Back at work

Can you hear the sound of footsteps, conversation and laughter carrying through the hallways of the Rudolfinum? That's our philharmonics returning after a well-deserved summer rest to prepare for their upcoming tour!

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The Czech Philharmonic, led by Chief Conductor Semyon Bychkov, will close the summer in style. On Saturday, 20 August, it will head to the Edinburgh International Festival, where it will start its two-day residency with a Czech programme. The audience will be able to enjoy Dvořák's sonically intoxicating Carnival, the Concerto for Two Pianos performed by the stunning Labèque sisters and Janáček's monumental Glagolitic Mass at the end. The second evening will be devoted to Mahler's magnificent Seventh Symphony.

The orchestra will then head to France for the Ravel Festival, then to the Quincena Musical de San Sebastián and the tour will conclude with two nights at one of Spain's oldest festivals in Santander.

Rehearsals are in full swing, the sounds of preparations fill the Dvořák Hall and the atmosphere is filled with anticipation and joy of the upcoming travels.

We can't wait!