Concerts 2018-2019

FEBRUARY

7 February, Lázně III, 7:30 p.m.

CONDUCTOR’S MASTER CLASS IN COLLABORATION WITH THE HOCHSCHULE FÜR MUSIK “HANNS EISLER” BERLIN

FELIX MENDELSSOHN BARTHOLDY: The Hebrides, Overture, Op. 26

ANTONÍN DVOŘÁK: Violin Concerto in A minor, Op. 53

JOHANNES BRAHMS: Symphony No. 1

The artistic guarantor and the project director is conductor Professor Christian Ehwald

14 February, Karlovy Vary Municipal Theatre, 7:30 p.m.

3FREE MEN SHOW OR SYMPHONIC HARASSMENT

How would Beethoven’s “Victory Symphony” sound if he were an optimist? Why do we cry during banal cinematic dialogues? What is “inappropriate” music? Who says that you cannot enjoy a belly laugh when listening to classical music? Can a “Piano Duel” have a winner?

These questions will be answered by the trio of Brousek – Gregor Brzobohatý – Kučera, who have prepared an unforgettable evening of jokes accompanied by two pianos and a symphony orchestra on stage.

Ondřej Gregor Brzobohatý – piano

Ondřej Brousek – piano

Jan Kučera – conductor

28 February, Lázně III, 7:30 p.m.

RESPIGHI / ŠTRUNC / BARTÓK / SHOSTAKOVICH / BARBER

OTTORINO RESPIGHI: Ancient Airs and Dances

DALIBOR ŠTRUNC: Painted on a Dulcimer, Concerto Fantasy

BÉLA BARTÓK: Romanian Folk Dances

DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH: Chamber Symphony

SAMUEL BARBER: Adagio

Johana Klára Kratochvílová – dulcimer

Chamber Orchestra of the Karlovy Vary Symphony Orchestra

Jakub Sedláček – Artistic Director

 

MARCH

6 March, Grandhotel Ambassador, 7.30 p.m.

PIANO RECITAL – TOMÁŠ VÍŠEK

Frédéric Chopin

Piano Sonata No. 2 in B-flat minor, Op. 35

Andante spianato and Big brilliant polonaise E-flat major, Op. 22

Franz Liszt

Piano Sonata in B minor, S. 178

Tomáš Víšek – Piano

8 March, Lázně III, 7.30 p.m.

CEREMONIAL FINAL CONCERT OF THE THE INTERNATIONAL SINGING SEMINAR MPCAD

František Drs – conductor

14 March, Karlovy Vary Municipal Theatre, 7.30 p.m.

FAMOUS ARIAS AND SCENES FROM THE OPERAS OF GIACOMO PUCCINI AND GEORGES BIZET

The most famous melodies, arias, and duets from the following operas will be performed in the programme:

GEORGES BIZET: L'Arlésienne

GEORGES BIZET: Carmen

GIACOMO PUCCINI: Suor Angelica

GIACOMO PUCCINI: Tosca

GIACOMO PUCCINI: Manon Lescaut

GIACOMO PUCCINI: Madame Butterfly

JULES MASSENET: Thais

GIACOMO PUCCINI: La Bohéme

Maria Kobielska – Soprano

Paolo Lardizzone – Tenor

Jakub Sedláček – Violin

Jiří Štrunc – Conductor

21 March, Hotel Thermal, 7.30 p.m.

MICHAEL JACKSON SYMPHONY

The greatest hits of the King of Pop in the original arrangements of Martin Kumžák, performed by his Moondance Orchestra and the Karlovy Vary Symphony Orchestra. The project originated last year in commemoration of what would have been the sixtieth birthday of Michael Jackson.

Dasha, Naďa Wepperová, Dušan Kollár, Dušan Marko – Vocals

Moondance Orchestra

Karlovy Vary Symphony Orchestra

Martin Kumžák – Conductor

29 March, Lázně III, 7.30 p.m.

CONDUCTOR’S MASTERCLASS IN COLLABORATION WITH CONSERVATORIO DELLA SVIZZERA ITALIANA IN LUGANO

MODEST PETROVICH MUSSORGSKY: Night on Bald Mountain

JOHANNES BRAHMS: Variations on a Theme by Haydn, Op. 56

JEAN SIBELIUS: Symphony No. 2

Marc Kissoczy – Conductor, Artistic Guarantor

 

APRIL

4 April, Grandhotel Ambassador, 7.30 p.m.

WAGNER / MARTINŮ / TCHAIKOVSKY

RICHARD WAGNER: Rienzi, Overture

RICHARD WAGNER: Wesendonck Lieder WWV91

BOHUSLAV MARTINŮ: The Parables H 367

PYOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY: Romeo and Juliet, Overture

Petra Vondrová – Mezzo-Soprano

Jiří Rožeň – Conductor

17 April, Grandhotel Ambassador, 7.30 p.m.

EASTER CONCERT

GEORGE FREDRICK HANDEL: Messiah HWV 56

Anna Hlavenková – Soprano

Edita Adlerová – Alto

Jaroslav Březina – Tenor

Ivo Hrachovec – Bass

Prague Chamber Choir

Miriam Němcová – Choirmaster

Jaroslav Krček – Conductor

25 April, Grandhotel Ambassador, 7.30 p.m.

SIBELIUS / SCHUBERT

JEAN SIBELIUS: Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 47

FRANZ SCHUBERT: Symphony No. 8 in B minor, D 759

Marek Pavelec – Violin

Lavard Skou Larsen – Conductor

 

JANUARY

1 January, Grandhotel Pupp, 4.00 p.m.

NEW YEAR’S CONCERT OF THE KARLOVY VARY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

ANTONÍN DVOŘÁK: Carnival, Op. 92

ANTONÍN DVOŘÁK: Romance in F minor, Op. 11

BEDŘICH SMETANA: To Our Girls, Polka

BEDŘICH SMETANA: The Kiss, Barča’s aria “Lark Song”

BEDŘICH SMETANA: The Bartered Bride, Skočná

ANTONÍN DVOŘÁK: Rusalka, Rusalka’s aria “He Often Comes Here”

ANTONÍN DVOŘÁK: Rusalka, Rusalka’s aria “Song to the Moon”

JULIUS FUČÍK: The Florentiner March

ÉMILE WALDTEUFEL: The Skaters’ Waltz

LUIGI ARDITI: “The Kiss” aria

JOSEPH HAYDN: Trumpet Concerto in E flat major, Allegro

PYOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY: The Waltz of the Flowers

RUGGERO LEONCAVALLO: the aria “Mattinata”

ARAM KHACHATURIAN: Sabre Dance

ARAM KHACHATURIAN: Gopak

Lucie Silkenová – Soprano

Jakub Sedláček, concert master of KSO – Violin

Miroslav Smrčka – Trumpet

Jan Kučera – Conductor

5 January, Grandhotel Ambassador, 7.30 p.m.

NEW YEAR’S CONCERT

SERGEI PROKOFIEV: Symphony No. 1 in D major, “Classical Symphony”

PYOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY: Swan Lake, suite from the ballet

SERGEI RACHMANINOFF: Piano Concerto No. 1 in F sharp minor, Op. 1 (2nd version)

Sofja Gülbadamova – Piano

Jan Kučera – Conductor

18 January, Lázně III, 7.30 p.m.

CONDUCTOR’S MASTERCLASS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF FRANZ LISZT WEIMAR

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN: Fidelio, Overture

JOHANNES BRAHMS: Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 77

ANTONÍN DVOŘÁK: Symphony No. 8 in G major, Op. 88

Carla Marrero – Violin

Harry Ogg, Eric Staiger, David Preil, Henri Christofer Aavik, Clemens Fieguth – Conductors

Nicolas Pasquet – Artistic Director

23 January, Karlovy Vary Municipal Theatre, 7.30 p.m.

PROKOFIEV / WISSMER / SIBELIUS

SERGEI PROKOFIEV: Sinfonietta No. 48

PIERRE WISSMER: Concerto for Violin and Orchestra No. 2

JEAN SIBELIUS: Symphony No. 3 in C major, O p. 52

Eva Zavaro – Violin

Martin Lebel – Conductor

25 January, Karlovy Vary Municipal Theatre, 7.00 p.m.

THE CARNIVAL OF THE ANIMALS

PS and PAS Karlovy Vary in collaboration with KSO and KVMT

Music of Camille Saint-Säens, Karel Šimandl, Petr Čamek, Vojtěch Šembera

The students of the music, dance, visual arts, and literary-dramatic departments of the PS and PAS Šmeralova will perform.

Zvoneček Choir, Tam-tam Choir

Karlovy Vary Symphony Orchestra

Jan Kučera – Conductor