Stories from the Arts I
Stories from the Arts II
The Second Season of the PKF – LOBKOWICZ Donor Series in Close Cooperation with the Lobkowicz Family Has Begun
2018 PKF – LOBKOWICZ Donor Series
Wed 12 September 2018
WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART The Marriage of Figaro KV 492, Overture
JOSEPH HAYDN Violin Concerto in C major Hob.VIIa:1
LEDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 8 in F major Op. 93
Emmanuel Villaume – conductor
Tue 30 October 2018
ANTONIO VIVALDI Concerto for Two Oboes and Orchestra in D minor RV 535
WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART Concerto for Oboe and Orchestra in C major KV 314 / K. 271k
FRANZ SCHUBERT Symphony No. 5 in B flat major D 485
Jean-Louis Capezzali – oboe
A Journey into History: A Window to the Future
The Lobkowicz family has been documenting important aspects of social, cultural, political and economic life in Central Europe for more than seven hundred years. Their collections contain more than 1,500 paintings, a unique Delphic set which is the largest in the world, and one of the oldest prints of a 48-line Bible from 1462. Alongside historical musical instruments and hundreds of manuscripts including Beethoven's famous "Eroica", "Fate" and "Pastoral" symphonies, the music collection also features six intricately decorated trumpets produced in 1716 by the Viennese master Leichamschneider. The Lobkowicz family are well-known patrons of the arts who have greatly influenced Europe's musical history.
"The PKF – LOBKOWICZ Series gives you the unique opportunity to stand by their side, look back at history together, and open up opportunities for artistic plans of the future."
Special Experiences from Supporting the Best in the Arts
The PKF – Prague Philharmonia was established in 1994 through the initiative of the conductor Jiří Bělohlávek. It is a paradox of fate that this great artist, the founder and lifelong supporter of the PKF, should have played his final concert with them on 7 May 2017 in Polička. There thus came to a close a 23-year-old story which meant more than just artistic prestige for both parties.
Today the PKF – Prague Philharmonia is one of the most highly respected chamber orchestras in the world. It plays 100 concerts a year, of which on average 35-40 are abroad. It contributes some 50 concerts a year to Prague cultural life. It has worked with prestigious record companies such as Deutsche Grammophon and Warner Classics. The PKF were the first in the Czech Republic to perform educational concert programmes for children of pre-school and school age, and the first to open the Orchestral Academy for talented young musicians. As a charitable trust, 60% of its income comes from its own activities and donations from corporations and individuals.
"By purchasing a PKF – LOBKOWICZ 2019 Series you are supporting an outstanding, progressive artistic body and you are helping it to further fulfil its role. Thank you."
2019 PKF – LOBKOWICZ Donor Series
Start of subscription sales on 30 October 2018
Wed 24 April 2019
Kateřina Kněžíková – soprano
Wed 5 June 2019
Daniel Müller-Schott – violoncello
Tue 8 October 2019
Radek Baborák – French horn
Mon 11 November 2019
Mahan Esfahani – harpsichord
The subscription for 1 person costs 16,000 CZK including VAT. The subscription covers all four concerts, a reserved seat in the hall and entry to all parts of the evening. The subscription is transferable. When purchasing the subscription you automatically become a member of the PKF – Philharmonia Club.
For reservations and further information contact:
director of the Lobkowicz subscription project
Phone +420 724 245 372
See photos of the Lobkowicz Palace here.
The PKF – Prague Philharmonia is very grateful to the organizations and individuals for their kind support by purchasing the PKF – LOBKOWICZ 2018 Series
Patrons of the PKF – LOBKOWICZ Series 2018
Bank Gutmann AG
Central Securities Depository Prague
Ivana & Tomáš Janeček
Naděžda Pilíšková & Ivan Camrda
Jana & Josef Potoček