Organ Vespers: Pavel Kohout
Sunday, January 2 • 6:00 p.m.
Pavel Kohout (Prague, Czech Republic) will play works by Bach, Buxtehude, Pachelbel, and 18th century Czech composer Joseph Seger. The Vespers will be held at Christ the King Lutheran Church, located at 2353 Rice Boulevard
. A reception honoring the artist will follow the program at the Czech Center Museum Houston, 4920 San Jacinto
in the Brno Gallery. There is no admission charge to either event; a free-will offering will be accepted.
Kohout is regarded as one of the most brilliant representatives of the new generation of European organists. He was the winner of both the First Prize and the J. S. Bach Prize at one of the world’s largest international organ competitions held in Tokyo in 2000, and has won a number of other awards, including First Prize at international competitions in Ljubljana in 1998 and Vilnius in 1999. He graduated from the Prague Conservatory and Academy of Performing Arts in Prague under the guidance of Jaroslav Tuma. In 1999, he continued his studies in historical organ techniques at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam with the renowned early music specialist, Jacques van Oortmerssen. Pavel Kohout has performed with ensembles and orchestras throughout Europe, Russia, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, and the United States. He has also performed for international music festivals in Prague, Berlin, Frankfurt, Moscow, Haarlem, Zaragoza, Lisbon, Monaco, Jerusalem, Sapporo, Tokyo, Sydney, and Auckland.
Limited free parking is available on the lot west of Christ the King Church. Ample parking is available for $1.00 (credit card only) across the street at Rice University’s stadium parking lot on the southeast corner of Rice & Greenbriar.
The Bach Society is funded in part by grants from the
City of Houston through the Houston Arts Alliance.