The concert program offers works by Gideon Klein and other Jewish composers from the first half of the twentieth century, as well as contemporary works by young Czech composers.
The event also includes a presentation of the book Letter from Gideon with the author David Fligg in attendance. The concert is part of GidoFest, a festival of music by Gideon Klein.
The Fama Quartet was founded in Prague in 2005. Its members also play in leading Czech orchestras that share an enthusiasm for chamber and quartet music. The quartet regularly performs works by modern composers, including twentieth-century avant-garde classics and major contemporary Czech and European compositions.
The eminent Czech soprano Irena Troupová has performed throughout Europe since the 1990s, when she lived in Berlin. Irena Troupová has gradually extended her scope to include Romantic and Modern lyrical and operatic works.
She has performed in concert series given by the Czech Philharmonic and the Prague Symphony Orchestra, as well as with the Pilsen and and Hradec Králové philharmonic orchestras. In addition, she has frequently appeared at the Prague Spring Festival and the Janáček May International Music Festival, among others.
She performs with contemporary music ensembles and contemporary composers. She also focuses on the legacy of inter-war authors (Ervín Schulhoff, Norbert von Hannenheim, etc.) at concerts both on the domestic scene and abroad.