Event date

02 / 08 / 2024 - Friday 19:30

Event venue

Castle Riding Hall

Passions of the accordion

The South American-themed program of the penultimate concert will feature Ksenia Sidorova, the renowned Latvian accordionist who has been praised as an ambassador of the classical accordion. Radek Baborák will perform not only as a horn player but he will also conduct the Czech Sinfonietta in this program highlighting passionate South American rhythms.

Artists

Ksenija Sidorova – accordion
Radek Baborák – French horn, conductor
Czech Sinfonietta

Program

George Gershwin: Cuban Overture
Maurice Ravel: Couperin’s tombstone (Le Tombeau de Couperin):
I. Prélude
II. Forlane. Allegretto
III.Menuet. Allegro moderato
IV. Rigaudon. Assez vif
Alberto Ginastera: 4 dances from the ballet Estanzia:
I. Los trabajadores agrícolas
II. Danza del trigo
IV.Danza final (Malambo)
Astor Piazzolla: Aconcagua – concert for accordion, strings and percussion
Franck Angelis: Fantasie on Astor Piazzolla’s Chiquilin de Bachin (for accordion and strings)

Ksenija Sidorova

An acclaimed accordion player and a winner of multiple awards including the International Bryn Terfel Foundation Award and both the Philharmonia Orchestra’s Martin Musical Scholarship and Friends of the Philharmonia Award graduated in accordion at the Royal Academy of Music.

She collaborates with a wide range of world-leading orchestras including NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester, Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg, Stuttgarter Philharmoniker, Atlanta Symphony, Tokyo and Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, and with leading conductors including Paavo Järvi, Thomas Hengelbrock, Kristjan Järvi, or Jan Willem de Vriend and regularly collaborates with Avi Avital, Nemanja Radulovic, Andreas Ottensamer, Miloš Karadaglić, Camille Thomas, Leticia Moreno or Goldmund Quartet.

Her reperotire spans from Bach to Piazzola, from Václav Trojan to Erkki-Sven Tüür…

Ksenija Sidorova

Radek Baborák

Hornist, conductor and founder of the festival orchestra Czech Sinfonietta, collaborates with world orchestras and top conductors. After his tenure as a solo horn player with the Berlin Philharmonic, he conducted chamber ensembles such as the Baborak Ensemble or Horn Chorus and became the conductor of symphonic orchestras. In 2013 he became the director of the Prague Chamber Soloists and the guest conductor of the Yamagata Symphony Orchestra.

As a conductor-soloist he collaborates with Das Symfonie Orchester Berlin, Rheinisches Philharmonie, Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra, Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg, FOK, PKF and many others, with whom he has performed at festivals such as Maggio musicale Fiorentino, Mozartwoche Salzurg or Prague Spring.

His repertoire encompasses compositions from the Baroque era to the present day.

Radek Baborák

Czech Sinfonietta

The symphony orchestra, composed of players of the world-leading orchestras such as the Berlin Philharmonic, Vienna Philharmonic and university professors, was established in 2011 on the foundations of the Baborák Ensemble. Since then, Sinfonietta debuted at the Prague Spring International Music Festival and performed in the Spanish Hall, Rudolfinum, Municipal House, and festivals including Smetana‘s Litomyšl and Dvořák‘s Prague.

The orchestra’s strenghts are the precise phrasing, intonation, choice of tempo and its distinct soloists: violinists Dalibor Karvay and Martina Bačová, conductor and horn player Radek Baborák pianists Yefim Bronfmann and Saleem Aboud Ashkar, cellist Julian Steckel, flutists Walter Auer and Pirmin Grehl, oboist Clara Dent, bassoonists Benze Boganyi and Sophie Dartigalongue, horn player Andrej Žust or trumpet player Gábor Tarkövi.

Czech Sinfonietta

Castle Riding Hall

Come and enjoy a concert at the unforgettable and unique Castle Riding Hall, which is part of the Český Krumlov Castle close to the castle garden. You will fall in love with this singular building and its surroundings and you will feel as if you were in the Viennese imperial court in the 18th century. After […]

Passions of the accordion

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