The Czech Philharmonic will tour the United Kingdom in April 2013, appearing in various halls in England, Scotland and Wales. Chief Conductor Jiří Bělohlávekwill lead the orchestra, and pianists Freddy Kempf and Hélène Grimaud, as well as violinist Josef Špaček, will perform as soloists. The Czech Philharmonic will perform six different programs, each of which includes classic works by Czech masters Bedřich Smetana and Antonín Dvořák.

12 / 4 / 2013 / BIRMINGHAM, England / Symphony Hall

  • B. SMETANA: From Bohemia’s Woodlands and Fields
  • L. v. BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto no. 5 in E-flat major „Emperor“ (Hélène Grimaud)
  • A. DVOŘÁK: Symphony No. 7 in d minor

13 / 4 / 2013 / EDINBURGH, Scotland / Usher Hall

  • A. DVOŘÁK: Slavonic Dances (selection)
  • L. v. BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto no. 5 in E-flat major „Emperor“ (Hélène Grimaud)
  • B. SMETANA: From Bohemia’s Woodlands and Fields
  • A. DVOŘÁK: Symphony No. 5 in F major

14 / 4 / 2013 / MANCHESTER, England / Bridgewater Hall

  • A. DVOŘÁK: Slavonic Dances (selection)
  • L. v. BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto no. 5 in E-flat major „Emperor“ (Hélène Grimaud)
  • B. SMETANA: Má Vlast

16 / 4 / 2013 / BASINGSTOKE, England / The Anvil

  • A. DVOŘÁK: Slavonic Dances (selection)
  • L. v. BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto no. 5 in E-flat major „Emperor“ (Freddy Kempf)
  • B. SMETANA: Má Vlast

17 / 4 / 2013 / CARDIFF, Wales / St. David’s Hall

  • A. DVOŘÁK: Slavonic Dances (selection)
  • F. MENDELSSOHN: Violin Concerto in e minor (Josef Špaček)
  • B. SMETANA: Má Vlast

18 / 4 / 2013 / NOTTINGHAM, England / Royal Concert Hall

  • B. SMETANA: Vltava
  • L. v. BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto no. 5 in E-flat major „Emperor“ (Freddy Kempf)
  • B. SMETANA: From Bohemia’s Woodlands and Fields
  • A. DVOŘÁK: Symphony No. 5 in F major