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May 2006

13 May (Saturday) at 8 pm, Smetana Hall, The Municipal House
Prague Spring Music Festival
Wiener Philharmoniker
Ildikó Raimondi – mezzo-soprano
Conductor: Zubin Mehta
W. A. Mozart: Symphony No. 38 in D major “Prague” KV 504
G. Mahler: Symphony No. 4

18 May (Thursday) at 8 pm, Dvořák Hall, Rudolfinum
Prague Spring Music Festival
Capella Istropolitana
Bamberger Symphoniker Choir
Simona Houda-Šaturová – soprano
Ivy Jänicke – soprano
Klaus Schneider – tenor
Conductor and Chorus-master: Rolf Beck
W. A. Mozart: Thamos, König in Ägypten KV 345
W. A. Mozart: Davidde penitente KV 469

18 May (Thursday) at 8 pm, Hall of the Czech National Bank
Prague Spring Music Festival
Moyzes Quartet
W. A. Mozart: String Quartet No. 14 in G major KV 387
A. Moyzes: String Quartet No. 4 Op. 84
D. Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 3 in F major Op. 73

20 May (Saturday) at 7 pm, The Estates Theatre
The National Theatre, Prague Spring Music Festival
National Theatre Opera Orchestra, Chorus and Ballet
Set design: Josef Svoboda
Costumes: Theodor Pištěk
Director: Jiří Nekvasil
Cast: Gerald Finley, Adrianne Pieszonka, Juan José Lopera, Jaakko Sakari Ryhänen, Emily Magee, Maurizio Muraro
Conductor: Asher Fisch
W. A. Mozart: Don Giovanni KV 527 – first premiere of a new staging of the opera

21 May (Sunday) at 3 pm, Bertramka
Prague Spring Music Festival
Sayuri Okumura – soprano
Terézia Kružliaková – mezzo-soprano
Otokar Klein – tenor
Daniel Čapkovič – baritone
Marcel Štefko – piano
W. A. Mozart: arias and duets from the operas Idomeneo KV 366, Cosi fan tutte KV 588, Die Entführung aus dem Serail KV 384, Le nozze di Figaro KV 492,
Die Zauberflöte KV 620, Don Giovanni KV 527, La clemenza di Tito KV 621

21 May (Suday) at 7 pm, The Estates Theatre
The National Theatre, Prague Spring Music Festival
National Theatre Opera Orchestra, Chorus and Ballet
Set design: Josef Svoboda
Costumes: Theodor Pištěk
Director: Jiří Nekvasil
Cast: Gerald Finley, Adrianne Pieszonka, Juan José Lopera, Jaakko Sakari Ryhänen, Emily Magee, Maurizio Muraro
Conductor: Asher Fisch
W. A. Mozart: Don Giovanni KV 527 – second premiere

22 May (Monday) at 8 pm, Hall of the Czech National Bank
Prague Spring Music Festival
Stamic Quartet
Vlastimil Mareš – clarinet
F. Schubert: Quartet Movement in C minor D 103
W. A. Mozart: Quintet for Clarinet and Strings in A major KV 581
D. Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 14 in F sharp major Op. 142

23 May (Tuesday) at 8 pm, Hall of the Czech National Bank
Prague Spring Music Festival
Pavel Haas Quartet
Colin Currie – percussions
W. A. Mozart: String Quartet No. 19 in C major “Dissonant” KV 465
B. Smetana: String Quartet No. 2 in D minor
P. Haas: String Quartet No. 2 “From the Monkey Mountains” Op. 7

24 May (Wednesday) at 8 pm, Dvořák Hall, Rudolfinum
Prague Spring Music Festival
Chamber Harmony
František Novotný – violin
Sergei Milstein – piano
Conductor: Libor Pešek
A. Berg: Chamber Concerto for Piano and Violin with 13 Wind Instruments
W. A. Mozart: Serenade No. 10 in B flat major “Gran Partita” KV 361

24 May (Wednesday) at 8 pm, St. Vitus’ Cathedral
Prague Spring Music Festival
Prague Chamber Orchestra
Prague Philharmonic Choir
Chorus-master: Jan Rozehnal
Conductor: František Vajnar
Soloists: Klaudia Dernerová, Veronika Hajnová, Tomáš Černý, Gustáv Beláček
W. A. Mozart: Requiem KV 626

25 May (Thursday) at 8 pm, Smetana Hall, The Municipal House
Prague Spring Music Festival
Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Christian Tetzlaff – violin
Conductor: Gerd Albrecht
J. Brahms: Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D major Op. 77
W. A. Mozart: Symphony No. 41 in C major “Jupiter” KV 551

25 May (Thursday) at 8 pm, Dvořák Hall, Rudolfinum
Prague Spring Music Festival
Prague Philharmonia
Charles Neidich – clarinet
Conductor: Jiří Bělohlávek
R. Schumann: Manfred, overture, Op. 115
F. V. Kramář: Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra in E flat major Op. 36
W. A. Mozart: Die Zauberflöte, overture, KV 620
W. A. Mozart: Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra in A major KV 622

26 May (Friday) at 8 pm, Dvořák Hall, Rudolfinum
Prague Spring Music Festival
English Chamber Orchestra
Emanuel Ax – piano
Stephanie Gonley – artistic director
R. Holloway: Ode for Four Winds and Strings
W. A. Mozart: Concerto No. 27 for Piano and Orchestra in B flat major KV 595
A. Gilbert: Sheer – world premiere
W. A. Mozart: Concerto No. 9 for Piano and Orchestra in E flat major KV 271

27 May (Saturday) at 8 pm, Dvořák Hall, Rudolfinum
Prague Spring Music Festival
Edita Gruberova – soprano
Friedrich Haider – piano
Selection of songs by W. A. Mozart, F. Schubert, J. Brahms, R. Strauss

28 May (Sunday) at 3 pm, Bertramka
Prague Spring Music Festival
Harmonia Mozartiana Pragensis
Richard Hein – artistic leader
W. A. Mozart / J. N. Vent: Le nozze di Figaro, overture, KV 492
W. A. Mozart: Serenade No. 11 in E flat major KV 375
Z. Šesták: Partita capricciosa “Hommage a Jan Vent”
W. A. Mozart / J. Triebensee: Don Giovanni KV 527 – suite from the opera

28 May (Sunday) at 10.30 pm, Dvořák Hall, Rudolfinum
Prague Spring Music Festival
Emanuel Ax – piano
L. van Beethoven: Variations in F major Op. 34
W. A. Mozart: Sonata No. 8 in D major KV 311
F. Chopin: Ballade in A flat major Op. 47
F. Chopin: Nocturne No. 8 in D flat major Op. 27/2
F. Chopin: Ballade in F minor Op. 52

29 May (Monday) at 8 pm, Dvořák Hall, Rudolfinum
Prague Spring Music Festival
Shlomo Mintz – violin, viola
Adrienne Krausz – piano
W. A. Mozart: Sonata for Violin and Piano in B flat major KV 378
W. A. Mozart: Sonata for Violin and Piano in A major KV 526
D. Shostakovich: Sonata for Viola and Piano Op. 147

30 May (Tuesday) at 8 pm, Dvořák Hall, Rudolfinum
Prague Spring Music Festival
Prague Philharmonia
Marián Lapšanský – piano
Martina Bauerová – soprano
Conductor: Kaspar Zehnder
W. A. Mozart: Concerto No. 20 for Piano and Orchestra in D minor KV 466
M. Kopelent: Il Canto de li Augei
G. Bizet: Symphony in D major

31 May (Wednesday) at 8 pm, St Giles´ Church
Prague Spring Music Festival
Aleš Bárta – organ
J. K. Kuchař: Partita in C major
J. K. Kuchař: Fantasia in E minor
J. K. Kuchař: Pastorale in D major
J. K. Kuchař: Fugue in A minor
W. A. Mozart: Adagio and Allegro in F minor KV 594
W. A. Mozart: Gigue in G major KV 574
W. A. Mozart: Fugue in G minor KV 401
W. A. Mozart: Andante in F major KV 616
W. A. Mozart: Fantasia in F minor KV 608

June 2006

1 June (Thursday) at 8 pm, Dvořák Hall, Rudolfinum
Prague Spring Music Festival
Prague Chamber Orchestra without conductor
Victor Emanuel von Monteton – piano
I. Loudová – premiere of a new composition
W. A. Mozart: Concerto No. 21 for Piano and Orchestra in C major KV 467
W. A. Mozart: Maurerische Trauermusik KV 477
A. Honegger: Symphony No. 2

2 June (Friday) at 8 pm, Smetana Hall, The Municipal House
Prague Spring Music Festival
Prague Symphony Orchestra
Prague Philharmonic Choir (male voices)
Kühn Mixed Choir (male voices)
Chorus-master: Jan Rozehnal
Ivan Moravec – piano
Peter Mikuláš – bass
Conductor: Jiří Kout
W. A. Mozart: Concerto No. 25 for Piano and Orchestra in C major KV 503
D. Shostakovitch: Symphony No. 13 in B flat minor “Babi Yar” Op. 113

12 August (Saturday) at 8 pm, Dvořák Hall, Rudolfinum
Prague Music Festival
Prague Philharmonia
Julia Turnovsky – violin
Yuki Takahashi – bass-bariton
Conductor: Martin Turnovský
W. A. Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro, overture, KV 492
W. A. Mozart: recitative and aria of the Count from the opera Le nozze di Figaro KV 492
W. A. Mozart: Concerto No. 5 for Violin and Orchestra in A major KV 219
L. van Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 in E flat major “Eroica” Op. 55

September 2006

2 September (Saturday) at 5 pm, Bertramka
Mozartiana Iuventus – music festival of young artists
Hana Knauerová – flute
Zemlinsky Quartet
H. Wolf: Italian Serenade for String Quartet
W. A. Mozart: String Quartet in C major „Dissonance“ KV 465
A. Zemlinsky: String Quartet No. 1 in A major Op. 4

6 September (Tuesday) at 5 pm, Bertramka
Mozartiana Iuventus – music festival of young artists
Petya Steffanová – Flute
Radoslav Nikolov – Piano (Bulgaria)
G. Enesco: Cantabile et Presto
S. Prokofjev: Sonata 2
W. A. Mozart: Andante in C major
W. A. Mozart: Rondo in D major
I. Tzenova: “Die Freude an das Mozarts “Eine  Kleine Nachtmusik”
F. Poulenc: Sonata
F. Borne: “Carmen Fantasy” (on theme from Bizet's “Carmen”)

9 September (Saturday) at 5 pm, Bertramka
Mozartiana Iuventus – music festival of young artists
Ivo Kahánek – piano
Jan Fišer – violin
W. A. Mozart: Sonata for Violin and Piano in G major KV 379
W. A. Mozart: Sonata for Violin and Piano in B flat major KV 378
J. Ježek: Sonata for Violin and Piano
D. Shostakovich: Preludes for Violin and Piano – selection (arr. E. Denisov)

13 September (Wednesday) at 5 pm, Bertramka
Mozartiana Iuventus – music festival of young artists
Duo ECO (Eva and Pavla Franců – violin)
L. Mozart: Duo for two Violins
W. A. Mozart: Duo for Violin and Viola in B flat major KV 424
W. A. Mozart: Two Duos for Violin in C major KV 487
A. Schnittke: Moz-Art na fragment – Duo fot two Violins, inspired by KV 416d
J. Teml: Mozart’s Crossroad – Duo for two Violins - premiere

16 September (Saturday) at 5 pm, Bertramka
Mozartiana Iuventus – music festival of young artists
Petr Nouzovský – cello
Yukie Ichimura – piano
M. Reger: Suite for Cello in A minor
W. A. Mozart: Andantino for Cello and Piano KV 374g
C. M. von Weber: Adagio and Rondo No. 6 in C major Op. 10
J. Řídký: Petty Suite for Cello and Piano
R. Schumann: Fantasy Pieces for Cello and Piano Op. 78

20 September (Wednesday) at 5 pm, Bertramka
Mozartiana Iuventus – music festival of young artists
Jana Vonášková-Nováková – violin
Václav Vonášek – bassoon
Petr Novák – piano
W. A. Mozart: Sonata for Violin and Piano in C major KV 296
A. Rejcha: Variation for Bassoon and Piano in G major
B. Smetana: Czech Dances, for piano (selection)
W. A. Mozart: Sonata for Violin and Piano in E flat major KV 302
K. Janovický: Piano Sonata
K. Janovický: Sonata for Bassoon and Piano – world premiere

23 September (Saturday) at 5 pm, Bertramka
Mozartiana Iuventus – music festival of young artists
M. Nostitz Quartet
Ondřej Vrabec – French horn    
J. Ježek: String Quartet No. 1
D. Šostakovič: String Quartet No. 3 in F major Op. 73
W. A. Mozart: Horn Quintet in E flat major KV 407

27 September (Wednesday) at 5 pm, Bertramka
Mozartiana Iuventus – music festival of young artists
Louis Schwizgebel–Wang – Piano
J. S. Bach: Partita No. 1 in B major, BWV 825
W. A. Mozart: Sonata in D major KV 311
F. Martin: Préludes
E. Schulhoff: 5 jazz Etudes
F. Lizst: Spanish Rhapsody   
                      
30 September (Saturday) at 5 pm, Bertramka
Mozartiana Iuventus – music festival of young artists
Markéta Mátlová – Soprano
Michaela Malá – Piano
Ondřej Valenta – Cello
W. A. Mozart: Two Arias of Cherubin from the Opera The Marriage of Figaro
W. A. Mozart: Sonata in A major No. 2 Op. 6, "Marcia alla Turca" KV 331
G. Rossini: Aria of Adina from the Opera Adina   
B. Martinů: Variation on Rossini theme
L. Fišer: Sonata No. 5 for Piano
A. Dvořák: Three Songs from the Cycle Gipsy Melodies
A. Dvořák: Rondo
W. A. Mozart: Concert Aria - Chi sa, chi sa, qual sia KV 582

October 2006

22 October (Sunday) a 7.30 pm, The Estates Theatre
The Strings of Autumn, The National Theatre
“Don Juan in Prague”
Iva Bittová – Donna Elvira
Agon Orchestra
Adapted and directed by David Chambers
Arrangement and digital music: Matthew Suttor
Assistant conductor: Marko Ivanovič
Set design: Darcy Scanlin
Costumes: Irina Kruzhilina
Screenings and video: Peter Flaherty
Conductor: David Levi
The contemporary adaptation of Mozart’s Don Giovanni is faithful to Mozart’s score and Da Ponte’s libretto but employing also digitial media - computer-generated music, graphics, and video as well as an onstage string quintet (composed of members of the Agon Orchestra), whose sound is digitally adjusted. The project is realized in coproduction of The National Theatre and The Brooklyn Academy
of Music.

 
     

 
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