December05 2019 (Thu)
6:00 PM

Gido’s Coming Home:

Chamber Concert in Prague

Maisel Synagogue | Classical Music

100 minutes | Not available

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Date: December 05, 2019 | 18:00 (Thu)
Venue: Maisel Synagogue
Duration: 100 minutes
Status: Not available
Group discount 10+ people
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A Gala Evening for the centenary of the birth of the pianist and composer Gideon Klein

A special gala event with a concert given by the Fama Quartet – one of the leading quartets in the Czech Republic – and the soprano Irena Troupová for the centenary of the birth of the pianist and composer Gideon Klein.

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.

Program: 

  • Gideon Klein (1919–1945)
    Preludium for Solo Viola
  • Viktor Ullmann (1898–1944)
    Drei Lieder (Herbst / Lieder der Tröstung) for Soprano and String Trio 
  • Hans Krása (1899 – 1944)
    Dance
  • Daniel Chudovský (1991)
    Composition for Soprano and String Quartet (world premiere)
  • Gideon Klein
    String Quartet
  • Josef Suk (1874–1935)
    Meditation on Saint Wenceslas Chorale Op. 35a for String Quartet

Performing:

Fama Quartet
David Danel - violin
Roman Hranička - violin
Ondřej Martinovský - viola
Balázs Adorján - cello
 
Irena Troupová - soprano

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.

Important: 

  • Dress code: casual / smart casual 

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