The Cimbalom Ensemble of the Czech Philharmonic has been in existence for nearly twenty years. It long operated as a pick-up group for friendly gatherings. The impetus for more intensive work was the Prague appearance by the famous singer Bobby McFerrin, who chose the Cimbalom Ensemble as a partner for his Dvořák Hall concert at the Rudolfinum in 2013. Most of the ensemble’s members have had experience of some kind with performing folk music, but it should be said that with the exception of two Moravians, we are Prague natives, and we are also professional musicians with classical training. At our concerts, you will hear Baroque music, folk music from all over central Europe, and even music by Classical composers in arrangements made to order for our ensemble.
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80% Czech Philharmonic subscribers (This discount may be claimed only at the Czech Philharmonic ticket office in the Rudolfinum)
70% Client of Česká spořitelna (This discount may be claimed only at the Czech Philharmonic ticket office in the Rudolfinum)
50% Client of J&T Bank and Disabled with a valid proof (This discount may be claimed only at the Czech Philharmonic ticket office in the Rudolfinum)
50% Children, Students and Seniors
Czech Philharmonic Box Office at Rudolfinum: on weekdays from 10:00 a.m. to 06:00 p.m. July, August from 10:00 a.m. to 03:00 p.m.
Ceremony hall at Rudolfinum: from 02:30 p.m. to 06:00 p.m (in the day of the concert).
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Hungarian Dance No. 5 in F Sharp Minor
Hungarian Dance No. 7 in A Major
Hungarian Dance No. 4 in F Minor
Romanian Folk Dances
The Four Seasons (excerpts with commentary)
Concerto in D Minor for oboe, strings and basso continuo, SF. 935
Humoresque in G Major, Op. 101, No. 7 – arr. for strings
Johann Strauss II / Josef Strauss
Four Gypsy Songs after Ida Kelarová
Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2
Moravian Folk Song
Zdeněk Zelba, Václav Prudil
oboe, English horn, recorders, viola
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