Classical Music Concerts
in the Werich Villa Garden

Klasika

31/5  -  9/11/2022

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Classical Concerts at Werich's 2022 - the second year of the classical music cycle performed by exceptional and talented young artists in the Werich Villa garden on Prague’s Kampa island - the former home of the incomparable actor, philosopher and writer Jan Werich; for the first time with international guests, an accompanying programme for children and “Echoes”, i.e. concerts of the Prague programmes in selected locations in the Czech Republic - in the "Horácké divadlo" theatre in Jihlava and the Schwarzenberg Tomb in Třeboň.

Classical Concerts at Werich's and its Echoes: afternoons and evenings with talented young musicians, classical music, programmes for children and the unique atmosphere of the Jan Werich's villa on the  Kampa island. Classical Music Festival in the Werich Villa Garden.

Classical Concerts at Werich’s will caress your ears and soothe your soul ❤️

Music - I don´t understand it but I like it.
I don't differentiate between classical and non-classical, just good and bad.

Jan Werich

ProgramME

31/5 - 9/11/2022

Prague, Werich villa garden

31/05
7 PM

Slavic Concert

Edgaras Davidovičius
tenor, Lithuania
Eva Esterková
soprano, Czechia
Ahmad Hedar
piano, Czechia

The opening concert of the 2nd year of the classical music festival Klasika u Wericha 2022 will bring mostly Lithuaninan and Czech songs both original and folk ones. On the programme, there will be also Slovak and Polish songs. The aim is to provide a varied picture of works of Slavic composers from Lithuania, Poland, Czechia and Slovakia.  

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A. Raudonikis:
Švelnumas, Vilniaus andante
J. Gruodis:
Visur Tyla
Folk song: Už ežero ugnys dega
V. Klova:
árie Rūtenio, opera Pilėnai
J. Tallat-Kelpša:
Už aukštųjų kalnelių
S. Šimkus:
Kur bakūžė samanota
A. Bražinskas:
píseň Ugnele
L. Janáček:
Folk Nocturnes (selection)
J. Křička:
Sunny Songs (selection)
B. Martinů: New Slovak Songs
M. Schneider-Trnavský: Keby som bol vtáčkom
K. Szymanowski: Pieśni kurpiowskie (selection)
Polish folk songs arranged by C. Kozietulski (selection)
A. Dvořák: Moravian Duets and Love Songs (selection)

Programme length: 90 min, incl. an intermission

Admission:
490 Kč - adults
390 Kc - students/seniors 65+/ZTP/P

30/8
7 PM

Nordic Concert

Arnheiður Eiríksdóttir
mezzosoprano, Island
Ahmad Hedar
piano, Czechia
vocal quartet

The power of Nordic nature, myths, love and broken hearts through the works of Nordic composers. The concert will be held under the auspices of the Islandic Consul to the Czech Republic, Mrs. Klára Dvořáková.

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S. Einarsson: Draumalandið
S. Kaldalóns: Á Sprengisandi
Á. Thorsteinsson: Kirkjuhvoll
J. Viðar: Karl sat undir kletti
Þ. Sigurbjörnsson: Heyr himna smiður (quartet)
E. Grieg: Våren
E. Grieg: Op. 67, “Haugtussa” (selection of songs)
E. Grieg: Jeg elsker dig
Finnish folk song: On Suuri Sun Rantas Autius (with quartet)
J. Sibelius: Op. 37
J. Viðar: Vökuró (with quartet)

Programme length: 90 min, incl. an intermission

Admission:
490 Kč - adults
390 Kc - students/seniors 65+/ZTP/P

13/9
7 PM

Austrian Concert

Lukáš Bařák
bas-baritone, Czechia
Kristýna Kůstková
soprano, Czechia
Ahmad Hedar
piano

A journey through four centuries of Austrian classical music.

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W. A. Mozart:
Oiseaux si tu les ans / Als Luise die Briefe / An Chloe – Kristýna Kůstková
F. Schubert:
Litanei / Lachen und Weinen / Die Forelle / Heidenröslein / Die Taubenpost - Lukáš Bařák
R. Strauss:
All mein Gedanken / Ach weh mir Unglückhaftem Mann / Zueignung – Lukáš Bařák
A. Schönberg:
Erwartung / Waldsonne (Four songs, Op. 2) /
Aus dem Spiegel von Arkadien (Brettl-Lieder) - Kristýna Kůstková
P. Marschik:  
Auf einem Torso Apollos – Lukáš Bařák
W. A. Mozart: The Marriage of FigaroCinque dieci – duet
Se a caso Madama – duet
Se vuole ballare – Lukáš Bařák
W. A Mozart: The Magic FluteBei Männern welche Liebe fühlen – duet
Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen – Lukáš Bařák
Pa, pa, pa – duet
W. A. Mozart: Don Giovanni
Ma se colpa...Batti batti oh bell Masetto – Kristýna Kůstková
La ci darem la mano – duet

Programme length: 90 min, incl. an intermission

Admission:
490 Kč - adults
390 Kc - students/seniors 65+/ZTP/P

Accompanying program for children

Fairy tale in the garden

26/6
4 PM

Vacanze italiane / Italian Holidays

Società Dante
Alighieri Praga
Theatre section

Based on the book "Italian Holidays" by Jan Werich and his life experience, the performance returns to the tradition of Italian commedia dell'arte, using traditional masks based on period originals and improvisation in music and dance.

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Two old men, a doctor, a harlequin and other servants, a girl in love and a captain feature in a typical plot laced with modern and contemporary elements. The story begins in old Pantalone's house when he, ill and irritable, is visited by the doctor who forces him to take a holiday. He is accompanied by his daughter, who feels stifled by her father's strict upbringing…

A bilingual one-act Czech-Italian production performed by Italian and Czech actors.

The cast: Michaela Tomková / Eva Vrbová / Markéta Uhlířová / Filip Jelínek / Linda Cavagnetto / Linda Zauner / Giulia Ferretti / Margherita Mazzoli
Text, dramaturgy and direction:
Maddalena Rossi

Suitable for ages 6 and up.
Programme length: 90 min, including intermission

Admission:

290 CZK - adults
50 CZK - children

25/9
4 PM

The paintbox was my first toy

Markéta Vydrová

A fairy tale and discussion with one of the most popular Czech children's book illustrators Markéta Vydrová. Discover how to encourage children that what they love to do most in the world can become their job, calling and a dream come true. Because if you grow up to be a happy adult who does what they love for a living, you will have a happy life.

Zrušeno z vážných důvodů. Náhradní termín bude stanoven do konce září. Vstupenky zůstávají v platnosti, popř. lze požadovat vrácení vstupného. Omlouváme se.
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© Markéta Vydrová

How did Markéta become an illustrator at the age of four? How do you go about illustrating a children's book? Reading of the author's fairy tale about "Sage the Elf" with projection of the author's pictures and Q&A time. Children can ask Markéta anything they are interested in - from questions about space flights to how many teeth good illustrators have.

Note: The illustrators are real live human beings, so feel free to bring books with Markéta's illustrations to be autographed!

Suitable for ages 6 and up.
Program length: 90 minutes, including intermission

Admission:
290 CZK - adults
50 CZK - children

21/7
6 PM

In Folk Tone

Eliška Gattringerová
soprano
Roman Hoza
baritone
Ahmad Hedar
piano

A classicas songs concert; a tribute to the great Czech classical composers Antonín Dvořák, Leoš Janáček and Bohuslav Martinů on the occasion of the last performance of the successful production of Dodo Gombár's "Martinů - Bohuslav's Czech Rhapsody" performed by the Horácké Divadlo Theatre.

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The concert brings the soloist of the National Theatre Brno and the Deutsche Oper am Rhein in Düsseldorf, baritone Roman Hoza, and soprano Eliška Gattringerová, winner of the International Antonín Dvořák Singing Competition and a guest soloist of the National Theatre Brno together with one of the Czech leading pianists Ahmad Hedar.

Jihlava, Horácké divadlo Theatre
Leoš Janáček: Moravian Folk Poetry in Songs (selection)
Bohuslav Martinů: Songs on One Page
Bohuslav Martinů: Songs on Two Pages
Antonín Dvořák: Gypsy Songs
Antonín Dvořák: Moravian Duets (selection)

Programme length: 80 min, incl. an intermission

Discounts: Senior pass, Family pass, 25% off for students, 15% off for seniors, 30% off for disabled persons

St. George's Church, Chřibská

20/8
6:30 PM

Spanish Evening

Barbora Kubíková
classical guitar
Ester Pavlů
mezzo-soprano
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I. Albéniz: Asturias, Spanish Suite No. 1, Op. 47
F. Tárrega: Recuerdos de la Alhambra
J. Turina: Sonata, op. 61
M. de Falla: Siete canciones populares españolas (selection)
M. Llobet: Variaciones sobre un Tema de Fernando Sor, op. 15F
G. Lorca: Trece canciones españolas antiguas (selection)

Programme length: 80 min, incl. an intermission

Admission is voluntary.

9/9
7 PM

Spanish Evening

Barbora Kubíková
classical guitar
Ester Pavlů
mezzo-soprano

An exciting journey through various regions of Spain with one of the best Czech classical guitar players Barbora Kubíková, and a mezzo-soprano Ester Pavlů, a guest soloist of the National Theatre in Prague - the current Bizet’s Carmen.

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Třeboň, Schwarzenberg Tomb
I. Albéniz: Asturias, Spanish Suite No. 1, Op. 47
F. Tárrega: Recuerdos de la Alhambra
J. Turina: Sonata, op. 61
M. de Falla: Siete canciones populares españolas (selection)
M. Llobet: Variaciones sobre un Tema de Fernando Sor, op. 15F
G. Lorca: Trece canciones españolas antiguas (selection)

Programme length: 80 min, incl. an intermission

Admission:
240 Kč - pre-sale,
300 Kč - on spot

Iðnó, Reykjavik, Island

17/9
2 PM

Nordic-Czech song concert

Arnheiður Eiríksdóttir
mezzo-soprano
Ahmad Hedar
piano

A concert with songs by Nordic composers on the themes of Nordic nature, fairy tales, love and broken hearts, supplemented by songs by Czech musical personalities A. Dvořák and B. Martinů.

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S. Einarsson: Draumalandið
E. Grieg: Haugtussa, Op. 67
Killingsdans​​​​​​
​​Vond dag
​​​Ved gjætle-bekken
B. Martinů: Songs on Two Pages:
Neighbor’s Stable
Hope
The Night Watchman
The Lads of Zvolen
J. Viðar: Karl sat undir kletti​​​​​​​​
Á. Thorsteinsson: Kirkjuhvoll​​
S. Kaldalóns: Á Sprengisandi​​​​​​​
A. Dvořák: Humoresques in E flat minor No. 1 and G flat major No. 7, Op. 101
A. Dvořák: Love songs (Ástarlög)
Oh, for us love does not bloom
So many hearts are as though as dead 
Around the house I stagger now
In that sweet power of your eyes 
Oh dear soul, the only one
J. Sibelius: Op. 37 
Den Första Kyssen
Var det en dröm
Flickan kom ifrån sin älsklings möte​​​​

Admission: Entrance is free.

Instituto Cervantes, Chicago

11/08
6 PM

THE GOLDEN AGE OF GUITAR

Barbora Kubíková
GUITAR /CZ/
Ester Pavlů
MEZZO-SOPRANO /CZ/
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I. Albéniz:
Suite española, Op. 47: No. 5, Asturias
J. Turina:
Sonata, Op. 61
M. de Falla:Siete canciones populares españolas (selections)
M. Llobet:Variaciones sobre un Tema de Fernando Sor, Op. 15
G. Lorca:
Trece canciones españolas antiguas (selections)
V. Mišík:
Sunny Grave
K. Kryl:
Brother, Close the Door!
J. Brabec/P. Rada:A Prayer for Martha

NCSML, Cedar Rapids

11/09
7 PM

EVOLUTION OF THE GUITAR

Barbora Kubíková
GUITAR /CZ/
Ester Pavlů
MEZZO-SOPRANO /CZ/

An exciting journey of the guitar's evolution ranges from classical Spanish guitar songs to those of Argentinian Astor Piazzolla to songs that showcase the guitar's political role in Czechoslovakia.

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I. Albéniz:Asturias
Spanish Suite No. 1
Op. 47
M. Llobet:Variaciones sobre un Tema de Fernando Sor
Op. 15
G. Lorca:Tree canciones españolas antiguas (selections)
M. de Falla:Siete canciones populares españolas (selections)
A. Piazzolla:Tango Suite
Beatles:Yesterday
J. Brabec/P. Rada:Prayer for Martha
K. Kryl:Brother, close the door

St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church, Spillville

11/10
7 PM

IN FOLK TONE

Ester Pavlů
MEZZO-SOPRANO /CZ/
Lukáš Klánský
Piano /CZ/
Barbora Kubíková
GUITAR, guest /CZ/
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Antonín Dvorák:Humoresque No. 7 in G-Flat Major
Gypsy Songs.Humoresque No. 3 in A flat Major
In Folk Tone (selections for mezzo-soprano)
Humoresque No. 5 in A Minor
Biblical Songs (selections)
Frederick Chopin:Opus No. 10, No. 12,
"Revolutionary" (selections)
Jindrich Brabec/Petr Rada: Prayer for Marta

Artist Profiles

Arnheiður Eiríksdóttir
mezzo-soprano
Exceptional Icelandic mezzo-soprano who became a soloist at the National Theatre in Prague
narodni-divadlo.cz/profil
Ester Pavlů
mezzo-soprano
“Carmen” of the National Theatre in Prague and one of the most outstanding and talented opera singers inthe Czech Republic today
esterpavlu.cz
Eliška Gattringerová
soprano
Winner of the Antonín Dvořák International Singing Competition in Karlovy Vary and promoter of opera within the Run OpeRun project, guest soloist of the National Theatre Brno
eliskagattringerova.cz
Edgaras Davidovičius
tenor
Talented Lithuanian tenor who was enchanted by Czech classical music
facebook.com/edgaras.davidovicius
ROMAN HOZA
baryton
Soloist of the Brno National Theatre and Deutsche Oper am Rhein in Düsseldorf
www.romanhoza.com
Kristýna Kůstková
soprano
Winner of numerous singing competitions and the 2020 Gold Crystal Heart Award from the Czech Center New York for spreading Czech culture in the USA
kristynakustkova.com
Lukáš Bařák
bas-baritone
2021 Winner of the National Theatre Director's Award for Artists under 35
lukasbarak.com
Ahmad Hedar
piano
Acclaimed pianist, vocalcoach and singer, and an active supporter of opera through the Run OpeRun project
Società Dante
Alighieri Praga
Theatre Group
The Società Dante Alighieri, a non-profit organization founded in Rome in 1889, aims to spread the Italian language and culture throughout the world. The Prague branch was established in January 2005 on the initiative of a few enthusiasts. In a few years it has won the favour of hundreds of students and numerous accolades from the parent organization in Rome. Its theatre section produces plays every year, casting both Italian enthusiasts and professional actors and acting students.
dantepraga.cz
Eva Esterková
soprano
2nd prize winner at the International Singing Competition in Karlovy Vary in 2019, guest soloist at the National Theatre Brno
evaesterkova.cz
Barbora Kubíková
guitar
One of the most talented classical guitarists in the Czech Republic. Frequently accompanies world-renowned tenor José Cura on his tours.
barbora-kubikova.webnode.cz
Markéta Vydrová
Ilustrator
Her affectionate children's illustrations have brightened more than 100 children's books
ilustrace-marketa-vydrova.estranky.cz

Tickets

Programme
Prague:

Tickets available on www.goout.cz, www.klasikauwericha.cz or in the Werich Villa box office. Tickes are not for specific seats.

Jihlava:

Tickets available online at the Horácké divadlo Jihlava website or at the theatre box office one hour before the start of the concert.

Třeboň:

Tickets available in pre-sale and on spot.  

About Festival

The idea to organize Classical Concerts at Werich’s originated in 2020 from an idea to hold a “Concert for 100 people”. Its aim was to provide space for cultural engagement and musical enjoyment in line with the pandemic measures in place at the time. Needless to say, the plan did not work out.
However, with the undimmed longing for culture and the kind cooperation of the Werich Villa, we were delighted to be able to offer the audience six beautiful classical music concerts in the summer of 2021 for the first time.

The 2nd year of Classical Concerts at Werich’s brings both Czech and, which is new, international artists in European programmes to reflect the Czech Republic’s presidency of the European Union Council from 1 June - 31 December 2022.

We will also offer Echoes of the Classical Concerts at Werich's in selected locations of the Czech Republic so that as many classical music lovers as possible can enjoy the young Czech talented musicians in interesting programmes of the Prague festival. We invite you to enjoy the works of Dvořák, Janáček and Martinů at the Horácké Divadlo Theatre in Jihlava. The Spanish programme will be performed in the beautiful Schwarzenberg Tomb in Třeboň.

Máme na srdci bezpečí nás všech.
Berte prosím na vědomí, že pro vstup na akci je nutné splnit jednu z následujících podmínek:
  • doložit negativní RT-PCR test starý nejvýše 7 dní,
  • doložit negativní POC (tzv. antigenní) test starý nejvýše 72 hodin,
  • doložit prodělání laboratorně potvrzeného onemocnění covidem-19 v době ne delší než 180 dnů přede dnem konání akce,
  • aplikaci obou dávek očkování proti covidu-19, přičemž od druhé dávky musí uběhnout nejméně 14 dní,
  • případně provést antigenní samotest s negativním výsledkem na místě.

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