Jana Bouskova, principal harpist of the Czech Philharmonic and named one of the Czech Republic’s ten most distinguished women, will perform with the Reno Chamber Orchestra on Saturday, November 3 at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday, November 4 at 2:00 p.m. at UNR’s Nightingale Concert Hall.
Ms. Bouskova will perform the Harp Concerto by Argentinean composer Alberto Ginastera and the Sacred and Profane Dances by Claude Debussy. RCO Music Director Theodore Kuchar conducts these concerts, the second of the RCO’s 2012-13 season, which will also feature the overture to The Italian Woman in Algiers by Rossini and the “Military” Symphony No. 100 by Haydn.
Great seats are still available for both performances. As always, ticket prices range from $20 to $40 for adults, and everyone eighteen and younger and all full-time students can attend for $5. Buy tickets online or by calling the RCO at (775) 348-9413.
You can check out previous performances by Ms. Bouskova at the RCO’s YouTube page. At our website you’ll find program notes and lots of other information. Get regular updates on the RCO at Twitter and Facebook.
Jana Bouskova, a much sought-after harpist and a regular guest of the world’s foremost concert platforms, has performed with renowned musicians such as Mstislav Rostropovich, Yuri Bashmet, Patrick Gallois, Maxim Vengerov, and Christian Tetzlaff. Along with her position as principal harpist of the Czech Philharmonic, she is also a teacher at Brussels’s Royal Conservatory and the Academy of Performing Arts and the Conservatory in Prague. Ms. Bouskova is the Czech Republic’s only harpist to have achieved the highest awards from the world’s most prestigious competitions: gold medal from the International Harp Competition in the U.S.A., and second prize from the International Harp Contest in Israel. As one of the Czech Republic’s ten most distinguished women, in 2004 she was the first classical music instrumental interpreter to receive the Lady Pro prize.