January06 2023 (Fri)
7:00 PM

Patriotic Echoes

Czech Touches of Music 24th Year

Sts. Simon and Jude Church | Classical Music

80 minutes | Available

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Date: January 06, 2023 | 19:00 (Fri)
Venue: Sts. Simon and Jude Church
Duration: 80 minutes
Status: Available
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The internationally renowned violist Jana Hosprová and the young Polish violinist Maria Machowska,

debuting after her success at Carnegie Hall, Disney Hall and the International Tchaikovsky competition in Moscow, coming together in Prague. Along with the brilliant Concerto for viola by Bartók and the imposing post-romantic Violin Concerto Op. 2 by Szymanowski, audiences will listen to the “Bartók Reflections” in orchestral music by V. Godár, a modern Slovak composer.


  • E. Suchoň: „ Sinfonietta rustica“ from cycle Pictures from Slovakia 
  • K. Szymanowski: Concert for violin and orchestra no. 2, op. 61
  • B. Smetana: Wallenstein's Camp - symphonic poem 
  • B. Bartók: Concert for viola and orchestra
  • Vl. Godár: „Tombeau de Bartók“ for symhonic orchestra 


Maria Moachowska (PL) – violin
Jitka Hosprová – viola
Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra (SK)

About the festival:

The international music festival Czech Touches of Music is among the seven greatest festivals of classical music in the Czech Republic. Its aim is to offer audiences valuable musical experiences while listening to top repertory compositions as well as interesting compositions that are not performed so frequently.

The festival’s dramaturgy has a unique concept based primarily on classical music, namely orchestral, chamber and recital works, and ancient music. The popular series is represented by crossover concerts. The festival regularly introduces special programme projects – exclusive concerts as part of the cycles entitled Prague Castle Music, Gems of Russian Music, Music of the V4 Countries, Concert for Children and Parents, and multi-genre projects involving literature, film, the creative arts and architecture.


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