From March to May 2015 John Zorn wrote 300 new compositions collected in a book of music called The Bagatelles. This special marathon concert features 14 different ensembles performing over 50 compositions from Zorn's expansive new book of music. Including core members of Zorn's inner circle as well as exciting young players from the worlds of jazz, rock, and classical music, the Bagatelles Marathon is a fascinating microcosm of the Zorn universe. FIVE hours of non-stop creativity featuring some of the most exciting musicians out New York City's vibrant downtown community. 

JOHN ZORN / BAGATELLES MARATHON

MASADA
John Zorn (saxofon/sax)
Dave Douglas (trubka/trumpet)
Greg Cohen (kontrabas/bass)
Joey Baron (bicí/drums)
 

SYLVIE COURVOISIER AND MARK FELDMAN
Mark Feldman (housle/violin)
Sylvie Courvoisier (klavír/piano)

 
MARY HALVORSON QUARTET   

Mary Halvorson (kytara/guitar) 
Miles Okazaki (kytara/guitar)   
Drew Gress (kontrabas/bass)
Tomas Fujiwara (bicí/drums)

 
CRAIG TABORN
 
Craig Taborn (klavír/piano)
 

TRIGGER
Will Greene (kytara/guitar)
Simon Hanes (baskytara/bass)

Aaron Edgcomb (bicí/drums)
 

JOHN MEDESKI TRIO
John Medeski (varhany/organ)
Dave Fiuczynski (kytara/guitar)
Calvin Weston (bicí/drums)
 

ERIK FRIEDLANDER-MIKE NICOLAS DUO
Erik Friedlander (violoncello/cello)
Michael Nicolas (violoncello/cello)

BRIAN MARSELLA TRIO
Brian Marsella (klavír/piano)
Trevor Dunn (kontrabas/bass)
Kenny Wollesen (bicí/drums)
 

IKUE MORI
Ikue Mori (elektronika/electronics)

 

KRIS DAVIS
Kris Davis (klavír/piano)
Mary Halvorson (kytara/guitar)
Drew Gress (baskytara/bass)
Kenny Wollesen (bicí/drums)
 

GYAN RILEY AND JULIAN LAGE
Gyan Riley (kytara/guitar)
Julian Lage (kytara/guitar)
 

NOVA QUARTET   
John Medeski (klavír/piano)
Kenny Wollesen (vibrafon/vibes)  
Trevor Dunn (kontrabas/bass)    
Joey Baron (bicí/drums)  
 

PETER EVANS
Peter Evans (trubka/trupmet)
 

ASMODEUS
John Zorn (dirigent/conductor)

Marc Ribot (kytara/guitar)
Trevor Dunn (baskytara/bass)

Kenny Grohowski (bicí/drums)

 
CONTEMPORARY CLASSIC?

​How long does it take for a work to become a 'classic' – 20 or 30 years after it was written, or even longer (It took half a century for Liszt's Sonata to become an accepted part of piano literature)? Did the challenging language of the avant-garde

of the 50s onwards delay or even prevent this process? Or is the whole idea of canonic repertoire already outdated today?

 

Contemporary Classic? concerts attempt to stimulate contemplation of these ideas – during the last decade or so, it has perhaps started to become possible to identify the music of the 50s-70s which possesses this iconic status, and while other works worthy of our attention are still emerging, were others perhaps written too recently to be recognized by us as groundbreaking?

PROGRAM:

18:00                                                                                 

RECITAL I                                                                   

Stockhausen:Klavierstuck X      

Radulescu: Sonata no.2             

Saariaho: Prelude                     

Guerrero: Op. 1 Manual 

20:30 

 

RECITAL II                                                            

Ferneyhough: Lemma-Icon-Epigram    

Berio: Six Encores                         

Jolas: B for Sonata                                     Xenakis: Mists

The legendary pianist Alfred Brendel come to Prague to present his books, give a lecture on the art of Mozart interpretation and lead a chamber music masterclass with Czech ensemble Trio Incendio. One of the most sought-after ensembles in the world today, Quatuor Diotima, will perform the complete string quartets of Béla Bartók and the Czech premiere of the composition Future Family of the Czech composer Miroslav Srnka. The Czech Philharmonic is the partner of the entire event.

PROGRAM:

17. 3. 2019

Suk Hall, Rudolfinum

 

18:00 

Alfred Brendel:

On Playing Mozart

Lecture

 

 

 

 

 

 

19:30

Alfred Brendel:

Books Launch

A-Z Pianists'Alphabet

Playing the Human Game

18. 3. 2019  

Suk Hall, Rudolfinum

 

18:00

CYCLE BARTÓK I 

 

Béla Bartók              

String Quartet No. 1, op. 7

String Quartet No. 3

String Quartet No. 5

Quatuor Diotima

 

21:00

FUTURE FAMILY

Miroslav Srnka

Future Family (Czech premiere)

Lecture and performance

Miroslav Srnka

Quatuor Diotima

19. 3. 2019

Suk Hall, Rudolfinum

18:00

CYCLE BARTÓK II 

           

Béla Bartók              

String Quartet No. 2, op. 17

String Quartet No. 4

String Quartet No. 6

Quatuor Diotima

20:00                            

MASTERCLASS

Franz Schubert:

Piano Trio No. 1

Alfred Brendel

Trio Incendio

REFERENCE

Prague Music Performance is without any doubt a platform of international importance which has found its place among the most significant cultural events in Prague. The PMP production team really deserves the highest of praise.

Harmonie Magazine

 

Prague Music Performance is a great organization in a magnificent city with extraordinary people!

Alfred Brendel

 

Prague Music Performance is one of my very favorite festivals. One of the best places to play in the whole world!

Adrian Belew

 

PMP is a great organization!

Brad Mehldau

 

We really had a blast! We’re in little pieces all over the place… But plan to recollect ourselves here. Again soon!

Esperanza Spalding

 

Thanks for looking for us! The best hospitality and the nicest crowd of the tour. We love you!

Thurston Moore

Thank you for a well-executed night and your support! We had a great time in Prague!

Einstürzende Neubauten

 

Bravo for the Prague Music Performance! A wonderful idea in an incomparable city.

Leon Fleisher

 

Today there are thousands of festivals, and it is difficult to excel from the lot. Prague Music Performance is one of very few of them! Jan Bartos and his team are so committed that it is guaranteed for the future of this undertaking. Besides master classes by world-renowned musicians, they organize student concerts, and it helps young musicians to let themselves known to the public. I think that the Czech Republic can be very proud of this organization!

Tamás Vásáry

Prague Music Performance is constantly involved in all sorts of activities on a high professional level. In addition to being beneficial at the very physical of its activities, their wide-ranging effects make them beneficial for the entire cultural life in Prague. Over the period of several years of its existence, PMP has proved its professional as well as art qualities and the benefits of its projects. The committee positively assesses also the educational level which is embedded in the activity of PMP. We recommend significant support for this highly conceptual and successful project.

Evaluation of the Expert Committee of the Municipality of the City of Prague

 

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