Special Non-Subscription Concerts


We also have our traditional special concerts in the 125th season – the Opening Concert and three concerts on the New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day – but we are adding new ones. These are two Concerts for Freedom and Democracy and two Special Christmas Concerts. The traditional season finale will be the Open Air Concert on the Hradčany Square.

Special Non-Subscription Concerts

The 125th season will offer a greater wealth of special concerts and also some changes. Chief Conductor of the Czech Philharmonic Semyon Bychkov will prepare the traditional opening concerts with star soloists: pianist Daniil Trifonov and trumpet player Selina Ott in Shostakovich’s Concerto for piano, trumpet, and strings. The second half of the programme will feature Mahler’s 5th Symphony. A new event is the Velvet Revolution Concert, which will be held on two evenings, establishing a tradition that will become part of the special concerts of the Czech Philharmonic. These concerts will take the place of the former Concerts for Students’ Day by the Czech Student Philharmonic. Semyon Bychkov is preparing a programme connected with the stirring history of the 20th century – Kabeláč’s Mystery of Time and Shostakovich’s Leningrad Symphony. Two concerts in December will highlight the Advent atmosphere – Haydn’s oratorio The Creation under the baton of Petr Altrichter and with outstanding singers. There will be the traditional triptych of events for the arrival of the new year: the Special New Year’s Eve Dress Rehearsal, the New Year’s Eve Afternoon Concert, and the New Year’s Day Concert prepared by Principal Guest Conductor Tomáš Netopil with the Czech Philharmonic and soloists. The season will close with the traditional Open Air Concert on Hradčany Square. It is also becoming a tradition that the concert is dedicated to the memory of Jiří Bělohlávek.

M1 — Opening Concerts of the Season • Daniil Trifonov, Selina Ott and Semyon Bychkov


Dvorak Hall

What's on

Dmitri Shostakovich
Piano Concerto No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 35 for piano, trumpet, and strings (21')
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Antonín Dvořák
Symphony No. 8 in G Major, Op. 88 (34')

Performers

Daniil Trifonov piano
Selina Ott trumpet

Semyon Bychkov conductor

Photo illustrating a concert - event Opening Concerts of the Season  Daniil Trifonov, Selina Ott and Semyon Bychkov

M2 — Czech Philharmonic • Velvet Revolution Concerts


Dvořák Hall

What's on

Miloslav Kabeláč
The Mystery of Time, Op. 31, passacaglia for large orchestra (24')
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Dmitri Shostakovich
Symphony No. 7 in C Major, Op. 60 (“Leningrad”) (69')

Performers

Semyon Bychkov conductor

Czech Philharmonic

Photo illustrating a concert - event Czech Philharmonic Velvet Revolution Concerts

M3 — Czech Philharmonic • Special Christmas Concerts


Dvořák Hall

What's on

Joseph Haydn
The Creation, oratorio for soloists, choir, and orchestra, Hob. XXI:2 (109')

Performers

Marta Reichelová soprano
Petr Nekoranec tenor
Jozef Benci bass

Prague Philharmonic Choir
Lukáš Vasilek choirmaster

Petr Altrichter conductor

Photo illustrating a concert - event Czech Philharmonic Special Christmas Concerts

M4 — Czech Philharmonic • Special Forenoon New Years´s Eve Dress Rehearsal


Dvořák Hall

What's on

Julius Fučík
Entry of the Gladiators, march, Op. 68

Julius Fučík
The Grouchy Old Bear, polka for bassoon and orchestra, Op. 210

Josef Suk
Playing at Swans and Peacocks, 2nd movement of A Fairy Tale, Op. 16

Václav Trojan
The Frog from music for the fairytale The Emperor’s Nightingale

Oskar Nedbal
Cavalier Waltz from the operetta Polish Blood

Václav Vačkář
Memories of Zbiroh

Julius Fučík
Winter Storms Waltz, Op. 184

Bedřich Smetana
The Kiss, overture to the opera

Jan Kučera
Concerto grosso for two violins, cello and orchestra (world première)

Antonín Dvořák
Polonaise from Act II of the opera Rusalka, Op. 114

Antonín Dvořák
Rondo in G Minor, Op. 94 for cello and orchestra

Bedřich Smetana
Skočná (Dance of the Comedians) from the opera The Bartered Bride

Antonín Dvořák
Slavonic Dance No. 2 in E Minor, Op. 46

Antonín Dvořák
Slavonic Dance No. 8 in G Minor, Op. 46

Performers

Jiří Vodička violin
Jan Mráček violin
Václav Petr cello

Robert Kozánek trombone
Ondřej Roskovec bassoon
Jaroslav Halíř trumpet

Tomáš Netopil conductor

Photo illustrating a concert - event Czech Philharmonic Special Forenoon New Years´s Eve Dress Rehearsal

M5 — Czech Philharmonic • New Year´s Eve Afternoon Concert


Dvořák Hall

What's on

Julius Fučík
Entry of the Gladiators, march, Op. 68

Julius Fučík
The Grouchy Old Bear, polka for bassoon and orchestra, Op. 210

Josef Suk
Playing at Swans and Peacocks, 2nd movement of A Fairy Tale, Op. 16

Václav Trojan
The Frog from music for the fairytale The Emperor’s Nightingale

Oskar Nedbal
Cavalier Waltz from the operetta Polish Blood

Václav Vačkář
Memories of Zbiroh

Julius Fučík
Winter Storms Waltz, Op. 184

Bedřich Smetana
The Kiss, overture to the opera

Antonín Dvořák
Polonaise from Act II of the opera Rusalka, Op. 114

Antonín Dvořák
Rondo in G Minor, Op. 94 for cello and orchestra

Bedřich Smetana
Skočná (Dance of the Comedians) from the opera The Bartered Bride

Antonín Dvořák
Slavonic Dance No. 2 in E Minor, Op. 46

Antonín Dvořák
Slavonic Dance No. 8 in G Minor, Op. 46

Performers

Robert Kozánek trombone
Ondřej Roskovec bassoon
Jaroslav Halíř trumpet

Tomáš Netopil conductor

Photo illustrating a concert - event Czech Philharmonic New Year´s Eve Afternoon Concert

M6 — Czech Philharmonic • New Year’s Concert


Dvořák Hall

What's on

Julius Fučík
Entry of the Gladiators, march, Op. 68

Julius Fučík
The Grouchy Old Bear, polka for bassoon and orchestra, Op. 210

Josef Suk
Playing at Swans and Peacocks, 2nd movement of A Fairy Tale, Op. 16

Václav Trojan
The Frog from music for the fairytale The Emperor’s Nightingale

Oskar Nedbal
Cavalier Waltz from the operetta Polish Blood

Václav Vačkář
Memories of Zbiroh

Julius Fučík
Winter Storms Waltz, Op. 184

Jan Kučera
Concerto grosso for two violins, cello and orchestra (world première)

Antonín Dvořák
Polonaise from Act II of the opera Rusalka, Op. 114

Antonín Dvořák
Rondo in G Minor, Op. 94 for cello and orchestra

Bedřich Smetana
Skočná (Dance of the Comedians) from the opera The Bartered Bride

Antonín Dvořák
Slavonic Dance No. 8 in G Minor, Op. 46

Performers

Jan Mráček violin
Jiří Vodička
violin
Václav Petr cello

Robert Kozánek trombone
Ondřej Roskovec bassoon
Jaroslav Halíř trumpet

Tomáš Netopil conductor

Jiří Vejvoda host

Photo illustrating a concert - event Czech Philharmonic New Year’s Concert

M7 — Czech Philharmonic • Open Air Concert


Open Air

What's on

Tomáš Kačo
Fantasy Open Air

Daniel Francois Esprit Auber
La Muette de Portici, opera overture

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Non mi dir, aria from the opera Don Giovanni

Gioacchino Rossini
Largo al factotum, aria from the opera The Barber of Seville

Giuseppe Verdi
Nabucco, opera overture

Geatano Donizetti
Una furtiva lagrima, aria from the opera L’elisir d’amore

Richard Wagner
Lohengrin, overture to Act III of the opera

Charles Gounod
Le veau d’or est toujours debout, aria from the opera Faust

Ruggero Leoncavallo
Intermezzo from the opera Pagliacci

Giacomo Puccini
O soave fanciulla, duet from the opera La Bohéme

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Waltz from the opera Eugene Onegin

Antonín Dvořák
Song to the Moon, aria from the opera Rusalka

Bedřich Smetana
I know a girl she's got the money! Duet from the opera The Bartered Bride

Performers

Slávka Zámečníková soprano
Petr Nekoranec tenor
Boris Prýgl baritone

Tomáš Kačo piano

Czech Philharmonic

Robert Kružík conductor
Petr Altrichter conductor

Jiří Vejvoda host

Photo illustrating a concert - event Czech Philharmonic Open Air Concert

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