HARMONIA MORAVIAE 2015 - 1.10. - 22.10.2015
1.10.2015 19.00 - MAIN AUDITORIUM
A. DVOŘÁK: My Home, Overture
M. BRUCH: Violin Concerto in G minor, Op. 26
L. VAN BEETHOVEN: Symphony No.3 in E-flat major, Op.55 'Eroica'
Soloist: VADIM GLUZMAN - violin,
BOHUSLAV MARTINŮ PHILHARMONIC, Conductor: VOJTĚCH SPURNÝ
Jean-Michel Molkhou, the world famous expert on violin-playing, has ranked Vadim Gluzman in his book as one of the 30 greatest contemporary violinists. Vadim Gluzman, born in Ukraine and now an Israeli citizen, is one of the exceptional players who have come through the 19th and 20th century violin school tradition and are invited to play all over the world. He plays regularly with the best known orchestras such as the London Philharmonic, the Israeli Philharmonic, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Leipzig Gewandhaus, the Munich Philharmonic and others. He records exclusively for BIS Records AB, and his recording of the Bruch violin concerto won the French Diapason d'Or magazine's prize in 2011. The concerto is a romantic piece rich in captivating melodic themes, written with a marked instinct for solo effect. It gives the violinist free rein to demonstrate the full beauty of his art, as it was written with remarkable insights into the nature and particular advantages of the instrument. The conductor Vojtěch Spurný has worked regularly with our orchestra over a number of years, and in this concert he takes up the role of Chief Conductor of the Bohuslav Martinů Philharmonic.
6. 10. 2015
THE EBEN BROTHERS
Nic není tak horký, Hey-By, Routa, Čas holin, Sbohem a šáteček, Noviny, Zapomeneš
Marek Eben - vocals, guitar, keyboards
Kryštof Eben - keyboards, flutes, vocals
David Eben - saxophones, clarinet, vocals
Pavel Skála - guitars
Jiří Zelenka - drums
Jiří Veselý- bass guitar
Jaromír Honzák - double bass
In mid-October 2014 The Eben Brothers released their new album Čas holin and also celebrated 30 years since their first album Malé písně do tmy issued in 1984. Sons of the notable composer Petr Eben, they received a classical music education, but also absorbed the influences of modern folk, jazz and rock music. It is their ability to draw on all these resources and their skill in playing a number of unusual instruments that has given rise to the "Eben sound" - something completely unconventional and unique in this country's music. With Marek's exceptional thought-provoking lyrics, the Eben Brothers have become an unmissable part of the folk scene.
Their new album Čas holin is the band's fifth, comprising 13 new tracks with music and lyrics once again by Marek Eben. But the concert will also feature some of the defining tracks from their previous albums. This important milestone since their first album has prompted them to dust off one or two of their early folk tracks which they will also be playing.
8.10.2015 19.00 - MAIN AUDITORIUM
TALKING ABOUT MUSIC 18.15 - SMALL AUDITORIUM
C. SAINT-SAËNS: Phaéton, Op. 39
C. SAINT-SAËNS: Concerto for Cello and orchestra No. 1 in a minor, Op. 33
J. SIBELIUS: Symphony No. 1 in E minor, Op. 39
Soloist: FRIEDRICH KLEINHAPL - cello; BOHUSLAV MARTINŮ PHILHARMONIC, Conductor: LEOŠ SVÁROVSKÝ
The northern landscapes in which Finnish composer Jean Sibelius found consolation during his bouts of depression and low spirits also found their way into his music. He wrote his first symphony at the age of 33 and conducted the premiere himself with the Helsinski Philharmonic Orchestra, but subsequently re-worked the piece, which is known and admired for its beautiful solo themes on the clarinet and strings. The Austrian cellist Friedrich Kleinhapl performs as a soloist and chamber player at leading music venues in cities in Europe, the USA, Canada, Mexico, Colombia, Venezuela and China. He has played at the Vienna Musikverein and Konzerthaus, the New York Town Hall, London's Wigmore Hall, the Munich Herkulessaal, Washington's Kennedy Centre and Les Invalides in Paris. He has also worked with many top-class orchestras including the Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra with Valery Gergiev, the Simon Bolivar Youth Orchestra with Carlos Riazuelo, the Musikverein Orchestra with Fabio Luisi, the Munich Symphony Orchestra with Ulf Schirmer, the Slovene Philharmonic, the Prague FOK Symphony Orchestra, the Janáček Philharmonic in Ostrava, the Czech Radio Symphony Orchestra with Jan Kučera and the Israel Chamber Orchestra with Robert Paternoster. He will be playing Camille Saint-Saëns's two-movement virtuoso second Concerto for Cello written in 1902, which follows the same composer's symphonic poem Phaéton. The leading Czech conductor Leoš Svárovský, who is no stranger to music-goers in Zlín, has held the post of Chief Conductor of the Central Aichi Symphony Orchestra in Nagoya since spring 2014, and has been working continuously with the Czech Philharmonic since 2001.
11. 10. 2015 v 18.00 hours
Concert at the Kostel Panny Marie Pomocnice křesťanů, Zlín Jižní Svahy
CZECH PHILHARMONIC CHOIR
A. Bruckner: Motet
Czech Philharmonic Choir Brno, Choral Director - Petr Fiala
Featuring: Martin Jakubíček - organ
15. 10. 2015 19.00 – MAIN AUDITORIUM
TALKING ABOUT MUSIC 18.15 – SMALL AUDITORIUM
S. RACHMANINOV: Piano Concerto no. 3, D Minor, Op. 30
J. BRAHMS: Symphony no. 4, E Minor, Op. 98
Soloist: Karel Košárek, piano
Conductor: Tomáš Netopil
In addition to their notable music-making achievements of the last few years, tonight's two artists - the Conductor Tomáš Netopil and the pianist Karel Košárek - share an association with the venerable town of Kroměříž, where they both studied at the Conservatoire and now live.
Tomáš Netopil's season this year incudes his debut at the Vienna State Opera and the Hamburg State Opera, and he has also pursued his longstanding work with the Dresden State Opera. He will make another of his several appearances on the podium with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, and his first appearances with the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra and the Monte Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra, Since autumn 2013 he has been Music Director of the Opera and Philharmonic Orchestra in Essen.
Karel Košárek has given piano recitals in New York, Dallas, Palm Beach, Calgary, Tel Aviv, St. Petersburg and Bangkok, his international artistic work also featuring appearances in Europe and Japan. He regularly performs at international music festivals, and works with leading orchestras including the Czech Philharmonic, the PKF Prague Philharmonia, the FOK Prague Symphony Orchestra, the Nagoya Philharmonic Orchestra, the St. Petersburg Chamber Orchestra and the Sinfonietta Cracovia.
Sergei Rachmaninovand Johannes Brahms share certain similarities. They were both outstanding pianists, and while their contribution to the development of the form may have been minimal, both put their own particular stamp on it in full measure. The entrancing themes of Rachmaninov's third piano concerto, first performed by the composer himself, have been captivating soloists and listeners for over a century. Brahms's fourth symphony was, to a certain extent, retrospective, as if the composer were searching within himself and his work, trying to establish where he came from and where his rightful place was.
22.10.2015 19.00 - MAIN AUDITORIUM
G. BIZET: CARMEN - concert version of the opera
Soloists: Carmen - AGUNDA KULAEVA, Don José - OLEG DOLGOV Frasquita - ESTER MARTIN Escamillo - GEORGE ANDGULADZE, Micaela - MARINA DI MARCO
Featuring: BRNO NATIONAL THEATRE JANÁČEK OPERA CHORUS, Choral Director: JOSEF PANČÍK
BOHUSLAV MARTIN PHILHARMONIC, Conductor: WALTER ATTANASI
The librettists Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halévy took their inspiration from Prosper Merimée's substantial novella about the beautiful and flirtatious gypsy woman Carmen, whose impetuous life ends at the hand of a spurned lover. This powerful tragedy, played out in the sundrenched setting of Andalusia, was not rated highly at its premiere in Paris in 1875. Only eight years after Bizet's death did the opera find success and public favour, going on to make its mark on the world stage as one of the most frequently performed and popular operas of all time. Bizet's masterpiece shines out for the colourful magnificence of its orchestration, its breathtaking sense of drama and its wonderfully melodic arias. Walter Attanasi, a native of Trieste, conducts in many prestigious opera houses, as well as symphony orchestras around the world. His artistic projects include recordings of Rossini's Stabat Mater, all the Beethoven symphonies, works by Janáček and Dvořák, a DVD of Nabucco, Bela Bartok's Bluebeard's Castle, and Georges Bizet's opera Djamileh. He recently made his South African debut with Verdi's La Traviata at the State Opera in Pretoria and also with the Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra.