Slovakia's philharmonic ensembles will play concerts in tribute to Notre Dame

Two Easter holidays concerts will take place in Bratislava and Košice.

Slovakia's philharmonic orchestras will pay tribute to the burned-down Notre Dame cathedral before Easter.Slovakia's philharmonic orchestras will pay tribute to the burned-down Notre Dame cathedral before Easter.(Source: Ján F. Lukáš)

The Slovak Philharmonic in Bratislava and the Slovak State Philharmonic in Košice will show solidarity with Notre Dame cathedral in Paris, which was destroyed by fire in mid-April.

Both ensembles will pay tribute by playing two concerts before Easter, Slovakia's Culture Ministry informed on its website.

Košice with a premiere

The Slovak State Philharmonic Košice will play the Easter Concert on April 18, starting at 19:00 in Košice's House of Arts.

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“The premiere of a symphonic poem for a soprano and orchestra, named The Lord Is My Shepherd, by Slovak composer Víťazoslav Kubička, will be premiered, as well,” the State Philharmonic Košice wrote on its website.

Marek Šedivý will conduct the performance, and soprano soloists Mariana Gelenekyová and Catherine St-Arnaud will perform, accompanied by the ensemble Cantemus from Hungary.

Bratislava reads the Bible

The State Philharmonic in Bratislava, conducted by Rastislav Štúr, played its tribute to Notre Dame on April 17 in the Reduta building.

Apart from masterpieces by Johann Sebastian Bach, Joseph Haydn, Franz Liszt and Johannes Brahms, a recital entitled Juraj Kukura Reads the Bible was part of the concert.

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