A recreation of the classic ‘Recital 1964’ from an icon of Czech music
‘Still, we really must play Rudolfinum one day. The piano’s always well-tuned and all the best people go there.’ So says Jiri Slitr in the song ‘Tri tety,’ and now, 50 years after his tragic death, Strings of Autumn makes that dream come true – at least for his partner in the beloved ‘Suchy + Slitr’ duo, Jiri Suchy.
Piano: Jiří J. N. Svoboda
Saxophone, clarinet: David Vrobel
Guitar: Vladimír Vandrovec
Double bass: Jan L. Střížovský
Drums: Petr Zimák
Scene and direction: Michal Caban
Author of the project and dramaturgy: Marek Vrabec
Byl jednou jeden král
Tento tón mám rád
Blues na cestu poslední
Jó to jsem ještě žil
Blues pro tebe
Slečna v sedmý řadě
Zlatý slunce nad hlavou
Duration: 80 min
The concert will be an imaginative recreation of the duo’s famous TV show ‘Recital ’64,’ filmed at Barrandov Studios in 1964. Stage designer Michal Caban’s set will aim to evoke the atmosphere of that show, while Jiri Suchy will perform its classic songs, backed by his Semafor Theatre band.
This tribute to an iconic duo takes place in a year of notable anniversaries: 95 years since Slitr’s birth and 50 since his death, 60 years since the founding of Semafor theatre, and 55 years since ‘Recital ’64’ was broadcast.