Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra & Robert Kružík Live from Studio 1 Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra & Robert Kružík Live from Studio 1 Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra & Robert Kružík Live from Studio 1
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Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra & Robert Kružík Live from Studio 1

Robert Kružík is a well-established conductor who has built up a wonderful reputation as permanent guest conductor of the Brno Philharmonic, and as a conductor at the Janáček Opera and the National Moravian-Silesian Theatre in Ostrava, where he masterfully commands a broad repertoire. The festival this year is to host his Prague concert debut which, as it turns out, will now take place in Czech Radio’s Studio 1 in Vinohrady, where the Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra regularly rehearses and records. And it’s from here that you will have the chance to watch the one-hour streamed concert.

Date of Event

Wednesday, 27. 5. 2020 from 20.00

Program

  • Pavel Haas: Studie pro smyčce
  • Krzysztof Penderecki: Adagio
  • Antonín Dvořák: Nocturno H dur op. 40
  • Leoš Janáček: Suita pro smyčcový orchestr

Interprets

  • Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra
  • Robert Kružík - conductor
  • Ondřej Havelka - host

Programme notes

This concert will begin with Study for Strings by Pavel Haas, the brother of the celebrated Czech actor Hugo Haas. Amid the grim conditions of the Terezín concentration camp the work was premiered in 1943 by Karel Ančerl, Haas’s fellow prisoner and later Chief Conductor of the Radio Symphony and Czech Philharmonic orchestras. The programme also commemorates the recently deceased Krzysztof Penderecki with a performance of his Adagio from Symphony No. 3which the classic of Polish music arranged himself for string orchestra. The lyrical Nocturne is also an arrangement which Antonín Dvořák initially wrote as a quartet movement; he later revised the piece for violin and piano, for four-hand piano and for string orchestra. The Kružík-led evening will end with the popular Suite for Strings by one of the most important Czech composers, Leoš Janáček – a friend of Dvořák, and Pavel Haas’s teacher.