APRIL 2016

Jiří Bělohlávek among the Winds and Strings on 24 April

Jiří Bělohlávek and Prague Philharmonia in 2002 © Prague Spring – Jiří Skupien

Today on 24 April at 7.30pm you will have a chance to hear in Dvořák’s hall of Prague’s Rudolfinum PKF - Prague Philharmonia with orchestra’s Conductor Laureate Jiří Bělohlávek. The programme of the concert will offer The Serenade No. 10 in B flat major, KV 361 „Gran Partita“ and Bohuslav Martinů´s Double Concerto for two string orchestras, piano and timpani, H 271.

Current Chief Conductor of Czech Philharmonic Jiří Bělohlávek has a strong relationship with PKF - Prague Philharmonia. He himself founded it in 1994 when he decided to form a new chamber orchestra. In that time, Prague Philharmonia was made out of mostly young musicians and during its existence joined the ranks of the most respected Czech orchestras and established great renown in Europe and elsewhere in the world. 

„Martinů managed to deal with various and modern trends in composing music in a very distinctive way. I don’t know anyone who is like him.“ Jiří Bělohlávek in an interview for Hospodářské Noviny 

Tonight, Jiří Bělohlávek chose to perform Bohuslav Martinů’s Double Concerto, one of his most emotional and famous pieces. Martinů started to compose it in 1938 for Basel Chamber Orchestra and its conductor and Czech composer‘s friend Paul Sacher. He finished the composition on 29 September 1938, just day before the Munich agreement was signed and he then never returned home.

Students will have an oppotunity to get tickets for free. More information HERE.