Special Concerts


The special concerts tradition includes two season opening concerts, New Year’s concert and the closing Open Air Concert. A new tradition of the Velvet Revolution Concert, launched last year, also continues. A new special Spring concert in April presents Jiří Vodička and Petr Altrichter.

Special Concerts

Two opening concerts conducted by Chief Conductor Semyon Bychkov are already a tradition. His interpretation of Shostakovich’s Leningrad Symphony is certainly not to be missed. The tradition of Velvet Revolution Concerts began last season, celebrating the legacy of the Velvet Revolution. Together with Yuja Wang, Jakub Hrůša prepared Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto and music by Leoš Janáček and Witold Lutosławski. The New Year’s concert has become an indispensable part of the Czech Philharmonic season, this time with two performances under the baton of conductor Manfred Honeck who is joined by soprano Katharina Konradi. Jiří Vodička and Petr Altrichter feature in a new special concert. The traditional Open Air Concert dedicated to Jiří Bělohlávek closes the season.

M1 — Czech Philharmonic • Season Opening Concert


Dvořák Hall

What's on

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 Season Opening Concert

Vysíláme živě / online

M2 — Czech Philharmonic • Titan


Dvořák Hall

What's on

Gustav Mahler
Symphony No. 1 in D major (53')

Performers

Semyon Bychkov conductor

Czech Philharmonic

Photo illustrating a concert - event Czech Philharmonic Titan

M3 — Czech Philharmonic • Velvet Revolution Concert


Dvořák Hall

What's on

Sergei Rachmaninoff
Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18 (33')
Moderato
Adagio sostenuto
Allegro scherzando

— Intermission —

Leoš Janáček
Suite for orchestra, Op. 3 (14')
Con moto
Adagio
Allegretto
Con moto

Witold Lutosławski
Concerto for Orchestra (28')
Intrada
Capriccio notturno e arioso
Passacaglia, toccata e corale

Performers

Yuja Wang piano
Lukáš Vondráček piano

Jakub Hrůša conductor

Czech Philharmonic

Photo illustrating a concert - event Czech Philharmonic Velvet Revolution Concert

Vysíláme živě / online

M4 — Czech Philharmonic • New Year’s Afternoon Concert


Dvořákova síň

What's on

Johann Strauss II
Die Fledermaus (The Bat), Op. 262
Overture to the operetta
“Mein Herr Marquis”, aria from the operetta (13')

Josef Strauss
Die Libelle (Dragonfly), polka-mazurka, Op. 204 (5')

Johann Strauss II
Frühlingsstimmen (Voices of Spring), waltz, Op. 410 (6')

Richard Strauss | arr. Tomáš Ille
Mondscheinmusik (Moonlight Music) arranged for French horn and string orchestra from the opera Capriccio, Op. 85 (4')

Johann Strauss II
Wiener Blut (Viennese Blood), Op. 354
“Es hat den Grafen nichts genutzt – Grüß dich Gott, du liebes Nesterl!”, recitative and aria from the operetta (4')

Josef Strauss
Plappermäulchen (Chatterboxes), musical prank, fast polka, Op. 245 (3')

Franz von Suppé
Dichter und Bauer (Poet and Peasant)
Overture to the operetta (10')

Franz Lehár
Die Lustige Witwe (The Merry Widow)
“Es lebt eine Vilja”, aria from the operetta (5')
Gold und Silber (Gold and Silver), waltz, Op. 79 (8')
“Meine Lippen, sie küssen so heiß”, aria from the operetta “Giuditta” (5')

Johann Strauss II
Auf der Jagd (On the Hunt), fast polka, Op. 373 (2'20)
Im Krapfenwald’l (In Krapfen’s Woods / Cuckoo Polka), polka française, Op. 336 (4'50)
Unter Donner und Blitz (Thunder and Lightning), fast polka, Op. 324 (3')

Performers

Katharina Konradi soprano

Radek Baborák french horn

Manfred Honeck conductor

Czech Philharmonic

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

M5 — Czech Philharmonic • New Year’s Gala Concert


Dvořák Hall

What's on

Johann Strauss II
Die Fledermaus (The Bat), Op. 262
Overture to the operetta
“Mein Herr Marquis”, aria from the operetta (13')

Josef Strauss
Die Libelle (Dragonfly), polka-mazurka, Op. 204 (5')

Johann Strauss II
Frühlingsstimmen (Voices of Spring), waltz, Op. 410 (6')

Richard Strauss | arr. Tomáš Ille
Mondscheinmusik (Moonlight Music) arranged for French horn and string orchestra from the opera Capriccio, Op. 85 (4')

Johann Strauss II
Wiener Blut (Viennese Blood), Op. 354
“Es hat den Grafen nichts genutzt – Grüß dich Gott, du liebes Nesterl!”, recitative and aria from the operetta (4')

Josef Strauss
Plappermäulchen (Chatterboxes), musical prank, fast polka, Op. 245 (3')

Franz von Suppé
Dichter und Bauer (Poet and Peasant)
Overture to the operetta (10')

Franz Lehár
Die Lustige Witwe (The Merry Widow)
“Es lebt eine Vilja”, aria from the operetta (5')
Gold und Silber (Gold and Silver), waltz, Op. 79 (8')
“Meine Lippen, sie küssen so heiß”, aria from the operetta “Giuditta” (5')

Johann Strauss II
Auf der Jagd (On the Hunt), fast polka, Op. 373 (2'20)
Im Krapfenwald’l (In Krapfen’s Woods / Cuckoo Polka), polka française, Op. 336 (4'50)
Unter Donner und Blitz (Thunder and Lightning), fast polka, Op. 324 (3')

Performers

Katharina Konradi soprano

Radek Baborák french horn

Manfred Honeck conductor

Czech Philharmonic

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

Vysíláme živě / online

M6 — Czech Philharmonic • Spring Concert


Dvořák Hall

What's on

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35 (35')

— Intermission —

Antonín Dvořák
Symphony No. 9 in E minor, Op. 95 (“From the New World”) (40')

Performers

Jiří Vodička violin

Petr Altrichter conductor

Czech Philharmonic

Photo illustrating a concert - event Czech Philharmonic Spring Concert

M7 — Czech Philharmonic • Open Air Concert


Hradčany Square

What's on

Leonard Bernstein
Candide, opera overture (5')

George Gershwin
An American in Paris (18')

John Williams
Across the Stars. Love Theme from Star Wars: Episode II (7') 

Leonard Bernstein
Three Dances Episodes from the musical On the Town (11')
Dance of the Great Lover
Pas de deux
Times Square Ballets

Arturo Márquez
Danzón No. 2 (10')

Pablo de Sarasate
Zigeunerweisen (Gypsy Airs) for violin and orchestra, Op. 20 (9')
Moderato – Lento – Un poco più lento – Allegro molto vivace

George Gershwin
Cuban overture (10')

 

Performers

Jan Mráček violin

Wayne Marshall conductor

Marek Eben host

Czech Philharmonic

Photo illustrating a concert - event Czech Philharmonic Open Air Concert

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