A solo for Jitka Hosprová and Jan Čmejla – ALTERNATIVE DATE

16. listopad 2020

St. Agnes Convent, 16 November 2020 at 7:30 p.m.

We have settled on an alternative date for the 7.9.2020 concert that was cancelled. We will present this concert at 19:30 on Monday, 16.11.2020 in the Convent of Saint Agnes. The tickets for the 7.9.2020 concert, which was cancelled due to members of the orchestra being in quarantine, remain valid and do not need to be exchanged.

If you are unable to attend on the alternative date, please contact us at socr@rozhlas.cz by 16 November at the latest.

Thank you, and we apologise for any inconvenience.

Benjamin Britten: Prelude and Fugue for Strings, Op. 29
Zbyněk Matějů: Virus, a concerto for viola and chamber orchestra, a world premiere commissioned by the Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra.
Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy: Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage, Op. 27
Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy: Piano Concerto in G minor

Jitka Hosprová – viola
Jan Čmejla – piano
Chuhei Iwasaki – conductor

The Convent of St Agnes of Bohemia concert series will be kicked off by 18 string players who will perform Britten’s energetic Prelude and Fugue. Top Czech violinist Jitka Hosprová will headline the world premiere of Virus, a concerto written by Zbyněk Matějů and commissioned by the Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra. The inspiration for this Czech composer, best known for his ballet music, was the artistry of Jitka Hosprová and the coronavirus pandemic. The orchestra will grow and play Mendelssohn’s overture Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage, which was inspired by Johann Wolfgang Goethe’s poems of the same name. The programme will conclude with Mendelssohn’s Concerto in G minor. Accompanying the orchestra will be young pianist Jan Čmejla, winner of the 2019 Concertino Praga radio competition.

Ticket prices: 390 Kč | 290 Kč

The organizer reserves the right to change the program and performers.

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