Chamber concert of classical and folk music in Suk Hall performed by the members of Czech Philharmonic.
The Cimbalom Ensemble of the Czech Philharmonic has been in existence for nearly twenty years. It long operated as a pick-up group for friendly gatherings. The impetus for more intensive work was the Prague appearance by the famous singer Bobby McFerrin, who chose the Cimbalom Ensemble as a partner for his Dvorak Hall concert at the Rudolfinum in 2013. Most of the ensemble’s members have had experience of some kind with performing folk music, but it should be said that with the exception of two Moravians, they are Prague natives, and they are also professional musicians with classical training. At their concerts, you will hear Baroque music, folk music from all over central Europe, and even music by Classical composers in arrangements made to order for the ensemble.
Johannes Brahms (1833–1897):
Hungarian Dance No. 5 in F Sharp Minor
Hungarian Dance No. 7 in A Major
Hungarian Dance No. 4 in F Minor
Bela Bartok (1881–1945):
Romanian Folk Dances
Antonio Vivaldi (1678–1741):
The Four Seasons (excerpts with commentary)
Alessandro Marcello (1673–1747):
Concerto in D Minor for oboe, strings and basso continuo, SF. 935
Antonin Dvorak (1841–1904):
Humoresque in G Major, Op. 101, No. 7 – arr. for strings
Charles Gounod (1818–1893):
Johann Strauss II (1825–1899) / Josef Strauss (1827–1870):
Four Gypsy Songs after Ida Kelarova
Ferenc Liszt (1811–1886):
Moravian Folk Song
The Cimbalom Ensemble:
Zdenek Zelba, Vaclav Prudil violin
Jan Jouza viola, violin
Jan Holena cello
Jaromir Cernik double bass
Jiri Zelba oboe, English horn, recorders, viola
Marketa Riesova cimbalom
The concert has no intermission.
Classical music in Prague is world renowned.