Chamber series performed by members of the Brno Philharmonic Academy and guests
Besední dům, 7:30pm
The Brno Philharmonic Academy is a project that allows talented young musicians – students or fresh graduates of music schools, who are selected by audition – to gain orchestral experience in a professional ensemble. In this way, the Philharmonic develops the next generation of players who might in the future become its members. The Academy has been running for four seasons now and the fruits of its labours are already evident: some of the graduates have become members of our orchestra, while others regularly return as guest players. The importance of this experience for the artistic growth of the young musicians as well as for the future of the orchestra are therefore beyond doubt. During its two-year course, the Academy offers its students not just the possibility of orchestral practice, but also an opportunity to present their abilities in chamber performance, in a concert series entitled Young Blood. Over the past seasons, the series has earned a substantial audience – music fans appreciate the youthful and engrossing performances, the varied and attractive repertoire, and, last but not least, the enchanting atmosphere of these concerts. For this occasion, the hall of the Besední dům is intimately lit and offers an unusual seating plan, so that the audience can feel really close to the musicians – as indeed suggested by the series subtitle, Music from nearby. You won’t feel separated from the performers by a platform and there is no need for formal evening dress either. The new intake of the Academy, selected this January, will present themselves in the 2018/2019 season, but you can also look forward to performances by guests. The list of performers and programmes is available on the Brno Philharmonic website (www.filharmonie-brno.cz) about a month before the concert. To keep up to date with what’s happening at the Academy, please visit its Facebook page (doplnit).