Konvergencie

Convergence Festival Bratislava

Konvergencie

Convergence Festival Bratislava

  • 13.02.2024 - 25.02.2024
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The Convergence 2024 / MOZART – MUSTONEN Festival will take place from 13 to 25 February 2024 at the Slovak National Gallery, the Kornel and Nada Földvári Library at the Slovak National Gallery and Kino Lumière.

“No play of notes is more playfully played than the music of Mozart. This is music that plays life. It sings and it dances, asks and answers, falls silent and again bursts into sound. It can be merry and sad, dark and bright, tragic and liberating; and how many more designations we could find! – synonyms for the sounding sensual expression of life,” wrote the German musicologist Hans Heinrich Eggebrecht. When he died at the age of 35, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart had composed over 600 works, amounting to thousands of pages of music that has never ceased to sound.

The image of its creator is just as mutable and ungraspable as his play of notes: marvellous eternal child, frivolous freethinker, tragic unappreciated genius – each of these characterisations would seem to be true, yet at the same time decidedly a myth.

Konvergencie Chamber Music Festival will devote its ninth winter edition to the fascinating universe of Mozart’s chamber music. The festival will be held from the 22nd to the 25th of February 2024 in the inspiring newly renovated space of the Slovak National Gallery.

The principal guest will be the outstanding Finnish composer, conductor and pianist Olli Mustonen, whose works will be heard alongside Mozart’s.

Complementing the musical double portrait of Mozart-Mustonen, there will be other accompanying events: a screening of the director’s version of the Forman film Amadeus, on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of its premiere; readings about music with Robert Roth; Mozart’s singspiel Bastien and Bastienne as a concert for children; and the sonic adventures of Stroon and Pjoni. No play of notes is played more playfully than Mozart’s music at Konvergencie (Convergences).

PROGRAM:

Tuesday 13/02/24 / 7 pm

Roth is reading Mozart
Robert ROTH, reading
Dóra PÉTERY (HU), clavichord
text selection: Andrej Šuba
~ in Slovak language

Sunday 18/02/24 / 6 pm

Kino Lumière
Miloš Forman: Amadeus (1984)
~ director’s cut

Thursday 22/02/24 / 7 pm

MOZART – MUSTONEN 2024 / opening concert
Olli Mustonen: Toccata
Olli MUSTONEN (FI), piano
Igor KARŠKO, Daniel RUMLER, violin
Martin RUMAN, viola
Jozef LUPTÁK, cello
Romana UHLÍKOVÁ, double bass
Piano Concerto No. 14 in E-flat Major, K. 449 (chamber version)
Olli MUSTONEN (FI), piano
Tom NORRIS (UK), Daniel RUMLER violin
Matej MICHALEC, viola
Andrej GÁL, cello
Romana UHLÍKOVÁ, double bass

(intermission)

String Quintet No. 3 in C Major, K. 515
Igor KARŠKO, Tom NORRIS (UK), violin
Martin RUMAN, Matej MICHALEC, viola
Jozef LUPTÁK, cello

Friday 23/02/24 / 7pm

MOZART – MUSTONEN 2024 / Chiaroscuro
String Duo No. 1 in G Major for Violin and Viola, K. 423
Igor KARŠKO, violin
Martin RUMAN, viola
Violin Sonata No. 19 in E-flat Major, K. 302
Igor KARŠKO, violin
Olli MUSTONEN (FI), piano

(intermission)

Piano Quartet No. 1 in G Minor, K. 478
Olli MUSTONEN (FI), piano
Igor KARŠKO, violin
Martin RUMAN, viola
Jozef LUPTÁK, cello

Saturday 24/02/24 / 5pm

MOZART – MUSTONEN 2024 / In Wien
String Quartet No. 8 in F Major, K. 168
String Quartet No. 22 in B-flat Major, K. 589

(intermission)

Clarinet Quintet in A Major, K. 581
CHAOS STRING QUARTET
Susanne SCHÄFFER (HU-DE), violin
Eszter KRUCHIÓ (HU-AT), violin
Sara MARZADORI (IT), viola
Bas JONGEN (NL), cello
Ronald ŠEBESTA, clarinet

(intermission)

Olli Mustonen: Piano Quintet
Olli MUSTONEN (FI), piano
Milan PAĽA, Tom NORRIS (UK), violin
Martin RUMAN, viola
Jozef LUPTÁK, ello

Saturday 24/02/24 / 8:30 pm

MOZART REFLECTIONS (night concert)
Stroon / Pjoni / J. Šicko

Sunday 25/02/24 / 11 am

MOZART – MUSTONEN 2024 / Bastien and Bastienne (concert for children)
W. A. Mozart: Bastien and Bastienne
Bastien – Andrej VANCEL
Bastienne – Dominika MIČÍKOVÁ
Colas – Jaroslav PEHAL
W. A. Mozart – Filip KOIŠ
IL CUORE BAROCCO
Daniel SIMANDL, conductor

Sunday 25/02/24 / 7 pm

MOZART – MUSTONEN 2024 / closing concert
W. A. Mozart: Flute Quartet No. 1 in D Major, K. 285
Ivica GABRIŠOVÁ, flute
Tom NORRIS (UK), violin
Martin RUMAN, viola
Jozef LUPTÁK, cello
W. A. Mozart: Oboe Quartet in F Major, K. 370 (368b)
Nóra SALVI (HU), oboe
Tom NORRIS (UK), violin
Martin RUMAN, viola
Andrej GÁL, cello

(intermission)

W. A. Mozart – O. Mustonen: Suite
Olli MUSTONEN, piano
W. A. Mozart: Quintet in E-flat Major for Piano, Oboe, Clarinet, Horn and Bassoon, K. 452
Nóra SALVI (HU), oboe
Branislav DUGOVIČ, clarinet
Jan VOBOŘIL jr. (CZ), French horn
Peter KAJAN, bassoon
Jordana PALOVIČOVÁ, piano

🎻 Program and performers subject to change.
For up-to-date information, follow the website convergence.sk

The event is organised by the Convergence Festival.
The festival is supported by the Fund for the Support of the Arts from public funds.
Main partners: Západoslovenská energetika, a.s., Slovenská Sporitelňa Bank and the Slovak National Gallery.

Location: Bratislava
Date: 13.02.2024 – 25.02.2024

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