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Jarek Nohavica is a popular Czech singer-songwriter. His concerts are often a unique experience for his listeners, as he definitely ranks among those performers who create, while on stage, a kind of gripping mystery. With great expertise, he remains poised between folk music and folklore, truly occupying the role of the bard of his region. Strikingly, he remains different from the generation of Czech folk singers from the 1960s, in that his stylistic orientation tends to look eastwards: using elements…Find out more »
Czech flautist Veronika Klírová brings her City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra colleague Ben Dawson to add our traditional Czech flavour to the Festival. With them come the Czech Republic’s famous sons and a composer whose work is new to the Festival – Martin Červenka – who dedicated this Obrazy Suite to Veronika which receives its Leamington debut. Schulhoff: Flute Sonata Martin Červenka: Suite for Flute and Piano ‘Obrazy’ Martinů: Flute Sonata No 1 H306 Hummel: Flute Sonata in A Op…Find out more »
The Kinsky Piano Trio makes its third visit to the Royal Pump Rooms, having previously appeared in the 2014 and 2017 Festivals. One of the great Czech ensembles, the Trio records regularly for Czech Radio, and their concerts have also been broadcast in the USA and Mexico. In this concert, Beethoven nestles comfortably amongst a Czech contemporary and a Czech successor. Vranický Trio in G Op 32 No 1 Beethoven Trio in C minor Op 1 No 3 Fibich Trio…Find out more »
A talk by Mark Le Fanu, a film historian based at University College London. He has written widely about Tarkovsky and about Japanese cinema. His most recent book is Believing in Film: Christianity and Classic European Cinema (Bloomsbury, 2020). £15 including a glass of wine, register online (see link below) Images from left to right: Baron Prášil, Loves of a Blonde, Closely Observed Trains, The Cremator. Promotional material © Barrandov StudiosFind out more »
Architect Peter Jamieson, Chairman, and the founders Barbara Peacock and Ian Kennaway will talk about the growth of The Friends' involvement and influence in helping to secure and conserve the rich heritage of the Czech lands Since 2008 we have carried out a programme of education and promotion for Czech heritage by organising 50 events in London, including presentations, talks, visits, wine tastings and exhibitions. Our events are presented by experts on topics ranging from leading Czech personalities to modern…Find out more »