Hall and recording studio
The relatively new concert and theatre hall in the heart of Prague will make the experience even more extraordinary. It is even used as a recording studio, thanks to its extraordinary acoustics. The architect was inspired by the movement of water and designed it using two contrasting materials, wood and glass, resulting in a visually interesting building.
Students will present works by one of the most renowned French musicians of his generation. Camille Saint-Saëns was not only a composer, but also a conductor, pianist, organist and music critic.
He was born in Paris in 1835, and showed incredible musical talent and a great ear for music from a young age. Due to his amazing piano playing, he was accepted into the Paris Conservatory at the age of twelve, where he won the organ competition and began to work as an organist.
The words “elegant perfection” characterise his style. He was devoted to composition in many different genres. Although he admired and promoted Schumann and Wagner’s music, which was modern at the time, he was most influenced by Mozart and Bach.
Famous beyond the borders of his country
During his lifetime, he became famous beyond the borders of his homeland. Saint-Saëns’ compositions were very popular throughout Europe and the United States. He went on a triumphant tour in the US when he was in his 80s.
Although a lot of his voluminous work has been forgotten, some of his symphonies, chamber compositions, and especially the opera ‘Samson and Delilah’ (French: ‘Samson et Dalila’), are still very popular. Do not miss an exceptional and unique evening full of beautiful music.
For further information, please visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/121705639173926/ . The website is in Czech.