SHOSTAKOVICH – BABI YAR

Smetana Hall, Municipal House
 
27.2.2019 19:30   subscription:Series C
28.2.2019 19:30   subscription:Series D

Program

PAVEL HAAS Scherzo triste Op. 5
JIŘÍ PAUER Concerto for French Horn
DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 13 in B flat minor Op. 113 "Babi Yar"
 
Radek BABORÁK | French horn
Petr MIGUNOV | bass
 
PRAGUE PHILHARMONIC CHOIR
Lukáš VASILEK | choirmaster
 
PRAGUE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
 
Andrej BOREJKO | conductor
 
Czech music does not live only through Dvořák, Smetana, Janáček and Martinů. There are other remarkable personalities, for example Pavel Haas (1899–1944), whose life ended untimely in the Auschwitz concentration camp. Jiří Pauer (1919–2007), on the other hand, was fully occupied as the National Theatre’s Director, and consequently composed only rarely. Among his works are interesting operas and excellent instrumental concertos, including the one for horn that Radek Baborák will be unwrapping as a present for the composer’s 100th birth anniversary. He respects the conductor’s Andrey Boreyko’s willingness to search through these ‘unknown territories’. Shostakovich’s Babi Yar symphony, forever-topical is for Boreyko and for the bass Peter Migunov, from the Moscow’s Bolshoi Theatre, a piece with which they grew up. 
 
end of the concert at 21.30
ticket prices: 300, 360, 460, 600,- CZK
 
Meeting with the artists: 
28. 2. 2019,6.15 p.m. – Pattiserie Hall, Municipal House free for visitors of this concert