Giovanni Antonini and Stefano Barneschi in a new format

From 8 to 10 February, the Rudolfinum will host concerts full of special experiences. Giovanni Antonini, a world-renowned conductor and expert on the music of the Baroque and Classical periods, will appear in front of two orchestras and as a soloist. The first chair will be occupied for the first time by guest Stefano Barneschi, who also specialises in early music.

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The Czech Philharmonic regularly collaborates with world-class performers. Now Giovanni Antonini, a specialist in Baroque and Classical music, returns to the Rudolfinum after five years. The Italian conductor will lead the musicians of the Czech Philharmonic and the Czech Youth Philharmonic in the Dvořák Hall.

He will perform Mozart's Symphony No. 40 in G minor with the Czech Youth Philharmonic and Symphony No. 41 in C major "Jupiter" with the Czech Philharmonic. In Georg Philipp Telemann's concerto, which the Czech Philharmonic will perform for the first time, Giovanni Antonini will take on the role of recorder soloist.

Another special moment that must not be overlooked is the Prague debut of violinist Stefano Barneschi. Antonini's long-time collaborator will perform with both orchestras as concertmaster. Barneschi also plays this role in the ensemble Il Giardino Armonico, which, like Giovanni Antonini, focuses on music of the Baroque and Classical periods. In this way, both the Czech Philharmonic and the Czech Youth Philharmonic tune in for a historically informed performance.

You should not miss such a concert!