Radek Baborák & Orquestrina
Bernstein & Gershwin
17. 8., 20:00, Slovak Radio
Václav Krahulík / piano
Radek Baborák / French horn & conductor
The captivating magic of American music growing from the jazz tradition, and connecting with classical music, will be brought to us in the final concert of the 19th annual Viva Musica! festival, with a relaxed American dramaturgy. Making a welcome appearance in Bratislava in this event is a world-renowned Czech musician, an excellent French horn player, for many years horn soloist with the Berlin Philharmonic, and conductor: Radek Baborák with his Orquestrina ensemble. In their rendering, with a new instrumentation, we will hear the matchless music of Leonard Bernstein from the musical West Side Story; the virtuoso overture to the operetta Candide; and the jazz-influenced work of George Gershwin in legendary works such as Rhapsody in Blue, An American in Paris, and Cuban Overture. “With great pleasure I have again accepted an invitation to the Viva Musica! festival in Bratislava. On this occasion I am coming with my Orquestrina ensemble, with whom I will play the most famous works of the cult American composers Leonard Bernstein and George Gershwin – in original arrangements by František Šterbák which were premiered in the Berlin Philharmonic, and which the public all over the world unquestionably enjoy,” Radek Baborák says.
Bernstein: Candide Overture
Gershwin: Cuban Overture
Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue
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Gershwin: American in Paris
Bernstein: Symphonic Dances from West Side Story
We reserve the right to change the programme and performers.
MOMENTS FROM PREVIOUS EDITIONS OF THE FESTIVAL CAN BE FOUND HERE:Gallery