PKF — Prague Philharmonia on the former army training ground in the Barracks at Karlín!
On the occasion of celebrating the second anniversary of the opening of the cultural center at the Karlín Barracks, we will present for your enjoyment six unique open-air concerts for a total of 3,600 people, which will take place in a unique cultural monument. Forty members of the PKF — Prague Philharmonia will perform on stage under the leadership of twenty-eight-year-old Czech conductor Jiří Rožeň. The program will feature famous compositions by Mozart, Beethoven and Martinů. The family afternoon concert on 22 June at 5 pm is reduced to CZK 510 | 300
Don't worry about the weather! In case of bad weather and the cancellation of the concert, the entrance fee will be refunded in full. In case of moderate rain, raincoats will be prepared for visitors.
During six summer evenings, a trio of world-renowned compositions will be heard in a beautiful open air setting. The concert will open with the Overture to Don Giovanni, one of most popular operas by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. This will be followed by the fantasy Rhapsody-Concerto for Viola and Orchestra by Czech composer Bohuslav Martinů, which was founded in 1952 after his emigration to New York. The evening ends with Beethoven's Symphony No. 7 in A major that Wagner for his ecstasy dubbed "Apotheosis of Dance". The unifying element of the program is the connection with the Czech Republic — the premiere of Don Giovanni took place in today's Estates Theater. Bohuslav Martinů's nostalgia for his homeland is visible, as access to Czechoslovakia was forbidden to him forever after 1948, and Beethoven began working on the so-called Seventh Symphony during his spa stay in Teplice.