Gemrot / Eldar / Whitacre / Mahler-Gottwald
Date of EventSunday, 20. 5. 2018 from 20.00
Expected end of the concert 21.45
Event placeSpanish Synagogue
Price400 CZK Sold out
- Jiří Gemrot: A Lament for Military Secretaries (world premiere commissioned by the Terezín Music Foundation)
- Jiří Gemrot: Rune
- Sivan Eldar: The Song about the Child
- Sivan Eldar: Mother Tongue
- Eric Whitacre: Five Hebrew Love Songs
- Gustav Mahler / Clytus Gottwald: Urlicht
- Gustav Mahler / Clytus Gottwald: Die zwei blauen Augen
- Gustav Mahler / Clytus Gottwald: Scheiden und Meiden
- Gustav Mahler / Clytus Gottwald: Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen
- Martinů voices
- Lukáš Vasilek - master
- Bennewitz Quartet
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The programme of the chamber ensemble Martinů Voices was made to order for its venue – Prague’s lovely Spanish Synagogue. All of the works to be performed there were inspired by Jewish culture: the origins of the composer or of the text’s author, or by other extra-musical inspiration.
The first half of the programme will feature one world premiere and two Czech premieres. The world premiere will be a work by Jiří Gemrot (*1957), and the Czech premieres will be of works by the young Israeli composer Sivan Eldar (*1985) and the American Eric Whitacre (*1970).
The second half of the concert will be a tribute to Gustav Mahler (1860 ‒ 1911). In it, Martinů Voices will present transcriptions of some of the composer’s songs for mixed choir a cappella. The creator of these arrangements, which have become enormously popular in recent years in Germany and are performed by the most famous vocal ensembles, is the contemporary German composer Clytus Gottwald (*1925).
In association with the Terezín Music Foundation and Jewish Museum in Prague