Concert Series

We are introducing the 123rd season of the Czech Philharmonic. In series A and B, you will find large symphonic works by Schubert, Bruckner and Mahler, as well as renowned conductors Simon Rattle, Christoph Eschenbach and Franz Welser-Möst. List of guest artists also includes pianists Pierre‑Laurent Aimard and Kirill Gerstein, violinists Joshua Bell and Frank Peter Zimmermann or cellist Truls Mørk. There is a new concert series C on the programme, which includes the popular Saturday afternoon concerts and is extended by concerts on Thursday and Friday evening. We also offer a completely new series K, in which you can choose from four chamber-orchestral programmes from baroque to 21st-century music.

 

Season Guide 2018/2019

Subscription Series
Subscription Series

Series K is the fulfilment of a dream we shared with Jiří Bělohlávek: after two years of preparations, we are ushering in regular concerts of the Czech Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra.

Subscription Series
Subscription Series

When Semyon Bychkov chose the programme for his first subscription concert, he suggested Dvořák’s Seventh Symphony without hesitation, so that from the start of his tenure at the helm of the Czech Philharmonic, he would honour the orchestra’s national tradition.

Subscription Series
Subscription Series

The world premiere of Jiří Gemrot’s Resurrection of Light and Hope is just as fitting for Advent as Honegger’s Christmas Cantata, and it was written on commission for the Czech Philharmonic.

Subscription Series
Subscription Series

Subscription Series C is something entirely new in our programming. Along with the popular Saturday afternoon concerts, we have added Thursday and Friday evenings with programmes calling for smaller orchestral forces that are perfectly made for the acoustics of the Dvořák Hall.

Special Concerts
Special Concerts

For this country’s jubilee year, the series of Special Concerts for our 123rd season will include a special Czech programme for the 100th anniversary of the founding of Czechoslovakia.

Dress Rehearsals
Dress Rehearsals

Once again, the 123rd season will offer eight visits to the Philharmonic’s “kitchen” in the form of afternoon public dress rehearsals to witness final preparations of the programmes for evening concerts.

Czech Philharmonic: The Serial
Czech Philharmonic: The Serial

This is a unique opportunity to get to know all the different instruments of the orchestra one by one, and also to meet the players of the Czech Philharmonic. And it takes place in Dvořák Hall at the Rudolfinum. The moderator is Klára Boudalová. We offer this programme only in the Czech language.

Four Steps to the New World
Four Steps to the New World

Subscription series for listeners, who want to know more. Interesting facts and mysteries of the great works of famous composers. This time the topic is the symphony, a Greek word (συμφωνία) that means “sounding together”. The programme is based on a musical part but also on a spoken word that will be given in Czech language only with no English subtitles provided.

Advent Concerts
Advent Concerts

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.

We play together
We play together

Brendel / Diotima / Srnka
Brendel / Diotima / Srnka