Concert evening with Štěpán Rak in Helsinki

Tue 16/5 18:00 – 19:00
Portrait picture Štěpán Rak with acoustic guitar.

German Church

The Czech Embassy in Helsinki cordially invites us to a concert and author's evening with the famous guitarist Štěpán Rak at the German Church.

Štěpán Rak is highly regarded as a guitarist, composer and improviser. Along with other contributions to his instrument he developed his own five-finger tremolo technique which has gained a worldwide reputation amongst classical guitarists.

Štěpán Rak is the founder of guitar studies at Academy of Performing Arts in Prague where he became the first guitar professor ever and where he currently teaches improvisation. Since Štěpán Rak thoroughly unites composition and interpretation his concerts convey deep artistic experience and mastery in the both fields. Štěpán Rak has striven for all his life to fulfil the idea of guitar not as a mere solo instrument but as a small orchestra.


Programme:

  • A Flourish
  • Vivat Res Publica—fantasy on the Czech and the Slovak National Anthem
  • Two movements from the 'A Journey to Fairytale' Suite:
    • Alice in Wonderland
    • Of Good and Evil
  • Three movements from the 'Vivat Carolus Quartus' Suite:
    • Clown’s Tears
    • A Royal Cavalry
    • A Triumphal Parade
  • Suomen tarina—Fantasy based on Finish folk Tunes
  • Remembering Prague (lyrics by Vítězslav Nezval, music by Bedřich Smetana and Štěpán Rak)
     

Welcome to this concert at the German Church in Helsinki, Unioninkatu 1, on Tuesday 16 May 2023 at 6 p.m. Admission is free.

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Organizer

Helsinki • Helsingfors

Ota yhteyttä

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00130 Helsinki