27th season
BREAKING THE SILENCE
chamber series K

Gounod. Gershwin. Hindemith

K10
Gounod. Gershwin. Hindemith

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN
Wind Quintet in E flat Major Op. 4 (arr.  Mordechai Rechtman after the Wind Octet in E flat Major Op. 103)
CHARLES GOUNOD
Je veux vivre (aria from opera Romeo and Juliet, arr. for wind quintet and soprano Craig Levesque)
WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART
Deh vieni non tardar (aria from opera The Marriage of Figaro arr. for wind quintet and soprano Craig Levesque)
PAUL HINDEMITH
Kleine Kammermusik No. 2 Op. 24
MAURICE RAVEL
Ma mère l’Oye (arr. for wind quintet Joachim Linckelmann)
GEORGE GERSHWIN
Rhapsody in Blue (arr. for wind quintet Joachim Linckelmann)

BELFIATO QUINTET
Oto Reiprichflute Jan Součekoboe Jiří Javůrekclarinet Ondřej Šindelářbassoon Kateřina JavůrkováFrench Horn
Guest: Kateřina Kněžíková — soprano

CZK 500 | 500 (seniors 65+) | CZK 300 (students and children up to age 15) | family ticket: CZK 100 per person | donor’s ticket: CZK 2 000

 

BELFIATO QUINTET

The Belfiato Quintet is one of the most successful young chamber ensembles both in the Czech Republic and abroad. Its members are graduates from the Music Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague (in the class of Štěpán Koutník) and players from the leading Czech orchestras (the PKF — Prague Philharmonia, the Czech Philharmonic, the National Theatre Orchestra). The group regularly tours in the Czech Republic and abroad, for example, in the concert seasons of the Czech Chamber Music Society and in the chamber music series of the Prague Symphony Orchestra and the PKF — Prague Philharmonia. The ensemble has toured with a repertoire built from the works of Czech composers in Katowice, Tokyo and London. The Belfiato Quintet was the recipient of the 1st prize at the Antonín Rejcha Competition at the festival in Semmering in Austria. In 2011, the group was awarded 3rd prize and the prize for best performance of a composition by Henri Tomasi at the Henri Tomasi International Woodwind Quintet Competition in Marseille, France. The Belfiato Quintet brought out their first CD entitled Music for Wind Instruments in June 2017 (Supraphon).

Kateřina Kněžíková — soprano

A recipient of ‘Classic Prague Award 2018’, Kateřina Kněžíková is one of the most significant figures in the contemporary Czech opera scene. She studied at the Prague Conservatory (2007) and the Music Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague (2010). She has won numerous competitions (e.g. the Antonin Dvořák International Singing Competition in Karlovy Vary). She has guested at the National Moravian-Silesian Theatre and at the Slovak National Theatre in Bratislava, the Theatre de Caen, Royal Opera of Versailles and Opera de Dijon. She has been a soloist of the National Theatre in Prague since 2006. Her repertoire includes Mozart and bel-canto roles such as Susanna (Le nozze di Figaro), Despina (Così fan tutte), Pamina (Die Zauberflöte), Adina (L’elisir d'amore), Juliette (Romeo et Juliette), Marguerite (Faust) and many others. She has worked with leading Czech and international musical groups such as the BBC Symphony Orchestra, the Camerata Salzburg and the Czech Philharmonic. She has made recordings for Czech Radio, the MEZZO television channel and the RTFB International radio station in Belgium.

 

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