Classical Music & Crossover Europe Prague Cello Quartet

Classical Crossover: (Video) Prague Cello Quartet – The Phantom of the Opera (2017)

Czech Republic, Europe | December 2017

The Phantom of the Opera (French: Le Fantôme de l’Opéra) is a novel by French writer Gaston Leroux. It was first published as a serialization in Le Gaulois from 23 September 1909, to 8 January 1910. It was published in volume form in late March 1910 by Pierre Lafitte. The novel is partly inspired by historical events at the Paris Opera during the nineteenth century and an apocryphal tale concerning the use of a former ballet pupil’s skeleton in Carl Maria von Weber’s 1841 production of Der Freischütz. It has been successfully adapted into various stage and film adaptations, most notable of which are the 1925 film depiction featuring Lon Chaney, and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s 1986 musical. (Wikipedia)

Four young cellists bring you their original versions of not only the most famous classics, but also film scores and jazz, rock and pop hits. Their goal is to entertain the audience with their adaptations of well-known compositions and intelligent sense of humour, breaking the boundaries between fun and classical music. Come and see for yourself during one of their concerts in Czechia or abroad.

The ensemble was founded in 2006, and has played in the current line-up since 2012. The quartet members are graduates from the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague: Jan Zvěřina, Petr Špaček, Jan Zemen and Ivan Vokáč. They all have an impressive track record of individual success and participations in prestigious domestic and foreign festivals. They perform as PCQ on Czech stages and abroad: they went on tour of Japan in 2016, and a monthly tour in China in June 2017. They published two albums – No.1 (2011) and Top Secret (2013). More on www.pcq.cz.

 

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