Event date

20 / 07 / 2022 - Wednesday 19:30

Event venue

Masquerade Hall

The Evening of Serenades

Serenades of important composers will be held at the Masquerade Hall. Light compositions originally intended for interpretation in the open air will be performed by the Czech Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra Pardubice under the direction of chief conductor Stanislav Vavřínek. Visitors will listen not only to the serenades composed by great Czech composers Bohuslav Martinů and Josef Suk but also to Tchaikovsky’s Serenade for Strings in C major, Op. 48. According to music critics, Tchaikovsky was inspired by folk melodies, so the listeners will be transferred to a flowering orchard by means of his music. Thanks to Suk’s Serenade for String Orchestra in E-flat major, Op. 6, visitors will experience a Christmas atmosphere. The serenade is often broadcast on Christmas Day and is therefore by now considered to be a Christmas song. However, the work has nothing to do with Christmas, as Suk composed it during the summer months at the early age of 18.

Artists

The Czech Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra Pardubice
Stanislav Vavřínek – conductor

Program

B. Martinů: Serenade No. 2 for Violin and Viola, H216
J. Suk: Serenade E-Flat Major for String Orchestra, Op. 6

intermission

P. I. Tchaikovsky: Serenade for Strings in C Major, Op. 48

The Czech Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra Pardubice

The Czech Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra Pardubice has been operating since 1969. Shortly after its establishment, it became a leading Czech orchestral ensemble under the baton of its first chief conductor, Libor Pešek. Since September 2018, the orchestra has been headed by chief conductor Stanislav Vavřínek. Multi-genre and crossover projects are also a regular enrichment of her repertoire, in which the music of classicism and the twentieth century predominates. He regularly participates in the most important festivals in the Czech Republic, such as the Prague Spring International Music Festival, Smetana’s Litomyšl, Janáček’s May Ostrava, the Český Krumlov International Music Festival and others. She has performed on prestigious European stages, visited the USA and China, and toured Japan three times.

The Czech Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra Pardubice

Stanislav Vavřínek – conductor

Stanislav Vavřínek, chief conductor of the Czech Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra Pardubice since 2018, is one of the leading Czech conductors. After graduating from the Brno Conservatory (flute and conducting), he studied conducting at the Prague AMU and then attended Robert Benzi’s master classes in Switzerland. In 1994–1998 he was the principal conductor of the Prague Student Orchestra, which won a number of awards under his direction. In 1998, he conducted the International Youth Orchestra at the closing festival concert in Shizuoka, Japan. He has performed at many important festivals, such as the Shizuoka International Music Festival, the Brno International Music Festival, the Prague Autumn International Music Festival and the Prague Spring International Music Festival. He recorded nine CDs with works by Mozart, Haydn, Dvořák, Tchaikovsky, Sternwald, Bartók, Shostakovich and others. From 1999 to 2008 he was the chief conductor of the South Bohemian Chamber Philharmonic in České Budějovice. In 2006–2010 he worked as a teacher at the conductor’s department of the Prague Academy of Performing Arts.

Stanislav Vavřínek - conductor

Masquerade Hall

When you enter the Masquerade Hall of the Český Krumlov Castle you will feel like in the 18th century, when it was decorated by Josef Lederer. While listening to chamber concerts you can admire the painting with motives of members of aristocratic society entertaining themselves amidst masquerade bustle. Before the tones fill this hall with […]

The Evening of Serenades

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