# Song # Jazz
‘Still, we really must play at Rudolfinum one day. The piano’s always well-tuned, and, even more importantly, all the best people go there.’ So said Jiří Šlitr in the interlude of the song ‘Tři tety.’ Strings of Autumn made this wish come true in 2019, precisely 50 years after Šlitr’s death, with a unique programme centered around his long-term artistic partner, the living legend Jiří Suchý.
The stage set is inspired by the famous 1960s television programme ‘Recital ’64,’ which featured a string of iconic songs by Suchý and Šlitr and was directed by Jan Roháč. The recital provides a unique musical experience, showcasing a range of immortal songs from the golden era of the Semafor theatre, with an atmosphere enhanced by the set design of Michal Caban, inspired by the period atmosphere and black-and-white aesthetic of the original programme.
Jiří Suchý the Semafor theatre band, let by Jiří J. N. Svobody:
Jiří J. N. Svoboda – piano, David Vrobel – sax, clarinet, Vladimír Vandrovec – guitar Jan L. Střížovský – bass, Petr Zimák – drums Veronika Tichá, tenor sax, vocals Magdalena Jedličková, trombone, vocals, Eliška Hurábová – alto sax, clarinet, vocals.
Dancers: Tereza Solařová, Barbora Pospíšilová, Krystýna Zebrová, Leona Hančíková, Lenka Bílková, Lucie Jansová
Rudolfinum is one the most important neo-renaissance buildings in the Czech Republic. It was conceived as a multi-purpose cultural centre which emphasized its contem European significance. Designed by eminent Czech architects Josef Zítek and Josef Schulz, it became a cultural centre combining exhibition rooms with concert halls and a museum. The grand opening took place on 24 January 1885 in the presence of Crown Prince Rudolf, in whose honuour the building was named. In 1896, the first ever concert of the Czech Philharmonic took place in the main concert hall of Rudolfinum, conducted by composer Antonín Dvořák, after whom the hall is named.
Strings of Autumn has put on numerous concerts here, among them Cassandra Wilson, Daniel Hope, Brad Mehldau, Ahmad Jamal, Charles Lloyd, Lizz Wright, Hugh Masekela and many more.
This year, the festival will stage concerts by two major artists at the venue: Jiří Suchý and Charles Lloyd.
We are currently looking for a new date for Jiri Suchy’s Recital. We’ll inform you of the new date here and through our pre-sale ticket system on Goout. Tickets already bought remain valid. Thank you for your understanding and patience.