BERNSTEIN CENTENARY

Smetana Hall, Municipal House
 
17.1.2018 19:30  
18.1.2018 19:30  

Program

LEONARD BERNSTEIN Chichester Psalms
FELIX MENDELSSOHN-BARTHOLDY Symphony No. 2 in B flat major Op. 52 "Lobgesang" on Words of the Holy Bible for soloists, chorus and orchestra
 
Ruth ZIESAK | soprano
Jana HORÁKOVÁ LEVICOVÁ | soprano
Jaroslav BŘEZINA | tenor
 
PRAGUE PHILHARMONIC CHOIR
Lukáš VASILEK | choirmaster
 
PRAGUE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
 
Elli JAFFE | conductor
 
In 2018 the whole musical world will mark the 100th birth anniversary of ‘a universal genius’ – as the legendary pianist Arthur Rubinstein called the conductor, composer and pianist Leonard Bernstein. And a great teacher as well; one of his famous pupils is the FOK’s regular collaborator, conductor, composer and an excellent Jewish cantor Elli Jaffe. There can be no better choice for this event than Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms, as it is a sacred piece in Hebrew. And its most obvious European counterpart is Mendelssohn’s Symphony Lobgesang (Hymn of Praise), also based on psalms and likewise performed by the excellent Prague Philharmonic Choir.
 
The concerts are held under the auspices of H. E. Daniel Meron,
Ambassador of the State of Israel to the Czech Republic.
 

 
Prices: 300, 360, 460, 600,- Kč
 
Meeting with the artists: 
17. 1. 2018, 6.15 p.m. – Pattiserie Hall, Municipal House
free for visitors of this concert