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June 2019

The Diary of One Who Disappeared

June 5 @ 7:45 pm - June 8 @ 9:00 pm
Royal Opera House, Bow Street
London, WC2E 9DD United Kingdom
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A staging of Janacek's song cycle in the Linbury Theatre. Sung in Czech with English surtitles. Three performances on 5, 6, and 8 June

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The Emmy Destinn Young Singers Concert

June 6 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
22 Mansfield Street London, W1G 9NR United Kingdom + Google Map

Arias and songs by Dvorak, Janacek and Smetana introduced by Veronika Hyks and performed by finalists of the 2017 Emmy Destinn Foundation Young Singers Awards. Zita Syme soprano (1st Prize) Erika Madi Jones soprano (Dvorak Society for Czech and Slovak Music Prize) Samuel Lom bass (Finalist) Panaretos Kyriatzidis pianist (Lady Grenfell-Baines Accompanist’s Prize) An evening of Czech music at the beautiful salon of arts philanthropists Bob and Elisabeth Boas. They host musical evenings which provide performance opportunities to young artists…

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BCSA garden party

June 8 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Czech & Slovak Embassy gardens, 26-30 Kensington Palace Gardens
London, W8 4QY
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Our summer social will be held in the gardens of the Czech and Slovak Embassies, with their kind permission. All are welcome – not just BCSA members. Bring your friends, bring your family! Enjoy an afternoon relaxing among Slovak, Czech and British people. Live entertainment will come from the popular Morena Slovak Dance Group and Pieter Magusin playing his accordion. Children will be able to take part in a fancy dress competition on a theme of your choice (further details…

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BCSA “Get to Know You” Social Evening

June 12 @ 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Czech and Slovak National House, 74 West End Lane
London, NW6 2LX United Kingdom
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Join us and have a fun evening chatting to friendly people. Czech and Slovak food and drinks are available from the restaurant and bar. Anybody with Czech or Slovak connections or interests is welcome to our monthly socials to meet, chat and get to know each other a little better in a relaxed and informal gathering. We usually have about a dozen people there at various times during the evening but, whatever the number, there will be good conversations for…

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Karol Samuelcik: Music from Europe & South America

June 13 @ 7:45 pm - 9:00 pm
Purcell Room, Queen Elizabeth Hall
London, SE1 8XX United Kingdom
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The classical guitarist spans the Atlantic with a programme of masterworks from Central Europe to Argentina, including Joseph Kaspar Mertz and Astor Piazzolla. In his Southbank Centre debut, Karol Samuelcik performs works by contemporary Slovak composers, Lukas Borzik and Jevgenij Irsai, ending the first part of the concert with Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco. The second part of the programme includes South American rhythms from Piazzolla, creator of New Tango, and Brazilian revelation Sergio Assad, virtuoso performer and grand composer of vivid Brazilian…

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Forman Brothers’ Theatre in Birmingham

June 27 @ 7:30 pm - June 29 @ 4:00 pm
Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Centenary Square, Broad Street
Birmingham, B1 2EP United Kingdom
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For the first time in the UK, the sons of Oscar-winning Miloš Forman, bring a spectacular cast of 20 acrobats, dancers, singers and musicians to perform this spectacular Wild West tale. Using an extraordinary mixture of film, live action and magic they move from illusion to reality presenting the Old West in a completely new way. For twenty five years the Forman Brothers’ Theatre has been one of the most original artistic groups in Czech theatre. It creates its performances…

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July 2019

Smetana Trio

July 7 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Wigmore Hall, 36 Wigmore Street
London, W1U 2BP United Kingdom
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Beethoven: Piano trio in B flat Op.11 Dvorak: Piano trio in F minor Op.65 Tickets £16 concessions £14 including programme and coffee/sherry/juice To book see website link below.

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Wihan Quartet

July 7 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wigmore Hall, 36 Wigmore Street
London, W1U 2BP United Kingdom
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Josef Suk: Meditation on an old Bohemian Chorale (St Wenceslas) Op. 35a Antonin Dvorak: String Quartet in E Op. 80 Ludwig van Beethoven: String Quartet in C sharp minor Op. 131 Tickets £40, £35, £30, £25 £18 to book see website link below. £5 tickets for under 35s available login to book

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First Night of the Proms – Glagolitic Mass

July 19 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore
London, SW7 2AP United Kingdom
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Janacek’s monumental Glagolitic Mass launches the BBC Proms with thunderous spiritual drama. Karina Canellakis conducts the massed forces of the BBC Symphony Orchestra & Chorus and BBC Singers in one of the 20th century’s great choral masterpieces. Programme Zosha Di Castri Long Is the Journey – Short Is the Memory(15 mins) BBC commission: world premiere Antonin Dvorak The Golden Spinning Wheel(28 mins) interval Leos Janacek Glagolitic Mass(43 mins) Final version 1928 Henry Wood Novelties: UK premiere, 1930 Performers Asmik Grigorian…

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Proms Plus Talk – Sir John Tusa

July 20 @ 5:45 pm - 6:30 pm
Imperial College Union, Beit Quadrangle, Prince Consort Rd
London, SW7 2BB United Kingdom
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An introduction to Smetana’s Má vlast with Czech-born former manager of the BBC World Service, Sir John Tusa. Edited version broadcast on BBC Radio 3 during tonight’s interval Booking is not required for this event. Entry is on a first-come-first-served basis (doors open from 30 minutes before the event begins; capacity is limited)

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