Wednesday 6th October 2021, 7:30 PM
Concert Hall of the Slovak Philharmonic
Slovak Sinfonietta Žilina
Oliver Dohnányi – conductor
Elena Matušová – choirmaster
Zuzana Weiserová – soprano
Štefan Kocán – bass
Ján Slávik – cello
Štefan Bučko – narrator
Mirko Krajči – Prayers and Lullabies for soprano, choir and orchestra on poetry by Milan Rúfus and folk texts premiere
Antonín Dvořák – Czech Suite, Op. 39
Egon Krák – Gentle Starlight for baritone, narrator and orchestra on poetry by P. O. Hviezdoslav premiere
ADMISSION 24, 20 € TICKETS OTP*
* According to Public Health Authority Decree No. 241/2021: OTP – people who are fully vaccinated or tested (72 hours PCR test or 48 hour antigen test) or have recovered from Covid-19 in the past 180 days
Mirko Krajči’s compositional poetics is characteristic by its inclination towards religious themes and a calm contemplating nature. The work premiered tonight was inspired by emotional poems of Milan Rúfus and folk poetry. Following his impressive Mahler-like meditation in 2011 and Beethovenian reflection in 2020, Egon Krák pays his symphonic tribute to the weighty representative of the Slovak poetry, P. O. Hviezdoslav, on the occasion of the centenary of the poet’s death. The concert will be enriched with the famous opus of Antonín Dvořák.
Sinfonietta Žilina and Lúčnica Chorus are artists eager to give premieres of works of Slovak composers; tonight at the BMF again with the conductor Oliver Dohnányi.