Market Screening ‘Seven Gates of Jerusalem’
PRESENTED BY LES FILMS FIGURES LIBRES, CZECH TELEVISION AND SPRING PRAGUE FESTIVAL
The Seventh Symphony “Seven gates of Jerusalem” is of remarkable scope. It bears witness to an introspective thought about faith, based on texts of the Book of Psalms by David, the Old Testament. This work for soloists, choir and orchestra, composed in honor of the city of Jerusalem, evokes an oratorio. For expressive purposes, Penderecki uses specific instruments: tubaphone, percussive objects he designed, and the shofar, an ancient Jewish liturgical instrument.
(c) Petra Hajskà
PRODUCTION COMPANY Les Films Figures Libres (France) CO-PRODUCTION COMPANY Czech Television (Czech Republic), Culturebox (France), Mezzo (France) RECORDING DATE June 2017 LOCATION OF RECORDING Smetana Hall Prague DIRECTOR Adam Rezek MUSIC STYLE Contemporary music COMPOSER Krzysztof Penderecki, Isa Krejci ORCHESTRA Symphony Orchestra of Radio Prague CHOIR Philharmonia Choir of Slovakia DURATION 75’ DISTRIBUTION TV EuroArts Music International