Freemasonic Symphony

11 / 10 / 7.00 p.m.

Who Musica Florea
Marek Štryncl, artistic director
Martina Masaryková, soprano
Where Valtice Castle Theatre

Johann Gottlieb Naumann (1741–1801) Osiris (overture)
Johann Gottlieb Naumann Se mai vedi il mio tesoro from the opera Solimano
Antonín Rejcha (1770–1836) Harmonie der Sphären
Johann Gottlieb Naumann Sinfonia in D
Johann Gottlieb Naumann Offertorium (from Valtice music collection)
Antonín Rejcha Italian Scenes, I. Oh, Dio fiero

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Jan Dawid Holland (1746–1827) Symphonie der Freÿmaurer
Antonín Rejcha Three Fugues for choir and strings
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756–1791) Der Hölle Rache from The Magic Flute, KV 620
Antonín Rejcha Fugue in three octaves “Alleluia”

40 | 24 | 20 Eur

Musica Florea and Martina Masaryková will present an evening full of Freemasonic compositions and modern premieres – overture to the opera Osiris, inspired by an ancient Egyptian mythology, J. G. Naumann’s Offertorium from the Valtice music collection, J. D. Holland’s Freemasonic Symphony or an excerpt from The Magic Flute by W. A. Mozart.


Musica Florea

Musica Florea was founded in 1992 by cellist and conductor Marek Štryncl as one of the first significant ensembles in the field of historically informed performance in the Czech Republic. The ensemble’s repertoire includes instrumental chamber music, secular and sacred vocal-instrumental compositions, orchestral concertos and monumental symphonic, oratorio and operatic works from the Baroque period to the 20th century.
Since its foundation, Musica Florea has performed at major festivals around the world and has collaborated with distinguished soloists and ensembles (e.g. M. Kožená, P. Jaroussky, N. Argenta, V. Gens, Peter Kooij, Le Poème Harmonique, etc.) and has received numerous prestigious awards (e.g. Diapason d’Or, Cannes Classical Award, etc.). The ensemble has also initiated the staging of operas and ballets, mainly of the Baroque period, often in modern premieres (e.g. the opera Costanza e Fortezza by J. J. Fux, the operas by G. F. Handel, F. Bononcini and F. Amadei’s Muzio Scevola at the Händel-Festspiele, etc.). In 2014, it contributed to the creation of the Florea Theatrum, a unique transportable Baroque theatre created according to contemporary principles.
Large-scale oratorio compositions or masses are then performed by Musica Florea in collaboration with its own choir Collegium Floreum, which was also founded and is led by Marek Štryncl.

Marek Štryncl

Marek Štryncl is Czech conductor, cellist and choirmaster. He was concertmaster of the North Bohemian Philharmonic already during his studies at the Teplice Conservatory. He graduated from the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague in conducting (2002) and studied baroque cello at the Dresdner Akademie für alte Musik. Simultaneously, he has attended many courses focused on stylistic interpretation. He has collaborated with distinguished chamber and symphony orchestras, choirs, ensembles and soloists (e.g. Magdalena Kožená, Phillipe Jaroussky, The New Israeli Vocal Ensemble, Boni Pueri, Orlando Consort, Prague Chamber Choir, Les Musiciens du Paradis, Prague Chamber Philharmonic, etc.). His repertoire ranges from early Baroque to Romanticism and contemporary compositions. His interest in contemporary performance led Marek Štryncl to found the ensemble Musica Florea in 1992. He does include experimental projects in his repertoire as well, such as his collaboration with the singer Iva Bittová or the performance of Romantic symphonic music on period instruments in original interpretation. He teaches conducting and choral conducting at the Faculty of Pedagogy of Charles University in Prague and baroque cello at the Janáček Academy of Performing Arts in Brno and is the artistic director of the International Summer School of Early Music in Valtice.

Martina Masaryková

Martina Masaryková is a graduate of the Žilina Conservatory, the Church Conservatory and the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava. She has worked with symphony orchestras in Slovakia and abroad (Slovak Philharmonic, Brno Philharmonic, Musica aeterna, etc. ) and has collaborated with many opera companies such as the Slovak National Theatre (Magic Flute, Puritans, Ariadne auf Naxos), the National Theatre in Prague (The Magic Flute, The Tales of Hoffmann, Il Seraglio), the State Opera in Banská Bystrica (Linda di Chamounix), the State Opera Košice and the National Theatre Brno (Powder her face, The Tales of Hoffmann, The Magic Flute). With Musica aeterna she staged the baroque opera Marc’ Antonio é Cleopatra by J. A. Hasse. She has repeatedly appeared as a guest at the Bratislava Music Festival, Zámocké hry zvolenské open-air festival, Český Krumlov Festival and the International Festival in St. Margarethen. She toured Japan and performed on stages in Austria, Italy, Spain, France, Poland, Slovenia and Armenia.



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