Zdeněk Trnka

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Project Concerts “Songs by Zdeněk Trnka & Poems by Jaroslav Seifert’’

We would like to organize music concerts with the music by Zdeněk Trnka in the Czech Republic. The music composed for the poems of Czech writer, Nobel Prize Laureate for Literature, Jaroslav Seifert, whom he knew personally, will make the teaching at schools and universities more interesting. The concerts will show that the master’s generation can have a friendly relationship with the young people, as was proven by the friendship of Jaroslav Seifert and a generation-younger Zdeněk Trnka, then a student. Songs by Zdeněk Trnka for the poems of Jaroslav Seifert will be played at the concerts for elementary school, high school, university students and wide public. We would also like to release a CD called “Songs by Zdeněk Trnka & Poems by Jaroslav Seifert” for educational purposes.

Gabriela Jelínková, a renowned soprano, expressed her interest to sing the songs.  Jaroslav Dvorsky´s voice will go well with Seifert’s poems.

This untraditional connection of poems and songs will surely become known internationally.

For this project, we are fundraising, looking for sponsors and partners.

Concert date is 25 September 2013 in The Community Centre UFFO in Trutnov city.