At the beginning of March in Brno a young orchestra will perform with even younger soloists. The third year of the concert with the title “Young and Even Younger” will take place this year in the Hall of the Merciful Brethren. Aside from two younger soloists, also appearing with the orchestra will be the leader of the Czech Philharmonic Jiří Vodička, and the director of the Czech Philharmonic David Mareček, unusually in the role of conductor.
The Sokol Brno I Symphony Orchestra was set up at the initiative of students from the Janáček Academy of Music and Performing Arts, students of Brno Conservatory and young amateur musicians from Brno. This Sokol association is the first musical group in the history of the Sokol movement to focus on classical music.
The basic idea behind the concert Young and Even Younger is to provide an opportunity for young musicians. The upcoming concert will feature such performers as young musicians in the orchestra, but also performing will be even younger soloists (as a rule under 15) who have excelled in their musical gifts. This year’s soloists will be 12-year-old Lukáš Mareček (cello) and the 13-year-old Magdaléna Milková (flute). “Young and Even Younger gives an opportunity to rising young and gifted soloists for what is often their first chance to play with an orchestra. So you will have a chance to indulge yourself in the exclusive rejuvenating care of the music of the Young and Even Younger”, said the orchestra’s conductor, Joel Hána.
The concert will take place on 6 March 2018 from 7 p.m. in the Hall of the Merciful Brethren in Brno.