Janáček Philharmonic Ostrava is going to Asia in November
JFO (Janáček Philharmonic Ostrava) is going to be “on the road“ again – the destination is South Korea where JFO has regularly performed since 1992: There are six concerts (from 12 to 17 November) to on the agenda, in particular in Daegu, Seoul, Gwangju, Seogwipo, and Tongyeong (two concerts). The orchestra is accompanied by the conductor Leoš Svárovský, and Lukáš Vodráček, who is a soloist. JFO is going to put on the stage Slavic repertoire.
Leoš Svárovský is to conduct this set of concerts, which repertoire is not an easy one. As mentioned above, the world-renown pianist Lukáš Vondráček, the winner of Queen’s Elisabeth Competition in Brussels 2016, is going to deliver a solo performance of Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto no. 3. The CEO of JFO, Jan Žemla, claims that the orchestra was delighted to introduce Prokofiev to the Korean audience.
The opening composition is Glinka’s Ruslan and Lyudmila Overture, which points out the author’s ability to interconnect both opera, folk, and oriental tunes. All the concerts are going to be opened by this composition, except for the one in Gwangju, where the opening composition is a symphonic poem Democratic by King Dae – Seong. The ensuing composition is previously mentioned Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto no. 3, which is being referred to as one of the greatest compositions of his. The finale of concerts belongs to Dvořák’s Symphony no 7, which is considered to be the author’s masterpiece in terms of post -Beethoven’s era.
The tour is funded by the Moravian-Silesian Region and the Ministry of Culture.