X. 2017 Prague - Rudolfinum, 19:00

B’nai B’rith Europe Convention Gala Dinner
David Mareček, Director General, Czech Philharmonic
Tomáš Kraus, President, B’nai B’rith Renaissance Prague
Olga Menzelová, Film Producer

Music Performance by
Ivo Kahánek: Piano sonata from Gideon Klein

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