Italian night

Tickets

Venue

Prague Exhibition Grounds (Výstaviště Praha), near Stromovka

Take trams 6, 12 and 17 to the Výstaviště Holešovice stop. By metro or train to Nádraží Holešovice station and then by tram. Entrance by car via Za Elektrárnou Street.

Price

Free seating: CZK 500, seniors 65+: CZK 300, children and students: CZK 250, ZTP and ZTP/P: CZK 250

Donor ticket to support the activities of PKF - Prague Philharmonia: CZK 1000

Performers

conductor

Programme

Gioacchino Rossini
L'italiana in Algeri, overture to an opera
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Eine kleine Nachtmusik, KV 525
Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
Symphony No. 4 in A major "Italian" Op. 90

Orchestra in a circus tent

Elegant, spirited, charming. This will be the Italian Night with PKF - Prague Philharmonia, a light-hearted project of this leading Czech ensemble, which combines classical music with the unique atmosphere of a summer night.

The performance will take place in the Azyl78 tent, a unique summer stage with a capacity of 500-800 spectators. The tent has been tailor-made by experienced circus masters in Italy.

The hour-long project will feature three pieces by three brilliant 18th and 19th century composers. We begin in Italy: with a sparkling overture to Rossini's opera L'italiana in Algeri. We continue with perhaps the most famous piece of the classical music genre, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's unique Eine Kleine Nachtmusik (Little Night Music). The highlight of the evening will be Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy's Symphony No. 4 "Italian", which will amaze you with its energy and beautiful melodies.

The music of this period is the basis of the PKF - Prague Philharmonia repertoire: the art will thus be in the right hands on this evening.

Circus tent Azyl78

Jan Fišer — conductor

Jan Fišer

PKF - Prague Philharmonia concertmaster Jan Fišer is one of the leading young Czech violinists. In addition, he also holds the position of concertmaster in the Czech Philharmonic from 2020. Together with pianist Ivo Kahánek and cellist Tomáš Jamník, he founded the Dvořák Trio, which ranks among the best Czech chamber ensembles. He regularly records for television and radio. As one of the five laureates, he participated in the CD Tribute to Jaroslav Kocian on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the Kocian International Violin Competition.

As a soloist, Jan Fišer has performed for audiences in Germany, Austria, Slovakia, Slovenia, Italy, France, Poland, Spain (Pau Casals International Music Festival), Switzerland (Murten Classics), Japan and the USA (Brevard Music Festival). 

He graduated from the Prague Conservatory under Jaroslav Foltýn and Carnegie Mellon University - School of Music in the USA in the class of Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra concertmaster Andres J. Cárdenes. He extended his musical education at numerous master classes in Semmering, Bonn and at the renowned Meadowmount School of Music, where he studied with Stephen B. Shipps. He has also performed in masterclasses given by Pinchas Zukerman, Gil Shaham and Joseph Silverstein. In addition to his position as concertmaster of the PKF - Prague Philharmonia, he often leads the orchestra as artistic director and occasionally as conductor.

With support
Hl.město Praha
Ministerstvo kultury
General partner
Komerční Banka
Principal partner
Hyundai
General media partner
Česká televize
Principal media partner
Hospodářské noviny
Patron
RSBC
Partners
Čepro
O2 universum