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"The Power of Music" - World Premiere Screening of an International Musical Endeavor

Join the Czech Consulate in Los Angeles to experience the extraordinary achievement of international musical scope of two nationals, Czech-Argentine American pianist, Fabio Banegas Jiříček and Czech virtuoso flutist, Jana Jarkovská. This remarkable event will take place on Sunday, November 5th, 2023 at 5:00 PM at the prestigious Crescent Theater located in the city of Beverly Hills.

Doors open at 4:30 PM.
Followed by a glass of wine

The event will feature the presentation of two classical music videos. The project highlights the collaborative spirit of acclaimed musicians and orchestra ensembles hailing from the Czech Republic, Spain, Austria, Argentina, Ukraine, Hungary, and the United States.

The screening will be followed by a Q&A session with the distinguished solist Fabio Banegas Jiříček.

Due to the limited seating capacity, we kindly ask you to get back to us no later than Wednesday, November 1, 2023 at CzechConsulateLA@gmail.com


Spearheaded by Czech-Argentine born American pianist Fabio Banegas Jiříček together with virtuoso Czech flutist Jana Jarkovská, the event entails the US premiere of classical music videos dedicated to two remarkable composers:  Eduardo Grau (Barcelona 1919 – Buenos Aires 2006) and César Franck (Liege 1820 – Paris 1890) and features the collaboration of extraordinary musicians and orchestra ensembles from the Czech Republic, Spain, Austria, Argentina, Ukraine, Hungary, and the United States. The event coincides with the world premiere release of a CD of music by Eduardo Grau under the prestigious classical music label Naxos Records.  Notably, the César Franck music video was recorded and filmed in Lviv, Ukraine, in November 2021, making it the final production of the Lviv National Philharmonic Orchestra of Ukraine  before the unfortunate events surrounding the Russian invasion. The recording was released in 2022 by Guild Music, London.  

Eduardo Grau in the Making
The film shows excerpts and interviews from crucial moments of the first ever recording of 4 concertos by Spanish Argentine composer Eduardo Grau (1919‐2004) performed by European musicians with Anima Muscæ Chamber Orchestra of Hungary. Recorded and filmed in Budapest in April 2022.

César Franck 200th Birth Anniversary – Works for Piano and Orchestra
The film shows the Lviv National Philharmonic Orchestra of Ukraine and classical pianist Fabio Banegas Jiříček interpreting the main works for piano and orchestra by Belgium French composer César Franck: Symphonic Poem “Les Djinns” ('The Genies') for Piano and Orchestra (14 minutes) and Symphonic Variations for Piano and Orchestra (17 minutes).  Recorded and filmed in Lviv, Ukraine in November 2021, this was the last recording of the Lviv Philharmonic before the Russian invasion and it was declared best recording by Audio Magazine in Germany in 2022.

Sunday, November 5th, 2023 at 5:00 PM 
Doors open at 4:30 PM

Crescent Theater in Beverly Hills 
100 N Crescent Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210 

Due to limited space RSVPs are mandatory. Please confirm your attendance by Wednesday, November 1, 2023 at CzechConsulateLA@gmail.com
Dress Code: Business Attire

A parking structure is accessible at 100 North Crescent Drive just north of Wilshire Blvd.

The event is supported by the Consulate General of the Czech Republic in Los Angeles and Czechoslovak Society of Arts and Sciences in Los Angeles.