Emmanuel Villaume, music director and chief conductor

PKF - LOBKOWICZ series 2017

A new PKF – Prague Philharmonia donator subscription series, created in close collaboration with the Lobkowicz family: four magical evenings in the intimate and special environment of the Lobkowicz Palace with the PKF – Prague Philharmonia. The offer consists of concerts featuring top soloists, as well as stories about the Lobkowicz collections presented by their curators and meetings with artists and friends over a glass of wine.  

Passion and Meditation

Augustin Dumay – violin
W. A. MOZART: Concerto for Violin and Orchestra No. 3 in G Major, KV 219
Jules MASSENET: Meditation from the opera Thais
Maurice RAVEL: Tzigane (the version for string orchestra and harp)
W. A. MOZART: Adagio in E Major, KV 261
W. A. MOZART: Symphony No. 29 in A Major, KV 201

The ideal of classical refinement, represented by Mozart’s third violin concerto, is put in contrast with the French charm and provocative virtuosity of Ravel’s Tzigane. The evening will be rounded off with Mozart’s highly personal and impulsive statement expressed in his Symphony No. 29 in A Major. The respected musician Augustin Dumay is a master of many forms of violin playing.  

A treasure from the Lobkowicz archives and glorious piano concertos

Andrew von Oeyen – piano
Jan Fišer – artistic leader
W. A. MOZART: Piano Concerto in A Major, KV 488
Pavel WRANITZKY: Symphony in C minor Op. 11, No. 1
Ludwig van BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No. 2 in B Major, Op. 19

A double portion of piano concertos performed by the irresistible Andrew von Oeyen. The famous Mozart Piano Concerto in A Major, with its poignant slow movement, and the most chamber-like of Beethoven’s concertos are the perfect choice. The Wranitzky Symphony comes from the Lobkowicz archive, where many more secrets are still hidden and will be gradually brought to light. The old-fashioned way of conducting from the piano offers a different experience, that of the immediate communication between the soloist and the orchestra.  

Double Bass’ Paganini

Ödön Rácz – double bass
Jan Fišer – leader, violin
Violin concerto - TBD
Giovanni BOTTESINI: Concerto for Double Bass and Orchestra No. 2 in B minor Giovanni BOTTESINI: Duo Concertante for Violin and Double Bass
W. A. Mozart: Symphony No. 25 in G minor, KV 183

Do you have any doubts about double bass being a virtuosic instrument? Certainly not when ‘the double bass Pagannini’ Ödön Rácz lays hands on it. The Hungarian player knows how to make the giant instrument sing a sweet belcanto and makes even the most challenging passages look easy. And to hear Jan Fišer, the PKF – Prague Philharmonia leader play solo is always a special treat. The evening will be rounded off with Mozart’s ‘The Little G minor’ Symphony, which with its dramatic charge anticipates its better known and later ‘sister symphony’ in the same key.  

The final fanfare

Gábor Boldoczki – trumpet
Jan Fišer – leader
Orchestral piece TBD
Trumpet concerto TBD
J. K. J. NERUDA: Concerto for Trumpet and Orchestra in E flat Major

The trumpet has been forever used for celebratory fanfares and signalling in battles, to open banquets and announce the arrival of a ruler. In the hands of Gábor Boldoczki all the instruments attributes, along with stunning virtuosity and tonal richness, are on display. Boldoczki ranks among the most outstanding and talented trumpet players of today and he enjoys returning to perform with the PKF.

Thank you to everyone who supported our orchestra with subscribing the donator series PKF - LOBKOWICZ 2017!

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