Almost 200 young musicians perform a unique composition by Kryštof Mařatka – Brno Daily

This year’s Mozart Children’s Festival gala concert will take place this Sunday at the Janáček Theatre. Marie Kučerová, director of Filharmonie Brno, described the ambitious, irreplaceable and demanding production, because in one evening the children will try out three different types of cooperation: in the first they form a large ensemble completed by professionals, in the second c It’s the other way around, and in the third, young dancers will join in the music. Photo credit: Filharmonie Brno

Brno, June 8 (BD) – Nearly 200 artists will perform on stage on Sunday, with young talents from all over South Moravia far outnumbering professional musicians. “This is thanks to Kryštof Mařatka’s composition ‘Invisible Forest’, which will be performed in its Czech premiere,” said Kristýna Drášilová, project coordinator and lecturer in education at Filharmonie Brno. “The author composed it for children of all ages and different musical levels. They form the basis of the orchestra, the adults only supplement them. And not just philharmonic musicians, but also elementary school teachers and even parents. The melodramatic fable Gretel was commissioned by the Philharmonie de Paris to involve struggling slum children, then performed at France’s most prestigious concert hall.

It is not only the composition itself that is unique, but also the process of its preparation. “The goal was to allow all musicians who have the desire to play and improve to participate,” said Drášilová. “Since this is a contemporary piece, the orchestra is supposed to use non-standard sound instruments. On top of that, the young children learned to observe the gestures of the conductor during the performance, and even sitting on the chairs was problematic at first. Despite all these pitfalls, the conductor and choirmaster Michal Jančík guided the children towards a result that he can proudly describe as professional. There are 25 philharmonic musicians in the orchestra for this piece, and about 70 children, supplemented by 80 children from the Kantiléna choir.

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The most experienced students will play with the orchestra in the second part of the concert: the symphonic poem “Holoubek” by Antonin Dvořák. The second half of the concert will feature Bohuslav Martinů’s ballet comedy “Who is the most powerful in the world?” and the Philharmonie will join forces with the talent of the Brno Dance Conservatory.

The gala concert is the highlight of the festival program, but it is far from the only attraction. There are also concerts for kindergartens and schools, music workshops and the traditional concert of soloists for children. “It will allow children to play with a professional orchestra, with them as soloists. The best from all over South Moravia will perform, and people can expect solo dulcimer, accordion, piano, trumpet and harpsichord,” said Petr Karas, Head of Primary School co-organizer of Smetanova.

The closing ceremony will take place on Sunday June 12 at 7 p.m. at the Janáček Theater and the Concert of the children soloists will take place on Tuesday June 14 at 6 p.m. at the Besední dům. Tickets for both evenings are available in advance, online at filharmonie-brno.cz or at the door before the event.

Brno Daily provides media support to Filharmonie Brno.

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