Symfonický orchester VŠMU

VŠMU Bratislava

Wednesday, March 20, 2024, 6:00 PM, J Junior, Academy of Performing Arts Bratislava Orchestra
Concert Hall of SPh,
Price: 10, 8 €
VŠMU Bratislava Symphonic Orchestra
VŠMU Bratislava Choir
Marián Lejava 
Ladislav Kaprinay choirmaster
Anhelina Kydora piano
Kristina Borbat piano
Martin Pavlík violin
Thomas Adès
Francis Poulenc
Jean Sibelius
Johannes Brahms
Gabriel Fauré
Concerto for two pianos in D minor
Four Humoresques for violin and orchestra, Op. 89
Variations on a theme by Haydn for orchestra, Op. 56a
Cantique de Jean Racine, Op. 11

Marián Lejava regularly collaborates with the orchestra of his home institution, the Academy of Performing Arts. The young pianists will present themselves with an energetic concerto for two pianos by Francis Poulenc. The provocative work is inspired by Indonesian gamelans, jazz and at the same time concerti by the composer’s predecessors, Mozart, Liszt and Ravel. Jean Sibelius didn’t become a violin virtuoso but his perfect mastery of the instrument led him to create several opuses for the violin. The promising violinist Martin Pavlík will perform in the Four Humoresques. The charming Variations on a Theme by Haydn, op. 56 were created in the Bavarian town of Tutzing, a well-known excursion destination near Lake Starnberg, where Johannes Brahms sought refuge during the summer months of 1873. The student concert complements Thomas Adès’s contemporary work Dawn, which was created during the pandemic. It is inspired by the everyday rising of the sun, which repeats itself under all circumstances across our planet. The return of the dawn is depicted by the repetition of the theme of Henry Purcell’s three-hundred-year-old chaconne.