Zdeněk Geist: Write before too long. Yours, Alma

Smetana House

23.
June 2022
19:30
22. June 2022

A programme to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the transport of Litomyšl Jews to Theresienstadt. At 6:30 p.m., there will be a memorial gathering at the metal plaque commemorating the spot where a synagogue used to stand, directly next to Smetana House.

“In October, I was summoned to the transport. I was told to report to the assembly point in Amsterdam within two days. To the headquarters for Jewish displaced persons. A good friend from the local office helped me to postpone it for the time being. But it won’t be possible next time. This is the end, Alfi. The Nazis here know who I am and where I live. I cannot hide away from them anymore.”

Alma Rosé: Write to me. Your Alma.

Zdeněk Geist

Write to me. Your Alma.

A monodrama with musical accompaniment based on the life story of Gustav Mahler’s niece – violinist and conductor Alma Rosé.


The programme features excerpts from the works of:

Richard Strauss

String Quartet in A major Op. 2, TrV 95

Franz Schubert

String Quartet in B flat major No. 8 D112

Antonín Dvořák

String Quartet in D minor Op. 34

Viktor Ullmann

String Quartet No. 3

Gideon Klein

Fantazia and Fugue

Anton Webern

Slow movement for string quartet


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Little Smetana gave his first concert in the summer palace in whose place now stands the city’s Neo-Renaissance cultural center.

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Carmina Burana & Obrázky z výstavy      10. 6. 2022 / 20:00
Ten lásky sen...      11. 6. 2022 / 19:30
Magical Inspiration – Johann & Antonio      11. 6. 2022 / 15:00
Magické inspirace – Johann & Antonio      11. 6. 2022 / 15:00
That Dream of Love...      11. 6. 2022 / 19:30
Láska za časů romantismu      12. 6. 2022 / 14:30
BACH XXII | Bach nonstop      12. 6. 2022 / 10:00
Love in the Time of Romanticism      12. 6. 2022 / 14:30
Bach XXII | 
Oddíl I, 1 – 3: Bachovo mládí
     13. 6. 2022 / 10:30
Po Čajkovského b moll až na vrcholky Alp      14. 6. 2022 / 19:30
J. S. Bach: Umění fugy      15. 6. 2022 / 20:00
J. S. Bach: The Art of Fugue      15. 6. 2022 / 20:00
Zbigniew Preisner: Requiem for my friend      16. 6. 2022 / 20:30
Zbigniew Preisner: Rekviem za mého přítele      16. 6. 2022 / 20:30
Gala Musical      17. 6. 2022 / 20:30
Gala muzikál      17. 6. 2022 / 20:30
Georg Friedrich Händel: Messiah      18. 6. 2022 / 19:30
Jan Kučera: Perníková chaloupka      18. 6. 2022 / 13:30
Jan Kučera: Hansel and Gretel      18. 6. 2022 / 13:30
Jan Kučera: Perníková chaloupka      18. 6. 2022 / 16:00
Jan Kučera: Hansel and Gretel      18. 6. 2022 / 16:00
Georg Friedrich Händel: Mesiáš      18. 6. 2022 / 19:30
K2 – Dvakrát Kateřina      19. 6. 2022 / 14:30
Sólo pro 100 smyčců III.      19. 6. 2022 / 19:30
Bach XXII | 
Slavná Mše svatá
     19. 6. 2022 / 09:00
Solo for 100 Strings III      19. 6. 2022 / 19:30
K2 – Twice Kateřina      19. 6. 2022 / 14:30
And Love Again... & Midsummer Vigils      20. 6. 2022 / 20:00
A znovu láska... & Svatojánské vigilie      20. 6. 2022 / 20:00
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Ensemble Esperanza      22. 6. 2022 / 19:30
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Ensemble Esperanza      22. 6. 2022 / 19:30
Truplová Zuzana
Graff Quartet
290 / 390 / 490 CZK 50% discount for health disability cards holders

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presale from 27th 4.

Without Intermission Estimated end of the performance at 9 p.m. The programme uses a sound system

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performers

Alma Rosé / Zuzana Truplová Voice (pre-recorded) / Stanislav Šárský Graff Quartet Štěpán Graffe – violin 1, Lukáš Bednařík – violin 2, Leoš Černý – viola, Michal Hreňo – cello Directed byDavid Kříž

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