October 13, 2011, 6:00 PM
Czech composer Miroslav Srnka brings to Washington the US premiere of his composition Engrams for string quartet played by the Czech contemporary music ensemble Fama Quartet, comprised of David Danel (first violin), Aki Kuroshima (second violin), Ondřej Martinovský (viola) and Balázs Adorján (cello).
Srnka is a fast-rising star in contemporary music. He has won the Gideon Klein Award, the Ernst Von Siemens Composers Prize, and the Leoš Janáček Anniversary Prize, as well as numerous commissions premiered with the world's outstanding orchestras and artists. In his program at The Phillips Collection, he will also feature String Quartet; that long town of White to cross; and Tree of Heaven. The concert is followed by Coda Sessions with the composer, giving audience members a chance to converse with this preeminent figure in contemporary music.
Embassy-sponsored event. Advance reservations strongly recommended: www.phillipscollection.org/music. Tickets go on sale September 1. Suggested donation at the door is $20.
Please note: The concert begins promptly at 6 pm. General seating; early arrival is recommended.
Location: The Phillips Collection Music Room
1600 21st Street, NW, Washington, DC 20009
For more information about Miroslav Srnka, please visit www.srnka.cz.