Sbor a Symfonický Orchestr University Warwick
20. března 2018 od 19:00
Kostel sv. Jana Nepomuckého, Kutná Hora.
University of Warwick Symphony Orchestra and Chorus Concert
Tuesday 20th March 2018, 7pm
St John of Nepomuk Church, Kutná Hora.
Programme and Notes:
Highlights from: Dvorák New World Symphony, Dvorák Te Deum and Beethoven Mass in C. Parry Jerusalem.
Dvorák's elegant Te Deum is twinned with his ever popular New World Symphony, a work written in the United States in the 1890s, blending the old European forms and the exciting freshness of the new.
The beautiful classicism of Beethoven's Mass in C is evident in this work which was written in 1807 at a time when his hearing was becoming profoundly worse. Beethoven's ability to continue to produce such music against such physical adversity is a measure of his genius.
Parry's setting of Jerusalem is a firm English classic which has charged English life since 1916. Not only sung every year at The Last Night of The Proms in London every year, it is a favourite at state ceremonies, worship services and even at sporting events.
The University of Warwick Symphony Orchestra and Chorus are a group of students, staff and members of the local community from Coventry, England who share a love for music making. Under the baton of Director of Music Paul McGrath (formerly a conducting fellow at the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester and principal guest conductor with English Touring Opera for nearly a decade) and Assistant Director of Music James Ham (Principal Conductor of the London Orchestra Project and former Conducting Fellow with Birmingham Royal Ballet) the Orchestra and Chorus regularly perform in Butterworth Hall - a state of the art 1540-seat concert hall on the university campus.