Slavic and Eurasian Studies

Czech Piano Concert: Janáček, Suk and Dvořák

Mon, December 9, 2013 | Jessen Auditorium, Homer Rainey Hall (HRH) at 21st St. & University Ave.

6:00 PM

Czech Piano Concert: Janáček, Suk and Dvořák

Join us for a Czech piano concert performed by Dr. Karolina Syrovatkova!

When: Monday, December 9th, 2013 @ 6 PM

Where: Jessen Auditorium, Homer Rainey Hall (HRH) at 21st St. & University Ave.

Karolina began her professional music studies at the Prague Conservatory in the Czech Republic. Her success at home opened doors to further studies in the United States, where she first achieved a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland. Karolina graduated with a Master’s Degree from the University of Texas in Austin where she was awarded a full assistantship to continue her studies in the Doctoral program which she has completed in November 2013. She has been unanimously nominated to receive the “Best Lecture Recital Award.” Karolina has frequently appeared in master-classes both in Europe and the United States.

Check out a sneak peek of what she will be playing:

I. Leoš Janáček (1854-1928) "On the Overgrown Path" 

1. Naše Večery / Our Evenings 
2. Lístek Odvanuty / A Blown-Away Leaf 
3. Pojďte s Námi! / Come With Us! 
4. Frydecká Panna Maria / The Madonna of Frydek 
5. Štěbetaly Jak Laštovičky / They Chattered Like Swallows 
6. Nelze Domluvit! / Words Fail! 
7. Dobrou Noc! / Good Night! 
8. Tak Neskonale Úzko / Unatterable Anguish 
9. V Pláči / In Tears 
10. Syček Neodletěl! / The Screech Owl Has Not Flown Away! 

Searching for the Vanished Present in Leoš Janáček's Cycle of Piano Miniatures "On the Overgrown Path." 
This cycle of 10 short "moods" for piano contains some of Janacek's most profound, striking as well as despairing music. Written as a biographical piece, Janacek recalls his life with his beloved daughter Olga when she was alive. Inspired by folk songs and melodies of Moravian country side, we travel through time to understand what prompted Janacek to write such an amazing piece of music.

II. Josef Suk: Love Song

III. Antonín Dvořák: Humoresque in gb major

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