The Edmonton Chamber Music Society



Pražák Quartet
Jana Vonášková Violin | Vlastimil Holek Violin | Michal Kanka Cello | Josef Kluson Viola

FRIDAY, MARCH 10, 2017
7:30 PM

10209 – 123 Street NW | Edmonton, AB  Map

Distinguished for musical virtuosity that is rooted in a distinct Czech tradition, the internationally lauded Pražák Quartet has enjoyed a remarkable career spanning over 40 years. Enjoy an enchanting evening of music with Viennese, Bohemian, and Moravian flair, performed masterfully by one of today’s leading string ensembles.

Josef Haydn (1732­–1809)
Quartet in B flat major, Op. 71, No. 1

Leoš Janáček (1854–1928)
Quartet No. 1, “Kreutzer Sonata”   

Bedřich Smetana (1824–1884)
Quartet No. 1 in E minor, “From My Life”

“The playing of the Pražák Quartet combined heightened sensibilities with a pooled interpretative wisdom that’s only possible when a group has been playing together for many years.” Napa Valley Register

Sponsored by:

Czechoslovak Society of Arts and Sciences Czechoslovak Society of Arts and Sciences

U of A Wirth Institute for Austrian and Central European Studies

Thank you to our sponsors:

The City of EdmontonVUE WeeklyCKUA Radio NetworkThe GramophoneAlberta Foundation for the ArtsEdmonton Arts CouncilWirth Institute for Austrian and Central European StudiesEdmonton Community FoundationCanadian Heritage Czechoslovak Society of Arts and SciencesCzech and Slovak Association of Canada Edmonton Branch

Please note that all concerts are subject to change without notice.