MAY 2019
U.K. Diary

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Finding more information about concerts and events featuring Czech and Slovak music and performers:

Every month there are numerous concerts and events in the UK, and around the world, which feature Czech and Slovak music and performers, but sadly we cannot list them all!

There are some additional online sources of information which are well worth checking for details of forthcoming classical concerts:

>  Chamber Music Plus
>  BachTrack
>  Concert Diary
>  Classical Events
and in the US
>  Instant Encore

And individual composers are featured on these sites
>  Kapralova Society
>  Korngold Society
>  Mahler Society

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Whittington International Chamber Music Festival

21-26 May 2019
Czech Mates – Dvořák and the Bohemians with eleven international artists
VENUE: St John the Baptist, Whittington Staffs SY11 4DF
T 01691 657986
Booking Information
Concert 1 Tuesday 21 May | 7.30pm
preceded (6pm-6.45pm) by Pre-Festival Talk by Jan Smaczny (see below)
Smetana: Piano Trio in G minor Op 15
Dvořák: Silent woods for cello and piano
Suk: Ballade in D minor for violin and piano
Dvořák: String Quintet in Eb major Op 97

Concert 2 Wednesday 22 May | 7.30pm
Dvořák: Violin sonata in F Op 57
Martinů: Piano Trio no 2 in D minor
Dvořák: ‘Cypresses’ String Quartet B152

Concert 3 Thursday 23 May | 7.30pm
Dvořák: Piano Trio no 4 in E minor Op 90 ‘Dumky’
Suk: Meditation on the old Czech Chorale ‘Saint Wenceslas’ for String Quartet
Dvořák: Piano Quartet in Eb Op 87 

Concert 4 Friday 24 May | 7.30pm
Smetana: String Quartet No 1 ‘From my Life’
Young musicians play a Smetana/ Dvořák medley
Dvořák: Romantic pieces Op 75 for violin and piano
Dvořák: String Quartet No 12 in F Op 96 ‘American’ 

Concert 5 Saturday 25 May | 7.30pm
Suk: Violin solo from the fairy tale Raduz and Mahulena
Suk: Piano Trio in C minor Op 2
Janáček: Quartet No 1 ‘The Kreutzer Sonata’
Dvořák: Quartet No 13 Op 106 in G 

Concert 6 Sunday 26 May | 3.00pm (note time)
Janáček: ‘In the Mists’
Suk: Piano Trio in Db Op 23 ‘Elegie’
Smetana: String Quartet No 2 in D minor
Dvořák: Piano Quintet No 2 in A Op 81

Pre-Festival Talk before Concert 1
Tuesday 21 May 6pm-6.45pm (bar open)
Jan Smaczny, an authority on Czech Music and a popular lecturer on cultural tours to Prague, will introduce our six-day Bohemian programme with a musically-illustrated talk on this vivacious repertoire and its profound surprises. An author, broadcaster and journalist, Professor Smaczny is also Hamilton Harty Chair of Music at Queen’s University, Belfast.
Ticket for Concert 1 or Whole Festival Pass required for admission