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CYCLE OF EVENING CONCERTS IN THE GARDEN

The congregation of Merciful Brothers in Bratislava prepared a new project, inviting also the public. With a cycle of summer evening concerts the friars want to gain financial resources for the renovation of the organ in their Church of the Visitation of Mary in Bratislava.

„The organ was built at the end of the 18th century by an unknown organ builder. In the 20th century the company Rieger rebuilt it for the purpose of „modernisation “. The organ casing is preserved, however the disposition of the organ interior was changed. It is a pneumatic organ. This type of instrument relatively often experiences breakdowns, which must be solved,“ said the organist Lukáš Kunst. Until now a greater repair of the organ was not accomplished because of its financial demands. „The goal is to gain financial resources for a general reconstruction of the organ, which is currently in emergency conditions and functioning at 30 percent, often only in good weather. Namely the humidity has effect on the used up parts of the organ. Thanks to the repair it will not only raise the liturgy, what is its main task, but Bratislava will also gain another „instrument of kings“, which can be used for concerts,“ closed the organist Lukáš Kunst.

The renovation of the organ can be supported by a voluntary entrance fee.

PROGRAMME

13th July at 8.30 pm
Jana Lieskovská
Actress, singer and member of the theatre ensemble New Scene
Evening of chansons and well-known melodies of M. Kubišová, H. Hegerová and M. Rottrová

27th July at 8.30 pm
Opera in the Garden
Students of opera singing of the Conservatory in Bratislava and the Academy of Performing Arts
Barbora DVORSKÁ – Soprano
Eva DOVCOVÁ – Soprano
Nikola UJHÁZYOVÁ – Soprano
Andrea BÁLEŠOVÁ – Piano

10th August at 8.30 pm
Organ in the Garden
Organ: István NAGY and Richard VÖRÖS

24th August at 8.30 pm
Les Sirénes
Female chamber choir
Sacred and secular pieces by the great French composers: F. Poulanc, G. Fauré and L. Delibes
Choirmaster: Lukáš KUNST
Piano: Róbert PECHANEC
Organ: István NAGY

The concerts take place in the Garden of the University Hospital with Polyclinic of the Merciful Brothers, entrance Námestie SNP 10
In case of bad weather the concerts will take place in the refectory.

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