Originally planned for March 2020, we had to postpone this concert due to the coronavirus pandemic and were delighted to perform it in March 2022.
Anton Dvořák began the composition of his Stabat Mater in 1875, six months after the death of his daughter, Josefa, who was only two days old. He chose to compose the work, unusually for him, without a commission. The draft was written in 1876, and was dedicated to František Hušpauer “as a souvenir to the friend of his young days.”
However, Dvořák had to postpone the orchestration of the work due to other obligations. He returned to it in 1877, when his two surviving children died within a short time of each other. He completed the score on 13 November 1877 in Prague.
For this concert we will be joined by the Open Chamber Orchestra, and four professional soloists: Bethany Clearfield (soprano), Blandine de Sansal (alto), Georges Wanis (tenor), Sévag Tachdjian (bass).
* Tickets purchased at the door on the evening of the concert are €25 per ticket