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We launch the 125th Season!
The 125th Anniversary Season of the Czech Philharmonic starts in a big way. Chief conductor Semyon Bychkov will lead the orchestra through two major pieces of the classical repertoire – Dvořák‘s eighth symphony and Shostakovich concerto for piano and trumpet. Solos will be played by Russian pianist Daniil Trifonov and Austrian trumpeter Selina Ott. Opening concerts are dedicated to former chief conductor Václav Neumann, the second one will be broadcasted by Mezzo Live HD.
Czech Phil split
Following the latest developments, we decided take precautions and divide the orchestra into two halves which will not be able to meet. This will prevent the whole orchestra going into quarantine should that be necessary. We thus had to change the programme of the Opening Concert and replace Mahler’s Symphony No. 5, which requires a large orchestra, with Dvořák’s Symphony No. 8.
Special health and safety rules
The jubilee 125th season in the Rudolfinum will start as planned but special health and safety rules will have to be observed. The maximum capacity of the Dvořák Hall is restricted to 1 000 people, the auditorium will be divided into two sectors. Take a look at details.
Opening Concerts of the Season / Daniil Trifonov, Selina Ott and Semyon Bychkov
23 Sep — 24 Sep 2020
We are dedicating the opening concerts to the memory of Václav Neumann; the 100th anniversary of his birth falls on 29 September. Shostakovich’s First Piano Concerto will by one of the best pianists of today, Daniil Trifonov, whose honours include victory at the Tchaikovsky Competitions in Moscow, a Grammy, and a Gramophone Award.
Czech Philharmonic in Vienna
Friday 25 Sep 2020
Czech Philharmonic with its Chief Conductor Semyon Bychkov will play in Vienna's Konzerthaus. They will be joined by trumpeter Selina Ott and pianist Daniil Trifonov. Shostakovich and Dvořák are on the programme.
Josef Špaček and the Czech Student Philharmonic
Saturday 26 Sep 2020
This special concert is part of the cycle Steps to the new world series and is organized in collaboration with the Lípa Musica Festival. Concertmaster of the Czech Philharmonic Josef Špaček will appear as both a violinist and conductor together with the Czech Student Philharmonic.