Monday, 17 July 2017
|4:30 p.m.||FESTIVAL GALA OPENING
attended by guests of honour. Featuring Brass Harmony Orchestra from Zlín.
at Leoš Janáček bust
|7:30 p.m.||OPENING CONCERT
IVAN ŽENATÝ - Violin
BOHUSLAV MARTINŮ PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA
VOJTĚCH SPURNÝ - conductor
Professional critics, listeners and music colleagues praise Ivan Ženatý as the most prominent Czech violinist of today. In addition to master classes he teaches in Germany, Spain, USA and Canada, Ivan Ženatý received professorship at the prestigious Cleveland Institute of Music in 2012.
Municipal Community Centre Elektra
Tuesday, 18 July 2017
|7:30 p.m.||Edvard Grieg: THE MOUNTAIN MAID (HAUGTUSSA)
Leoš Janáček: THE DIARY OF ONE WHO DISAPPEARED
Reprise of scenic performance introduced during BRNO INTERNATIONAL MUSIC FESTIVAL in October 2016.
JULIETTE GALSTIAN - mezzo-soprano (Armenia)
ALEŠ BRISCEIN - Tenor
Three voices: Michaela Jančaříková, Jarmila Balážová, Jitka Klečanská
JIŘÍ HRUBÝ - piano
Staged by OPERA POVERA in cooperation with OPERA BERGEN.
a soprano, performed as a guest in leading soprano and later mezzo-soprano roles in many prestigious opera houses, such as Covent Garden in London, Opéra Bastille in Paris, La Fenice in Venice, and others. She held concerts for example in La Scala, Barbican, New York, Brussels, Moscow, St. Petersburg or at Salzburg Festival.
a tenor, regularly performs as a guest in leading roles in the National Theatre in Prague and Brno. Since 2004, Aleš Briscein has been repeatedly cooperating with Opéra National in Paris. He is a two times winner of the prestigious Thalia Award (for Romeo and Juliette, Ostrava 2012, and for The Fall of Arcun, Prague 2014).
Wednesday, 19 July 2017
|7:30 p.m.||SLOVAK CHAMBER ORCHESTRA BOHDAN WARCHAL
EWALD DANEL - violin
In 1960, Slovak Chamber Orchestra was established as a part of the Slovak Philharmonic. Bohdan Warchal (1930-2000), an excellent violin player of Silesian origin was one of the founders. Since its establishment, the orchestra has become of the most popular ensembles performing classical music in Slovakia.
The Slovak Chamber Orchestra participated in prominent music festivals, and performed at the most prestigious stages in the world - in Europe, South and North America, Australia and Asia, cooperating with leading performers. Bohdan Warchal in the position of an Artistic Director had been leading the orchestra for 40 years. During a gala concert held on the occasion of 40th anniversary of the Slovak Chamber Orchestra he said his wish was that Ewald Danel, of Silesian origin too, would become his follower. So Ewald Danel became the Artistic Director in January 2001.
After completing his studies of violin playing and conducting at the Academy of Music in Ostrava and Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava, Ewald Danel was working as a concert master in the Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra and in the Slovak National Theatre orchestra. Since 1985 he has been a concert master in the Slovak Philharmonics, with which he also cooperates as a soloist and a conductor. Ewald performed at many concert halls in many European and overseas countries (Japan, Korea, Egypt, Panama, Brazil, USA). In addition to conducting and soloist activities, working with various orchestras and performing in solo recitals, he has a rich experience also in chamber music, particularly acquired as the first violinist of the Slovak Quartet since 1986, and since 1987 as a co-founder of the Slovak Piano Trio. Ewald Danel participated in establishing Kubín Quartet, and for several years he has also been performing in the Musica Aeterna Ensemble. Ewald Danel takes part in various projects in chamber ensembles in his homeland and also abroad. In 2012, he won Sebastian Award for extraordinary contribution to the legacy of J. S. Bach.
Thursday, 20 July 2017
SONG SPRINGS OF LEOŠ JANÁČEK
MARTINA JANKOVÁ - soprano
IVO KAHÁNEK - piano
KLÁRA OBRUČOVÁ, LUDMILA VAŠKOVÁ - singers
The soprano Martina Janková, who "can perform Janáček's music in a genuine and authentic manner", belongs among the most prominent contemporary performers of Mozart repertoire. Since 1998 he has been a soloist in Zurich Opera House, where she performed most of leading characters in Mozart's top opera works.
A musician of tremendous emotional power and depth, Ivo Kahánek has gained his reputation as one of the most exciting pianists of his generation and is considered by many as the best Czech contemporary pianist. After his successful debuts at Beethovenfest Bonn and Prague Spring Festival he was invited by BBC to perform at BBC Proms festival at Royal Albert Hall in London. In 2014 he also performed with the Berliner Philharmoniker. Ivo Kahánek has become only the second Czech pianist in history (after Rudolf Firkušný) to ever perform with the world renowned orchestra.
Friday, 21 July 2017
KATTA - organ
BOHUSLAV MARTINŮ PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA, CHAMBER
MAREK ŠTILEC - conductor
Cembalist and organist Kateřina Chroboková (alias KATTA) is a distinctive personality of the contemporary music scene. She can impressively interpret music of any style and era. In addition of music of the past four centuries, KATTA is also an enthusiastic interpreter and promoter of the contemporary music, which she introduces at domestic and international festivals in cooperation with composers and other musicians. She also includes her own compositions in the concert programmes, enjoying a great success.
KATTA regularly cooperates with the leading Czech and foreign orchestras and festivals.
Svaté Rodiny (Holy Family) Church
Friday, 21 July 2017
|4:00 p.m.||Concert of Choral Society of Moravian Teachers
Spa Square ("Lázeňské náměstí")