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Mo 8 10:00 International Music Competition - round 1, harpsichord category Tu 9 10:00 International Music Competition - round 1, violin category Th 11 09:00 International Music Competition - round 2, harpsichord category 20:00 Informal Festival Prelude ATTENTION PLEASE Fr 12 10:00 Tribute to Bedřich Smetana 10:00 International Music Competition - round 2, violin category 17:00 Open air broadcast of the opening concert 20:00 Opening Concert: Daniel Barenboim & Wiener Philharmoniker Sa 13 11:00 Morning Concert I Marek Švejkar & Lenka Korbelová 16:00 Prague Spring International Music Competition, finals, harpsichord category (part 1) 20:00 Prague Spring International Music Competition, finals, harpsichord category (part 2) 20:00 Daniel Barenboim & Wiener Philharmoniker Su 14 16:00 Prague Spring International Music Competition, finals, violin category (part 1) 20:00 Prague Spring International Music Competition, finals, violin category (part 2) 20:00 Rocío Márquez Mo 15 20:00 Ensemble Inégal 20:00 Quasars Ensemble Tu 16 20:00 Diana Damrau We 17 20:00 La Compagnia del Madrigale Th 18 19:00 Krakatit 19:00 Laco Déczi & Celula New York 20:00 Česká filharmonie, Kristjan Järvi & Lukáš Vondráček Fr 19 18:00 Pavel Kohout 20:00 Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Peter Oundjian & Maxim Vengerov Sa 20 11:00 Morning Concert I Michal Šupák 20:00 Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Peter Oundjian & Jan Lisiecki Su 21 20:00 Jinhyung Park Mo 22 20:00 Česká filharmonie, Jiří Bělohlávek, Jiří Vodička, Jakub Fišer & Kostas Smoriginas 20:00 EntreQuatre & Epoque Quartet Tu 23 20:00 Shanghai Dance Theatre 21:30 Nocturno I Alexander Lonquich We 24 20:00 Filharmonie Brno & Dennis Russell Davies Th 25 20:00 Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment & WIlliam Christie Fr 26 20:00 Symfonický orchestr hl. m. Prahy, Łukasz Borowicz & Huw Morgan 20:00 Alexander Lonquich, Vilde Frang & Nicolas Altstaedt Sa 27 11:00 Morning Concert III Boris Prýgl & Jana Nagy-Juhász 14:00 Lobkowicz Trio 17:00 David Oistrach Quartet 20:00 Wolfgang Emanuel Schmidt & Jan Simon Su 28 10:30 Suk's Křečovice 11:00 Prague Philharmonia Wind Quintet 14:00 Dvořák Piano Quartet 17:00 Martinů Quartet 20:00 Concerto Zapico Mo 29 20:00 Musico-technical Inventions 20:00 Sacconi Quartet & Wihan Quartet Tu 30 20:00 Prague Spring Debut,
20:00 Forma Antiqva
We 31 20:00 Orchestre de Paris, Thomas Hengelbrock & Kate Lindsey 21:30 Nocturne II Tomáš Jamník & Frode Haltli Th 1 20:00 Berg Orchestra, Skety & Peter Vrábel 20:00 Camerata Salzburg & Alexander Lonquich Fr 2 20:00 Closing Concert: Krzysztof Penderecki & Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra
/Ensemble Inégal
Ensemble Inégal 15/5, Monday 20:00
Prague Spring International Music Competition, finals, violin category (part 2) 14/5, Sunday 20:00
14. 5. / Su / 20.00
Rocío Márquez
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Tribute to the Spanish poet Federico García Lorca and premiere of her new album "Other Firmaments"

“The best Spanish flamenco dancers and musicians are coming to the New York City Center,” writes the New York Times in a notice about the magnificent flamenco festival that will be taking place in early March. One of the stars will be the youthful Rócio Márquez, who will get to shine during the Spanish series at this year’s Prague Spring. The captivating sounds of Spain will also be coming to life in late February at London’s famed Sadler’s Wells Theatre, where each year the flamenco festival “presents the greatest talents of the flamenco genre”. The name Rócio Márquez will not be absent among the very select company at this prestigious event. It is no wonder that she is regarded as a leading figure of contemporary flamenco who never ceases to surprise audiences with how a genre with so much historical baggage can be brilliantly spiced up with a contemporary flavor. “She frees flamenco from bondage,” writes the most widely read Spanish newspaper El Mundo, adding: “with respect for her teachers, in accordance with the best traditions, the sweet, tender artistry of this attractive and exemplary lady shows that there is no return. With Rócio Márquez, a new epoch is beginning.”

In 2014, Madrid’s illustrious Teatro Real invited the singer Rocío Márquez to perform in a concert to accompany the world premiere of the opera The Public, which the composer Mauricio Sotelo wrote based on Federico García Lorca’s play with the same title. The unique combination of the colors of the saxophone (Juan Jiménez), piano (Dani B. Marente), and percussion (Antonio Moreno) became a challenge for the singer to experiment with the traditional forms of flamenco and to discover new means of expression.

                In a project now under preparation, Rocío Márquez has decided to add yet another challenge: approaching exclusively female authors to write song texts – Isabel Escudero, Christina Rosernvinge, and María Salgado.

And then there is her music. With each project, Márquez tries to go down a unique path that is more and more open to new sources of inspiration. Her concerts combine traditional flamenco melodies, folk music, and her own compositions. The proof of how effective such a combination of the traditional and the contemporary has been is her album El Niño, released to great acclaim in 2014 by the Universal Music label.

                Her debut performance at Prague Spring will then become the occasion of the world premiere of her new project, which she will be introducing on a European tour in the second half of the year.


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