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Nov 2, 2015 8:00 PM

JURAJ FILAS Requiem “Oratio Spei”

The Oratorio Society of New York will perform JURAJ FILAS Requiem “Oratio Spei” which is dedicated to the victims of terrorism, at the Stern Auditorium/Perelman stage at Carnegie Hall.


Performers include:

Oratorio Society of New York
Susanna Phillips, Soprano
Matthew Plenk, Tenor
John Moore, Baritone
Oratorio Society of New York Chorus and Orchestra
Kent Tritle, Conductor

Juraj Filas is a Slovak composer whose works include more than 100 compositions: symphonies, cantatas, concerts numerous compositions for chamber music, as well as the prize-winning TV opera "momento mori"; a concerto grosso "Copernicus"; the opera "Jane Eyre" (2010); "The Wisdom of the Wise Man", a cantata for choir, violoncello and organ; "The Song of Solomon" and a cantata for soli, choir and orchestra .

His composition style strives to maintain the distinct European musical tradition of the masters such as Verdi, Mahler and Beethoven using a lyrical and emotional musical language.

Filas graduated from the Prague Conservatory in 1976 in voice and composition. He currently lives in Prague where he is an Assistant Professor at the academy of Performing Arts in Prague where he teaches composition.

Rob Cameron on Radio praha called him, "one of the Czech Republic’s most important contemporary classical composers.





Carnegie Hall


Nov 2, 2015 8:00 PM


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