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Concert in Prague / 2 CANCELLED
Wednesday, December 9, 2020, 7:30 pm
CHRISTMAS IN PARIS
Les biches, suite from the ballet
Gloria for soprano, choir and orchestra
WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART
Concerto for piano and orchestra No. 25 in C major K 503
Exsultate, jubilate, motet for soprano and orchestra K 165
Marie FAJTOVÁ | soprano
Angela HEWITT | piano
SLOVAK PHILHARMONIC CHOIR
Jozef CHABROŇ | choirmaster
PRAGUE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Jac van STEEN | conductor
It has become a lovely tradition that, in the time before Christmas, Jac van Steen returns to the Prague Symphony Orchestra. A charismatic, extremely humane, and always perfectly prepared conductor, with whom our audiences have fallen in love. This time they’ll travel with him to the city on the Seine, the ‘City of Love’. Two elegant Poulenc pieces promise a French experience par excellence, and Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 25 will be another piece of the mosaic. An attentive listener may hear a motif that is also heard in the ‘War Song for the Army of the Rhine’, better known as ‘La Marseillaise’. Apart from France, the Netherlands, Canada, and Slovakia will be represented in the concert’s cast. Marie Fajtová will lift the Czech torch; her voice will bring a sparkle to both Mozart and Poulenc.