Recital Review

Our end of May was mainly about solo recitals.

On Friday 25th of May Jana Kubánková and Martin Hybler held their concert at Valdstejn Castle, inconic Czech sightseeing situated on the sandstone rocks in the natural heritage Bohemia Paradise.  Great works by J. S. Bach, W. A. Mozart, E. Schulhoff, O. Messiaen were played. Jana commented the concert herself to provide the audience context of particular compositions, atmosphere was therefore very open and nice. Right after the concert visitors also had a chance to listen to the old organ in Jan Nepomucký Chapel in the castle.

On sunday 27th of May, at beautiful Synagogue in Jičín city, Jana Kubánková presented her recital called “Jewish violin of the classical repertoire”, based mainly on the solo violin works of the 20th century. This concert was very special.. Jewish synagogue in Jičín is very magical space and when classical music of 20th century enters and brings all the  stories of ist authors, then history becomes very present and people understand not just racionally but emotionally. At this concert Jana also told the stories of the music played and the audience became very open and personal to this kind of music. At the end of the concert  prolonged applause sounded the space of synagogue.