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Advent Sundays have traditionally been an opportunity to attend afternoon concerts at the Suk Hall. These programmes, with their Christmas theme and more popular mood, are presented by chamber ensembles of players from the Czech Philharmonic. You can further enhance your impression of the concert by enjoying the atmosphere of the Café Rudolfinum.

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AK1 — Advent Concert I • Czech Wind Harmony


Suk Hall

What's on

František Vincenc Kramář-Krommer
Partita á 8 in E Flat Major (“La Chasse”)

Leopold Koželuh
Pastorela for wind instruments

Jan Václav Havel
Allegro ut pastorela in B Flat for tuba pastoralis, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 French horns, 2 bassoons

Joseph Triebensee
Variations on a theme from Vojtěch Jírovec’s opera Der Augenarzt (The Oculist)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Serenade in E Flat Major, K 375

Performers

Ivan Sequardt
oboe, artistic director

Liběna Sequardtová
oboe

Petr Sinkule, Zdeněk Tesař
clarinet

Jaroslav Kubita, Luboš Hucek
bassoon

Jiří Havlík, Hana Sapáková
french horn

Karel Malimánek
tuba pastoralis

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AK2 — Czech Philharmonic Chamber Ensemble • Advent Concert II


Suk Hall

What's on

Giacomo Puccini
Crisantemi

Bohuslav Martinů
Serenade No. 2 for two violins and viola, H 216, 2nd movement

Antonio Vivaldi
The Four Seasons, four concertos for violin and string orchestra, Op. 8, No. 2 (“Winter”)

Antonín Dvořák
Serenade for Strings in E Major, Op. 22, 1st movement

Johann Sebastian Bach
Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D Major, BWV 1068, 2nd movement (“Air”)

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Serenade for Strings in C Major, Op. 48, 2nd movement

Johann Pachelbel
Canon in D Major, P 37

Arcangelo Corelli
Concerto grosso in G Minor, Op. 6, No. 8 (“Fatto per la notte di Natale”)

Performers

Czech Philharmonic Chamber Ensemble

Photo illustrating a concert - event Czech Philharmonic Chamber Ensemble Advent Concert II

AK3 — Chamber Ensemble Variation Prague • Advent Concert III


Suk Hall

What's on

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
String Quartet No. 3 in G Major, K 156, 1st movement

Johann Sebastian Bach
Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D Major, BWV 1068, 2nd movement (“Air”)

Joseph Haydn
String Quartet in D Major, Op. 64, No. 5 (“The Lark”), 3rd movement

Ottorino Respighi
Ancient Airs and Dances, Suite No. 3 – Italiana, Andantino

Antonín Dvořák
String Quartet No. 12 in F Major, Op. 96 (“American”), 2nd movement

Antonín Dvořák
Waltz No. 1 in A Major, Op. 54

Antonín Dvořák
Waltz No. 2 in D Major, Op. 54

Tomáš Ille
Christmas Eve – a Christmas divertimento for string quartet (world premiere)

Bedřich Smetana
String Quartet No. 1 in E Minor (“From My Life”), 3rd movement

Antonín Dvořák
String Quartet No. 12 in F Major, Op. 96 (“American”), 4th movement

 

Performers

Chamber Ensemble Variation Prague

Jan Jouza
first violin

Petra Brabcová
second violin

Vlasta Beranová
viola

Josef Dvořák
cello

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AK4 — In modo camerale • Advent Concert IV


Suk Hall

What's on

Paul Peuerl
Three Dance Movements

Joseph Haydn
Trio in G Major, Hob. V:G1

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Divertimento in B Flat Major, K 252

Ludwig van Beethoven
Trio in B Flat Major, Op. 11

Jitka Koželuhová
Three Movements about the Story of Christmas

Performers

In modo camerale

Jana Brožková 
oboe

Ludmila Peterková 
clarinet

Jaroslav Kubita 
bassoon

Daniel Wiesner 
piano

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AK5 — Advent Concert V • Czech Philharmonic Quartet


Suk Hall

What's on

Luigi Boccherini
Quintet No. 4 for two violins, flute, viola, and cello, Op. 19, G 428

Jakub Jan Ryba
My Lovely Nightingale, pastorela

Gregor Joseph Werner
Pastorela in D Major

Tobias Volckmar
Herr nun lässest du deinen Diener im Friede fahren (Nunc dimittis)

Jaroslav Krček
String Quartet No. 1

Václav Adam Michna z Otradovic
Czech Marian Music

Performers

Lucie Brotbek-Prochásková 
flute

Marie Fajtová 
soprano

Robert Hugo 
cembalo

Jaroslav Krček 
composer

Czech Philharmonic Quartet

Štěpán Pražák
first violin

Viktor Mazáček
second violin

Jiří Poslední 
viola

Jakub Dvořák 
cello

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AK6 — Czech Swingharmonic Blue Orchestra • Advent Concert VI


Suk Hall

What's on

Arcangelo Corelli
Christmas ConJAZZto Grosso, Op. 6, No. 8

Antonín Dvořák
HumoRAGsque No. 7 

Dominick James LaRocca
Tiger Rag 

Irving Berlin
Blue Skies

Walter Donaldson
My Blue Heaven

Richard Rodgers / Lorenz Hart
Blue Moon

George Gershwin / Ballard MacDonald
Somebody Loves Me

Jule Styne
Let It Snow

Mel Tormé / Bob Wells
The Christmas Song

Irving Berlin
White Christmas

Ben Bernie / Maceo Pinkard
Sweet Georgia Brown 

Frank Perkins / Mitchell Parish
Stars Fell on Alabama

Vincent Youmans / Irving Caesar
Tea for Two

Lepold Korbař / Jaroslav Moravec
Hm, hm, ach ty jsi úžasná (Hm, Hm, You Are So Amazing)

Václav Pokorný / Jiří Mládek
Říkej mi to, prosím, potichoučku (Please Say It To Me Quietly)

Performers

Elena Sonenshine 
singing

Český Swingharmonický Blue Orchestr

 Marcel Kozánek 
first violin

Milena Kolářová 
second violin

Ondřej Kameš 
viola

Pavel Ludvík 
cello

Jiří Vopálka 
double bass

Jan Brabec 
clarinet

Jan Keller 
guitar

Jan Linhart 
percussion

Photo illustrating a concert - event Czech Swingharmonic Blue Orchestra Advent Concert VI

AK7 — Advent Concert VII • The Czech Philharmonic Low Brass Ensemble


Suk Hall

What's on

Jacobus Handl Gallus / arr. Břetislav Kotrba
Canite tuba in Sion, Advent antiphon

Gottfried Finger / arr. Břetislav Kotrba
Sonata in D, Op. 1/9

Claudio Monteverdi / arr. Břetislav Kotrba
Adoramus Te Christe 

Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber / arr. Břetislav Kotrba
Serenade mit Nachtwächter A 877a

Giulio Caccini / arr. Břetislav Kotrba
Ave Maria

Jakub Jan Ryba / arr. Břetislav Kotrba
Milí synáčkové (Dear Little Sons), pastorela

Jakub Jan Ryba / arr. Břetislav Kotrba
Housle zněte! (Let the Violin Be Heard), pastorela

Gustav Mahler / arr. Břetislav Kotrba
Symphony No. 2, 4th movement (“Urlicht”)

Georges Bizet
Agnus Dei

Emil Waldteufel / arr. Břetislav Kotrba
Skaters’ Waltz, Op. 183

Václav Kozel
Sloth from the cycle “The Seven Deadly Sins”

Bohuslav Lédl
Last Minute Menu, selections

Jiří Kadlec
Fantazie

Performers

The Czech Philharmonic Low Brass Ensemble

Robert Kozánek, Lukáš Moťka, Jan Perný, Lukáš Besuch, Bohumil Tůma
trombones

Karel Malimánek
tuba

Photo illustrating a concert - event Advent Concert VII The Czech Philharmonic Low Brass Ensemble

AK8 — Prague Vivaldi Ensemble • Advent Concert VIII


Suk Hall

What's on

Arcangelo Corelli
Concerto grosso in G Minor, Op. 6, No. 8 (“Fatto per la notte di Natale”)

Johann Pachelbel
Canon in D Major, P 37

Antonio Vivaldi
The Four Seasons, four concertos for violin and string orchestra, Op. 8

Performers

Prague Vivaldi Ensemble

Helena Skopová 
violin solo

Ondřej Skopový, Petra Brabcová 
violin

Dominik Trávníček 
viola 

Tomáš Hostička 
cello

Jiří Vopálka 
double bass

Debora Konečná
cembalo

Photo illustrating a concert - event Prague Vivaldi Ensemble Advent Concert VIII

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