The Dvořák Society for Czech and Slovak Music

May 2016
U.K. Diary

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Manchester: Sir Mark Elder and the Hallé present a Dvořák Season — 7 events culminating in a performance of the oratorio “Saint Ludmilla”
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Northern England

5 May 2016 | 7.30pm
Dvořák Season
Hallé Orchestra, Hallé Youth Choir, Francesco Piemontesi (piano), Sir Mark Elder (conductor)
• Dvořák: Moravian Duets, Op.31 B.107
• Dvořák: Piano Concerto in G Minor, Op.33 B.63
• Dvořák: Overture “In Nature’s Realm (V přírodě)”, Op.91 (B.168)
• Dvořák: Overture “Othello”, Op.93 (B.174)
• Dvořák: Overture “Carnival”, Op.92 (B.169)
VENUE: Bridgewater Hall, Lower Mosley Street, Manchester M2 3WS
Tickets O 0161 907 9000
> www.bridgewater-hall.co.uk

7 May 2016 | 7.00pm
Dvořák Season
Hallé Orchestra, Sir Mark Elder (conductor), TBA (actors & singers)
• BEYOND THE SCORE — an exploration of Dvořák’s Symphony No.9 in E minor, Op.95 B.178 “New World” with actors, singers and film. There will be a complete performance of the symphony in the second half of this event.
VENUE: Bridgewater Hall, Lower Mosley Street, Manchester M2 3WS
Tickets O 0161 907 9000
> www.bridgewater-hall.co.uk

12 May 2016 | 7.30pm
Dvořák Season
Hallé Orchestra, Gary Hoffman (cello), Sir Mark Elder (conductor)
• Dvořák: Slavonic Dances Op.46 (B.83) & Op.72 (B.147) — selection
• Dvořák: Cello Concerto in B minor, Op.104 (B.191)
• Dvořák: Symphony No.7 in D minor, Op.70 B.141
VENUE: Bridgewater Hall, Lower Mosley Street, Manchester M2 3WS
Tickets O 0161 907 9000
> www.bridgewater-hall.co.uk

14 May 2016 | 7.30pm
BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra Chorus, Olena Tokar (soprano), Jennifer Johnston (mezzo-soprano), Vassily Sinaisky (conductor)
• Mahler: Symphony No 2 in C minor “Resurrection”
VENUE: Bridgewater Hall, Lower Mosley Street, Manchester M2 3WS
Tickets O 0161 907 9000
> www.bridgewater-hall.co.uk

15 May 2016 | 7.30pm
Dvořák Season
Hallé Orchestra,Gary Hoffman (cello), Sir Mark Elder (conductor)
• Dvořák: Slavonic Dances Op.46 (B.83) & Op.72 (B.147) — selection
• Dvořák: Cello Concerto in B minor, Op.104 (B.191)
• Dvořák: Symphony No.8 in G major, Op.88 B.163
VENUE: Bridgewater Hall, Lower Mosley Street, Manchester M2 3WS
Tickets O 0161 907 9000
> www.bridgewater-hall.co.uk

18 May 2016 | 2.15pm
Dvořák Season
Hallé Orchestra,Gary Hoffman (cello), Sir Mark Elder (conductor)
• Dvořák: Slavonic Dances Op.46 (B.83) & Op.72 (B.147) — selection
• Dvořák: Cello Concerto in B minor, Op.104 (B.191)
• Dvořák: Symphony No.9 in E minor, Op.95 B.178 “New World”
VENUE: Bridgewater Hall, Lower Mosley Street, Manchester M2 3WS
Tickets O 0161 907 9000
> www.bridgewater-hall.co.uk

18 May 2016 | 6.00pm
Dvořák Season
Hallé Orchestra, Sir Mark Elder (conductor)
• THE GOLDEN SPINNING WHEEL — a one hour special event consisting of an illustrated talk followed by a complete performance of Dvořák’s Symphonic Poem “The Golden Spinning Wheel (Zlatý kolovrat)”, Op.109 (B.197)
VENUE: Bridgewater Hall, Lower Mosley Street, Manchester M2 3WS
Tickets O 0161 907 9000
> www.bridgewater-hall.co.uk

21 May 2016 | 6.00pm
Dvořák Season
Hallé Orchestra & Choir, Sir Mark Elder (conductor), TBA (soloists)
• Dvořák: “Saint Ludmila (Svatá Ludmila)” – oratorio, Op.71 B.144
VENUE: Bridgewater Hall, Lower Mosley Street, Manchester M2 3WS
Tickets O 0161 907 9000
> www.bridgewater-hall.co.uk

25 May 2016 | 7.30pm
Newcastle upon Tyne Chamber Music Society
Pavel Haas Quartet, Denis Kozhukhin (piano)
• Martinů: String Quartet No.3, H.183
• Dvořák: String Quartet No.9 in D minor, Op.34 B.75
• Schumann: Piano Quintet in E-flat major, Op 44
VENUE: Hall Two, The Sage, St Mary’s Square, Gateshead Quays, Gateshead, NE8 2JR
Tickets O 0191 4434661
> www.thesagegateshead.org

London

14 & 16 May 2016 | 7.30pm
Takács Quartet, Lawrence Power (viola)
• Dvořák: String Quartet No.14 in A flat major, Op.105 B.193
• Webern: Langsamer Satz
• Dvořák: String Quintet No.3 in E-flat major, Op.97 B.180 “The American”
VENUE: Wigmore Hall, 36 Wigmore Street, London W1U 2BP
Tickets O 020 7935 2141
> www.wigmore-hall.org.uk

17 May 2016 | 7.30pm
Lisa Batiashvili (violin), Antoine Tamestit (viola), Jean-Guihen Queyras (cello), Jonathan Biss (piano)
• Schumann: Three Romances, Op.94
• Martinů: Duo for violin and cello, H.157
• Schumann: Märchenbilder, Op.113
• Schumann: Piano Quartet in E flat major, Op 47
VENUE: Wigmore Hall, 36 Wigmore Street, London W1U 2BP
Tickets O 020 7935 2141
> www.wigmore-hall.org.uk

21 May 2016 | 7.30pm
Augustin Hadelich (violin), Charles Owen (piano)
• Schumann: Violin Sonata No.1 in A minor, Op.105
• David Lang: Mystery Sonatas (excerpts)
• Janáček: Sonata for Violin & Piano
• André Previn: Tango Song and Dance
VENUE: Wigmore Hall, 36 Wigmore Street, London W1U 2BP
Tickets O 020 7935 2141
> www.wigmore-hall.org.uk

26 May 2016 | 7.30pm
Pavel Haas Quartet, Denis Kozhukhin (piano)
• Martinů: String Quartet No.3, H.183
• Dvořák: String Quartet No.9 in D minor, Op.34 B.75
• Schumann: Piano Quintet in E flat major, Op 44
VENUE: Wigmore Hall, 36 Wigmore Street, London W1U 2BP
Tickets O 020 7935 2141
> www.wigmore-hall.org.uk

31 May 2016 | 7.00pm
Guildhall School soloists and orchestra, Timothy Redmond (conductor)
• Martinů: “Ariadne (Ariane)” – opera in one act, H.370
• Martinů: “Alexander Bis (Dvakrát Alexandr)” – opera buffa in 1 act, H.255
VENUE: Guildhall School of Music & Drama, Silk Street Theatre, Silk Street, Barbican, London EC2Y 8DT
Tickets O 020 7638 8891 (Barbican Box Office)
> www.gsmd.ac.uk

Midlands & Eastern England

1 May 2016 | 12 noon
Leamington Music Festival Weekend
Guarneri Trio Prague
• Eben: Sonatina semplice in D
• Janáček: Piano Sonata 1.X1905 “From the Street (Z ulice)”
• Martinů: Variations on a Slovak Theme for cello & piano, H.378
• Smetana: “On the Sea Shore” – Concert Etude in G sharp minor, Op.17
• Dvořák: Mazurek (Mazurka) for violin & piano, Op.49 B.89
• Suk: Piano Trio in C minor, Op.2
VENUE: Royal Pump Rooms, The Parade, Leamington Spa, CV32 4AA
Tickets O 01926 334418 (Royal Spa Centre & Town Hall)
> www.warwickdc.gov.uk/royalspacentre/
> www.leamingtonmusic.org

1 May 2016 | 2.30pm
Annual General Meeting of the Dvořák Society
Only members of the Dvořák Society and invited guests may attend this event
> Agenda and Notice
VENUE: Royal Pump Rooms, The Parade, Leamington Spa, CV32 4AA

1 May 2016 | 4.00pm
Leamington Music Festival Weekend
Patrick Lambert: broadcaster, writer on music and Dvořák Society member
• Martinů in his time and the recorded legacy – a talk
VENUE: Royal Pump Rooms, The Parade, Leamington Spa, CV32 4AA
Tickets O 01926 334418 (Royal Spa Centre & Town Hall)
> www.warwickdc.gov.uk/royalspacentre/
> www.leamingtonmusic.org

1 May 2016 | 7.30pm
Leamington Music Festival Weekend
Trio Martinů
• Haydn: Trio in C major No.43, Hob.XV/27
• Suk: Elegy, Op.23
Martinů: Piano Trio no.3 in C major, H.332
• Dvořák: Dumky for piano trio, Op.90 B.166
VENUE: Royal Pump Rooms, The Parade, Leamington Spa, CV32 4AA
Tickets O 01926 334418 (Royal Spa Centre & Town Hall)
> www.warwickdc.gov.uk/royalspacentre/
> www.leamingtonmusic.org

2 May 2016 | 11.00am
Leamington Music Festival Weekend
Nicholas Morris (organ)
• Mozart: Fantasia in F minor, K.608
• Bach: Nun danket Alle Gott, BWV.657
• Buxtehude: Praeludium in C
• Eben: Hommage a Dietrich Buxtehude
• Martinů: Vigilia
• Alain: Litanies
• Duruflé: Prélude et fugue sur le nom d’Alain, Op.7
VENUE: All Saints Church, Priory Terrace, Leamington Spa, CV31 1AA
Admission: free, retiring collection coffee & cake available O 01926 429169
> www.allsaintschurchleamington.org.uk
> www.leamingtonmusic.org

2 May 2016 | 12.30pm
Leamington Music Festival Weekend
Martinů Quartet, Petr Jiříkovský (piano)
• Haydn: String Quartet in G minor, Op.20 No.5
• Janáček: String Quartet No.2 “Intimate Letters”
• Martinů: Piano Quintet No.2, H.298
VENUE: Royal Pump Rooms, The Parade, Leamington Spa, CV32 4AA
Tickets O 01926 334418 (Royal Spa Centre & Town Hall)
> www.warwickdc.gov.uk/royalspacentre/
> www.leamingtonmusic.org

2 May 2016 | 7.30/pm
Leamington Music Festival Weekend
Ensemble 360
• Beethoven: Duo for clarinet and bassoon WoO27
• Julius Fučík: Die Gardinenpredigt (The Curtain Lecture), Op.268
• Martinů: Madrigals
• Sylvie Bodorová: “Dža more” – Gypsy Ballad for Violin Solo
• Janáček: Concertino for piano, two violins, viola, clarinet, french horn & bassoon
• Martinů: “La Revue de Cuisine” Suite, H.161A
VENUE: Royal Pump Rooms, The Parade, Leamington Spa, CV32 4AA
Tickets O 01926 334418 (Royal Spa Centre & Town Hall)
> www.warwickdc.gov.uk/royalspacentre/
> www.leamingtonmusic.org

3 May 2016 | 12 noon
Leamington Music Festival Weekend
Simon Wallfisch (baritone), Simon Callaghan (piano), Benjamin Nabarro (violin), Ruth Gibson (viola), Gemma Rosefield (cello)
• Schubert: String Trio in B-flat, D.471
• Gideon Klein: String Trio (1944)
• Schubert: Lieder — An die Musik, Du bist die Ruh, Der Zwerg
• Pavel Haas: Chinese Songs (Čínské písně) – for medium voice & piano
• Viktor Ullmann: Two Chinese Songs
• Hans Krása: Tanec (Dance) for string trio (1944)
• Viktor Ullmann: Songs of Consolation (Lieder der Tröstung) – for deep voice & string trio (1943)
VENUE: Royal Pump Rooms, The Parade, Leamington Spa, CV32 4AA
Tickets O 01926 334418 (Royal Spa Centre & Town Hall)
> www.warwickdc.gov.uk/royalspacentre/
> www.leamingtonmusic.org

3 May 2016 | 2.30pm
Leamington Music Festival Weekend
Jan Smaczny: well known authority on Czech music, writer, broadcaster, former holder of the Hamilton Harty Chair of Music at Queens University Belfast, Dvořák Society member
• Talk: The Composers of Terezín (Theresienstadt) — recovering a lost generation
VENUE: Royal Pump Rooms, The Parade, Leamington Spa, CV32 4AA
Tickets O 01926 334418 (Royal Spa Centre & Town Hall)
> www.warwickdc.gov.uk/royalspacentre/
> www.leamingtonmusic.org

3 May 2016 | 7.00pm
Leamington Music Festival Weekend
Martinů Quartet, Simon Wallfisch (baritone), Gemma Rosefield (cello)
• Mozart: Divertimento in D, K.136
• Mendelssohn: Capriccio
• Sylvie Bodorová: Terezín Ghetto Requiem – for baritone & string quartet
• Schubert: String Quintet in C major, D.956
VENUE: Holy Trinity Church, Beauchamp Avenue, Leamington Spa, CV32 5RG
Tickets O 01926 334418 (Royal Spa Centre & Town Hall)
> www.warwickdc.gov.uk/royalspacentre/
> www.leamingtonmusic.org

11 May 2016 | 2.30pm
Orchestra of The Swan, David Curtis (conductor), David Le Page (violin)
• Grieg: Holberg Suite
• Sibelius: Suite for Violin & String Orchestra in D minor, Op.117
• Grieg: Watchman’s Song from Macbeth
• Grieg: Two Elegiac Melodies
• Dvořák: Serenade in E major for Strings, Op.22 (B.52)
VENUE: Town Hall, Victoria Square, Birmingham
Tickets O 0121 345 0600
> www.thsh.co.uk
> www.orchestraoftheswan.org

Southern England

20 May 2016 | 7.00pm
Sacconi Chamber Music Festival
Sacconi Quartet, Mark Padmore (tenor)
• Haydn: String Quartet in D minor, Op.76 No.2, “Fifths”
• Mendelssohn: String Quartet in F minor, Op.80
• Jonathan Dove: “In Damascus” for Tenor and String Quartet World Première
• Bartok (arr. Karl Krauter): Hungarian Folk Melodies for Violin and Cello
• Martinů: Duo for violin and cello, H.157
• Donald Grant: Folk Duo for Violin and Cello
VENUE: St. Mary & St. Eanswythe’s Church, Church Street, Folkestone, Kent CT20 1SW
Tickets O 01303 760750
> sacconi.com/festival

23 May 2016 | 1.00pm
Bath International Music Festival
Isabel Villanueva (viola), Charles Wiffen (piano)
• Martinů: Sonata for Viola & Piano (H 355)
• Prokofiev: Five Pieces from “Romeo & Juliet”
• Schubert: Arpeggione Sonata
VENUE: Assembly Rooms, Bennett Street, Bath, BA1 QH
Tickets O 01225 463362
> bathfestivals.org.uk

Scotland

19 May 2016 | 7.30pm
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Denis Kozhukhin (piano), Donald Runnicles (conductor)
• Brahms Piano Concerto No.2 in B-flat major, Op.83
• Mahler: Symphony No.1 in D Major “Titan”
VENUE: Grand Hall, City Halls, Candleriggs, Glasgow, G1 1NQ
Tickets O 0141 353 8000
> www.glasgowconcerthalls.com