Subscription Series II • Six evening concerts


Celebrating their jubilees, the Bennewitz Quartet plays Brahms and Dvořák. Guarneri Trio Prague celebrates its 35th anniversary and Juilliard String Quartet marks 75 years. The Czech Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra and violinist Jiří Vodička or Iranian-American harpsichordist Mahan Esfahani and his British colleagues promise attractive programmes.

Subscription Series II

Audience members and subscribers, of this series will enjoy six concerts with music ranging from the classics to works of the 20th century. Celebrating their jubilees, J. Brahms and A. Dvořák will be featured prominently; their music will be played in the opening concert of the Bennewitz Quartet, violist Pavel Nikl, and wonderful contrabass player Wiese de Boevé. The Guarneri Trio Prague will give a concert celebrating its 35th anniversary. The legendary Julliard Quartet (USA) will be on tour on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of its founding, and we are pleased that Prague will be one of its stops. Czech Philharmonic concertmaster Jiří Vodička has accepted the role of artistic supervisor of the Czech Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra for this series. Concluding the series will be Mahan Esfahani, Iranian-American harpsichordist living in Prague. He will join with British performers Adam Walker (flute), Nick Daniels (oboe), and Ben Goldscheider (French horn) in a highly varied programme of music of the 19th but mainly of the 20th century.

II1 — Czech Chamber Music Society • Bennewitz Quartet


Dvořák Hall

What's on

Antonín Dvořák
String Quintet No. 2 G major, Op. 77

Johannes Brahms
String Quintet G major, Op. 111

Performers

Bennewitz Quartet
Jakub Fišer violin I
Štěpán Ježek violin II
Jiří Pinkas viola
Štěpán Doležal cello

Wies de Boevé contrabass
Pavel Nikl viola

Photo illustrating a concert - event Czech Chamber Music Society Bennewitz Quartet

II2 — Czech Chamber Music Society • Guarneri Trio of Prague


Dvořákova síň

What's on

Josef Suk
Elegy, Op. 23 for piano, violin and cello

Bedřich Smetana
Piano Trio in G minor, Op. 15

Antonín Dvořák
Piano Trio in E minor, Op. 90 (“Dumky”)

Performers

Guarneri Trio of Prague
Ivan Klánský piano
Čeněk Pavlík violin
Marek Jerie cello

Photo illustrating a concert - event Czech Chamber Music Society Guarneri Trio of Prague

II3 — Czech Chamber Music Society • Talich Quartet


Dvořák Hall

What's on

Antonín Dvořák
Quartet Movement in F Major, B 120
Allegro vivace

Antonín Dvořák
String Quartet in F Major, Op. 96 “American”
Allegro ma non troppo
Lento
Molto vivace
Finale: vivace ma non troppo

— Intermission —

Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
String Quartet No. 6 F Minor, Op. 80
Allegro vivace assai
Allegro assai
Adagio
Finale: Allegro molto

Performers

Juilliard String Quartet

Talich Quartet
Jan Talich violin I
Roman Patočka violin II
Radim Sedmidubský viola
Michal Kaňka cello

Photo illustrating a concert - event Czech Chamber Music Society Talich Quartet

II4 — Czech Chamber Music Society • Jiří Vodička


Dvořák Hall

What's on

Wenceslaus Wodiczka
Sonata F major, Op. 1, No. 6 (10'-13')

Arcangelo Corelli
Concerto grosso in D major, Op. 6, No. 4 (10')

Pietro Antonio Locatelli
Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 3, No. 12 (20')

Arvo Pärt
Silouan’s Song (6')

Dmitri Shostakovich
Chamber Symphony in C minor, Op. 110a (25'-30')

Performers

Jiří Vodička violin

Czech Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra

Photo illustrating a concert - event Czech Chamber Music Society Jiří Vodička

II5 — Czech Chamber Music Society • Josef Suk Piano Quartet


Dvořák Hall

What's on

Josef Suk
Piano Quartet in A minor, Op. 1 (23')
Allegro appassionato
Adagio
Allegro con fuoco

Marta Jiráčková
Piano Quartet, Op. 66 "Communicatio intima"
A five-part series for piano quartet with recitations of selected poems by Jan Skácel (23')
Preludium
Fugato
Interludium I
Interludium II
Postludium

— Intermission —

Johannes Brahms
Piano Quartet No. 3 in C minor, Op. 60 (38')
Allegro non troppo
Scherzo. Allegro
Andante
Finale. Allegro comodo

Performers

Josef Suk Piano Quartet
Radim Kresta violin
Eva Krestová viola
Aneta Šudáková cello
Václav Mácha piano

Taťjana Medvecká recitation

Photo illustrating a concert - event Czech Chamber Music Society Josef Suk Piano Quartet

II6 — Czech Chamber Music Society • Mahan Esfahani


Dvořák Hall

What's on

Claude Debussy / reconstructed by Kenneth Cooper
Sonata No. 4 for oboe, French horn, and harpsichord from the Six Sonatas for Various Instruments (15')

Kaija Saariaho
Mirrors (5')

Elliott Carter
Sonata for flute, oboe, cello, and harpsichord (16')

— Intermission —

Jörg Widmann
Air pro French horn solo (8')

Thomas Adès
Sonata da Caccia, Op. 11 (16')

Performers

Adam Walker flute
Nicholas Daniel oboe
Ben Goldscheider French horn
Isang Enders cello
Mahan Esfahani harpsichord

Photo illustrating a concert - event Czech Chamber Music Society Mahan Esfahani

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