Strings Of Autumn Festival

The Strings of Autumn Festival are drawing to a close. The last concert is planned on 18th November. The Festival has been part of Prague’s cultural calendar for 11 years. Until 2004, The Strings of Autumn took place in Prague Castle but now it has been organized by the National Theatre, the National Museum and the Czech Filharmony. So the Festival can use the Prague’s most prestigious concert halls.

The Strings of Autumn Festival is not only focused on classical music, but also on jazz, world music and various crossover projects which have their own unique style and genre.

If you are interested in jazz music, come to Prague’s Rudolfinum on 18th November and hear the American jazz violinist, Regina Carter.

Regina Carter comes from Detroit. When she was two, she took up the piano and at the age of four played a Bach minuet on violin according to the Suzuki method together with a children´s choir. So she avoided to note-learning and drill-like etude exercises and developed the essential hearing dispositions. She studied classical music at the New England Conservatory, but she did not get to know how to play jazz. The opportunity came in students band at the Oakland University, where she could at last absorb the principal tenets of jazz performance. When she came in New York, in 1991, quickly joined the company of elite jazz players.

Her part in the making of Wynton Marsalis´ triple album, Blood On The Fields, definitely move her into the spotlight. After the great reviews she released her own CD debut, Regina Carter, and ensuing projects: Something For Grace; Rhythms Of The Heart; Motor City Moments; Freefall; and Paganini: After A Dream (a CD on which she used Paganini´s Il Cannone violin). After the death of her mother Regina Carter pondered ending her career but the bassist John Clayton who produced her album I´ll Be Seeing You in 2006, returned her to the music.

Regina Carter Quintet – I´ll Be Seeing You is Closing Festival Concert. Quintet is composed of: Regina Carter – violin, Xavier Davis – piano, Darryl Harper – clarinet, Matthew Parrish – bass, Alvester Garnett – drums.

Regina Carter Quintet comes on 18th November to Prague’s Rudolfinum. The concert begins at 19.30. Tickets are available in ticketpro chain outlets and cost from 330 to 990 CZK (11 – 33 €).

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