SOFSEM 2000 -- Social Programme

Sat, Nov. 25, 19:30 -- Welcoming Reception

Tue, Nov. 28, 12:15-17:00 -- Trips
  • Glass Works in the Zdar Vicinity
  • "Trekking" in the Milovy Vicinity

    Tue, Nov. 28, 21:30 -- Poetry and Jazz
    Boba Mannova, Jarda Pokorny, Tomas Vlk, Ales Krenek

    Thu, Nov. 30, 20:00 -- Concert: Brno Quartet
    Lubomir Cermak - Karel Hejl - Bohuslav Fiser - Martin Svajda

    Bedrich Smetana (1824-1884):, String Quartet No. 1 e minor, From My Life
    Allegro vivo appassionato
    Allegro moderato a la Polka
    Largo sostenuto
    Antonin Dvorak (1841-1904): String Quartet F dur, op. 96
    Allegro ma non troppo
    Molto vivace
    Vivace ma non troppo

    Brno String Quartet

    The Brno String Quartet came into existence in 1969 when its members were studying at the Janacek Academy of Performing Arts in Brno. Thanks to its exceptional quality and activity, the Brno Quartet very soon won a foremost place among the leading chamber ensembles in Czech Republic and soon attracted the well-deserved attention of foreign audiences and critics. The Brno Quartet has given a great many concerts in the whole Europe and USA, it has performed for radio broadcasting corporations in those countries, and also cooperates with foreign record companies.

    The repertoire of the ensemble consists predominantly of the complete works of Smetana, Dvorak, Janacek and Martinu, most of other great classical and romantic quartets and many significant modern and contemporary works, too. On the whole, quartet's repertoir consists of more than one hundred works.

    The Brno Quartet's playing is characterized by certainty of instruments and musical sensibility. Critics appreciate mainly the perfect combination of the instruments, deep internal experience, capability of the accomplished expression of stylistic richness of all interpreted