Saturday 1st October 2022, 7:30 PM
Concert Hall of the Slovak Philharmonic
Orchestra dell´Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia
Juraj Valčuha – conductor
Behzod Abduraimov – piano
Ľubica Čekovská – Turbulence, Op. 11
Sergej Prokofiev – Piano Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 16
Olivier Messiaen – Hymne au Saint-Sacrement
Claude Debussy – The Sea, Three Symphonic Sketches, L. 109
Admission 45, 39, 29 € Tickets
An excellent Italian Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia from Rome comes to the BMF after nine years again, this time led by the exceptionally internationally successful Slovak conductor Juraj Valčuha. The programme of this foreign orchestra will be opened by the Turbulence, Op. 11, a work of a Slovak composer, this time the internationally renowned Ľubica Čekovská, who composed it during her studies at the Royal Academy of Music in London.
Sergei Prokofiev’s demanding 2nd Piano Concerto in G minor sounded at the BMF in 2018 deliberately performed by two orchestras and two top world performers – Yefim Bronfman and Igor Levit. This time its soloist will be a brilliant Uzbek pianist Behzod Abduraimov, who already enchanted the festival audience in 2014 accompanied by the Czech Philharmonic and Jiří Bělohlávek.
The second part of the programme will continue in the spirit of the French poetic gracefulness. The piece Hymne was written by Olivier Messiaen in the early 1930s; however, its score was lost during the war, therefore the composer reconstructed the work in 1946. Debussy’s three symphonic sketches The Sea (1905) belong to the most popular and impressive works of the musical impressionism.