27th season

Stories from the Arts I

Stories from the Arts II

PKF — LOBKOWICZ Donor Series 2020 on sale!

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Four unique evenings to support the artistic activities of the PKF — Prague Philharmonia in close cooperation with the Lobkowicz family. 

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 2020 Series you are supporting an outstanding, progressive artistic body and you are helping it to further fulfil its role. Thank you."

PKF — LOBKOWICZ Series 2020 | Buy subscription 

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L1  Stamitz. Mozart. Weber

Tuesday 28 April 2020, Lobkowicz Palace

JOHANN STAMITZ Clarinet Concerto in B flat major
CARL MARIA VON WEBER Concertino for Clarinet in E flat major Op. 26
JOSEPH HAYDN Symphony No. 60 in C major Hob.I:60 „Il distratto“

Andreas Ottensamer — clarinet

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L2  Fine. Gluck. Beethoven

Tuesday 2 June 2020, Lobkowicz Palace

MICHAEL FINE Chamber Symphony
LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 1 in C major Op. 21

Emmanuel Villaume — conductor

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L3  Haydn

Friday 9 October 2020, Lobkowicz Palace

Sinfonia Concertante in B flat major for Oboe, Bassoon, Violin and Violoncello Hob.I:105
Concerto for Violoncello and Orchestra in C major Hob VIIb:1

István Várdaivioloncello

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L4  Bach. Rota. Mendelssohn

Tuesday 3 November 2020, Lobkowicz Palace

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH Concerto in D minor for Two Violins and Orchestra BWV 1043
NINO ROTA Concerto for String Orchestra
FELIX MENDELSSOHN-BARTHOLDY Violin Concerto in D minor op. posth.

Bomsori Kimviolin

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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 Friends.

For reservations and further information contact:

Dana Syrová
director of the Lobkowicz subscription project
Phone +420 724 245 372
E-mail: syrova@pkf.cz

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 2020 Series 

Patrons of the PKF – LOBKOWICZ Series 2020

Julius Prüger    Milan Popilka



CV21 Pharma

Central Securities Depository Prague




Erste Private Banking


On-line 24

RSBC Wealth Management


Private Donors


Antonie & Petr Doležal

František Dostálek

Jean François Ehrlich

Vítězslav Hruška

Ladislav Chvátal

Michaela Cittadini

Karel Janeček

Josef Mixa

Jana & Josef Potoček

Markéta & Ladislav Smejkal

Petr Schorcht

Magdalena a Raouf Touma

Jiří & Radana Wald

Kateřina Zapletalová

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