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Lake Superior Chamber Orchestra in Duluth (Minnesota, USA) has organized a recital for the singer Emily Van Evera, Duluth native. On July 30, 2015 the pieces by Slovak composers Ján Levoslav Bella (Verbum caro, Adiemus te a Ave Maria) and Vladimír Godár (Psalmus. Domine exaudi and A Sad Pavan for These Distracted Times from Querela pacis) will sound next to other compositions. Warren Friesen is the conductor.

Music of Vladimír Godár will sound in New York City again! In the frame of the concert cycle SOOFSER a recital from the Godár’s works will take place on July 24, 2015 – more details on the webpage Upcoming Events. Seven composer’s chamber works will be performed by several American musicians, the grandson of the composer among them.

The main guest of the 40th International Guitar Festival of J. K. Mertz in Bratislava was a Cuban guitarist, composer and conductor Leo Brouwer. Besides the pieces of this significant musician the Godár’s works Emmeleia for guitar quartet (Bratislava Guitar Quartet) and La Canzona refrigerativa dell arpa di Davide released by Martin Krajčo and Eugen Prochác sounded at the concert in the Slovak National Gallery on July 1st, 2015. Both composers recollected their first meeting from 1971, when Vladimír Godár as a 15-year-old student played the piano for the important visitor from Cuba, who – as it now became apparent – was Leo Brouwer himself.

Cello version of Barcarole with Jozef Lupták as a soloist and Slovak Radio Symphonic Orchestra was performed in Bratislava under the baton of David Porcelijn on April 27, 2015. The concert took place on the occasion of the birthday of the Dutch King Willem-Alexander. Godár’s piece sounded next to the composition by Ján Levoslav Bella and works of Dutch composers Jeff Hamburg and Jan Van Gilse.

Department of Musicology of the Faculty of Philosophy of Palacký University in Olomouc organized a lecture entitled A Contemporary Composer And His World – Vladimír Godár, which took place on March 24, 2015, 1.15 p.m. in the Art Centre of Palacký University in Olomouc. It was organized in the frame of a cycle of lectures of renowned Czech and foreign composers. Godár presented his version of music poetics on the lecture.

Barcarole for solo viola, string orchestra, harp and harpsichord sounded in the Small Hall of the Slovak Philharmonic on March 22, 2015 in the frame of the concert cycle of Slovak Chamber Orchestra. The artistic leader of the orchestra Ewald Danel played the viola, Katarína Turnerová played the harp and Marica Dobiášová harpsichord. It was the first Slovak performance of the viola version of the piece. Delicate rendering, slow pulse of the piece precisely conveyed the character of Vladimír Godár’s music.

Vladimír Godár’s film music sounded at the concert in the frame of the Radio_Head Awards festival on March 13, 2015, which took place in the Concert Studio of the Slovak Radio. Slovak Radio Symphonic Orchestra was led by Tóno Popovič, Petra Noskaiová sang.

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Updated: July 10, 2015