The Unity for the Improvement of Music in Bohemia, an association operating at the Prague Conservatories, is organizing the 10th anniversary festival Culture in the Heart of Prague, which is produced in the Concert Hall of the Conservatory in Prague 1 from October 14 to December 14.
In its framework, young musical hopefuls will be presented together with successful artists and ensembles.
Introductory Harp concert the festival took place again after two years in cooperation with the Prague Harp Festival. She will bring an extraordinary personality on stage – a French virtuoso Isabella Moretti, working at the Paris Conservatoire. The concert will also feature two young talented harpists, Miriam Anna Raichová and Anastasija Subina, a Ukrainian studying at the Prague Conservatory. Opening night will be held October 14 from 7 p.m.
Will follow Laureate concertand that on Thursday October 20. Extremely talented and successful musicians will be presented as part of it. The first of them will be baritone Daniel Kfelíř, laureate of the Antonín Dvořák International Singing Competition in Karlovy Vary, with arias from Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro or Smetana’s Devil’s Wall, as well as the winner of the last year of the Concertino Praga competition, violinist Kristian Mráček, who will play a work by Bohuslav Martinů with his piano trio, or an accordionist Martin Šulc, last year’s winner of the competition festival International Accordion Days in Prague. The laureate concert is connected with the 30th anniversary of the foundation of the Artist’s Life Foundation, an institution that helps young and beginning artists.
The Baroque Orchestra conducted by Jakub Kydlíček is also a regular guest of the festival. It will be no different on Thursday November 10thwhen in the program Jubilants of the Czech Baroque will be devoted to the works of Jan Antonín Benda and František Xaver Brixi.
A completely extraordinary concert will be prepared for Tuesday the 1stNovember 5. The death of Jan Ámos Komenský falls on this day, and precisely the program Tribute to Comenius the National Comenius celebrations will officially end. The audiovisual project is prepared in cooperation with the Comenius National Pedagogical Museum in Prague and will feature performances by talented actors Magda Prostá and Tomáš Varga with excerpts from the works of our philosopher and writer, and the Punkt mixed choir led by Igor Karpilovský with works by Zdenek Lukáš and Petr Eben.
On Thursday November 24 the festival will offer a very interesting project A Midsummer Night’s Dreamwhich unites the Symphony Orchestra of the Prague Conservatory under the direction of Miriam Němcová with its singing and musical drama department in the works of this year’s Jubilee Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Antonín Dvořák, from his work the symphonic poem Othello or the ballet music of Sergei Prokofiev Romeo and Juliet will be heard.
The final concert will then take place on the final day of the festival December 14th leading Czech string quartet on stage Apollo Quartet, which celebrates its 30th anniversary this year. For its jubilee, Dvořák’s Slavonic Quartet in E flat major prepared Eduard Douša’s Lamentation dedicated to the painter Mikuláš Medko. At the same time, he invited other guests, namely the talented clarinet player Natália Hrdová to perform Mozart’s clarinet concerto and the accordionist Ladislav Horák to a joint performance of the compositions of the director emeritus of the Prague Conservatory and member of the organizing council of the Jednoty pro zelebe muzika in Bohemia Pavel Trojan.
Admission to all events is free. More on www.jzhc.cz