Ian Bostridge’s Socrates – CANCELLED

30. listopad 2020

Rudolfinum, 30 November 2020 at 7:30 p.m. Public dress rehearsal at 9:30 a.m.

With respect to the uncertainty surrounding the Covid-19 pandemic, we have reached the decision to cancel the 1.12.2020 concert. You will not miss out on this concert: we will present the same programme on Monday, 30.11.2020. Tickets can be purchased here

If you have already purchased tickets for the concert then we will contact you to agree on the best solution. If we have not contacted you by 1.11.2020 at the latest, then we probably do not have your up-to-date contact details, so please contact us by e-mail at socr@rozhlas.cz.

Maurice Ravel: Le Tombeau de Couperin
Erik Satie: Socrate
Hector Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique, Op. 14

Ian Bostridge – tenor
Alexander Liebreich – conductor

Ian Bostridge is currently undoubtedly one of the best British lyrical tenors. His realm is the songs of Franz Schubert, the works of Benjamin Britten and the music of Leoš Janáček, whose The Diary of One Who Disappeared he recorded on compact disk, even dedicating a notable television documentary to him. On the invitation of Chief Conductor Alexander Liebreich, he will be performing Erik Satie’s Socrate in Prague. The enigmatic French composer from the turn of the 19th and 20th century gave the work the subtitle “A Symphonic Drama”, perhaps ironically. The composition on the texts of Plato’s dialogues, meant for a singer and a small orchestra, is relatively static and more lyrical in expression than dramatic. The programme dedicated to French music will open with Ravel’s homage to the Baroque master, Le Tombeau de Couperin. The evening will culminate with the performance of the truly dramatic Symphonie fantastique from Hector Berloiz, with the renowned March to the Scaffold and Dream of a Witches’ Sabbath.

Ticket prices: 900 Kč | 750 Kč | 600 Kč | 400 Kč | 250 Kč | 150 Kč

The organizers reserves the right to change program and performers.

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