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Dvorak Prague resound Yo-Yo Ma and the Czech Philharmonic

Dvorak Prague resound Yo-Yo Ma and the Czech Philharmonic To the first tones of the Dvorak Prague Festival remains only a few days. On the eve of the anniversary of the birth of Antonin Dvorak - Monday 7th September at 20.00 hrs. - Sounds Rudolfinum at the gala opening concert of the renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma, one of the most respected musicians of our planet and the holder of the sixteen Grammys. Alongside the Czech Philharmonic conducted by Jiri Belohlavek will play Dvorak's famous cello concerto in B minor.

In the first half of the evening will sound as a contrast to his famous song Dvorak contrary, few played Second Symphony. The concert will be broadcasted live on CT art, and also transferred to the big screen in the lower part of Wenceslas Square. Yo-Yo Ma is also this year's laureate of Antonin Dvorak.

Until 23 September Dvorak Prague Festival offers two dozen concerts with Dvorak's iconic, but also reported fewer parts. The ingenious dramaturgy of these tracks complement the musical production of Dvorak's predecessors and his successors in a wide range of WA Mozart, Arvo Pärt in execution of talented international and domestic scene. Concerts include renowned conductor Christoph von Dohnanyi with the London Philharmonia Orchestra and violinist Carolin Widmann, the orchestra Academy of St Martin in the Fields with clarinetist Sabine Meyer, violinist Lisa Batiashvili and cellist Gautier Capuçon alongside Tonhalle Orchester Zürich and the Freiburger Barockorchester with René Jacobs. Together with the resident orchestra of the festival Czech Philharmonic will perform pianist Piotr Anderszewski and violinist David Garrett. Besides stellar orchestras give Dvorak Prague and chamber ensembles led by the Emerson String Quartet. The domestic scene listeners can look forward to James Hrůša, Iva its last legs, Jana Martinique, Catherine Englichová, Jitka and Jan Hosprová clear.

The main festival is traditionally the center of the Rudolfinum, the heart chamber series St. Agnes Convent, spiritual music will be performed in St. Vitus Cathedral.

On the eve of the opening ceremony on Sunday, September 6th, the festival together with his visitor embarks on another voyages of discovery the footsteps of Antonin Dvorak. Steps lead time to Příbramsko to the memorial of Antonin Dvorak's Rusalka and family villas. This region has very fond Dvorak and often visited the church in Třebsko where therefore you will hear a selection of the author's minor pieces, but also one rarity: Ave Maria Liehmann Anthony, who is credited with shaping the musical education of young Dvorak. All in young talented musicians - violinist Jan Mráček and organist Pavel Svoboda. Singing party will be among our leading soprano Catherine Kněžíková.

For details on the festival can be found on its website.

Source: tz, editorially modified

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