Solo for Viola and Piano
St Agnes Convent, 6 December 2021 at 7:30 p.m.
Benjamin Britten: Prelude and Fugue for 18-part String Orchestra
Paul Hindemith: Trauermusik for viola and string orchestra
Petr Fiala: Concert Music for viola and string orchestra
Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy: Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage, Op. 27
Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy: Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 1 in G minor, Op. 25
Chuhei Iwasaki – conductor
Kristina Fialová – viola
Jan Čmejla – piano
The second concert at the St Agnes Convent will commence with eighteen string instrument players, who will perform Britten's energetic Prelude and Fugue. The great Czech violist Kristina Fialová will then make her instrument shine in two compositions. First, she will play Trauermusic (Music of Mourning), composed by the German composer Paul Hindemith composed in one day in 1936 as a response to the death of King George V of England. The spontaneous composition is now one of the most poignant works of this composer. She will also perform a Concert Music for viola and string orchestra by the distinguished choirmaster and composer Petr Fiala. The orchestra will then be expanded and play Mendelssohn's overture Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage, inspired by the verses of Johann Wolfgang Goethe. The programme will conclude with the Concerto in G minor by the same author, in which the orchestra will be accompanied by the winner of the radio competition Concertino Praga from 2019, the exceptionally talented young pianist Jan Čmejla.
Ticket prices: 390 CZK | 290 CZK
The organizer reserves the right to change the program and performers.
We apologize for the change in the programme, originally the composition Virus by Zbyněk Matějů was to be performed by violist Jitka Hosprová, who for personal reasons cannot attend the concert. Therefore, we have prepared an equally attractive programme with violist Kristina Fialová. Thank you for your understanding.