GENIUSES OF WORLD MUSIC IN PIANO TRANSFORMATIONS

28/07/2014 13:31

Music composer and piano improvisator Jiri Pazour, who is best known for his solo “Evenings with piano improvisations”, brings a new concert program. In a unique and unparalleled style, Jiri Pazour introduces famous works of Czech and world music composers in new music transformations. With humorous and congenial

introduction, the pianist will, for instance, play Smetana's Vltava in various music styles, or he will create original transformations of the main theme of Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's concerto No. 1 in B-flat minor.

You will also hear original arrangements of works by Ludwig van Beethoven, Antonin Dvorak, George Gershwin and others. You will have the opportunity to compare what these compositions would have sounded like if they were written by a Classical genius Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart or American composer of the 20th century Leonard Bernstein.

With Jiri Pazour, you will experience a remarkable evening of first-class piano performance, as well as an evening of ferocious, entrancing, and inspiration-imbued improvisations and music transformations.

As is typical for Jiri Pazour's concerts, in the second half of the program you can choose themes on which Jiri Pazour will develop improvisations. This part of the concert is never the same, every time new music emerges. You will have the opportunity to follow metamorphoses of familiar melodies and witness the birth of new music compositions.