Prazak String Quartet with Ivan Klansky
Date: 4th May 2018
Location: Royal Pump Rooms, The Parade, Leamington Spa, CV32 4AA
Jana Vonaskova-Novakova and Vlastimil Holek violins. Josef Kluson viola, Michal Kanka cello. Ivan Klansky piano.
Suk Meditation on the Old Czech Chorale Saint Wenceslas Op 35a
Smetana Quartet No 1 From My Life
Dvorak Piano Quintet in A Op 81
This leading Czech Quartet performs in Leamington for the first time, but the new leader, Jana Novakova, has played in the Royal Pump Rooms several times in duos and a piano trio. The Prazak is joined by Ivan Klansky of the Guarneri Piano Trio for Antonin Dvorak’s popular Piano Quintet and the programme starts with an important work by his son in law Josef Suk, followed by the extra-ordinary first of the two quartets by Bedrich Smetana, regarded as the founder of Czech music.
Concert generously supported by Hugh Beale
The concert will be recorded by BBC Radio 3
Leamington Music Festival Weekend 4-8 May 2018
Cost: £24 & £19 reserved central block, £14 unreserved sides, £1 students