September10 2020 (Thu)
7:00 PM

25th International Organ Festival

Music on the Borderline

St. James Basilica | Classical Music

60 minutes | Available

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Date: September 10, 2020 | 19:00 (Thu)
Venue: St. James Basilica
Duration: 60 minutes
Status: Available
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The greatest organ music: visit the renowned international organ festival in St. James Basilica 

The festival is held under the financial support of the City of Prague, under the auspices of the Apostolic Nuncio to Prague Archbishop Mons. Charles Daniel Balvo.

Organ concerts in St. James Basilica in Prague are very famous for their long tradition and absolutely unique sound of the organ instrument.

Program: 

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART (1756-1791)
Overture in C major KV 399
LUKÁŠ HURNÍK (1967)
Ad Vitam Aeternam
world premiere
CÉSAR FRANCK (1822−1890)
Chorale No. 3 in A minor
JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH (1685−1750)
Fantasia and Fugue in C minor BWV 537
OLIVIER MESSIAEN (1908-1992)
Les Bergers / Shepherds
Dieu parmi nous / God among us
from the cycle La Nativité du Seigneur/ The Nativity of the Lord

Soloist:

Ivana Michalovičová - organ (Czech Republic)

Ivana Michalovičová comes from Prague. After the secondary school she graduated from the Prague Conservatoire under J. Kalfus, then she studied at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague under J. Tůma. During the university studies she took part in a one-year study in Strasburg in France (organ under A. Heurtematte, improvisation under D. Mauer and P. Lefebvre, basso continuo under F. Jacob). She has taken part in a number of interpretation courses led by leading organists (L. van Doeselaar, S. Engels, L. Ghielmi, S. Kaminski, O. Latry, J. Essl, K. Owolabi, M. Schmeding, H. Vogel). She has given concerts in the Czech Republic as well as abroad and has cooperated with various soloists (most often with the flautist Eva Prchalová). She has been regularly performing with the mixed choir Gaudium Pragense conducted by L. Hurník. She has given premieres of a number of compositions by contemporary Czech composers (I. Hurník, L. Hurník, P. Koronthály, J. Bernátek, J. Dřízal and others). Ms Michalovičová is a member of Duae Tastae Cantantes, the vocal-instrumental ensemble of singing players on keyboard instruments, who pursue authentic interpretation of Medieval and Renaissance music. She also teaches in Prague.

About organ: 

The St. James´s organ is the largest organ in Prague and second largest in the Czech Republic. The two-manual organ with a pedal keyboard and 26 stops was completed in 1705 by Abraham Stark of Loket.

The organ´s case, which is still admired today, was quite unique in its time. So far the latest major reconstruction was carried out between 1981 and 1982 by "Varhany Krnov" (Rieger-Kloss). At present the organ has four manuals, 91 speaking stops and 8,277 pipes.

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Important: 

  • No intermission
  • Dress code: casual 
  • Program subject to change. 
  • We recommend arriving at the venue 30 min. prior to the start of the performance. 

Here you can check Prague´s classical concerts. 

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