BOHUSLAV MARTINŮ FOUNDATION

21th Annual Bohuslav Martinů Days 2015

Bohuslav Martinů Days 2015
in the Occasion of 125th Birthday of Bohuslav Martinů
under the patronage of Minister of Culture Daniel Herman
Prague,  22 November - 20 December  2015


Main Media Partner: Czech Television


With support of ČEZ Foundation


PROGRAM:

PROLOGUES:

22 November 2015,  6 pm
Prague Castle, Spanish Hall
Orchestra of Prague Castle Guard and Police
Petr Nouzovský (Cello)
Václav Blahunek (Conductor)
Memorial To Lidice, H 296
Concertino for Cello and Small Orchestra, H 143
Half-Time, H 142 
Tickets: 
http://www.kulturanahrade.cz/srv/www/content/pub/cs/hudba/program/zahajovaci-koncert-festivalu-dny-bohuslava-martinu-548.shtml
 
24 November 2015, 7.30 pm
Clementinum, Prague, CZ
Carolina Eyck - theremin
Vilém Veverka - oboe
Kvarteto Martinů (Lubomír Havlák, Libor Kaňka - violin, Zbyněk Paďourek – viola, Jitka Vlašánková – cello)
Karel Košárek - piano
Fantasia for theremin, oboe, piano and string quartet, H 301
Piano Quintet No. 2, H 298


29 November 2015, 7,30 pm
Lichtenstein Palace, Martinů Hall
Concert of the Winnners of Bohuslav Martinů Foundation Competition 2015 in the Field of Piano
Etudy a polky, H 308, II.sešit
Tři české tance, H 154
Kateřina Potocká..........2nd prize
Sonáta pro klavír, H 350
Kristýna Znamenáčková........1st prize, The best interpretation of Martinu's work prize

FESTIVAL:

Opening concert of the festival
1 December 2015, 7,30 pm

Lichtenstein Palace, Martinů Hall
Roman Janál (Baryton)
Veronika Ptáčková (Piano)
Children Choir of Czech Radio
Blanka Kulínská a Lukáš Jindřich (Choirmasters)
Sedláček Quartet  (Michal Sedláček, Jan Maceček - violin, Vít Kubík - viola, Karel Chudý - violocello)  
Koleda from Bouquet of Flowers, H 260
Chap-Book, H 214 (selection)
Opening of the Springs, H 354

Cemballo recital
2 December 2015, 5,30 pm

Rudolfinum, Suk Hall
Harpsichord recital
Sonata for Harpsichord, H 368

Mahan Esfahani (Harpsichord)

Orchestral concert from the cycle "The best ones"
4 December 2015, 7,30 pm

Lichtenstein Palace, Martinů Hall
Academy Chamber Soloists of Prague
Vojtěch Spurný (Conductor)
Robert Kružík (Cello)
Sinfonietta La Jolla for Piano and Chamber Orchestra, H 328
Concerto No.1 for Cello and Orchestra, H 196


Czech choir masterpieces of 19th and 20th century
5 December 2015, 7,30 pm

Lichtenstein Palace, Martinů Hall
Czech Philharmonic Choir Brno
Petr Fiala (Choirmaster)
Czech Madrigals, H 278  (selection)
Hymn to St. James, H 347


Martinů and jazz
6 December 2015, 7,30 pm

Archa Theatre, Prague
South Czech Philharmonic
Jan Talich (Conductor)
Gustav Brom Orchestra
Vladimír Valovič (Conductor)
Jan Simon (Piano)
La Revue de cuisine, Suite from the Ballet, H 161A
Jazz Suite for Small Orchestra, H 172
Le Jazz. Movement for Orchestra H 168

Concert - Salon
7th December 2015, 7,30 pm

Cathedral of Saint Lawrence, Prague, CZ
Mazurka - Nocturne for oboe, two violins and violoncello, H 325
Sonata for Two Violins and Piano, H 213
Quartet for Oboe, Violin, Violoncello and Piano, H 315
Les Rondes for oboe, clarinet, bassoon, trumpet, piano and two violins, H 200

Karel Košárek (Piano), Vilém Veverka (Oboe), Martinů Quartet (Lubomír Havlák, Libor Kaňka - Violin, Jitka Vlašánková – Cello), Irvin Venyš (Clarinet), Jan Hudeček (Bassoon)
Tickets by invitations only.

Concert from the Prague philharmonic choir's cycle
8 December 2015, 7,30 pm

Rudolfinum, Dvořák Hall
Prague Philharmonic Choir
Lukáš Vasilek (Choirmaster)
Legend of the Smoke from Potato Tops, H 360
Mount of Three Lights, H 349
The Romance from the Dandelions
, H 364
Mikesh from the Mountains, H 375

TicketsVia Musica or Rudolfinum Box office

Concert of Ensemble-in-residence of the Czech Chamber Music Society for the 2015/2016 season
9 December 2015, 7, 30 pm

Rudolfinum, Dvořák Hall
Antonín Rejcha (1770-1836): Sonata C major for piano, violin and violoncello op. 47
Bohuslav Martinů (1890-1959): Piano trio N°3 C major H 332
Lukáš Hurník (*1967): Così fun tutte for piano trio
Alexander Zemlinsky (1871-1942): Piano trio D minor op. 3
Smetana Trio, Ensemble-in-residence of the Czech Chamber Music Society for the 2015/2016 season
Tickets

Closing concert of the 18th International festival of Concert Melodram
13 December  2015, 6,30 pm

Lichtenstein Palace, Martinů Hall
Soňa Červená (Recitation), Karel Košárek (Piano), a.o.

Bohuslav Martinů (1890–1959) Three Melodramas on texts by French poets H 82–84
Vítězslava Kaprálová (1915–1940)To Karel Čapek. A melodrama to words by Vítězslav Nezval; for reciter, violin and piano
Luboš Fišer (1935–1999) Istanu for reciter, alto flute and 4 percussion players to texts by ancient Hittites
Josef Marek (*1948) Miss O. Blues, A melodrama to words by Vítězslav Nezval and Josef Kainar for reciter, clarinet, jazz trumpet, piano and sound track
Emil František Burian (1904–1959): Godfather Matěj / The Finicky Goat. Two melodramas for voice-band after fairy tales by Božena Němcová
Bohuslav Martinů: The Kitchen Revue. Jazz ballet in 1 act to a libretto by Jarmila Kröschlová H 161 full version with texts by Jan Löwenbach
Tickets: Pre-sale in the Czech Museum of Music, Karmelitská 2/4, 
118 00 Praha 1 / on the spot of the concert 13th December at the entrance to the concert hall

Dvořák/Martinů/Suk
14 December 2015, 7,30 pm

Rudolfinum, Dvořák Hall
Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra (SOČR)
Tomáš Brauner (Conductor)
Martin Kasík (Piano)
Daniel Wiesner a Miroslav Sekera (Piano)

Antonín Dvořák (1841-1904): Rapsody a minor op. 14
Bohuslav Martinů (1890-1959): Concert N°3 for piano and orchestra H 316
Bohuslav Martinů: Concert for 2 pianos and orchestra H 292
Josef Suk (1874-1935): Fairy tale. An orchestral suite derived from music for a theatre piece titled Radúz and Mahulena by the Czech poet Julius Zeyer
Tickets

Three wishes
15 December 2015, 7,00 pm

National Theatre, Prague
Soloists, Choir and Orchestra of National Moravian-Silesian Theatre in Ostrava
Jakub Klecker (Conductor)
Jiří Nekvasil (Director)
Three Wishes or Inconstancy of the Life , opera, H 176
The performance is organized by the Bohuslav Martinů Foundation in cooperation with National theatre.
Tickets

Concerts for UNICEF
16 and 17 December 2015, 7,30 pm

Municipal House, Smetana Hall, Prague

Petr Iljič Čajkovskij (1840-1893): Nutcracker. Suite from balet op. 71a
Bohuslav Martinů (1890-1959):Simphonia Concertante for Oboe, Bassoon, Violin, Cello and Small Orchestra, H 322
Antonín Dvořák (1841-1904): Symphony N°6 D major op. 60

Prague Symphony Orchestra
Pietari Inkinen (Conductor)
The performances are organized by the Bohuslav Martinů Foundation in cooperation with Prague symphony orchestra.
Tickets

1st beneficial concert of the Bohuslav Martinů's Institute
18 December 2015, 19.30

Lichtenstein Palace, Martinů Hall
Enrico Pieranunzi (Piano)
Robert Kolinsky, (Piano)
The concert is hosted by Emma Smetana
Three Czech Dances for two Pianos, H 324
George Gershwin: American in Paris (arr. for two pianos Enrico Pieranunzi, Czech premiere)
Enrico Pieranunzi: Duke's Dream (Czech premiere)
Enrico Pieranunzi : Autour de Martinu (Improvisation)
Entrance fee:
  2000 CZK, reservation: martinu@martinu.cz, or VIA MUSICA

Choir concert of Martinů Voices
19 December 2015, 7,30 pm

Lichtenstein Palace, Martinů Hall
Bohuslav Martinů (1890-1959): Four Songs about Mary for mixed chorus on textes by Moravian folk poetry H 235
Francis Poulenc (1899–1963): Quatre motets pour le temps de Noël for mixed choir FP 152
Bohuslav Martinů: Five Czech Madrigals for mixed voices on folk textes H 321
Francis Poulenc: Un soir de neige, small cantata for mixed choir
Jan Novák (1921–1984): Invitatio pastorum. Cantata for solos, mixed choir and fluete
Martinů Voices
Lukáš Vasilek (Conductor)
The performance is organized by the Bohuslav Martinů Foundation in cooperation with Martinů Voices.
Tickets

Emmanuel! Emmanuel!
20 December 2015, 7,30 pm
Closing Concert

Rudolfinum, Dvořák Hall

Bohuslav Martinů (1890-1959): Serenade for chamber orchestra H 199
Maurice Ravel (1875-1937): Concert G minor for piano and orchestra
Maurice Emmanuel (1862-1938): Suite française op. 26
Claude Debussy (1862-1918): Printemps (Springtime). Suite symphonique L. 61 (instr. Henri Büsser)

PKF-Prague Philharmonia
Rudolfinum, Dvořák Hall
Emmanuel Villaume (Conductor)
Serenade for Chamber Orchestra, H 199
The performance is organized by the Bohuslav Martinů Foundation in cooperation with PKF Prague philharmonia.
Tickets