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Workshop and Recital: Repercussion of the Lidice Tragedy in Art

Date: 12 June 2022 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM, Venue: Czech Embassy

Cellist Štěpán Filípek and pianist Katelyn Bouska present the workshop Repercussion of the Lidice Tragedy in Art as part of the Lidice 80 project, followed by a recital at Embassy of the Czech Republic on June 12, 2022, at 5 pm. The workshop is dedicated to works of art reflecting the Lidice tragedy, followed by a recital featuring compositions that either express themselves directly to Lidice or were created in the 1940s and 50s. Bookending the recital as introduction and finale are works by Czech early romantic composer Jan Václav Hugo Voříšek, whose beautiful works are rarely performed.

ABOUT THE DUO: It was in search for a new generation of Czech composers that pianist Katelyn Bouska first met cellist Štěpán Filípek in the summer of 2015. Since then, the duo has gradually built a close collaboration dedicated to that same spirit of discovery and commitment to the performance of contemporary or little-known Czech and American music. Their first album, published in 2018 by Český Rozhlas on their Radioservis label, connected the cities of Brno and Philadelphia with works by Leoš Janáček, Miloslav Ištvan, Samuel Barber and Jeremy Gill. Their upcoming second album, on the same label, is entitled “The Art of Rondo” and features works by Antonín Dvořák and Jan Václav Hugo Voříšek as well as two works commissioned by them by American composer David Carpenter and Hong Kong composer Barry Wan. They have also undertaken several concert tours in the Czech Republic and the United States and performances at international festivals including Forfest, New Music Encountres, Krumlov Autumn Recitals and American Spring.

EVENT DETAILS: Date/Time: June 12, 2022, 5 pm

Location: Embassy of the Czech Republic

3900 Spring of Freedom Street, NW Washington, DC 20008

RSVP required: https://lidiceproject.eventbrite.com


5 pm - Workshop

Štěpán Filípek & Katelyn Bouska: Repercussions of the Lidice Tragedy in Art


Recital: Jan Václav Hugo Voříšek: Variations for Cello and Piano, Op. 8

Miloslav Ištvan: Odyssey of a child from Lidice for Piano

Štěpán Filípek: Lidice women for Cello and Piano

Jaroslav Ježek: V for the Victory for Cello and Piano

Vítězslava Kaprálová: Ritournel for Cello and Piano, Op. 25

Bohuslav Martinů: Variations on a Slovakian folk song for Cello and Piano, H.378

Jan Václav Hugo Voříšek: Rondo for Cello and Piano, Op. 2

Embassy Policy: By registering, you are acknowledging that an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists by attending this event on the premises of the Embassy of the Czech Republic. You and any family members and guests voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19 and agree not to hold the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic and the Embassy of the Czech Republic or any of their diplomats, staff, contractors, affiliates, employees, agents, or volunteers liable for any illness, injury, or death. The Embassy of the Czech Republic disclaims and excludes any and all liability for any loss, injury, or damage, alleged to have been suffered by or as a result of or otherwise on its premises.

Masks are recommended. At its discretion, the Embassy may take your temperature upon arrival. No large bags are allowed. Small purses may be checked as you pass through security for entrance. RSVP confirmation and photo ID required.