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Concert: Sounds of Moravia - Tomáš Kačo, pianist

October 9, 2017
Title: Concert: Sounds of Moravia - Tomáš Kačo, pianistVenue: Embassy of the Czech Republic Washington / WashingtonCategory: MusicDate: 10.18.2017 - 10.18.2017Time: 18.00 hDescription:   Concert: Sounds of Moravia - Tomáš Kačo, pianist October 18, 2017, 6 pm Czech pianist Tomáš Kačo will perform the program Sounds of Moravia, featuring folk songs such as Small Cherries (Čerešničky) and Beskyde, Beskyde, his original composition Hope, and the classic song Over the Rainbow by Harold Arlen at the Czech Embassy on October 18, at 6 pm. As a solo pianist, Kačo’s unique style is an interesting fusion of classical, jazz and gypsy music. His piano recitals are based on improvisation. The main idea of these improvisations is a “renaissance” of gypsy music, often improvising on traditional gypsy themes. Soak in the sounds of Moravia, performed by the gifted pianist Tomáš Kačo. Program 1. Small cherries - Čerešničky – Moravian folk song  2. I pay another glass of wine - Eště si já pohár vínka zaplatím – Moravian folk song  3. While leaving Hradiště - Když jsem šel z Hradišťa - Moravian folk song  4. Beskyde, Beskyde – Moravian folk song  5. I´m a little girl - Maličká su - Moravian folk song  6. Hope - Tomáš Kačo  7. Spain - Chick Corea 8. Over the rainbow - Harold Arlen   Biography: Tomáš Kačo is a talented pianist, composer, and singer. He studied piano at the Janáček Conservatory in Ostrava and received a master’s degree in classical piano at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague (2008-2015). On scholarship at Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA (2015-2017), he earned a diploma in contemporary writing and music. As a solo pianist, his unique style is an interesting fusion of classical, jazz and gypsy music. His piano recitals are based on improvisation. The main idea of these improvisations is a “renaissance” of gypsy music, often improvising on traditional gypsy themes. He has collaborated for many years with renowned teacher and singer Ida Kelarová. They released a CD together called Roma Ballad. Additionally, he has made arrangements of songs for the Pardubice Philharmonic, the Philharmonic of Hradec Králové, and the Janáček Philharmonic in Ostrava. His objective in life is to compose, produce and arrange music of all styles. He says, “I hope one day my music will help make peace in the world and erase color lines.” He has performed for former Czech President Václav Havel, as well as at the renowned Vienna Opera Ball in Austria. Furthermore, he received the Piano Department Achievement Award for outstanding musicianship. As a pianist, he has performed in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium, Hungary, Slovakia, and Israel. For more information, please visit www.tomaskaco.com. Event Details: Date: October 18, 2017, 6 pm Location: Embassy of the Czech Republic 3900 Spring of Freedom St, NW, Washington, DC 20008 RSVP required by October 17 Admission is free. Embassy policy: No bags or suitcases allowed. Only small purses permitted but will be checked at the door. No coat check available. You must pass through security for entrance. RSVP confirmation and photo ID required. Doors close at 6:15 pm. Parking: Non-metered parking is available on Spring of Freedom Street and Tilden Street. Closest Metro: The Embassy is about a 15-20 minute walk from the Van Ness Metro Station.