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Who's Afraid of the Philharmonic?
For the tenth time, the author and director Alice Nellis will take us to the world of music. Although the programme title is the same each year, the content always changes. This time we will be looking for what the word "freedom" means. We'll be looking for freedom in music and inside ourselves.
Alice Nellis author and director
Martha Issová speaker
Czech Student Philharmonic
Ondřej Vrabec conductor
Rudolfinum — Dvořák Hall
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For the tenth time, the author and director Alice Nellis will take us to the world of music, which she truly loves. And she tries to share the message she finds in the music with a new generation of young listeners with the help of actors and the moderator of our concerts, Martha Issová.
Although the programme title is the same each year, the content always changes. We have dealt with various forms of classical music and with why it is called classical, although the name does not always fit. We have looked at how a conductor communicates with an orchestra and how a balance is created on stage between the orchestral musicians and soloists. We've even tried out playing Smetana's Vltava backwards.
Increasingly, we have dealt with the connection between music and life: our stories, experiences and life journeys. How can music help overcome fear and give us courage? What musical form can love take, and what kind of love can we hear in Mozart, Bach, and Dvořák?
And how does music change our lives? That was the theme of the last concert in November 2021, when the Czech Student Philharmonic and the conductor Ondřej Vrabec were joined by the pianist Denis Szalbot and Ida Kelarová's choir Čhavorenge.
What will the concert be about this time? Freedom… According to Alice Nellis: "We hear the word 'freedom' so often that it gradually loses its meaning. With this concert, we want to look together for the word's meaning - to find freedom in music and within ourselves. And to see what musical and personal freedom gives us." For inspiration, she also chose a quote about freedom from the songwriter Bob Dylan: "I think a hero is who understands the degree of responsibility that comes with his freedom."