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Program

May 6, 2018 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Epoque Quartet Concert

Sunday, May 6 at 5 PM - 7:30 PM
Bohemian National Hall
by Consulate General of the Czech Republic in New York 

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Join us for the unique musical experience of fusion between classical string quartet sound and jazz, rock and funk. The extraordinary Epoque Quartet is coming to New York!
The Prague string quartet Epoque Quartet was founded at the beginning of the year 1999. Four excellent soloists and chamber musicians with abundant stage experiences brang not only their unanimity in musical opinions and the relationship in their artistic nature together, but even their extraordinary interest in musical genres, which do not belong under the title „classical music“ – jazz, rock and funk. As compositions of the classical quartet literature stay an integral part of the programmes of this ensemble, the sensitive approach to unconventional arrangements brings him new possibilities in using the string instruments and at the same time it enables them to widen the repertoire, which on our and on stages abroad is unique.
The members of the quartet are laureates of several international competitions (for two times the first place in the competition of Liezen in Austria, the first price in the international competition Ludwig van Beethoven for string quartets, the price Jeunesse Musicale) and the ensemble took part in some other competitions (for example the competition Paolo Borciani), too. Abroad the quartet gave among others concerts in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, Italy, England, Israel, Japan,Brazil, China, Canada, USA, Greece, in the Netherlands, Poland, Bosnia and so on. Regularly the Epoque Quartet performs in the subscription cycles of the Symphonic Orchestra of the Czech Broadcasting, the Czech Nonet, plays for the association for chamber music, cooperates with the Czech television and the Czech Broadcasting and is guest on prestigious music festivals for example the Schleswig-Holstein Musikfestival, Concentus Moraviae, the Music Festival of České Krumlov, Chamber music Cycle of the Stuttgarter Philharmoniker, Metamorphoses (Switzerland), Music Festival Ludwig van Beethoven, Moravský podzim (Moravian autumn) an so on. Last year the Epoque Quartet has its debut on famous Prague Spring International Music Festival.
The members of the Epoque Quartet led a master classes in jazz interpretation at several places of the world (Jerusalem, Sao Paulo, Belgrade, Prague). In the field of jazz the Epoque quartet came together with personalities like Gregory Porter, George Mraz, Benny Beailey, Yoshiko Kishino, David Braid. Digestedly the ensemble works together with the Trio Robert Balzar and with world famous french horn player Radek Baborak. As a members of other music formations (Czech Radio Orchestra, Czech Philharmonic, Orquestrina Baborak, Art Trio Bohemia…) they came together with international stars like Mischa Maisky, Placido Domingo, Jose Cura, Janin Jansen, Maxim Vengerov,Vaclav Neumann, Libor Pesek and others in a places like Berlin Philharmonie, Tonhalle Zürich, Suntory Hall Tokyo, Rudolphnum Prague and so on.

Members:
David Pokorný (1985) – violin
Vladimír Klánský (1977) – violin
Vladimír Kroupa (1973) – viola
Vít Petrášek – (1978) – violoncello
Program:
F.X. Richter - Adagio and Fugue g minor  
Antonín Dvořák - Finale from String quartet F major , "American"  
Jan Kučera - The Birth 
Jan Kučera - Sundial  
Django Reinhardt - Minor swing  
Mateusz Smoczynski - Manhattan Island  
Vladimir Cosma - Le Grand Blond avec une chaussure noire 
Astor Piazzolla - Libertango 
Pat Metheny - Jaco

More info HERE


Venue:

321 East 73rd Street
NY 10021 New York
United States

Date

May 6, 2018 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

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