Rendez-vous with a King

29 / 09 / 4.00 p.m.

Who Collegium Marianum & Jana Semerádová
Jana Semerádová, flauto traverso
Lenka Torgersen, baroque violin
Hana Fleková, baroque cello
Filip Hrubý, harpsichord
Where Temple of Diana – Rendez-vous

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750) Canon perpetuus super Thema Regium from Musikalisches Opfer, BWV 1079

Frederick the Great (1712–1786) Grave et Spirituoso from Sonata b minor for flauto traverso, SpiF 37

Johann Gottlieb Graun (1703–1771) Sonata D major for flauto traverso and basso continuo, GraunWV Cv:XVII:75

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Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714–1788) Duetto e minor for flauto traverso and violin, Wq. 140, H. 598

Jiří Antonín Benda (1722–1795) Sonata G major for harpsichord and flauto traverso obbligato

Carl Friedrich Abel (1723–1787) Sonata G major for flauto traverso, violin and cello, op. 3, no. 1, WKO 80

Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach Les langueurs tendres c minor, Wq. 117/30, H. 110

Johann Sebastian Bach Trio Sonata c minor from Musikalisches Opfer, BWV 1079

40 Eur

The composition of the important Prussian ruler Frederick the Great alongside his contemporaries, the Freemasons J. G. Graun, C. Ph. E. Bach or C. F. Abel performed by the Collegium Marianum and Jana Semerádová.


Jana Semerádová

Flutist Jana Semerádová graduated from the Prague Conservatory, Theory and Performance Practice of Early Music at the Faculty of Arts of Charles University and the Royal Conservatory in Den Haag. She is a laureate of international competitions in Magdeburg and Munich.
Jana Semerádová is the artistic director of the Collegium Marianum ensemble, music programmer of the concert series Baroque Evenings and the international music festival Summer Festivities of Early Music. She is intensively engaged in research activities in Czech and foreign archives and in the study of Baroque gesture, declamation and dance.
She recorded many CDs, not only with Collegium Marianum, but also her two profile CDs “Solo for the King” and “Chaconne for the Princess”. Jana Semerádová has performed on major European stages (Bachfest Leipzig, Musikfestspiele Potsdam Sanssouci, Centre de musique baroque de Versailles, Festival de Sablé, Konzerthaus in Vienna and Berlin, Vratislavia Cantans, Palau de la Música Catalana, etc.). As a soloist, she has collaborated with M. Kožená, S. Azzolini, A. Bernardini and E. Onofri and regularly performs with the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, Il suonar parlante, Wrocławska Orkiestra Barokowa, Orkiestra Historyczna and Ars Antiqua Austria. In 2015 she received an associate professorship in flute at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague. In 2019 she received the Prague Group Award of the Society for Sciences and Arts and a year later she was nominated for the the Czech Academy of Music Award “Anděl” for the CD “Chaconne for a Princess” together with Erich Traxler.

Collegium Marianum

Since its foundation in 1997, the Prague-based ensemble Collegium Marianum has been performing music of the 17th and 18th centuries, with a focus on Czech and Central European composers. The ensemble operates under the artistic direction of flutist Jana Semerádová, whose research and interest in Baroque gesture, declamation and dance have helped expand the ensemble’s artistic profile from a purely musical focus to a connection with Baroque dance and theatre and the performance of many modern premieres. Since its establishment, the ensemble has collaborated with many prominent European conductors, soloists, directors and choreographers (A. Parrott, H. Blažíková, D. Guillon, S. Azzolini, B. Lazar, G. Skamletz) and regularly creates original projects with the puppet theatre ensemble Buchty a loutky (the puppet opera Calisto, a production of Handel’s opera Acis and Galatea). Collegium Marianum has already performed at many prestigious festivals (Utrecht Oude Muziek Festival, Musikfestspiele Potsdam, Bachfest Leipzig, Prague Spring, Concentus Moraviae) and regularly records not only for Czech Television and Czech Radio. Since 2008 it has been cooperating with the Supraphon label in the series “Music of the 18th century Prague” which has already released eight recordings of music by both well-known and lesser-known composers (J. D. Zelenka, J. A. Sehling, F. Jiránek, etc.). In 2010 the ensemble was awarded the prize for the quality interpretation and spreading of Czech music by the Czech section of the International Music Council of UNESCO.
Since 2001 Collegium Marianum has been organising the concert series Baroque Evenings and is the resident ensemble of the Summer Festivities of Early Music.



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