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Czech
PhilharmOnic
The Czech Philharmonic is enjoying a renewed
reputation as one of the most exciting ensembles
on the world stage. It performs with artists including
Hélène Grimaud, Lang Lang, Janine Jansen, and
Anne-Sophie Mutter, and was joined by Garrick
Ohlsson, Frank Peter Zimmermann and Alisa
Weilerstein to record Dvořák’s three concertos,
under Jiří Bělohlávek, to be released in June 2014 by
Decca, together with the orchestra’s recordings of
the composer’s nine symphonies. Dvořák himself
conducted the orchestra in its debut performance
in 1896 at the Rudolfinum in Prague, which is still
home to its Prague concerts, and is the centre for
its Orchestral Academy. The Academy is just one
of many education projects through which the
Czech Philharmonic engages with new audiences.
Luisi, Robin Ticciati, and David Zinman.
In addition to concluding a major contract with
Decca, the Czech Philharmonic has also started
collaborating with UNITEL, which has co-produced
and will distribute worldwide the orchestra’s
audiovisual recordings of all Dvořák symphonies
as well as a documentary about Dvořák,
Bělohlávek, and the current work of the Czech
Philharmonic itself.
Further exciting projects include competitions for
both composers and soloists. In seeking to foster
new talent, the Czech Philharmonic continues
its journey into the future, a future which looks
brighter than ever.
© Joanna Wyld, 2014
The Czech Philharmonic performs in the world’s
most prestigious concert halls, including regular
appearances at Berlin’s Philharmonie, Tokyo’s
Suntory Hall, New York´s Carnegie Hall, Beijing´s
NCPA, and Vienna’s Musikverein, to name but
a few. Festival appearances include, among others,
the BBC Proms and the Edinburgh Festival. With
its Chief Conductor, Jiří Bělohlávek, the Czech
Philharmonic has undertaken successful tours in
Croatia, Germany, Italy, Japan, Poland, Slovenia,
Switzerland, the United Arab Emirates, and the UK.
The Czech Philharmonic welcomes many
distinguished guest conductors, including Herbert
Blomstedt, Semyon Bychkov, Valery Gergiev, Fabio
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Czech
PhilharmOnic
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Jiří BělOhlávek
Music Director
and Chief Conductor
Jiří Bělohlávek was born in Prague in 1946.
His love of music became apparent at an early
age, and following studies in cello and conducting,
he was invited to become assistant conductor to
Sergiu Celibidache in 1968. Bělohlávek won the
Czech Young Conductors’ Competition in 1970
and reached the final of the Herbert von Karajan
Conducting Competition in 1971.
Jiří Bělohlávek has also regularly conducted the
Berlin Philharmonic, Boston Symphony, Cleveland
Orchestra, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, New York
Philharmonic, Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden
and the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra,
among others. He was recently appointed Principal
Guest Conductor of the Rotterdam Philharmonic
Orchestra.
In 1977, Jiří Bělohlávek began to serve as
Chief Conductor of the Prague Symphony
Orchestra, a position he held until 1990, when
he was appointed Chief Conductor of the Czech
Philharmonic. In 1994, he founded the Prague
Philharmonia, an orchestra he then led as Chief
Conductor and Music Director until 2005, when
he was appointed its Conductor Laureate.
Jiří Bělohlávek has worked in the world of opera
throughout his career, with regular appearances
at the world’s main opera houses including Berlin,
Covent Garden, Glyndebourne, the Metropolitan
Opera in New York, Opéra Bastille and Teatro Real.
Recent and forthcoming highlights include new
productions of Dvořák’s Rusalka at the Vienna
Staatsoper (2014), Tchaikovsky’s The Queen of
Spades at the Zürich Opera House (2014), and
Janáček’s Jenůfa at the San Francisco Opera (2016).
After serving as its Principal Guest Conductor
between 1995 and 2000, Jiří Bělohlávek was
appointed Chief Conductor of the BBC Symphony
Orchestra in 2006. He conducted the orchestra at
the Last Night of the Proms in 2007, becoming the
first artist whose principal language is not English
to undertake this important role. He performed at
the Last Night of the Proms again in 2010 and 2012.
Jiří Bělohlávek has an extensive discography,
including a complete Dvořák Symphonies cycle
recently released by Decca, and is the first
conductor since Herbert von Karajan to receive the
Gramophone Award for Orchestral Recording two
years running. In 2012, Queen Elizabeth II appointed
Jiří Bělohlávek an honorary CBE for services to
music.
© Joanna Wyld, 2014
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Music Director and Chief Conductor
Jiří
BělOhlávek
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Manfred HOneck
Principal Guest
Conductor
Born in Austria, Manfred Honeck received his
musical training at the Academy of Music in Vienna.
Many years of experience as a member of the
Vienna Philharmonic, the Vienna State Opera
Orchestra, and at the helm of the Vienna Jeunesse
Orchestra, have given his conducting its distinctive
character.
Manfred Honeck was Music Director of the
Staatsoper Stuttgart between 2007 and 2011. His
operatic guest appearances include Semperoper
Dresden, Komische Oper Berlin, Théâtre de
la Monnaie in Brussels, the Royal Opera of
Copenhagen, the White Nights Festival in
St. Petersburg, and the Salzburg Festival.
His engagement with the Zurich Opera House
brought him the European Conductor’s Award in
1993. He was a conductor of the MDR Symphony
Orchestra, Music Director of the Norwegian
National Opera, Principal Guest Conductor of the
Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, Music Director of the
Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra (2000–2006),
and Principal Guest Conductor of the Czech
Philharmonic Orchestra (2008–2011), a position he
has resumed for another three years starting with
the 2013/2014 season.
As a guest conductor he has directed leading
international orchestras such as the Accademia
di Santa Cecilia Rome, Bavarian Radio Symphony
Orchestra, Boston Symphony Orchestra,
Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Cleveland
Orchestra, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester
Berlin, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, London
Symphony Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic,
New York Philharmonic, Orchestre de Paris,
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Staatskapelle
Dresden, and the Vienna Philharmonic. He is also
a regular guest at the Verbier Festival. In February
2013 he gave his successful debut with the Berlin
Philharmonic Orchestra; in the 2013/2014 season he
will make his debut with the Philadelphia Orchestra.
Since the 2008/2009 season Manfred Honeck has
been Music Director of the Pittsburgh Symphony
Orchestra. CDs with this orchestra include Mahler's
Symphonies Nos. 1, 3, 4 (ICMA 2012 Award)
and 5, Tchaikovsky's Symphony No.5, and Richard
Strauss's Ein Heldenleben. This orchestra appears
regularly at prominent European concert venues
and music festivals such as Rheingau Musik Festival,
Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival, Beethovenfest
Bonn, Musikfest Berlin, Grafenegg Festival, Lucerne
Festival, and the BBC Proms.
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In 2010, Manfred Honeck earned an honorary
doctorate from St. Vincent College in Latrobe,
Pennsylvania. For more than 15 years he has been
Artistic Director of the ‘International Concerts
Wolfegg’ in Germany.
Guest Conductor
Manfred
HOneck
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Members
of the Czech
VIOLIN II
František Havlín
PhilharmOnic principal
CONDUCTORS
Jiří Bělohlávek
Chief Conductor
and Music Director
Manfred Honeck
Principal Guest Conductor
Ondřej Vrabec
Assistant to Chief Conductor
VIOLIN I
Josef Špaček Jr.
concertmaster
Miroslav Vilímec
concertmaster
Irena Herajnová
1st associate concertmaster
Magdaléna Mašlaňová
2nd associate concertmaster
Jan Jouza
Jiří Kubita
Otakar Bartoš
Zdeněk Starý
Jindřich Vácha
Milan Vavřínek
Zdeněk Zelba
Viktor Mazáček
Aida Shabuová
Bohumil Kotmel
Pavel Nechvíle
Lenka Machová
Marie Dvorská
Luboš Dudek
Helena Skopová
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VIOLONCELLOS
Václav Prudil
Co-principal
Ondřej Skopový
Sub-principal
Václav Petr
concertmaster
Josef Špaček
1st associate concertmaster
Josef Dvořák
2nd associate concertmaster
František Bártík
Jan Ludvík
Marcel Kozánek
Zuzana Hájková
Petr Havlín
Veronika Kozlovská
Jiří Ševčík
Pavel Herajn
Jitka Kokšová
Helena Šulcová
Xenie Dohnalová
František Host
Karel Stralczynský
František Lhotka
Jakub Dvořák
Peter Mišejka
Tomáš Hostička
Jan Holeňa
Marek Novák
Jan Keller
Eduard Šístek
Ivan Vokáč
VIOLAS
Double
basses
Jaroslav Pondělíček
principal
Pavel Ciprys
co-principal
Dominik Trávníček
sub-principal
Ivan Pazour
Jaromír Páviček
Petr Žďárek
Jaroslav Kroft
René Vácha
Jan Šimon
Jan Mareček
Jiří Řehák
Lukáš Valášek
Jiří Poslední
Ondřej Kameš
Jiří Hudec
principal
Petr Ries
co-principal
Pavel Nejtek
sub-principal
Jiří Valenta
Zdeněk Benda
Jaromír Černík
Martin Hilský
Roman Koudelka
Ondřej Balcar
Jiří Vopálka
HARPS
BASSOONS
TROMBONES
Jana Boušková
principal
Barbara Pazourová
co-principal
Ondřej Roskovec
principal
Jaroslav Kubita
principal
Robert Kozánek
principal
Lukáš Moťka
principal
FLUTES
Martin Petrák
Václav Vonášek
Tomáš Františ
Břetislav Kotrba
Jaroslav Tachovský
Karel Kučera
Jiří Sušický
Radomír Pivoda
principal
Andrea Rysová
principal
Roman Novotný
Jan Machat
Petr Veverka
OBOES
Ivan Sequardt
principal
Jana Brožková
principal
Jiří Zelba
Vojtěch Jouza
Vladislav Borovka
CLARINETS
František Bláha
principal
Tomáš Kopáček
principal
Zdeněk Tesař
Petr Sinkule
Jan Brabec
FRENCH
HORNS
Jan Vobořil
principal
Ondřej Vrabec
principal
Jiří Havlík
Zdeněk Divoký
Petr Duda
Jindřich Kolář
Kateřina Javůrková
Petra Čermáková
TRUMPETS
Jaroslav Halíř
principal
Ladislav Kozderka
principal
TUBA
Karel Malimánek
TIMPANI,
PERCUSSION
Petr Holub
principal
Michael Kroutil
principal timpanist
Daniel Mikolášek
Pavel Polívka
Miroslav Kejmar
PIANO
Václav Mácha
Zdeněk Šedivý
Jiří Šedivý
Antonín Pecha
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The Orchestral Academy
of the Czech Philharmonic
The Czech Philharmonic seeks to play a key role
in the development of future generations of top
performers – musicians who could one day join its
ranks. In 2012 this vision gave rise to the Orchestral
Academy of the Czech Philharmonic.
The opportunity for further music education, and
for gaining valuable experience in the Academy
of the country’s number-one orchestra, is offered
primarily to students or graduates of secondary
or tertiary music schools, both from the Czech
Republic and overseas.
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On the basis of an entry audition, up to
21 candidates aged 18 to 26 years are admitted for
a two-year study. The programme focuses not only
on orchestral playing, but through the concerts
of the Czech Chamber Music Society and the
educational programmes of the Czech Philharmonic
also gives the participants the opportunity to
develop their chamber music skills.
COncert Schedule
2014/2015 SEASON
2014
October
02 | 03
7:30 p.m. | Dvořák Hall | M1
Opening concert of the 119th season
Luboš Fišer Fifteen Prints after Dürer’s
Apocalypse
Sergei Prokofiev Piano Concerto No. 3
in C major, Op. 26
Josef Suk Asrael, symphony for large orchestra
in C minor, Op. 27
Behzod Abduraimov piano,
Jiří Bělohlávek conductor
08 | 09 | 10
7:30 p.m. | Dvořák Hall | B1
Leoš Janáček (arr. Tomáš Ille) Jenůfa,
suite from the opera
Richard Strauss Tod und Verklärung
(Death and Transfiguration), tone poem, Op. 24
Gustav Mahler Des Knaben Wunderhorn
(The Youth´s Magic Horn) – selected songs
Matthias Goerne baritone,
Manfred Honeck conductor
15
10:00 a.m. | Dvořák Hall | R1
Juraj Filas The Song of Solomon for soprano,
tenor, choir and orchestra (Czech premiere)
Alban Berg Violin Concerto
Bohuslav Martinů Symphony No. 4, H 305
Ivan Ženatý violin, Lucie Silkenová soprano,
Boldiszár László tenor, Prague Philharmonic
Choir, Lukáš Vasilek choirmaster,
Jiří Bělohlávek conductor
15 | 16 | 17
7:30 p.m. | Dvořák Hall | A1
Juraj Filas The Song of Solomon for soprano,
tenor, choir and orchestra
Alban Berg Violin Concerto
Bohuslav Martinů Symphony No. 4, H 305
Ivan Ženatý violin, Lucie Silkenová soprano,
Boldiszár László tenor, Prague Philharmonic
Choir, Lukáš Vasilek choirmaster,
Jiří Bělohlávek conductor
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all day | Rudolfinum
Open Day with the Czech Philharmonic
22 | 23 | 24
7:30 p.m. | Dvořák Hall | B2
Josef Suk Fantasy for violin and orchestra
in G minor, Op. 24
Franz Liszt Piano Concerto No. 2 in A major
Leoš Janáček The Wandering of a Little Soul,
concerto for violin and orchestra
Leoš Janáček Taras Bulba, rhapsody
for orchestra
Jean-Yves Thibaudet piano, Josef Špaček violin,
Jiří Bělohlávek conductor
25
3:00 p.m. | Dvořák Hall | O2
Leoš Janáček Taras Bulba, rhapsody
for orchestra
Felix Mendelssohn Violin Concerto
in E minor, Op. 64
Antonín Dvořák Symphony No. 9 in E minor,
Op. 95 “From the New World”
Josef Špaček violin, Jiří Bělohlávek conductor
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November
December
23
1:30–5:00 p.m. | Whole Rudolfinum | E
(Pre) St. Nicholas Day in the Rudolfinum with
an Angel/Devil concert
Afternoon for parents and children with musical
workshops and a special concert
Ondřej Vrabec conductor
03
10:00 a.m. | Dvořák Hall | R3
Sergei Prokofiev Symphony No. 1
in D major, Op. 25, “Classical”
Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto
in D major, Op. 35
Richard Strauss Capriccio, Op. 85
“Mondschein-Musik”
Richard Strauss Der Rosenkavalier,
suite from opera
Ray Chen violin,
Christoph Eschenbach conductor
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10:00 a.m. | Dvořák Hall | R2
Bedřich Smetana Håkon Jarl, symphonic
poem, Op. 16
Alexander Borodin Symphony No. 2 in B minor,
Op. 5, “Bogatirskaya” (Heroic)
Vítězslava Kaprálová Concertino for violin,
clarinet and orchestra
Béla Bartók The Miraculous Mandarin,
suite from pantomime
Irena Herajnová violin, Lukáš Dittrich clarinet,
Jakub Hrůša conductor
26 | 27 | 28
7:30 p.m. | Dvořák Hall | A2
Bedřich Smetana Håkon Jarl, symphonic
poem, Op. 16
Alexander Borodin Symphony No. 2 in B minor,
Op. 5, “Bogatirskaya” (Heroic)
Vítězslava Kaprálová Concertino for violin,
clarinet and orchestra
Béla Bartók The Miraculous Mandarin,
suite from pantomime
Irena Herajnová violin, Lukáš Dittrich clarinet,
Jakub Hrůša conductor
03 | 04 | 05
7:30 p.m. | Dvořák Hall | B3
Sergei Prokofiev Symphony No. 1
in D major, Op. 25, “Classical”
Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto
in D major, Op. 35
Richard Strauss Capriccio, Op. 85
“Mondschein-Musik”
Richard Strauss Der Rosenkavalier,
suite from opera
Ray Chen violin,
Christoph Eschenbach conductor
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10:00 a.m. | Dvořák Hall | R4
Johannes Brahms Piano Concerto No. 2
in B-flat major, Op. 83
Edward Elgar 'Cockaigne' Overture, Op. 40
Witold Lutoslawski Concerto for Orchestra
Emanuel Ax piano, Edward Gardner conductor
10 | 11 | 12
7:30 p.m. | Dvořák Hall | A3
Johannes Brahms Piano Concerto No. 2
in B-flat major, Op. 83
Edward Elgar ‘Cockaigne’ Overture, Op. 40
Witold Lutoslawski Concerto for Orchestra
Emanuel Ax piano, Edward Gardner conductor
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17 | 18 | 19
7:30 p.m. | Dvořák Hall | B4
Bohuslav Martinů What Men Live By
– concert opera performance (Czech premiere)
Antonín Dvořák Slavonic Dances, Op. 46
Ivan Kusnjer Martin Avdeitch, Old Peasant
Pilgrim in negotiation, Jan Martiník Stepanitch,
Lucie Silkenová Woman with child, Ester Pavlů
Old Woman, Tomáš Kořínek Speaker (sung
role), Robert Hanč Speaker (spoken role), Lukáš
Mareček Boy, Martinů Voices, Lukáš Vasilek
choirmaster, Jiří Bělohlávek conductor
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3:00 p.m. | Dvořák Hall | O2
Jan Jakub Ryba Czech Christmas Mass
Antonín Dvořák Slavonic Dances, Op. 46
Alžběta Poláčková soprano, Veronika Hajnová
alto, Petr Nekoranec tenor, Jan Šťáva bas,
chamber ensemble EN ARCHÉ, mixed choir
Czech Song, Vojtěch Jouza choirmaster,
Jiří Bělohlávek conductor
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11:00 a.m. | Dvořák Hall | M2
Special New Year’s Eve Public Rehearsal
Gioacchino Rossini La gazza ladra, overture
Gaetano Donizetti Don Pasquale, overture and
selected arias (Quel guardo il cavaliere, Bella
siccome un angelo, Pronta io son)
Gioacchino Rossini The Barber of Seville,
overture and selected arias (Una voce poco fa,
La calunnia, Dunque io son)
Giuseppe Verdi Ballet music from the opera
Macbeth
Gaetano Donizetti L‘elisir d‘amore, overture
and selected arias (Prendi, per me sei libero,
Come paride vezzoso, Quanto amore)
Gioacchino Rossini William Tell, overture
Ailyn Pérez soprano, Adam Plachetka
bass- baritone, Tomáš Netopil conductor
2015
January
01
8:00 p.m. | Dvořák Hall | M4
New Year’s Concert
Gioacchino Rossini La gazza ladra, overture
Gaetano Donizetti Don Pasquale, overture and
selected arias (Quel guardo il cavaliere, Bella
siccome un angelo, Pronta io son)
Gioacchino Rossini The Barber of Seville,
overture and selected arias (Una voce poco fa,
La calunnia, Dunque io son)
Giuseppe Verdi Ballet music from the opera
Macbeth
Gaetano Donizetti L‘elisir d‘amore, overture
and selected arias (Prendi, per me sei libero,
Come paride vezzoso, Quanto amore)
Gioacchino Rossini William Tell, overture
Ailyn Pérez soprano, Adam Plachetka bass
baritone, Tomáš Netopil conductor
07 | 08 | 09
7:30 p.m. | Dvořák Hall | A4
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Symphony No. 40
in G minor, K 550
Walter Braunfels Te Deum for soprano, tenor,
mixed choir, large orchestra and organ, Op. 32
Simona Houda Šaturová soprano, Dominik
Wortig tenor, Aleš Bárta organ, Prague
Philharmonic Choir, Lukáš Vasilek choirmaster,
Manfred Honeck conductor
14 | 15 | 16
7:30 p.m. | Dvořák Hall | B5
Dai Fujikura Rare Gravity for orchestra
Frederic Chopin Piano Concerto No. 1
in E minor, Op. 11
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov Scheherazade, Op. 35
Garrick Ohlsson piano, Kazuki Yamada conductor
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17
3:00 p.m. | Dvořák Hall | O3
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov Scheherazade, Op. 35
Kazuki Yamada conductor
28
10:00 a.m. | Dvořák Hall | R5
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Piano Concerto
No. 27 in B-flat major, K 595
Richard Strauss Elektra, Op. 58,
suite from opera
Lars Vogt piano, Manfred Honeck conductor
28 | 29 | 30
7:30 p.m. | Dvořák Hall | A5
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Piano Concerto
No. 27 in B-flat major, K 595
Richard Strauss Elektra, Op. 58,
suite from opera
Lars Vogt piano, Manfred Honeck conductor
February
03 | 04 | 05
9:00 and 11:00 a.m. | Dvořák Hall | E
Penguins Again in the Rudolfinum
(Programme primarily designed
for school groups)
Pavel Liška presenter, Vojtěch Jouza conductor
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2:00 p.m. | Dvořák Hall | E
Penguins Again in the Rudolfinum
(Programme primarily designed
for families with childern)
Pavel Liška presenter, Vojtěch Jouza conductor
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10:00 a.m. | Dvořák Hall | R6
Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Romeo and Juliet,
fantasy-overture
Sergei Rachmaninoff Rhapsody on a Theme
of Paganini for piano and orchestra, Op. 43
Arnold Schoenberg Verklärte Nacht
(Transfigured Night), Op. 4
Daniil Trifonov piano, Jiří Bělohlávek conductor
25 | 26 | 27
7:30 p.m. | Dvořák Hall | A6
Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Romeo and Juliet,
fantasy-overture
Sergei Rachmaninoff Rhapsody on a Theme
of Paganini for piano and orchestra, Op. 43
Arnold Schoenberg Verklärte Nacht
(Transfigured Night), Op. 4
Daniil Trifonov piano, Jiří Bělohlávek conductor
March
11
10:00 a.m. | Dvořák Hall | R7
Antonín Dvořák In Nature’s Realm,
concert overture, Op. 91
Bohuslav Martinů Violin Concerto No. 2, H 293
Ludwig van Beethoven Symphony No. 6
in F major, Op. 68 “Pastoral”
Julia Fischer violin, David Zinman conductor
11 | 12 | 13
7:30 p.m. | Dvořák Hall | B6
Antonín Dvořák In Nature’s Realm,
concert overture, Op. 91
Bohuslav Martinů Violin Concerto No. 2, H 293
Ludwig van Beethoven Symphony No. 6
in F major, Op. 68 “Pastoral”
Julia Fischer violin, David Zinman conductor
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1:30-5:00 p.m. | Whole Rudolfinum | E
Carnival in the Rudolfinum: A Fairy-Tale
Concert with the Czech Philharmonic
Carnival festivities with the Czech Philharmonic
giving music workshops around the Rudolfinum
Jiří Bělohlávek conductor
April
01 | 02 | 03
7:30 p.m. | Dvořák Hall | B7
Gustav Mahler Symphony No. 2 in C minor
“Resurrection”
Simona Houda-Šaturová soprano, Bernarda Fink
alto, Prague Philharmonic Choir, Lukáš Vasilek
choirmaster, Jiří Bělohlávek conductor
08 | 09 | 10
10:00 a.m. | Dvořák Hall | E
Who’s Afraid of the Czech Philharmonic?
(Programme primarily designed
for school groups)
Jan Budař presenter,
Ondřej Vrabec conductor
May
05 | 06 | 07
7:30 p.m. | Dvořák Hall | M4
Open Orchestra Rehearsal
Marek Eben presenter, Jiří Bělohlávek conductor
June
03
10:00 a.m. | Dvořák Hall | R8
György Ligeti Concert Românesc
Jan Hanuš Violin Concerto, Op. 112
Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4
in F minor, Op. 36
Roman Patočka violin, Tomáš Hanus conductor
03 | 04 | 05
7:30 p.m. | Dvořák Hall | A7
György Ligeti Concert Românesc
Jan Hanuš Violin Concerto, Op. 112
Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4
in F minor, Op. 36
Roman Patočka violin, Tomáš Hanus conductor
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3:00 p.m. | Dvořák Hall | 04
Ludwig van Beethoven (arr. Gustav Mahler)
String Quartet in F minor, Op. 95, arranged for
string orchestra
Richard Strauss Metamorphosen
Czech Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra
artistic leader Josef Špaček
Igor Stravinsky Symphony for Brass
Instruments
Gustav Holst Suite No. 1, Op. 28
Paul Hindemith Symphony in B flat major
Czech Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra
Ondřej Vrabec conductor
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PRE-CONCERT
TALKS
The Czech Philharmonic invites you to its regular
series of lectures and interviews with performers,
which take place before the concerts of the A and
B subscription series. These events give you an
insight into the music to be heard, preparing you
for your evening with the Czech Philharmonic.
The composers and their works are discussed,
and contextual and other interesting information
is provided by conductors, soloists or Czech
Philharmonic members, as well as musicologists
and music critics. The hosts also play excerpts from
recorded performances, and screen audiovisual
material.
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Pre-concert talks are offered free of charge as
a bonus to the evening concerts of the Czech
Philharmonic. They take place regularly at 6.30 p.m.
in the West Lounge of the Rudolfinum.
Hosts:
Eva Hazdrová-Kopecká, Pavel Ryjáček
or Petr Kadlec.
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at 7:30 p.m. in Dvořák Hall
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15 | 16 | 17
OCTOBER
2014 | 7:30 p.m. | A1
Juraj FILAS
The Song of Solomon for soprano,
tenor, choir and orchestra
(Czech premiere)
Alban BERG
Violin Concerto
Bohuslav
MARTINŮ
Symphony No. 4, H 305
and
Lucie Silkenová soprano
Ivan Ženatý violin
Boldizsár László tenor
Prague Philharmonic Choir
Lukáš Vasilek choirmaster
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conductor
Jiří
BělOhlávek
26 | 27 | 28
november
2014 | 7:30 p.m. | A2
conductor
Jakub
Hrůša
and
Irena Herajnová violin
Lukáš Dittrich clarinet
Bedřich
SMETANA
Håkon Jarl,
symphonic poem, Op. 16
Alexander
BORODIN
Symphony No. 2 in B minor,
Op. 5, “Bogatirskaya” (Heroic)
Vítězslava
KAPRÁLOVÁ
Concertino for violin, clarinet
and orchestra
Béla BARTÓK
The Miraculous Mandarin,
suite from pantomime
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10 | 11 | 12
December
2014 | 7.30 p.m. | A3
conductor
Edward
Gardner
Johannes
BRAHMS
Piano Concerto No. 2
in B-flat major, Op. 83
Edward ELGAR
‘Cockaigne’ Overture, Op. 40
Witold
LUTOSLAWSKI
Concerto for Orchestra
piano
Emanuel
Ax
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7|8|9
January
2015 | 7:30 p.m. | A4
soprano
SimOna
HOuda-ŠaturOvá
Wolfgang
Amadeus
MOZART
Symphony No. 40
in G minor, K 550
Walter
BRAUNFELS
Te Deum for soprano, tenor,
mixed choir, large orchestra
and organ, Op. 32
tenor
DOminik
WOrtig
and
Aleš Bárta organ
Prague Philharmonic Choir
Lukáš Vasilek choirmaster
Manfred Honeck conductor
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28 | 29 | 30
January
2015 | 7.30 p.m. | A5
Wolfgang
Amadeus
MOZART
Piano Concerto No. 27
in B-flat major, K 595
Richard
STRAUSS
Elektra, Op. 58,
suite from opera
piano
Lars
VOgt
and
conductor
Manfred Honeck
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25 | 26 | 27
FEBRUARY
2015 | 7:30 p.m. | A6
piano
Daniil
TrifOnOv
PIOTR Ilyich
TCHAIKOVSKY
Romeo and Juliet,
fantasy-overture
Sergei
RACHMANINOFF
Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
for piano and orchestra, Op. 43
Arnold
SCHOENBERG
Verklärte Nacht
(Transfigured Night), Op. 4
and
conductor
Jiří Bělohlávek
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3|4|5
JUNE
2015 | 7.30 p.m. | A7
violin
ROman
PatOčka
György
LIGETI
Concert Românesc
Jan HANUŠ
Violin Concerto, Op. 112
Piotr Ilyich
TCHAIKOVSKY
Symphony No. 4
in F minor, Op. 36
conductor
TOmáš
Hanus
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cOncerts
B
on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays
at 7:30 p.m. in Dvořák Hall
Individual tickets: CZK 100 – CZK 850
Subscription tickets: CZK 800 – CZK 3.800
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8 | 9 | 10
October
2014 | 7.30 p.m. | B1
Leoš JANÁČEK
(arr. Tomáš Ille) Jenůfa,
suite from the opera
Richard
STRAUSS
Tod und Verklärung
(Death and Transfiguration),
tone poem, Op. 24
Gustav
MAHLER
Des Knaben Wunderhorn
(The Youth´s Magic Horn)
selected poems
and
conductor
Manfred Honeck
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baritone
Matthias
GOerne
piano
Jean-Yves
Thibaudet
22 | 23 | 24
october
2014 | 7:30 p.m. | B2
Josef SUK
Fantasy for violin
and orchestra
in G minor, Op. 24
Franz LISZT
Piano Concerto No. 2 in A major
Leoš JANÁČEK
The Wandering of a Little Soul,
concerto for violin and orchestra
Leoš JANÁČEK
Taras Bulba, rhapsody
for orchestra
and
conductor
Jiří Bělohlávek
violin
JOsef
Špaček
30
3|4|5
december
2014 | 7.30 p.m. | B3
Sergei
PROKOFIEV
conductor
ChristOph
Eschenbach
Symphony No. 1
in D major, Op. 25, “Classical”
PIOTR Ilyich
TCHAIKOVSKY
Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35
Richard
STRAUSS
Capriccio, Op. 85
“Mondschein-Musik”
Richard
STRAUSS
Der Rosenkavalier,
suite from opera
violin
Ray
Chen
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17 | 18 | 19
october
Stepanitch
Jan
Martiník
2014 | 7:30 p.m. | B4
Bohuslav
MARTINŮ
What Men Live By – concert opera
performance (Czech premiere)
Antonín
DVOŘÁK
Slavonic Dances, Op. 46
Ester Pavlů Old Woman,
Ivan Kusnjer Martin Avdeitch
Tomáš Kořínek Speaker
(sung role)
Robert Hanč Speaker
(spoken role)
Lukáš Mareček Boy
Martinů Voices
Lukáš Vasilek choirmaster
Jiří Bělohlávek conductor
Woman with child
Lucie
SilkenOvá
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14 | 15 | 16
january
2015 | 7.30 p.m. | B5
piano
GarRick
OhlssOn
Dai
FUJIKURA
Rare Gravity for orchestra
Frederic
CHOPIN
Piano Concerto No. 1
in E minor, Op. 11
Nikolai
RIMSKY-KORSAKOV
Scheherazade, Op. 35
conductor
kazuki
yamada
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11 | 12 | 13
march
conductor
david
Zinman
2015 | 7:30 p.m. | B6
Antonín
DVOŘÁK
In Nature’s Realm,
concert overture, Op. 91
Bohuslav
MARTINŮ
Violin Concerto No. 2, H 293
Ludwig van
BEETHOVEN
Symphony No. 6
in F major, Op. 68,
“Pastoral”
violin
Julia
Fischer
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1|2|3
april
alto
Bernarda
fink
2015 | 7.30 p.m. | B7
Gustav
MAHLER
Symphony No. 2
in C minor,
“Resurrection”
soprano
SimOna
HOuda-ŠaturOvá
and
conductor
Jiří Bělohlávek
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PUBLIC OPEN
REHEARSALS
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This series of open rehearsals is intended chiefly for
schools and organised groups. Group orders can be
made through the Czech Philharmonic's Customer
Services at any time during the season. The sale of
tickets to individual customers starts on the 15th
day of the month preceding the open rehearsal.
Tickets cost CZK 100 – CZK 200; students and
people over 60 years of age are entitled to a 50 %
discount. The open rehearsals are always hosted by
a member of the Czech Philharmonic.
Insider knowledge in 20 minutes
A bonus programme for school audiences attending
open dress rehearsals.
Before every public dress rehearsal we offer
attending students a short introductory talk.
It provides factual information, highlights moments
of particular interest, suggests approaches to
listening, and includes excerpts from sound
recordings and visual material.
Meet the host Jan Kyjovský at 9:30 a.m. in the Suk
Hall of the Rudolfinum or the West Lounge. If you
are interested in this bonus programme, please
send a reservation request to [email protected] or call
+420 227 059 222 no later than one week before
the dress rehearsal. The seating capacity of the
auditorium is limited.
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15
October
2014
10:00 a.m. | R1
Juraj Filas The Song of Solomon for soprano, tenor, choir
and orchestra (Czech premiere)
Alban Berg Violin Concerto
Bohuslav Martinů Symphony No. 4, H 305
Ivan Ženatý violin, Lucie Silkenová soprano, Boldizsár László tenor,
Prague Philharmonic Choir, Lukáš Vasilek choirmaster, Jiří Bělohlávek conductor
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November
2014
10:00 a.m. | R2
Bedřich Smetana Håkon Jarl, symphonic poem, Op. 16
Alexander Borodin Symphony No. 2 in B minor, Op. 5, “Bogatirskaya” (Heroic)
Vítězslava Kaprálová Concertino for violin, clarinet and orchestra
Béla Bartók The Miraculous Mandarin, suite from pantomime
Irena Herajnová violin, Lukáš Dittrich clarinet, Jakub Hrůša conductor
3
December
2014
10:00 a.m. | R3
Sergei Prokofiev Symphony No. 1 in D major, Op. 25, “Classical”
Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35
Richard Strauss Capriccio, Op. 85, “Mondschein-Musik”
Richard Strauss Der Rosenkavalier, suite from opera
Ray Chen violin, Christoph Eschenbach conductor
10
December
2014
10:00 a.m. | R4
Johannes Brahms Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat major, Op. 83
Edward Elgar ‘Cockaigne’ Overture, Op. 40
Witold Lutoslawski Concerto for Orchestra
Emanuel Ax piano, Edward Gardner conductor
28
January
2015
10:00 a.m. | R5
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Piano Concerto No. 27 in B-flat major, K 595
Richard Strauss Elektra, Op. 58, suite from opera
Lars Vogt piano, Manfred Honeck conductor
25
February
2015
10:00 a.m. | R6
Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Romeo and Juliet, fantasy-overture
Sergei Rachmaninoff Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini for piano
and orchestra, Op. 43
Arnold Schoenberg Verklärte Nacht (Transfigured Night), Op. 4
Daniil Trifonov piano, Jiří Bělohlávek conductor
11
March
2015
10:00 a.m. | R7
Antonín Dvořák In Nature’s Realm, concert overture, Op. 91
Bohuslav Martinů Violin Concerto No. 2, H 293
Ludwig van Beethoven Symphony No. 6 in F major, Op. 68, “Pastoral”
Julia Fischer violin, David Zinman conductor
3
June
2015
10:00 a.m. | R8
György Ligeti Concert Românesc
Jan Hanuš Violin Concerto, Op. 112
Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4 in F minor, Op. 36
Roman Patočka violin, Tomáš Hanus conductor
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2|3
october
2014 | 7.30 p.m. | S1
Luboš FIŠER
Fifteen Prints after Dürer’s
Apocalypse
Opening
cOncert Of the
119th seasOn
Sergei
PROKOFIEV
Piano Concerto No. 3
in C major, Op. 26
Josef SUK
Asrael, symphony
for large orchestra
in C minor, Op. 27
piano
BehzOd
AbduraimOv
and
conductor
Jiří Bělohlávek
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Special New
Year’s Eve Public
Rehearsal
31
december
2014 | 11:00 p.m. | S3
Gioacchino
ROSSINI
La gazza ladra, overture
Gaetano
DONIZETTI
Don Pasquale, overture and selected
arias (Quel guardo il cavaliere, Bella
siccome un angelo, Pronta io son)
Gioacchino
ROSSINI
The Barber of Seville, overture and
selected arias (Una voce poco fa,
La calunnia, Dunque io son)
soprano
Ailyn
Pérez
and
Adam Plachetka bass-baritone
Tomáš Netopil conductor
Giuseppe VERDI
Ballet music from the opera
Macbeth
Gaetano
DONIZETTI
L‘elisir d‘amore, overture and selected
arias (Prendi, per me sei libero, Come
paride vezzoso, Quanto amore)
Gioacchino
ROSSINI
William Tell, overture
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1
January
2015 | 8:00 p.m. | S4
Gioacchino
ROSSINI
New Year’s
COncert
La gazza ladra, overture
Gaetano
DONIZETTI
Don Pasquale, overture and selected
arias (Quel guardo il cavaliere, Bella
siccome un angelo, Pronta io son)
Gioacchino
ROSSINI
The Barber of Seville, overture and
selected arias (Una voce poco fa,
La calunnia, Dunque io son)
Giuseppe VERDI
Ballet music from the opera
Macbeth
Gaetano
DONIZETTI
L‘elisir d‘amore, overture and selected
arias (Prendi, per me sei libero, Come
paride vezzoso, Quanto amore)
Gioacchino
ROSSINI
William Tell, overture
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bass-baritone
Adam
Plachetka
and
Ailyn Pérez soprano
Tomáš Netopil conductor
5|6|7
MAY
2015 | 7:30 p.m. | S6
OPEN ORCHESTRA
REHEARSAL
What really happens
during orchestral rehearsals?
How do composers, conductors
and musicians influence the final
performance?
Is the score dogma
or is it possible to adjust it?
presenter
Marek
Eben
and
conductor
Jiří Bělohlávek
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The Czech Philharmonic is now ranked among the
world’s leading orchestras, and this reputation is
to a considerable extent thanks to its international
tours. The tours are crucial for the life of the
orchestra, for both artistic and, more practically,
financial reasons. Furthermore, they help the
orchestra to fulfil one of its key missions: the
international promotion of Czech culture, and the
building of a positive image of the Czech Republic
on the world stage.
The 2014-2015 season will be an exceptional
one for the Czech Philharmonic’s international
engagements. The orchestra will give no fewer
than 52 concerts outside Prague, of which 49 will
take place abroad. We will visit 42 different cities in
Germany, Austria, the United Kingdom, Switzerland,
Italy, Slovakia, the United States, Spain, and Poland.
Some of these countries (Germany, Austria, UK) will
host the orchestra several times, and in some cities
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(Ingolstadt, Vienna) we have arranged a residency.
In the 2013-2014 season, the Czech Philharmonic
appeared at many of the world's most prestigious
concert venues, and the 2014-2015 season will be
no different. It includes not only performances
in famous concert halls such as Carnegie Hall in
New York or the Viennese Musikverein, but also
appearances at prominent festivals (BBC Proms,
Edinburgh International Festival). While away from
home, the orchestra will mainly perform the music
of Czech composers.
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TOURS
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Germany
Ingolstadt, Audi
Sommerkonzerte
Austria
Grafenegg,
Grafenegg Festival
10 July 2014
Gustav Mahler Symphony No. 2 in C minor,
“Resurrection”
Audi Jugendchorakademie
Genia Kühmeier soprano
Sarah Ferede mezzo-soprano
ChorWerk Ruhr, Kent Nagano conductor
16 August 2014
Bedřich Smetana (arr. George Szell)
From My Life
Antonín Dvořák Biblical Songs, Op. 99
Antonín Dvořák Symphony No. 9 in E minor,
Op. 95 “From the New World”
Bernarda Fink alto
Jiří Bělohlávek conductor
13 July 2014
Antonín Dvořák Requiem ,Op. 89
Genia Kühmeier soprano
Gerhild Romberger alto
Michael Weinius tenor
Klaus Mertens bass
Audi Jugendchorakademie
Kent Nagano conductor
16 July 2014
Ludwig van Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 5
in E-flat major, Op. 73 "Emperor"
Michel van der Aa up-Close for cello,
string ensemble and film
Rudolf Buchbinder piano
Raphaela Gromes cello
Kent Nagano conductor
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United KingdOm
Germany
Edinburgh, Edinburgh Wiesbaden, Rheingau
International Festival Musik Festival
22 August 2014
Leoš Janáček House of the Dead, overture
Erich Wolfgang Korngold Violin Concerto
in D major, Op. 35
Bohuslav Martinů Symphony No. 4 H 305
Nicola Benedetti violin
Jiří Bělohlávek conductor
23 August 2014
Bedřich Smetana (arr. George Szell)
From My Life
Antonín Dvořák Biblical Songs, Op. 99
Leoš Janáček Sinfonietta
Bernarda Fink alto
Jiří Bělohlávek conductor
26 August 2014
Leoš Janáček House of the Dead, overture
Antonín Dvořák Cello Concerto
in B minor, Op. 104
Antonín Dvořák Symphony No. 9 in E minor,
Op. 95 “From the New World”
Alisa Weilerstein cello
Jiří Bělohlávek conductor
London, BBC PROMS
24 August 2014
Leoš Janáček
House of the Dead, overture
Antonín Dvořák
Cello Concerto in B minor, Op. 104
Ludwig van Beethoven
Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92
Alisa Weilerstein cello
Jiří Bělohlávek conductor
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Switzerland
Montreux,
Septembre Musical
28 August 2014
Bedřich Smetana The Bartered Bride, overture
Antonín Dvořák Cello Concerto in B minor,
Op. 104
Ludwig van Beethoven Symphony No. 7
in A major, Op. 92
Alisa Weilerstein cello
Jiří Bělohlávek conductor
Italy
Merano
16 September 2014
Bedřich Smetana Moldau, symphonic poem
from My Fatherland
Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1
in B-flat major, Op. 23
Antonín Dvořák Symphony No. 9 in E minor,
Op. 95 “From the New World”
Behzod Abduraimov piano
Jiří Bělohlávek conductor
Milan
MITO
SettembreMusica
17 September 2014
Leoš Janáček Sinfonietta
Bedřich Smetana From Bohemia‘s Woods
and Fields
Bedřich Smetana Moldau, symphonic poem
from My Fatherland
Antonín Dvořák Symphony No. 9 in E minor,
Op. 95 “From the New World”
Jiří Bělohlávek conductor
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Torino
MITO
SettembreMusica
18 September 2014
Leoš Janáček Sinfonietta
Bedřich Smetana From Bohemia‘s Woods
and Fields
Bedřich Smetana Moldau, symphonic poem
from My Fatherland
Antonín Dvořák Symphony No. 9 in E minor,
Op. 95 “From the New World”
Jiří Bělohlávek conductor
SlOvakia
Bratislava
28 September 2014
Luboš Fišer Fifteen Prints after Dürer’s
Apocalypse
Sergei Prokofiev Piano Concerto No. 3
in C major, Op. 26
Antonín Dvořák Symphony No. 7 in D minor,
Op. 70
Behzod Abduraimov piano
Jiří Bělohlávek conductor
Verona
19 September 2014
Bedřich Smetana Moldau, symphonic poem
from My Fatherland
Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1
in B-flat major, Op. 23
Antonín Dvořák Symphony No. 9 in E minor,
Op. 95 “From the New World”
Behzod Abduraimov piano
Jiří Bělohlávek conductor
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Austria
Linz
United States
Costa Mesa, California
29 September 2014
Sergei Prokofiev Piano Concerto No. 3
in C major, Op. 26
Antonín Dvořák Symphony No. 7 in D minor,
Op. 70
Václav Mácha piano
Jiří Bělohlávek conductor
4 November 2014
Leoš Janáček Taras Bulba, rhapsody
for orchestra
Franz Liszt Piano Concerto No. 2 in A major
Antonín Dvořák Symphony No. 9 in E minor,
Op. 95 “From the New World”
Jean-Yves Thibaudet piano
Jiří Bělohlávek conductor
Los Angeles,
California
5 November 2014
Antonín Dvořák Stabat Mater, Op. 58
Lucie Silkenová soprano
Dagmar Pecková alto
Jaroslav Březina tenor
Jan Martiník bass
Prague Philharmonic Choir
Lukáš Vasilek choirmaster
Jiří Bělohlávek conductor
San Diego, California
6 November 2014
Leoš Janáček Taras Bulba, rhapsody
for orchestra
Franz Liszt Piano Concerto No. 2 in A major
Antonín Dvořák Symphony No. 9 in E minor,
Op. 95 “From the New World”
Jean-Yves Thibaudet piano
Jiří Bělohlávek conductor
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Davis, California
Annapolis, Maryland
8 November 2014
Leoš Janáček Taras Bulba, rhapsody
for orchestra
Franz Liszt Piano Concerto No. 2 in A major
Antonín Dvořák Symphony No. 9 in E minor,
Op. 95 “From the New World”
Jean-Yves Thibaudet piano
Jiří Bělohlávek conductor
13 November 2014
Leoš Janáček Taras Bulba, rhapsody
for orchestra
Josef Suk Fantasy for Violin and Orchestra
in G minor, Op. 24
Antonín Dvořák Symphony No. 9 in E minor,
Op. 95 “From the New World”
Josef Špaček violin
Jiří Bělohlávek conductor
Berkeley, california
9 November 2014
Antonín Dvořák Stabat Mater, Op. 58
Lucie Silkenová soprano
Dagmar Pecková alto
Jaroslav Březina tenor
Jan Martiník bass
Prague Philharmonic Choir
Lukáš Vasilek choirmaster
Jiří Bělohlávek conductor
Santa Barbara,
California
10 November 2014
Leoš Janáček Taras Bulba, rhapsody
for orchestra
Franz Liszt Piano Concerto No. 2 in A major
Antonín Dvořák Symphony No. 9 in E minor,
Op. 95 “From the New World”
Jean-Yves Thibaudet piano
Jiří Bělohlávek conductor
Fairfax, Virginia
14 November 2014
Leoš Janáček Taras Bulba, rhapsody
for orchestra
Franz Liszt Piano Concerto No. 2 in A major
Antonín Dvořák Symphony No. 9 in E minor,
Op. 95 “From the New World”
Jean-Yves Thibaudet piano
Jiří Bělohlávek conductor
Harrison, New York
15 November 2014
Leoš Janáček Taras Bulba, rhapsody
for orchestra
Franz Liszt Piano Concerto No. 2 in A major
Antonín Dvořák Symphony No. 9 in E minor,
Op. 95 “From the New World”
Jean-Yves Thibaudet piano
Jiří Bělohlávek conductor
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New York
Carnegie Hall
16 November 2014
Leoš Janáček Taras Bulba, rhapsody
for orchestra
Franz Liszt Piano Concerto No. 2 in A major
Antonín Dvořák Symphony No. 9 in E minor,
Op. 95 “From the New World”
Jean-Yves Thibaudet piano
Jiří Bělohlávek conductor
Washington, D.C.
National Cathedral
17 November 2014
Bedřich Smetana Moldau, symphonic poem
from My Fatherland
Antonín Dvořák Symphony No. 9 in E minor,
Op. 95 “From the New World”
Jiří Bělohlávek conductor
Spain
Alicante
15 February 2015
Anton García Abril Celebidachiana
Robert Schumann Cello Concerto in A major,
Op. 129
Richard Strauss Till Eulenspiegels lustige
Streiche, Symphonic poem, Op. 28
Der Rosenkavalier, suite from the opera, Op. 59
Truls Mørk cello
Jiří Bělohlávek conductor
Zaragoza
16 February 2015
Anton García Abril Celebidachiana
Robert Schumann Cello Concerto in A major,
Op. 129
Richard Strauss Till Eulenspiegels lustige
Streiche, Symphonic poem, Op. 28
Der Rosenkavalier, suite from the opera, Op. 59
Truls Mørk cello
Jiří Bělohlávek conductor
Madrid
Auditorio Nacional
17 February 2015
Robert Schumann Cello concerto
To be announced
Richard Strauss Till Eulenspiegels lustige
Streiche, Symphonic poem, Op. 28
Der Rosenkavalier, suite from the opera, Op. 59
Truls Mørk cello
Jiří Bělohlávek conductor
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Ovideo
18 February 2015
Anton García Abril Celebidachiana
Robert Schumann Cello Concerto in A major,
Op. 129
Richard Strauss Till Eulenspiegels lustige
Streiche, Symphonic poem, Op. 28
Der Rosenkavalier, suite from the opera, Op. 59
Truls Mørk cello
Jiří Bělohlávek conductor
San Sebastian
19 February 2015
Antonín Dvořák Othello, concert overture,
Op. 93
Robert Schumann Cello Concerto in A major,
Op. 129
Richard Strauss Till Eulenspiegels lustige
Streiche, Symphonic poem, Op. 28
Der Rosenkavalier, suite from the opera, Op. 59
Truls Mørk cello
Jiří Bělohlávek conductor
Austria
Vienna
Musikverein
19 March 2015
Antonín Dvořák Symphony No. 7 in D minor,
Op. 70
Josef Suk Fantasy for Violin and Orchestra
in G minor, Op. 24
Leoš Janáček Sinfonietta
Josef Špaček violin
Jiří Bělohlávek conductor
21 March 2015
Bohuslav Martinů Memorial to Lidice H 296
Bohuslav Martinů Symphony No. 6 H 343
Leoš Janáček Glagolitic Mass
Hibla Gerzmava soprano
Veronika Hajnová mezzo soprano
Brandon Jovanovich tenor
Jan Martiník bass
Jiří Bělohlávek conductor
22 March 2015
Bohuslav Martinů Memorial to Lidice H 296
Bohuslav Martinů Symphony No. 6 H 343
Leoš Janáček Glagolitic Mass
Hibla Gerzmava soprano
Veronika Hajnová mezzo-soprano
Brandon Jovanovich tenor
Jan Martiník bass
Jiří Bělohlávek conductor
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Poland
Warsaw, Ludwig van
Beethoven Easter
Festival
23 March 2015
To be announced
Katowice
25 March 2015
To be announced
Krakow
26 March 2015
To be announced
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United KingdOm
Leeds
18 April 2015
Antonín Dvořák 2 Slavonic Dances
(To be announced)
Max Bruch Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor,
Op. 26
Ralph Vaughan Williams The Lark Ascending
Antonín Dvořák Symphony No. 7 in D minor,
Op. 70
Josef Špaček violin
Jiří Bělohlávek conductor
Edinburgh
19 April 2015
Bedřich Smetana The Bartered Bride, Overture,
Furiant and Skočná
Felix Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in E minor,
Op. 64
Ralph Vaughan Williams The Lark Ascending
Antonín Dvořák Symphony No. 7 in D minor,
Op. 70
Josef Špaček violin
Jiří Bělohlávek conductor
Nottingham
Basingstoke
21 April 2015
Bedřich Smetana The Bartered Bride, Overture,
Furiant and Skočná
Felix Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in E minor,
Op. 64
Ralph Vaughan Williams The Lark Ascending
Antonín Dvořák Symphony No. 7 in D minor,
Op. 70
Josef Špaček violin
Jiří Bělohlávek conductor
23 April 2015
Bedřich Smetana The Bartered Bride, Overture,
Furiant and Skočná
Felix Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in E minor,
Op. 64
Ralph Vaughan Williams The Lark Ascending
Antonín Dvořák Symphony No. 7 in D minor,
Op. 70
Josef Špaček violin
Jiří Bělohlávek conductor
Bristol
Birmingham 22 April 2015
Antonín Dvořák 2 Slavonic Dances
(To be announced)
Felix Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in E minor,
Op. 64
Ralph Vaughan Williams The Lark Ascending
Antonín Dvořák Symphony No. 7 in D minor,
Op. 70
Josef Špaček violin
Jiří Bělohlávek conductor
24 April 2015
Max Bruch Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor,
Op. 26
Gustav Mahler Symphony No. 2 in C minor,
“Resurrection”
Sarah Fox soprano
Justina Gringyte mezzo-soprano
Jiří Bělohlávek conductor
Saffron Walden
25 April 2015
Bedřich Smetana The Bartered Bride, Overture,
Furiant and Skočná
Felix Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in E minor,
Op. 64
Ralph Vaughan Williams The Lark Ascending
Antonín Dvořák Symphony No. 7 in D minor,
Op. 70
Josef Špaček violin
Jiří Bělohlávek conductor
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Germany
Weiden
9 May 2015
Bedřich Smetana Moldau, symphonic poems
from My Fatherland
Leoš Janáček (arr. František Jílek) The Cunning
Little Vixen, suite for orchestra
Antonín Dvořák Cello Concerto in B minor,
Op. 104
Alisa Weilerstein cello
Petr Altrichter conductor
Friedrichshafen
10 May 2015
Bedřich Smetana Moldau, symphonic poems
from My Fatherland
Leoš Janáček (arr. František Jílek) The Cunning
Little Vixen, suite for orchestra
Antonín Dvořák Cello Concerto in B minor,
Op. 104
Alisa Weilerstein cello
Petr Altrichter conductor
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Bad Kissingen,
Kissinger Sommer
27 June 2015
Ludwig van Beethoven Missa Solemnis
in D major, Op. 123
Jiří Bělohlávek conductor
28 June 2015
Antonín Dvořák The Noon Witch,
symphonic poem, Op. 108
Robert Schumann Violin Concerto in A major,
Op. 129
Johannes Brahms Symphony No. 2 in D major,
Op. 73
Midori violin
James Gaffigan conductor
FESTIVALS IN THE
CZECH REPUBLIC
For tickets and reservations please contact the
respective festival organizers.
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Sept 2014
Tuesday 8:00 p.m.
Dvořák Hall
Dvořák’s Prague International Music Festival
Antonín Dvořák Violin Concerto in A minor, Op. 53
Antonín Dvořák Symphony No. 3 in E-flat major, Op. 10
Josef Špaček violin, Jiří Bělohlávek conductor
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Sept 2014
Friday 8:00 p.m.
Dvořák Hall
Dvořák’s Prague International Music Festival
Antonín Dvořák Piano Concerto in G minor, Op. 33
Antonín Dvořák Symphony No. 5 in F major, Op. 76
Niu Niu piano, Jiří Bělohlávek conductor
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Sept 2014
Sunday 8:00 p.m.
Dvořák Hall
Dvořák’s Prague International Music Festival
Antonín Dvořák Cello Concerto in B minor, Op. 104
Antonín Dvořák Symphony No. 7 in D minor, Op. 70
Narek Hakhnazaryan cello, Jiří Bělohlávek conductor
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May 2015
Friday 8:00 p.m.
Dvořák Hall
Prague Spring International Music Festival
Gustav Mahler Symphony No. 3 in D minor
Soloists and choirs to be announced
Jiří Bělohlávek conductor
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May 2015
Saturday 8:00 p.m.
Dvořák Hall
Prague Spring International Music Festival
Programme to be announced
Jukka-Pekka Saraste conductor
8
June 2015
Monday | Ostrava
Janáček’s May International Music Festival
Gustav Mahler Symphony No. 3 in D minor
Jiří Bělohlávek conductor
11 | 12
June 2015
Thursday, Friday
Litomyšl
Smetana’s Litomyšl International Opera Festival
Bedřich Smetana (arr. J. Burghauser) Macbeth
and the Weird Sisters
Antonín Dvořák Piano Concerto in G minor, Op. 33
Bohuslav Martinů Symphony No. 4, H 305
Jan Bartoš piano, soloists and choirs to be announced,
Jiří Bělohlávek conductor
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The 119th season will be the first in which we will
venture beyond the walls of the Rudolfinum, and
out of Prague altogether – to meet children who
have few opportunities to experience something
really beautiful. The musical workshops with
orchestra members will be designed for children
from communities affected or threatened by social
exclusion.
The shows and workshops for pre-school, primary
and secondary school audiences will continue, as
will the programmes written by Alice Nellis and
featuring the Czech Philharmonic, with actors Pavel
Liška (with Vojtěch Jouza as conductor), Jan Budař
(with Ondřej Vrabec as conductor) and Marek
Eben (with the orchestra's Chief Conductor, Jiří
Bělohlávek).
We are also expanding the range of weekend
programmes for parents and children. In addition to
a repeat of the successful Carnival, with Bělokněžník
the White Magician and narrator Pavel Tesař, we are
preparing a slightly early celebration of St Nicholas'
Day (“Mikulášská”) at the Rudolfinum, based on
the playful scripts of Klára Boudalová and including
lots of angelic and devilish music. We will repeat
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the series of chamber music concerts, “The Czech
Philharmonic in Instalments” (this time in the
Dvořák Hall) and add a new series, “The Czech
Philharmonic in Instalments… THE ORCHESTRA
IN A DIFFERENT LIGHT”, which will feature, for
example, the Czech Philharmonic’s Cimbalom
Ensemble or Jazz Band.
Music school students are invited to meet soloists
performing with the Czech Philharmonic – violinist
Ray Chen or pianists Daniil Trifonov and Lars
Vogt – and attend their masterclasses. And let
us not forget two special concerts: the first, on
17 November 2014, celebrating the Students Day
and featuring the Czech Student Philharmonic
under the baton of Marko Ivanović, and the second,
on 21 June 2015, celebrating the European Day of
Music and introducing talented young musicians
from Elementary Music Schools, who will perform
with the Czech Philharmonic under the baton of Jiří
Bělohlávek.
EDUCATIONAL
PROGRAMMES
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Subscription series
CONCERTS AND PROGRAMMES
FOR PARENTS AND CHILDREN
THE CZECH PHILHARMONIC IN INSTALMENTS…
or AN ORCHESTRAL PUZZLE
A unique opportunity to get to know all the
instruments that make up a symphony orchestra
and to meet those who play them, with members
of the Czech Philharmonic. A repeat of the popular
series of six Saturday or Sunday morning concerts,
this time in the Dvořák Hall of the Rudolfinum.
Hosted by Petr Kadlec.
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Duration: 60 minutes
Tickets: CZK 80 – CZK 200
Subscriptions: CZK 350 – CZK 900
Ticket purchases and reservations can be made
online, through Czech Philharmonic Customer
Services or at the Rudolfinum box office.
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September
2014
10:30 a.m.
Afflatus Quintet
Can the bassoon imitate a rumbling tummy? And the
clarinet a peacock’s cry? How are oboe reeds made?
And can you get the sound of a horn out of a simple
garden hose?
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September
2014
10:30 a.m.
The Czech Philharmonic Sextet
6 instruments, 12 hands, 24 strings.
Dvořák's Humoresque, Bach’s Air
or Boccherini's Minuet.
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December
2014
10:30 a.m.
The Czech Philharmonic Low Brass
The trombones, the tuba, and even the bass trumpet
or bass flugelhorn will play Renaissance music,
Romantic pieces, and jazz. And there might even be
a five-metre-long shepherd’s longhorn...
4
January
2015
10:30 a.m.
Percussionists of the Czech Philharmonic
BOOM! The majestic sound of the gong, the rattle of
the drum, the tinkling of the triangle, and maybe even an
oil barrel… Plus, the sound of the rain and the sea. The
percussion instruments can conjure up all this for you!
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April
2015
10:30 a.m.
Jana Boušková and her harp
The harp wins the contest for the instrument with the
most strings: 47 in total! Did you know that harpists
also play with their feet because their instrument has
seven pedals? (Maybe this makes them good drivers…)
But could you play a harp with a ruler? Find out all this
and more!
7
June
2015
10:30 a.m.
The Orchestral Academy of the Czech Philharmonic
with conductor Ondřej Vrabec
The big moment is here! Our exploration of various
instruments reaches its grand finale. Now, how about
waving a magic wand to bring them all together? With
so many instruments involved, we need a conductor...
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Subscription series
CONCERTS AND PROGRAMMES
FOR PARENTS AND CHILDREN
The CZECH PHILHARMONIC IN INSTALMENTS…
THE ORCHESTRA IN A DIFFERENT LIGHT!
A continuation of our successful series of Sunday
family concerts. A wonderful opportunity to find
out what kind of music the members of the Czech
Philharmonic most enjoy. It definitely isn’t just
classical music. Four Sunday morning concerts in
the Suk Hall of the Rudolfinum. Hosted by Klára
Boudalová.
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Duration: 60 minutes
Tickets: CZK 100 (children), CZK 200 (adults)
Subscriptions: CZK 300 (children),
CZK 600 (parents/adults)
Ticket purchases and reservations can be made
online, through Czech Philharmonic Customer
Services or at the Rudolfinum box office.
12
October
2014
10:30 a.m.
Michal Hromek Consort
Is it true that the Irish whistle sounds just like the wind
howling down a chimney? And why do you have to apply
anti-wrinkle cream to a hand drum? Learn all this and
more during our musical journey across Europe and the
British Isles.
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January
2015
10:30 a.m.
The Prague Baroque Ensemble
Castles and strongholds, royal courts, balls and feasts…
And, of course, the minuet, the rigaudon and the gigue.
What do you mean, you don't know those dances? You
will after our concert!
15
March
2015
10:30 a.m.
Czech Philharmonic Jazz Band
Some like it hot! If you’d like to find out what mutes and
syncopation might be, or just fancy getting your toes
tapping with some traditional swing, this concert by the
Czech Philharmonic Jazz Band is for you!
17
May
2015
10:30 a.m.
The Czech Philharmonic Cimbalom Ensemble
Join the Czech Philharmonic players for some traditional
folk. And what will they play about? Love, of course! Plus
nature, war, and wine (one for the parents!). You’ll hear
the cimbalom (a big box of strings struck by beaters), the
violin, the viola and the clarinet. And plenty of singing!
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FAMILY AFTERNOONS
WITH CONCERTS FOR PARENTS
AND CHILDREN
The events are suitable for children aged 4 or older.
Children aged 6 or younger can only take part in
the music workshops if accompanied by an adult
guardian.
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Tickets: CZK 100 – CZK 400; a 50 % discount
is offered for children under 15 years of age.
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November
2014
E1
Workshops
for children
start at
1:15 p.m.
Concert at
4:00 p.m.
“Předmikulášská” – (a preparation for) St Nicholas’ Day
at the Rudolfinum with Angelic and Devilish music
The Czech Philharmonic with conductor Ondřej Vrabec
will give a special concert. You will see and hear a real
angelic choir – but we’ll also heat up Hell’s cauldrons until
they boil and explode! The narrator will guide the children
through a story about the eternal struggle between good
and evil to a happy ending. And who knows – perhaps
even St Nicholas himself will visit!
An unforgettable afternoon at the Rudolfinum for
parents and children, with musical workshops.
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February
2015
2:00 p.m.
E2
Penguins Again at the Rudolfinum
Discover the secrets of classical music and peep
backstage into the life of a large orchestra. Why are the
musicians dressed like penguins? Why do we not talk
during concerts? Is the conductor really needed? Could
your teacher conduct the Czech Philharmonic? And how
long does it take for a piece of music to get from the
composer to the audience?
Pavel Liška presenter, Vojtěch Jouza conductor,
Alice Nellis director
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March
2015
E3
Workshops
for children
start at
12:30 and
5:20 p.m.
Concerts
start at
2:00 and
4:00 p.m.
Carnival at the Rudolfinum: A Fairy-Tale Concert with
the Czech Philharmonic
Masked merrymaking with the Czech Philharmonic, with
many musical workshops all over the Rudolfinum and
a concert with the Czech Philharmonic’s Chief Wizard,
Bělokněžník the White Magician in the Dvořák Hall at
2 and 4 p.m. A repeat of the successful programme
featuring fairy-tale music by Ivanović, Dvořák, Smetana,
Shostakovich… The children will learn a magic formula and
hear a goblin choir. The story about good fairies, beautiful
princesses and an exciting battle with a dragon will be
narrated by actor Pavel Tesař.
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EDUCATIONAL CONCERTS FOR SCHOOL AUDIENCES
(1ST TO 5TH GRADERS) AND FOR PARENTS
AND CHILDREN
Tickets for the public: CZK 100 – CZK 280 for
weekday concerts; CZK 100 – CZK 400 for
a Sunday concert; a 50 % discount for children
under 15. Ticket purchases and reservations can be
made online, through Czech Philharmonic Customer
Services or at the Rudolfinum box office.
3|4|5
February
2015
9:00 a.m.
and
11:00 a.m.
ES5
Ticket price: CZK 100 (for school groups)
To make a reservation for your school group,
please contact us at [email protected]
Penguins Again at the Rudolfinum
Discover the secrets of classical music and peep
backstage into the life of a large orchestra. Why are the
musicians dressed like penguins? Why do we not talk
during concerts? Is the conductor really needed? Could
your teacher conduct the Czech Philharmonic? And how
long does it take for a piece of music to get from the
composer to the audience?
Pavel Liška presenter, Vojtěch Jouza conductor,
Alice Nellis director
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EDUCATIONAL CONCERTS FOR 6TH TO 9TH
GRADERS AND SECONDARY SCHOOL
STUDENTS
Ticket prices for the public: CZK 100 – CZK 280
Ticket purchases and reservations can be made
online, through Czech Philharmonic Customer
Services or at the Rudolfinum box office.
8 | 9 | 10
April
2015,
10:00 a.m.
ES6
Ticket price: CZK 100 (for school groups)
To make a reservation for your school group,
please contact us at [email protected]
Who’s Afraid of the Czech Philharmonic?
What’s the point of classical music, and why is it
sometimes called “serious music”? Is it really serious?
Isn't music supposed to be fun and make you feel better?
And why is there no need to be afraid of the Czech
Philharmonic?
Jan Budař presenter, Ondřej Vrabec conductor,
Alice Nellis director
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CONCERTS FOR PRIMARY AND SECONDARY
SCHOOL AUDIENCES
FOUR STEPS INTO A NEW WORLD
“The CONCERTO” IS A FIGHT!
From 11 a.m. in the Dvořák Hall.
Concerts mainly for school audiences.
Tickets for the public:
CZK 280, CZK 200, CZK 120, i – CZK 100
Tickets for school groups:
CZK 100 per person
Subscription tickets for the educational series
“Four Steps into a New World” for school audiences:
CZK 320
To make a reservation for your school group, please
contact us at [email protected]
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30 | 1
September
/ October
2014
10:00 a.m.
ES1
Antonio Vivaldi
The Four Seasons Concertos for violin and orchestra
Magdalena Mašlaňová violin, Petr Kadlec host, Czech
Student Philharmonic, Marko Ivanović conductor
4|5
December
2014
10:00 a.m.
ES2
Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Piano Concerto in B-flat minor, Op. 23
Ivo Kahánek piano, Petr Kadlec host, Czech Student
Philharmonic, Marko Ivanović conductor
11 | 12
February
2015
10:00 a.m.
ES3
Bohuslav Martinů
Double Concerto for two string orchestras, piano
and timpani, H 271
Petr Kadlec host, Czech Student Philharmonic,
Marko Ivanović conductor
28 | 29
April
2015
10:00 a.m.
ES4
Antonín Dvořák
Cello concerto in B minor, Op. 104
Tomáš Jamník cello, Petr Kadlec host, Czech Student
Philharmonic, Marko Ivanović conductor
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USEFUL
INFORMATION
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TICKET
INFORMATION
CZECH PHILHARMONIC
SUBSCRIPTIONS
With a single purchase you will gain entry
to all concerts in that Czech Philharmonic
subscription series.
Subscription brings the following advantages:
– 25-40 % discount for the concerts of the
subscription series you have chosen;
– 20 % discount on ticket prices for individual
concerts of the Czech Philharmonic and the
Czech Chamber Music Society;
– the same seat for every concert of the
selected series;
– the subscription ticket is transferable: if you
cannot attend a concert, your ticket may be
used by somebody else;
– the brochure for the coming season will be
automatically posted to your address.
SALES OF SUBSCRIPTION
TICKETS TO NEW
SUBSCRIBERS
Subscription sales for the 2014-2015 season
start on Monday 14 April 2014.
New subscription tickets can be purchased at
the Rudolfinum box office; they can also be
ordered using our online reservation form or
through Customer Services.
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RESERVATION OF
SEATS FOR CURRENT
SUBSCRIBERS
The subscribers of the current season will have
their subscription reserved until 30 June 2014.
Subscription tickets can be purchased and
collected at the Rudolfinum box office. They
can also be paid for by bank transfer: for
bank transfer details please contact Customer
Services.
TICKETS FOR INDIVIDUAL
CONCERTS
Ticket sales for the special and Advent concerts
of the 2014–2015 season start on Monday 14
April 2014.
Ticket sales for individual concerts from the
subscription series of the 2014-2015 season
start on Monday 2 June 2014.
The tickets can be purchased at the Rudolfinum
box office or online at www.ceskafilharmonie.cz.
Tickets can also be reserved online at www.
ceskafilharmonie.cz or by contacting Customer
Services.
For group orders please contact Customer
Services.
CUSTOMER SERVICES
AND BOX OFFICE
TICKETS FOR PUBLIC
OPEN REHEARSALS
Czech Philharmonic
Customer Services
The series primarily targets school audiences
and organised groups. Group orders can be
addressed to our Customer Services at any time
during the season. Sales of individual tickets
start on the 15th day of the month preceding
the dress rehearsal.
Our Customer Services centre is ready to
answer your questions, receive orders for
subscriptions or individual tickets and group
orders, and provide information on bank
transfers.
GIFT VOUCHERS
The Czech Philharmonic offers CZK 500 and
CZK 1,000 gift vouchers. The expiry date is 30
June 2015.
EXCHANGING OR
RETURNING YOUR
TICKETS
Tickets can be exchanged for others of the
same or higher value, but not later than 15 days
before the concert. You will need to pay
a service charge of CZK 50 for the exchange.
More information on tickets can be found in
the Terms and Conditions, which are available
at www.ceskafilharmonie.cz or on request at the
Rudolfinum box office.
Working hours
Weekdays 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
(July and August 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.)
On Czech Philharmonic concert days until
the start of the concert.
Tel.: +420 227 059 227, E-mail: [email protected]
Box offices
The box offices are located in the Rudolfinum
building, Alšovo nábřeží 12, Prague 1.
Wheelchair access from 17th November
(17. listopadu) Street.
Opening hours
Weekdays 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
(July and August 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.)
On Czech Philharmonic or Czech Chamber
Music Society concert days until the start of
the concert. On weekends and bank holidays
2 hours before the start of the concert. With
morning concerts, an hour before the start of
the concert.
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DISCOUNTS
Czech Philharmonic subscribers
– 20 % discount on individual tickets to all
concerts given by the Czech Philharmonic and
the Czech Chamber Music Society.
Disabled ID card holders
– 50 % discount on individual tickets to
concerts given by the Czech Philharmonic and
the Czech Chamber Music Society.
Holders of the ID card for persons with a severe
disability requiring an assistant (ZTP/P) are
also entitled to a 50 % discount on subscription
tickets. The person accompanying the disabled
ID card holder is likewise entitled to a 50 %
discount.
The discount does not apply to standing room
tickets and places in the organ loft.
Students
– 50 % discount on tickets to all Czech
Philharmonic and Czech Chamber Music Society
concerts, applicable to all price categories.
Senior citizens over the age of 60
– 50 % discount on individual tickets for
the following concerts given by the Czech
Philharmonic: Advent concerts, special concerts
and open dress rehearsals. The discount does
not apply to subscription series concerts, nor
to concerts organised by the Czech Chamber
Music Society. This discount does not apply to
standing room tickets and places in the organ
loft.
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Restrictions
– Discounts cannot be combined.
– To obtain a discount, you need to present
a valid ID card proving your discount
entitlement.
– Discounts do not apply to selected special
concerts, to rentals and concerts given by guest
ensembles.
– Discounts cannot be applied to e-tickets and
gift vouchers.
– To obtain current, complete information
on discounts and terms offered in the
2014–2015 concert season, please contact
Czech Philharmonic Customer Services or visit
www.ceskafilharmonie.cz.
FINDING THE
RUDOLFINUM
WHEELCHAIR ACCESS,
ACCESS FOR THE BLIND
Underground: line A, Staroměstská station.
Tram: no. 17 and no. 18, Staroměstská stop
Individual transport: underground car park on
Jan Palach Square (náměstí Jana Palacha),
Tel. +420 222 328 687 (not part of the
Rudolfinum premises).
Unless otherwise indicated, the Rudolfinum
building is open one hour before the concert.
Places for wheelchairs are in the first ground
floor row of the concert hall only.
Wheelchair access to the Dvořák Hall from the
box office area. The access is open one hour
before the start of the concert and half an hour
after its end. If you need access with a railing,
you will also find it in the box office area.
Wheelchair access to the Suk Hall may
be obtained from the entrance on Aleš
Embankment (Alšovo nábřeží), next to the
gallery entrance.
Access is available for blind persons with or
without a guide dog.
If you are having difficulty mounting the
stairs to the balcony, please ask our staff for
assistance.
Supporting the Czech
Philharmonic
The Czech Philharmonic appreciates all forms of
support from its friends and fans. Our patrons
and sponsors are offered a special programme
– for more information please contact Sales
Director Michal Medek at [email protected]
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plan
Organ Loft
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stage
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BALCONY
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concerts
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concerts
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** Seats behind columns
*** Standing room places – offered only after the Dvořák Hall
seats have been sold out
The prices of other special concerts co-organised by the
Czech Philharmonic during the season may be different.
Prices in CZK
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DVOŘÁK HALL
Seating
plan
Organ Loft
BOXES
BOXES
stage
STALLS
BALCONY
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DvOřák Hall – EducatiOnal
prOgrammes and Open dress
rehearsals
The Czech
Philharmonic
in Instalments
Open dress
rehearsals
Category
I.
II.
*III.
i
Wheelchair
users
Discounts
Open dress rehearsals
Concerts for parents and children
Special concerts
Ticket information
Individual
concerts
Subscription
Individual concerts
for parents and children
Special
concerts
Concerts with
the Czech Phil.
(weekdays)**
Weekend
concerts for
parents and
children
200 200 900 280 280 400
200 150 700 200 200 200
100 100 500 120 120 100
80 80 350 100 100 80
Students and senior citizens over 60
Children under 15
Children and students
CP Customer Services
50 %
50 %
50 %
+420 227 059 227; [email protected]
* Seats behind columns and other limited view seats
** The concerts mainly target school groups (with a uniform price CZK 100
per ticket – for group orders please contact [email protected])
Note: Standing room tickets for these concerts are not available.
Prices in CZK
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SUK HALL
STAGE
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Suk Hall
Czech Philharmonic
in Instalments
Category
Wheelchair
users
Individual
concerts
Subscription
I. 200 600
II. –
–
i 50 150
Discounts
Czech Philharmonic in Instalments
Children under 15
50%
Prices in CZK
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CONTACTS
Czech
Philharmonic
David
Mareček
Rudolfinum
Alšovo nábřeží 12
110 00 Praha 1
+420 227 059 227
www.ceskafilharmonie.cz
facebook.cz/ceskafilharmonie
[email protected]
Chief Executive
Assistant:
+420 227 059 311
[email protected]
Ticket Sales
+420 227 059 227
[email protected]
Robert
Hanč
General Manager
Assistant:
+420 227 059 246
[email protected]
Michal
Medek
Sales Director
+420 227 059 337
[email protected]
Ondřej H.
Matyáš
Finance Director
+420 227 059 206
[email protected]
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Tomáš
Pospíchal
Jana
Klimtová
Marie
Peřinová
Marketing
+420 227 059 351
[email protected]
Czech Chamber Music Society
+420 227 059 343
[email protected]
Rentals Department
+420 227 059 244
[email protected]
Adéla
Bartáková
Pavlína
Landová
Oldřich
Slezák
Concerts and projects
in the Czech Republic
+420 227 059 225
[email protected]
Music Library
+420 227 059 265
[email protected]
Recording Studio
+420 227 059 282
[email protected]
Alžběta
Lupíšková
Concerts and projects abroad
+420 227 059 345
[email protected]
Olga
Chválová
Ticket Sales and Customer
Services
+420 227 059 365
[email protected]
Petr
Kadlec
Education
+420 227 059 222
[email protected]
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Partners
Main Partner
Media Partners
Partners and Supporters
2014 Year of Czech Music
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CafE
RuDOlfinum
Cafe Rudolfinum offers comfortable seating, hot and cold drinks, desserts and other
light refreshments. Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 7.30 p.m.
Entrance from the Rudolfinum Gallery.
www.caferudolfinum.cz
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places in
RuDOlfinum
Dvořák Hall, Suk Hall, Ceremony Hall, Column Hall, the Presidential Lounge or the
West Lounge can be hired for private events. For more information please contact
our Rentals Department.
[email protected]
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recOrding
StudiO
Rudolfinum houses a top-quality recording studio with state-of-the-art technology.
It offers recording, editing, mixing and mastering services to music publishers, film
and TV productions and any other potential customers.
[email protected]
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Gallery
RuDOlfinum
Visit the Rudolfinum Gallery for unique exhibitions of contemporary art that
focus on finding new, often unexpected themes and contexts in the work of young
or neglected artists as well as renowned figures.
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Czech
PhilharmOnic
and Decca Classics
present
"If I were to sum up my impression from the whole project of recording
Dvořák's symphonies and concertos, I am happy to say these one and
a half years of living with his music have been a truly wonderful period.
We have enjoyed it tremendously, have learned a lot and our love
for the Maestro has only increased."
Jiří Bělohlávek, Music Director and Chief Conductor of the Czech Philharmonic
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COLOPHON
Česká filharmonie
Rudolfinum
Alšovo nábřeží 12,
110 00 Praha 1
Tel.: +420 227 059 227
e-mail: [email protected]
czechphilharmonic.cz
facebook.com/ceskafilharmonie
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