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Weekend One

Friday, August 8

Program One Leoš Janáček: An Introduction
Sosnoff Theater
8:00 p.m. Preconcert Talk Leon Botstein
8:30 p.m. Performance Casal String Quartet; Anton Nel, piano; Bard Festival Chorale, James Bagwell, choral director; Bard Festival Chamber Players

  • Leoš Janáček (1854–1928): In the Mists (1912); Two Moravian Dances (1904); Kantor Halfar (1906); Maryčka Magdónova (1906–07); The 70,000 (1909); Concertino (1925); String Quartet No. 2, “Intimate Letters” (1928)

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Saturday, August 9

Panel Qne Janáček: Biographical Issues
Olin Hall
10:00 a.m. – noon
Michael Beckerman, chair; Alena Němcová; Jan Smaczny; John Tyrrell; Paul Wingfield

Program Two Coming of Age as a Composer
Olin Hall
1:00 p.m. Preconcert Talk Robert Martin
1:30 p.m. Performance Casal String Quartet; Melvin Chen, piano; Claremont Trio; Karen Gomyo, violin; William Wolfram, piano; Bard Festival Chorale, James Bagwell, choral director

  • Pavel Křížkovsk´y (1820–85): Sv. Cyril a Methoděj [SS Cyril and Methodium] (1850)
  • Anton Rubinstein (1829–94): Three Pieces, for violin and piano, Op. 11, No. 1 (1856)
  • Bedřich Smetana (1824–84): Piano Trio in G Minor, Op. 15 (1855, rev. 1857)
  • Leoš Janáček (1854–1928): Elegy on the Death of My Daughter Olga (1903; rev. 1904); The Wild Duck (1885); Orání [Ploughing] (1873); Naše Píseň [Our song] (1890); Dumka, for violin and piano (1879–80)
  • Antonín Dvořák (1841–1904); String Quartet No. 10 in E-flat Major, Op. 51 (1878–79)

Program Three Music and Storytelling
Sosnoff Theater
7:30 p.m. Preconcert Talk Jan Smaczny
8:00 p.m. Performance Jennifer Aylmer, soprano; Alfred Boe, tenor; Peter Couchman, bass; John Kuether, narrator; Christopher Robertson, baritone; Rachel Rosales, soprano; James Archie Worley, tenor; Bard Festival Chorale, James Bagwell, choral director; American Symphony Orchestra, Leon Botstein, conductor

  • Leoš Janáček (1854–1928): Ballada blanická [The Ballad of Blaník], symphonic poem after J. Vrchlicky´ (1919); Žárlivost [Jealousy] (1895); excerpts from The Excursions of Mr. Brouček (1917/1920) and The Cunning Little Vixen (1922–24); Taras Bulba, rhapsody after N. V. Gogol (1915–18)
  • Zdeněk Fibich (1850–1900): Štědry´ den [Christmas Day] (1875; orch. 1899)
  • Bedřich Smetana (1824–84): Šárka, symphonic poem (1875)
  • Antonín Dvořák (1841–1904): The Noon Witch, symphonic poem, Op. 108 (1896)

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Sunday, August 10

Panel Two  Janáček as Theorist: Language and Culture
Olin Hall
10:00 a.m. – noon
Christopher Gibbs, chair; Gage Averill; Derek Katz; Jonathan Pearl

Program Four  The Music of Language and Fantasy
Olin Hall
1:30 p.m. Performance with commentary by Michael Beckerman
Performers Jennifer Aylmer, soprano; Melvin Chen, piano; Jeremy Denk, piano; Sophie Shao, cello; Bard Festival Chamber Players; Bard Festival Chorale, James Bagwell, choral director

  • Leoš Janáček (1854–1928): On the Overgrown Path, Set 1 (1900–11); folksong arrangements; Presto, for cello and piano (?1910/?1924); Pohádka [Fairy Tale], for cello and piano (1910, rev. 1923); Říkadla [Nursery Rhymes] (1926)

Program Five  Contemporary Insiders
Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts, Sosnoff Theater
4:30 p.m. Preconcert Talk Brian Locke
5:00 p.m. Performance Casal String Quartet; Claremont Trio; Jeremy Denk, piano; Karen Gomyo, violin; Susan Platts, mezzo-soprano; William Wolfram, piano

  • Songs by Josef Bohuslav Foerster (1859–1951), and Jaroslav Křička (1882–1969): Severní noci [Northern Nights], Op. 14 (c. 1910)
  • Josef Suk (1874–1935): String Quartet No. 2, Op. 31 (1911)
  • Leoš Janáček (1854–1928): Piano Sonata 1.x.1905 (From the Street, October 1, 1905) (1905–06); Sonata, for violin and piano (1915; rev. 1922)
  • Vítězslav Novák (1870–1949): Piano Trio in D Minor, Op. 27, “Quasi una ballata” (1902)

Programs and artists are subject to change.

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Weekend Two

Friday, August 15

Symposium  Janáček's World: Modernism and Nationalism
Olin Hall
10:00 a.m. – noon
1:30–3:30 p.m.

Joseph Auner; Mikuláš Bek; Timothy Benson; Katherine David-Fox;
Judit Frigyesi; Hillel Kieval; Pieter van den Toorn

Program Six  Folklore from the Field to the Parlor
Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts, Sosnoff Theater
8:00 p.m. Performance with commentary by Michael Beckerman
Performers Ritornello (Josef Fiala, Martin Kaplan, Jan Mikušek, Tomáš Najbrt, Michael Pospíšil)

  • Janáček was one of the first true composer-ethnographers (Bartók, the most famous, worked almost two decades later). He collected folk songs, analyzed and discussed them, and arranged them for piano. This concert will present a cross section of his work, featuring Czech performers who will re-create the songs Janáček heard in the field, juxtaposed with Janáček's “parlor” arrangements of several of these songs.

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Saturday, August 16

Panel Three  Janáček and Music Today
Olin Hall
10:00 a.m. – noon
Richard Wilson, chair; Simon Bainbridge; Martin Bresnick; Tania León

Program Seven  Czech Modernism
Olin Hall
1:00 p.m. Preconcert Talk Derek Katz
1:30 p.m. Performance Avalon String Quartet; Curiously Strong Winds; Melvin Chen, piano; Susan Platts, mezzo-soprano; Bard Festival Chamber Players

  • Leoš Janáček (1854–1928): Mládí [Youth], suite for wind sextet (1924); March of the Bluebirds (1924); String Quartet No. 1 after Tolstoy's “Kreutzer Sonata” (1923)
  • Songs by Max Brod (1884–1968) and Ladislav Vycpálek (1882–1969)
  • Bohuslav Martinů (1890–1959): String Quartet No. 2, H150 (1925)
  • Pavel Haas (1899–1944): Wind Quintet, Op. 10 (1929)
  • Otakar Ostrčil (1879–1935): From Symfonietta, Op. 20 (1921)

Program Eight  The Diary of One Who Vanished
Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts, Theater Two
4:30 p.m. Preconcert Talk Diane Paige
5:00 p.m. Performance Simon O’Neill, tenor; Jennifer Rivera, mezzo-soprano; Inna Dukach, soprano; Jennifer Hines, mezzo-soprano; Rosalie Sullivan, mezzo-soprano; Ken Noda, piano
Robin Guarino, director; Aaron Black, lighting design; Carol Bailey, costume design

  • Leoš Janáček (1854–1928): The Diary of One Who Vanished, song cycle (1917–20)

Program Nine  The Symphonic Imagination
Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts, Sosnoff Theater
7:30 p.m. Preconcert Talk Christopher H. Gibbs
8:00 p.m. Performance American Symphony Orchestra; Leon Botstein, conductor

  • Pyotr Tchaikovsky (1840–93): Voyevoda, Op. 78, symphonic ballad (1890–91)
  • Josef Suk (1874–1935): Fantastické scherzo, Op. 25 (1903)
  • Vítězslav Novák (1870–1949): O věčné touze [Eternal Longing], Op. 33 (1903–05)
  • Leoš Janáček (1854–1928): Šumařovo dítě [The Fiddler's Child] (1913); Sinfonietta (1926)

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Sunday, August 17

Program Ten  The Diary of One Who Vanished
Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts, Theater Two
10:00 a.m. Preconcert Panel  Michael Beckerman, chair; Rachel Coupe; David Malvinni; Carol Silverman
11:30 a.m. Performance  Simon O’Neill, tenor; Jennifer Rivera, mezzo-soprano; Inna Dukach, soprano; Jennifer Hines, mezzo-soprano; Rosalie Sullivan, mezzo-soprano; Ken Noda, piano

  • Leoš Janáček (1854–1928): The Diary of One Who Vanished, song cycle (1917–20)

Program Eleven  International Modernism
Olin Hall
1:00 p.m. Preconcert Talk Klara Moricz
1:30 p.m. Performance Timothy Fain, violin; Anton Nel, piano; Anna Polonsky, piano; Bard Festival Chamber Players, Eckart Preu, conductor; Bard Festival String Quartet

  • IIgor Stravinsky (1882–1971): Octet for Wind Instruments (1922–23)
  • Paul Hindemith (1895–1963): String Quartet No. 4, Op. 22 (1921)
  • Béla Bartók (1881–1945): String Quartet No. 3, Sz 85 (1927)
  • Karol Szymanowski (1882–1937): Mity [Myths], Op. 30 (1915)
  • Leoš Janáček (1854–1928): Capriccio (“Vzdor” [Defiance]) (1926)

Program Twelve  Speech and Music: The Pan-Slavonic Context
Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts, Sosnoff Theater
4:30 p.m. Preconcert Talk Hugh Macdonald
5:00 p.m. Performance Michael Hendrick, tenor; Turid Karlsen, soprano; Susan Platts, mezzo-soprano; Arthur Woodley, bass-baritone; New York Virtuoso Singers, Harold Rosenbaum, music director; American Symphony Orchestra, Leon Botstein, conductor

  • Modest Musorgsky (1839–81): “Galitzen's Journey” from Khovanshchina (1872–80; ed. Rimsky-Korsakov, 1883); Porazheniye Sennakheriba [The Destruction of Sennacherib] (1866–67; rev. 1874)
  • Karol Szymanowski (1882–1937): Stabat Mater, Op. 53 (1925–26)
  • Leoš Janáček (1854–1928): Na Soláni čartak [The Čarták Inn on Soláň Mountain] (1911; rev. 1920); Hospodine! [Lord, have mercy] (1896); Mša glagolskaja [Glagolitic Mass] (1926–27)

Programs and artists are subject to change.

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Weekend Three

Saturday, November 8
Lincoln Center

Symposium  Beyond the Czech Context: Janáček and 20th-Century Music
Stanley Kaplan Penthouse
Samuel B. and David Rose Building,165 west 65th street, 10th floor, New York, NY
10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Janáček: Heritage and Legacy
Alice Tully Hall
2:00 p.m. Preconcert Talk
2:30 p.m. Performance Wihan Quartet; others TBA
Works by:

  • Pavel Křížkovský (1820–85) and Pavel Haas (1899–1944)
  • Leoš Janáček (1854–1928): On the Overgrown Path, Set 2 (1900–11); Chorale Fantasy (1875); String Quartet No. 2, “Intimate Letters” (1928)

Janáček's Dostoevsky Opera
Alice Tully Hall
7:00 p.m. Preconcert Talk
8:00 p.m. Performance American Symphony Orchestra; Leon Botstein, conductor; others TBA

  • Leoš Janáček (1854–1928): From the House of the Dead [Z mrtvého domu], opera in three acts after F. Dostoevsky (1927–28)

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Programs and artists are subject to change.

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