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26th INTERNATIONAL MUSIC FESTIVAL ČESKÝ KRUMLOV 2017

International Music Festival Český Krumlov

Náměstí Svornosti 2
38101 Český Krumlov
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Location: Český Krumlov
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The dominant feature of the IMF will be traditionally the opening opera gala concert which will belong to two opera stars this time - charming soprano Angela Gheorghiu and congenial tenor Ramón Vargas. They will be accompanied by PKF - Prague Philharmonia under the leadership of Leoš Svárovský.

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Angela Gheorghiu /soprano/ and Ramón Vargas /tenor/, PKF – Prague Philharmonia, Leoš Svárovský /conductor/

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14.07.2017   (Fr) 20:30

Angela Gheorghiu and Ramón Vargas Ramón Vargas Leoš Svárovský PKF – Prague Philharmonia

Opening opera gala concert

Angela Gheorghiu (Romania) - soprano
Ramón Vargas (Mexico) - tenor
PKF – Prague Philharmonia (Czech Republic)
Leoš Svárovský (Czech Republic) - conductor

Program

Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901): Overture from the opera Nabucco
Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901): “Parigi o cara”, Violetta’s and Alfredo’s duet from Act III of the opera La Traviata
Jules Massenet (1842-1912): “Adieu notre petite table”, Manon’s aria from Act II of the opera Manon
Charles Gounod (1818-1893): “Ah! Léve-toi, soleil!”, Romeo’s aria from Act II of the opera Romeo and Juliet
Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924): Preludio Sinfonico
Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924): “Un bel dì vedremo” Butterfly’s aria from Act II of the opera Madama Butterfly
Francesco Cilea (1866-1950): “È la solita storia del pastore” Federico’s aria from Act II of the opera L’Arlesiana
Gaetano Donizetti (1797-1848): “Lucia, perdona … Ah, talor del tuo pensiero”, Lucia’s and Edgardo’s duet from Act I of the opera Lucia di Lammermoor

Interval

Georges Bizet (1838-1875): Ouveture from Act III of the opera Carmen
Georges Bizet (1838-1875): “La fleur que tu m‘avais jetée” Don José’s aria from Act II of the opera Carmen
Georges Bizet (1838-1875): “Habanera (L’amour est un oiseau rebelle)” Carmen’s aria from Act I of the opera Carmen
Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924): “Mario! Mario!” Tosca’s and Cavaradossi’s duet from Act I of the opera Tosca
Pietro Mascagni (1863–1945): Intermezzo from the opera Cavalleria rusticana
Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924): “E lucevan le stelle” Cavaradossi’s aria from Act III of the opera Tosca
Antonín Dvořák (1841-1904): “Song to the Moon” Rusalka’s aria from Act I of the opera Rusalka
Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924): “O soave fanciulla” Mimì’s and Rodolfo’s duet from Act I of the opera La Bohème

Superstar Angela Gheorghiu, the most glamorous and gifted opera singer of our time, was born in Romania. Ms. Gheorghiu’s magnificent voice and dazzling stage presence have established her as a unique international opera superstar.

Ramón Vargas is one of the leading tenors of our time, and one of the most sought after worldwide. He was born in Mexico City and studied at the Cardenal Miranda Institute of Music and Arts.

Where: Brewery garden, Český Krumlov




Maria Solozobova /violin/, Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra /the residential orchestra of the IMF ČK/, Conrad Van Alphen /conductor/

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15.07.2017   (Sa) 19:30

Maria Solozobova Conrad van Alphen Symfonický orchestr Českého rozhlasu

Maria Solozobova (Russia) – piano
Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra (Czech Republic) – the residential orchestra of the IMF ČK
Conrad Van Alphen (Netherland) – conductor

Program

Johannes Brahms (1833-1897): Academic Festival Overture for orchestra in C minor, Op. 80
Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy (1809-1847): Concerto for violin and orchestra No. 2 in E

Interval

Antonín Dvořák (1841-1904): Symphony No. 8 in G major, Op. 88


Maria Solozobova is one of the most promising violinists of her generation. She has won several prestigious international music competitions. Her repertoire covers the whole spectrum from baroque works through classical and romantic music to contemporary compositions. She plays an Italian violin by Nicolo Gagliano (1728).

The international maestro Conrad van Alphen works as a guest conductor with some of the world’s most respected orchestras. He enjoys a particularly close association with the Russian National Orchestra and its founder Mikhail Pletnev. Furthermore he is an artist of the Moscow Philharmonic Society, in which capacity he regularly conducts the major Moscow orchestras.

The Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra is one of the leading and longest established Czech ensembles. It is the residential orchestra of the IMF ČK.

Where: Castle Riding Hall, Český Krumlov




Schola Gregoriana Pragensis

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16.07.2017   (Su) 11:00

Schola Gregoriana Pragensis Schola Gregoriana Pragensis

Schola Gregoriana Pragensis (Czech Republic)

Hasan El-Dunia, Marek Šulc, Stanislav Předota, Ondřej Maňour, Tomáš Lajtkep, Michal Medek a Ondřej Múčka
David Eben (Czech Republic) – artistic leader

Program

Missa de Beata Virgine

Ad processionem: Cantio Plebs Domini
Hymnus Ave maris stella
Introitus Salve sancta parens
Guillaume de Machaut: Kyrie
Guillaume de Machaut: Gloria
Lectio Epistolae
Graduale Benedicta et venerabilis
Alleluia Virga Iesse floruit
Sequentia Ave virgo singularis
Lectio Sancti Evangelii
Offertorium Felix namque es
Prefatio
Guillaume de Machaut: Sanctus
Pater noster
Guillaume de Machaut: Agnus Dei
Communio Beata viscera
Cantio Ave mater Salvatoris
Guillaume de Machaut: Ite missa est
Salve Regina

The ensemble Schola Gregoriana Pragensis belongs to the leading world interpreters of medieval sacred music. Its founder and artistic director David Eben focuses both on the interpretation of the Gregorian chant according to the oldest sources from the 10th and 11th centuries and on the Gregorian chant of the Czech and European chant tradition including early polyphony of the 15th and 16th century.

Where: Monastery Church of Corpus Christi and the Grieving Virgin Mary, Český Krumlov




Škampa Quartet

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18.07.2017   (Tu) 19:30

Škampa Quartet Škampa Quartet

Chamber concert

Škampa Quartet (Czech Republic)

Helena Jiříkovská /violin/, Adéla Štajnochrová /violin/, Martin Stupka /viola/ a Lukáš Polák /cello/

Program

Joseph Haydn: String Quartet in D major "The Lark", Op. 64, No. 5
Wolfgang A. Mozart: String Quartet No. 19 in C major „Dissonance“, KV 465

Interval

Ludwig van Beethoven: String Quartet, Op. 59, No. 3 "Rasumovsky"

The steep artistic career of the Škampa Quartet started in March 1989 at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague under the leadership of professors Antonín Kohout and Milan Škampa, members of the legendary Smetana Quartet, and very quickly became a standard element of Czech and foreign stages.

Where: Masquerade Hall, Castle, Český Krumlov




Jesús Castro Balbi /guitar/

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19.07.2017   (We) 19:30

Jesús Castro Balbi

Chamber concert

Jesús Castro Balbi (Peru) - guitar

Program

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750): Suite BWV 997 (original for lute, transcription J. C. B.)
Prelude, Fugue, Sarabande, Gigue, Double
Matías José Maestro (1766-1835): Sonata No. 1 – Sonata No. 2 – Fandango from the collection Cuaderno de música para guitarra

Interval

Pedro Ximenes Abril-Tirado (1780-1856): Minuets No. 6 in A minor, No. 13 in E major, No. 15 in A major, No. 33-34 in E major, No. 40 in A minor, No. 27 in D minor, No. 29 in D major, No. 49 in F major

Anonymus: Sonata from the collection Cuaderno de música para vihuela

Octavio Santa Cruz: Aires Costeños (from Antología del folklore afroperuano)

Jesus Castro Balbi, a Peruvian concert guitarist and music professor, graduated from the National Conservatory of Music in Lima and then studied in Europe under masters such as María Luisa Anido, Vicente Asencio, Leo Brouwer, Abel Carlevaro and Oscar Giglia. In 1975, under the leadership of José Tamas and Oscar Esplá, he was awarded the title "Higher Professor of Guitar – Doctor of Music" at the Alicante Higher National Conservatory in Spain. He was the first guitarist in the world to receive this title.

Where: Masquerade Hall, Castle, Český Krumlov




Mischa Maisky /cello/ and Chulhee Yoon /piano/

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20.07.2017   (Th) 19:30

Mischa Maisky Chulhee Yoon

Chamber concert

Mischa Maisky (Latvia) - cello
Chulhee Yoon (Korean) - piano

Unfortunately, Chinese pianist Shiran Wang will not be able to perform due to health reasons. Korean piano virtuoso Chulhee Yoon will take her place.

Program:
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750): Suite for solo cello No. 1 in G major, BWV 1007
Johannes Brahms (1833-1897): Sonata for cello and piano in D major, Op. 78
Interval
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750): Partita No. 2 for piano solo in C minor, BWV 826
Johannes Brahms (1833-1897): Sonata No. 1 for cello and piano in E minor, Op. 38

Mischa Maisky was born in Latvia, studied in Russia and after repatriation to Israel was enthusiastically received in London, Paris, Berlin, Vienna, New York, Tokyo and other music centres around the world. Maisky considers himself a citizen of the world, "I play an Italian cello with a French and German bow, Austrian and German strings, my daughter was born in Paris, my elder son in Brussels and my younger son in Italy, I drive a Japanese car, I wear a Swiss watch and an Indian necklace. I feel at home everywhere, where people can appreciate and enjoy classical music." Mischa Maisky has made 30 recordings with ensembles such as the Vienna and Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestre de Paris and others.

Praised by musicians and critics for his precise touch and virtuosity, Chulhee Yoon is one of the most prominent pianists from South Korea. He has extensive experience as a solo pianist as he regularly performs with ensembles such as the Korean Symphony and Kangnam Symphony, orchestras of the cities of Ulsan, Busan, Pohang, Wonjoo and Changwon, KNUA and many others.

Where: Masquerade Hall, Castle, Český Krumlov




Cappella Mariana /Claudio Monteverdi 450 years since his birth/

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21.07.2017   (Fr) 19:30

Cappella Mariana Capella Mariana

Claudio Monteverdi /450 years since his birth/

Capella Mariana (Czech Republic)

Hana Blažíková /soprano/, Barbora Kabátková /soprano/, Vojtěch Semerád /tenor, artistic director/, Tomáš Lajtkep /tenor/, Jaromír Nosek /bass/, Mélusine de Pas /viola da gamba/, Kateřina Ghanudi /baroque harp/

Program:
Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643): Madrigals

Lamento d‘Arianna
Cruda Amarilli
O Mirtillo, Mirtill’anima mia
Era l’anima mea
Interludio
Troppo ben puo
Amor se giusto sei
T’amo mia vita!
Lamento della Ninfa

Interval

Non partir ritrosetta
Su, su, su pastorelli vezzosi
Dolcissimo uscignolo
Interludio
Ohimè il bel viso
Bel pastor
Zefiro torna

Claudio Monteverdi's works occupy an irreplaceable position in the history of music. Their most common theme is, naturally at the time, tragic love. Monteverdi set the Lamento d'Arianna to music several times and according to period testimony the strength of the tragic nature of the composition moved listeners to tears.

Cappella Mariana is a chamber vocal ensemble specializing in medieval multi-voice singing, Renaissance polyphony and vocal works of the early baroque. The ensemble's performances were received with great enthusiasm by audiences, while critics appreciate above all the expressiveness of their expression and a sensitive approach to work with lyrics.

Where: Masquerade Hall, Castle, Český Krumlov




Altan /Irish Evening/

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22.07.2017   (Sa) 20:30

Altan

Irisch Evening /Irish whiskey tasting/

Altan /Ireland/ – 30 years since the foundation of the group

Program
Cúirt Robin Finley
Maggies Pancakes
Mark’s Jigs/ Tin Key/ Sam Kellys/ The Gravediggers
Tuirse mo Chroí
Samhradh/Aniar Aduaidh The Donegal Jig
The Road Home
Gypsy Davey
Comb/Gweebarra
The Lass of Glenshee
The Flood on Holm
Dúlamán
2Highlands/2.Reels

The traditional Irish group Altan without doubt belongs to the Irish musical gems. The group is named after a deep and mysterious lake in the Irish Donegal County. During the thirty years of playing together they have created a distinctive style, for which contagious energy and Irish rhythmicity are characteristic and which together with the fragile beauty of traditional songs played on violin, pipes, guitars, accordion and buzuki and sung in Gaelic and English have impressed audiences around the world.

Where: Brewery garden, Český Krumlov




Children’s Afternoon – we enjoy energy

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23.07.2017   (Su) 14:00 - 18:00

International Music Festival Český Krumlov - Children´s Afternoon

Presenter – Kristýna Šimánková

Virtual roller coasters, demonstrations of drone “races” of Czech participants who belong to the very best in this discipline and a subsequent workshop during which children will have the opportunity to try to fly small drones. A parkour show after which a workshop for visitors will follow. Face painting, Segway rides, educational program Mise+, refreshments, art workshops and other games and attractions.

It is held in cooperation with E.ON Energy Group, main partner of the IMF ČK.


FREE admission

Where: Brewery garden, Český Krumlov




Da Yoon You /violin/, South Czech Philharmonic, Jan Talich /conductor/

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25.07.2017   (Tu) 19:30

South Czech Philharmonic, Jan Talich South Czech Philharmonic Da Yoon You

Da Yoon You (South Korea)- violin
South Czech Philharmonic (Czech Republic)
Jan Talich (Czech Republic) – conductor

Program

Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741): The Four Seasons for solo violin, strings and harpsichord Op. 8

Interval

Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741): Concerto for Strings in C major, RV 114
Arcangelo Corelli (1653-1713): Concerto Grosso No. 1 in D major, Op. 6
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750): Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G major, BWV 1048

The South Czech Philharmonic was founded in 1981 in České Budějovice. At present it has 37 members and continues to be the only professional philharmonic orchestra in the South Bohemian Region. Conductor Jaroslav Vodňanský stood at the birth of the orchestra and Jan Talich has been its chief conductor since 2008. Besides the natural interpretation of music by classical composers and compositions suitable for smaller orchestras, the orchestra is increasingly following the current trend of connecting genres and discovering new views on interpretation and presentation.

Where: Masquerade Hall, Castle, Český Krumlov




Rendez-vous with Radka Fišarová /Chanson Evening/

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25.07.2017   (Tu) 20:30

Rendez-vous with Radka Fišarová

Radka Fišarová – vocals

Aliksandr Yasinski /accordion/, Mirek Linka /guitar/, Ondřej Kabrna /piano/, Petr Dvorský /contrabass/, Radek Doležal /percussion/




Rendez-vous with Radka Fišarová /Chanson Evening/

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26.07.2017   (We) 20:30

Rendez-vous with Radka Fišarová International Music Festival Český Krumlov - Kooperativa Garden

Rendez-vous with Radka Fišarová /Chanson Evening/

Radka Fišarová – vocals

Aliksandr Yasinski /accordion/, Mirek Linka /guitar/, Ondřej Kabrna /piano/, Petr Dvorský /contrabass/, Radek Doležal /percussion/

Program

Songs of Edith Piaf, Ch. Aznavoura and M. Mathieu, French film songs and poems by Czech poets set to music

Charles Dumont (1929) / Michel Vaucaire (1904-1980): Non, je ne regrette rien
Vladimir Cosma (1940): : L´Animal (from the film L’Animal)
Benoit Charest (1964*): Attila Marcel
Benoit Charest (1964*) / Sylvain Chomet (1963*) / Radka Fišarová (1977*): Rendez-Vous
Vojtěch Nýdl / Jacques Prévert (1900-1977) / Jiří Žáček (1945*): Obejmi mě
Charles Aznavour (1924*): Emmenez – moi
Jacques Brel (1929-1978): Ne me quitte pass
Norbert Glanzberg (1910-2001) / Henri Contet (1904-1998): Padam… padam…

Interval

Vojtěch Nýdl / Jiří Žáček (1945*) / Radka Fišarová (1977*): Stmíváníčko
Eddy Marnay (1920-2003) / André Popp (1924-2014): Mon amour mon ami
Raymond Lefévre (1929-2008): Douliou douliou Saint Tropez
Radka Fišarová (1977*): Knoflíčky
Aliaksandr Yasinski / Radka Fišarová (1977*): Krámek s nadějí
Bobby Goldsboro (1941)/ Eddy Marnay (1920-2003): Tous les enfants chantent avec moi
Marquerite Monnot (1903-1961)/ Georges Moustaki (1934-2013): Milord

Radka Fišarová studied singing and musicals at the J. Ježek Conservatory in Prague. She entered the musical scene, where she has been performing in main roles until today, already during her studies. Her key role for the past ten years has been the title role in the musical Edith Piaf, performed at a number of Czech theatres. French chanson is also the content of her concert activity in the program which bears the name of her CD "Rendez-vous".

Where: Kooperativa Garden, Český Krumlov




Bohuslav Matoušek /violin, viola/, Jakub Junek /violin/, Virtuosi Pragenses

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27.07.2017   (Th) 19:30

Bohuslav Matoušek / Jakub Junek Virtuosi Pragenses

Chamber concert

Bohuslav Matoušek (Czech Republic) – violin, viola
Jakub Junek (Czech Republic) – violin
Virtuosi Pragenses (Czech Republic)

Program

Henry Purcell (1659-1695): The Gordian Knot Unty´d, Suite No. 1
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791): Concertone for two violins and orchestra in C major, K. 190

Interval

Carl Philipp Stamitz (1745-1801): Orchestral Quartet in F major, Op. 4/IV.
Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767): Concerto for 2 Violins and Orchestra in C major
Carl Philipp Stamitz (1745-1801): Sinfonia Concertante for Violin, Viola and Orchestra in D major

Bohuslav Matoušek is an important protagonist of the current Czech violin art, who made his mark already in his childhood thanks to a number of first prizes in several national competitions.

After completing his studies at the Prague Conservatory, the artistic expression of violinist Jakub Junek was shaped by foreign studies at the P. I. Tchaikovsky State Conservatory in Moscow in E. D. Grach’s class and at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna under Professor J. Pospíchal. At present he is a proud student of one of the most renowned Czech violinists, Bohuslav Matoušek, at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague.

The chamber orchestra Virtuosi Pragenses was founded in 1970 by leading Czech violin virtuoso and conductor Libor Hlaváček. The members of this renowned ensemble are leading instrumentalists from Prague.

Where: Masquerade Hall, Castle, Český Krumlov




Julian Rachlin /violin, conductor/ and Sarah McElravy /viola/, South Czech Philharmonic

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28.07.2017   (Fr) 19:30

Julian Rachlin / Sarah McElravy The South Czech Philharmonic

The concert is dedicated to the members of the IMF Český Krumlov Friends Club

Julian Rachlin (Lithuania) - violin, conductor
Sarah McElravy (Canada) - viola
South Czech Philharmonic (Czech Republic)

Program

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791): Sinfonia Concertante for Violin, Viola and Orchestra in E-flat major K. 364
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791): Symphony No. 35 “Haffner” in D major K. 385

Interval

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827): Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 61

Julian Rachlin is one of the most exciting and respected violinists of our time. Over the last 28 years, he has been captivating audiences around the world with his distinctively rich sound, superb musicianship and outstanding interpretations. He has established close relationships with many of the most prestigious conductors and orchestras.

Canadian violinist, Sarah McElravy has performed worldwide as a chamber musician, orchestral musician, and solo artist. Ms. McElravy plays on an unknown Italian violin, ca. 1850, on loan to her courtesy of the Dkfm. Angelika Prokopp Privatstivftung in Vienna.

The South Czech Philharmonic was founded in 1981 in České Budějovice. At present it has 37 members and continues to be the only professional philharmonic orchestra in the South Bohemian Region.

Where: Castle Riding Hall, Český Krumlov




"Bravo Broadway“ /Musical Evening/, North Czech Philharmonic Teplice, Randall Craig Fleischer /conductor/

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29.07.2017   (Sa) 20:30

"Bravo Brodway" Chloe Lowery Capathia Jenkins Rob Evan Hugh Panaro

"Bravo Broadway“ /Musical Evening/

Chloe Lowery, Capathia Jenkins, Rob Evan a Hugh Panaro (USA) - soloists
North Czech Philharmonic Teplice (Czech Republic)
Randall Craig Fleischer (USA) – conductor

Program

Frank Loesser (1910–1969): Overture from musical Guys and Dolls (1950)
George Gershwin (1898–1937) / Ira Gershwin (1896–1983): I Got Rhythm
Richard Rodgers (1902–1979) / Lorenz Hart (1895–1943): Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered from musical Pal Joey (1940)
Richard Rodgers (1902–1979) / Lorenz Hart (1895–1943): Johnny One Note from musical Babes in Arms (1937)
Burton Lane (1912–1997) / Yipsel Harburg (1896–1981): Old Devil Moon from musical Finian’s Rainbow (1947)
Frank Loesser (1910–1969): Luck Be a Lady from musical Guys and Dolls (1950)
Richard Rodgers (1902–1979) / Lorenz Hart (1895v1943): Lady Is a Tramp from musical Babes in Arms (1937)
Frank Loesser (1910–1969): Sit Down, You’re Rocking the Boat from musical Guys and Dolls (1950)
George Gershwin (1898–1937) / Edwin DuBose Heyward (1885–1940): Summertime from opera Porgy and Bess (1934)
Richard Rodgers (1902–1979) / Oscar Hammerstein II (1895–1960): Richard Rodgers Medley
Hello Young Lovers from film The King and I (1951)
It Might as Well Be String from film State Fair (1945)
This Can’t Be Love from musical The Boys from Syracuse (lyrics Lorenz Hart, 1938)
Some Enchanted Evening from musical South Pacific (1949)

Interval

Rob Parissi (1950) / Wild Cherry: Overture into Play That Funky Music
Eagles: Hotel California (1976)
George Merrill (1956) / Shannon Rubicam (1951) / Whitney Houston (1963–2012): I Wanna Dance With Somebody (1987)
Billy Steinberg (1950) / Tom Kelly / Heart: Alone (1987)
Freddie Mercury (1946–1991) / Queen: Bohemian Rhapsody (1975)
Paul Jabara (1948–1992) / Donna Summer (1948–1982): Last Dance (1978)
Led Zeppelin: Stairway to Heaven (1971)
Glen Ballard (1953) / Siedah Garrett (1960) / Michael Jackson (1958–2009): Man in the Mirror (1988)
Brian May (1947) / Queen: We Will Rock You / We Are the Champions (1977)

Chloe Lowery, an American singer/dancer/actress/songwriter, is best known as a soloist in the multi-platinum selling rock band Trans-Siberian Orchestra.

The Brooklyn-born and raised actress, Capathia Jenkins, most recently starred as ‘Medda’ in the hit Disney production of Newsies on Broadway. She has also been seen on Broadway in The Civil War, where she created the role of Harriet Jackson, The Look of Love, Caroline, Or Change, and Martin Short – Fame Becomes Me, where she sang ‘Stop the Show’ and brought the house down every night.

During the span of his diverse career, Rob Evan has performed in seven leading roles on the New York Stage including the original Broadway cast of Jekyll &Hyde, playing the title roles.

Hugh Panaro is critically lauded and adored by fans. He demonstrates versatility, charisma, tremendous vocal talent, and movie star good looks.

With three music director positions, arrangements and compositions played around the world, a demanding guest conducting schedule, major awards, and a career spanning four continents, Randall Craig Fleischer is making a substantial impact.

The first records of concerts by the North Czech Philharmonic Teplice date from 1828. At the end of the 19th century the orchestra was led by renowned conductors such as Felix von Weingartner, Richard Strauss and Siegfried Wagner.

Where: Brewery garden, Český Krumlov




Marek Zvolánek /trumpet/ and Pavel Svoboda /organ/

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30.07.2017   (Su) 11:00

Marek Zvolánek Pavel Svoboda

A Tribute to Maurice André

Marek Zvolánek (Czech Republic) - trumpet
Pavel Svoboda (Czech Republic) - organ

Program

John Stanley (1712-1786): Trumpet Tune

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750): Pastorale in F major BWV 590

Arcangelo Corelli (1653-1713): Sonata in E minor

Dietrich Buxtehude (1637-1707): Vater unser in Himmelreich BuxWV 219

Johann Pachelbel (1653-1706): Toccata in F

Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767): Concert in D major

Georg Muffat (1653-1704): Ciaccona in G

Tomaso Albinoni (1671-1751): Adagio

Frenchman Maurice André (1933-2012) was one of the most important trumpeters of the 20th century. Thanks to his unlimited technical possibilities he significantly contributed to the rediscovering of exceptionally demanding parts of the pre-Classical repertoire and in his time was often their only interpreter.

Marek Zvolánek, a graduate of the Prague Conservatory in Antonín Vaigl's class, soon drew attention to himself thanks to his numerous successes. At present he is a solo trumpeter of the Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra.

Organist Pavel Svoboda is a laureate of the Prague Spring and Bach – Wettbewerb Leipzig competition. This year he will perform recitals, among others, in Germany, France, Poland and China on prestigious stages (Marseille Cathedral, Beijing Concert Hall etc.).

Where: Monastery Church of Corpus Christi and the Grieving Virgin Mary, Český Krumlov




Petr Nouzovský /cello/ and Miriam Rodriguez Brüllová /guitar/

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01.08.2017   (Tu) 19:30

Miriam Rodrigues Brüllová Petr Nouzovský

Chamber concert

Petr Nouzovský (Czech Republic) - cello
Miriam Rodriguez Brüllová (Czech Republic) - guitar

Program: „Après un rêve“

Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741): Sonata No. 5 in E minor

Pablo Casals (1876-1973): Song of the Birds

Franz Schubert (1797-1828): Arpeggione Sonata in A minor

Interval

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893): Valse sentimentale No. 6, Op. 51

Manuel de Falla (1876-1946): Suite populaire espagnole

Radamés Gnatalli (1906-1988): Sonata for guitar and cello

The launch of the new CD of both artists, “Après un rêve” released by ArcoDiva, will be part of the concert. The godmother of the launch is Danica Jurčová.

Violoncellist Petr Nouzovský is the "New Master on Tour 2007", "Europäische Förderpreis für Musik 2007“ award holder; he is also the winner of the International Johannes Brahms Competition 2013. He made his solo debut at the Prague Spring festival in 2005.

Miriam Rodriguez Brüllová studied in Montréal and in Vienna. She performs solo with leading world orchestras and she has made an appearance in most European countries, in Asia and in North and South America.

Where: Masquerade Hall, Castle, Český Krumlov




Smetana Trio

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02.08.2017   (We) 19:30

Smetana trio

Smetana Trio

Jitka Čechová /piano/, Jiří Vodička /violin/ and Jan Páleníček /violoncello/

Program

Josef Suk (1874-1935): Piano Trio in C minor, Op. 2

Antonín Dvořák (1841-1904): Piano Trio No. 4 in E minor “Dumky”, Op. 90

Interval

Bedřich Smetana (1824-1884): Piano Trio in G minor, Op. 15

The Smetana Trio, founded in 1934 by legendary Czech pianist Josef Páleníček, belongs to the most prestigious contemporary Czech ensembles. In its interpretation it follows the ideal created by its predecessors. The current members (Jitka Čechová – piano, Jiří Vodička – violin, Jan Páleníček – violoncello) prove that a basic prerequisite for success of every fine trio are perfect soloist skills of the players.

Where: Masquerade Hall, Castle, Český Krumlov




Marcela Cerno /soprano/, Daniel Serafin /baritone/ and Janoska Ensemble

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03.08.2017   (Th) 19:30

Janoska Ensemble Marcela Cerno / Daniel Serafin

Chamber concert

Marcela Cerno (Austria) – soprano
Daniel Serafin (Austria) – baritone
Janoska Ensemble (Austria)
Ondrej Janoska /violin/, Roman Janoska /violin/, František Janoska /piano/, Julius Darvas /contrabass/

Program

Johann Strauss II (1825-1899)/Boris Fomin (1900-1948): Fledermaus Overture à la Janoska
Fritz Kreisler (1875-1962)/František Janoska (1986*): Liebesleid and Musette pour Fritz
Nico Dostal (1895-1981): Spiel mir das Lied von Glück und Treu (from the Operetta Hungarian Wedding)
Franz Lehár (1895-1981): Meine Lippen, sie küssen so heiβ (from the Operetta Giuditta)
Georges Bizet (1838-1875)/Franz Waxman (1906-1967): Carmen Fantasie (fantasy on the opera Carmen)

Interval

Franz Liszt (1811-1886): Mephisto Valse No. 1
Robert Stolz (1880-1975): Frag nicht, warum ich gehe (from the Film Das Lied ist aus)
Roman Janoska (1989*): Melodie for Melody
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)/František Janoska (1986*): Rumba for Amadeus
Robert Stolz (1880-1975): Spiel auf Deiner Geige! (from the Operetta Venus in Seide)
Niccoló Paganini (1782-1840): Paganinoska (Variations on the Caprice No. 24)

Marcela Cerno was born in Plzeň in the Czech Republic. Her first solo performances took place at the Raimundtheater in Vienna. Later she regularly performed in opera and operetta productions in theatres in Klagenfurt, St. Gallen, Lucerne and Bern. Nowadays Marcela Cerno is at the top of her singing career and performs around the world under the patronage of the artistic agency Buchmann from Vienna.

Daniel Serafin was born in Vienna and studied acting and singing in Salzburg, Paris, Munich and Vienna where he graduated as Bachelor of Music. He finalized his studies with a Postgraduate Degree as Master of Arts and Cultural Management and was a member of the Mozarteum Salzburg, Vienna Conservatory of Music and the Juilliard School, New York.

The Janoska Ensemble was founded by leading Slovak musicians – brothers František, Ondrej, Roman and Arpád Janoska together with their brother in law Julius Darvas in nearby Vienna. After great successes which they achieved as soloists both in their native country and abroad, they decided to create their own ensemble, which had roots in their early childhood when instead of playing football they practised and home and "played" with instruments. This is also how their distinctive style, which is referred to as "Janoska style" by audiences around the world, was created. It represents an original combination of classical music and other styles such as jazz, pop and traditional music.

Where: Masquerade Hall, Castle, Český Krumlov




Giuseppe Verdi: Messa da Requiem, Bohuslav Martinů Philharmonic Orchestra, Stanislav Vavřínek /conductor/

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04.08.2017   (Fr) 20:30

Giuseppe Verdi: Messa da Requiem Giuseppe Verdi: Messa da Requiem Filharmonie Bohuslava Martinů Český filharmonický sbor Brno

Giuseppe Verdi: Messa da Requiem

Maria Kobielska (Czech Republic) – soprano
Terézia Kružliaková (Slovakia) – mezzosoprano
Otokar Klein (Slovakia) – tenor
Peter Mikuláš (Slovakia) – bass
Czech Philharmonic Choir of Brno (Czech Republic)
Petr Fiala (Czech Republic)- choirmaster
Bohuslav Martinů Philharmonic Orchestra (Czech Republic)
Stanislav Vavřínek (Czech Republic) – conductor

Program

Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901): Messa da Requiem


Maria Kobielska accepted the offer for engagement at the Moravian Theatre Olomouc after completing her studies at the University of Performing Arts in Bratislava. In 1996-2002 she was the soloist of the State Opera Prague. Since the 2002/2003 season she has been a soloist of the National Theatre Opera in Prague.

Terézia Kružliaková has been a solist of the Slovak National Theatre Opera in Bratislava since 2003. She often performs as a concert singer and cooperates with leading local and foreign orchestral and vocal ensembles.

Otokar Klein studied singing at the Bratislava Conservatory and at the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava. In 1997 he started performing at the Bratislava Chamber Opera and two years later his engagement with the Slovak National Theatre Opera started. Oto Klein has cooperated with numerous world-famous conductors – Daniel Barenboim, Fabio Luisi and many others.

The Slovak bass Peter Mikuláš has been a resident soloist with the Slovak National Theatre in Bratislava since 1978. He appears as a guest at the National Theatre in Prague, the Metropolitan Opera and many European opera houses.

The Czech Philharmonic Choir of Brno belongs to the very best in the world.

Stanislav Vavřínek belongs to the most important and sought-after conducting personalities in the Czech Republic of the present day.

The Bohuslav Martinů Philharmonic Orchestra belongs to the leading Czech orchestras.

Where: Brewery garden, Český Krumlov




A Night of Baroque Masters - Marek Zvolánek /trumpet/ a Barocco sempre giovane

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05.08.2017   (Sa) 20:30

International Music Festival Český Krumlov - A Night of Baroque Masters Marek Zvolánek Barocco sempre giovane

A Night of Baroque Masters /music, dance, gastronomy, fireworks/

Marek Zvolánek (Czech Republic) – trumpet
Iva Kramperová a Markéta Klodová (Czech Republic) – violin
Barocco sempre giovane (Czech Republic)
Josef Krečmer (Czech Republic) – artistic leader

Program

Marc Antoine Charpentier (1636 – 1704): Te Deum – Prélude
Pietro Antonio Locatelli (1695-1764): Introduzione teatrale Op. 4 No. 4
I. Allegro, II. Andante, III. Presto
Georg Philipp Telemann (1681 – 1767): Sinfonia Spirituosa – Concerto for trumpet, strings and basso continuo in D major TWV 44:1
I. Spirituoso, II. Largo, III. Vivace
Antonio Vivaldi (1678 – 1741): Sinfonia for strings and continuo in C major RV 112
I. Allegro, II. Andante, III. Presto
Georg Philipp Telemann (1681 – 1767): Concerto for violin, trumpet, strings and continuo in D major
I. Allegro, I. Vivace, II. Adagio, III. Allegro
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750): Concerto for two violins, strings and harpsichord in D minor BWV 1043
I. Vivace, II. Largo ma non tanto, III. Allegro
Jeremiah Clarke (1674 – 1707): The Prince of Denmark’s March – Trumpet Voluntary

Marek Zvolánek, a graduate of the Prague Conservatory in Antonín Vaigl's class, soon drew attention to himself thanks to his numerous successes. At the early age of eighteen he became a member of the Czech Philharmonic, at the time led by Václav Neumann, and very soon, thanks to his technical virtuosity and beautiful tone, also became a sought-after soloist. At present he is a solo trumpeter of the Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra.

Barocco sempre giovane (Baroque forever young) is a chamber ensemble consisting of leading young professional musicians. It specializes on the interpretation of compositions of the High Baroque, however, it does not avoid other style periods either.

Where: Castle Garden, Český Krumlov




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About the International Music Festival


Elīna Garanča (mezzosoprano), International Music Festival Český Krumlov

International Music Festival Český Krumlov:

*Is a cultural event with a 18-year old tradition
*Is the longest musical show in the Czech Republic, starting from mid July till the second week in August
*Is member of the Association of Musical Festivals of the Czech Republic
*Introduces important domestic and foreign artists
*Offers a wide musical spectrum from 15th to 21st century
*Focuses on the following genres: classical music, jazz, folk, folklore, musicals and opera
*Takes place in many attractive and interesting areas around Český Krumlov and its surroundings (Svornosti square, Brewery garden, Zlatá Koruna monastery church, Vyšší Brod and others) and in particular in the unique spaces of the State Castle and Chateau Český Krumlov (Masqued Hall, IInd Castle courtyard, Castle Riding Hall, Southern Terraces of the Castle, Summer Riding Hall, Revolving Auditorium etc.)
*Is the biggest cultural event of the South Bohemian region, visited by many politicians, members of the diplomatic corps, important business personalities and numerous visitors from home and abroad
*Is organized by Auviex s.r.o. jointly with International Musical Festival Český Krumlov o.s. and the National Heritage Institute, branch České Budějovice
*Is held under the auspices and with personal attendance of the President of the Czech Republic, Minister of Culture of the Czech Republic, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, Minister of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic, Hetman of the South Bohemian Region and ambassadors of countries of the most significant performing artists




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