Slovak cellist Jozef Lupták is thrilled to return to Billings for the third time in 8 months. Lupták will join Dr. Jen Bratz, Associate Professor of Music at Rocky Mountain College, for a special one-night-only performance. Lupták, along with other members of the group Chassidic Songs Music Group, played Billings in March to numerous standing ovations. His special performance with Bratz will include both modern and classical music.

bratzluptakWhen: Wednesday, June 15, 7:00pm
Where: Rocky Mountain College – Prescott Hall
Admission: free

Performance program:
1. – Arvo Part – Fratres for cello and piano
2. Solo Cello Collage:
J.S.Bach – Prelude, Sarabande and Gigue, from Suite N.2 in D minor for solo Cello
Vladimír Godár – Passacaglia, for cello solo
Jozef Lupták – Song without words, for cello, voice and human beatbox
Jozef Lupták- Three in One, for cello, voice and human beatbox
J.S.Bach – Prelude in G major, from Suite N.1 for solo Cello
3. Gabriel Faure – Elegie, for cello and piano
4. Max Bruch – Kol Nidrey. for cello and piano
5. Arvo Part – Spiegel im Spiegel (Mirror in Mirror)
6. Haydn Cello Concerto

About the artists:
Jozef Lupták is lauded as one of Slovakia’s national treasures and is widely known across Europe. He graduated from the University of the Performing Arts in his hometown of Bratislava and the Royal Academy of Music in London. An accomplished concert soloist, he’s played his cello with a host of international conductors, and has a passion for multi-cultural music, especially Chassidic music.

Dr. Jen Bratz has performed throughout the United States and regularly collaborates with the Yellowstone Chamber Players, her colleagues at Rocky Mountain College, and with students. Dr. Bratz’ programs often reflect her interest in new music. Noteworthy explorations into this field include a masterclass performance for Ursula Oppens, the Colorado premier of Ned Rorem’s “Evidence of Things Not Seen,” a monumental song cycle for soprano, alto, tenor, bass, and piano, and lectures on the music of Frederic Rzewski.