Tag: Czech Chamber Music Society

Monday, May 14, 2012: Making Classical Convenient

Making Classical Convenient A typical concert-going experience goes something like this: You go home after work, maybe change your clothes, grab some dinner, head to the concert hall for the concert that starts around 7 or 8 pm — then, by the time the concert is over, it’s already dark out and you’re ready to call it quits for the evening. Does this sound all too familiar? Well, why not…

Monday, April 23, 2012: Music Before Dark

Music BeforeDark Antonin Dvořák and Bedřich Smetana may be two of the most famous Czech composers, but the Herold Quartet (Heroldovo Kvarteto) wants to introduce you to two other Czech composers, at an early evening concert Wed (Apr 25) at 5:30 pm at The Rudolfinum. You probably know the name, if not all the music, of one composer; and you might not know anything at all about the other. The…

Friday, March 2, 2012: Decent, Frail Dimension

That Human and Decent, Frail Dimension Hope provides our life with its human and decent, albeit frail, dimension. This is the inspiration for composer Sylvie Bodorová’s La Speranza for Clarinet, Cello, and Piano, performed recently at the Czech Chamber Music Society’s concert. It featured Jiří Hlaváč, clarinet; Leonid Gorochov, cello, and Lada Valešová, piano. The piece, a 1993 commission of Warwick Festival director Richard Phillips, is a single-movement, six-minute dialogue…

Tuesday, November 1, 2011:Early Autumn

Early Autumn, Early Concert If switching your clock back to standard time last Saturday has you a little off balance [Czech: “Nejsem ve své kůži,” or, “I'm not in my own skin”], you can still enjoy an evening of live classical music without staying up past your new bedtime. How? By attending the Czech Philharmonic “Early Evening” series of concerts which conveniently start right after work, at 5:30 pm. In…