25th anniversary season

Stories from the Arts I

Stories from the Arts II


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 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

L1 Monteverdi. Sibelius. Fauré

Wed 24 April 2019, Lobkowicz Palace

CLAUDIO MONTEVERDI Lamento d'Arianna "Lasciatemi morire"
BOHUSLAV MARTINŮ Lamento d'Arianna from the opera Arianne H. 370
JEAN SIBELIUS Valse triste Op. 44 (from Kuolema)
GABRIEL FAURÉ selection of songs for soprano and orchestra
MAURICE RAVEL Le Tombeau de Couperin

Kateřina Kněžíkovásoprano

L2 Schumann. Bach. Tchaikovsky

Wed 5 June 2019, Lobkowicz Palace

ROBERT SCHUMANN Concerto in A minor for Violoncello and Strings (arr. Bernhard Jestl)
PYOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY Andante cantabile Op. 11
JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH "Gigue" from Suite No. 3 in C major for Solo Violoncello
JOSEPH MARTIN KRAUS Symphony in C-sharp minor vB 140

Daniel Müller-Schottvioloncello

L3 Mozart. Roussel. Sinigaglia

Wed 16 October 2019, Lobkowicz Palace

JAN VÁCLAV STICH-PUNTO Concerto No. 5 in F major for Horn and Orchestra
ALBERT ROUSSEL Sinfonietta for String Orchestra Op. 52
LEONE SINIGAGLIA Romance for Horn and Strings Op. 3
JOSEPH HAYDN Symphony no. 6 in D major “Le matin”

Radek Baborákhorn, conductor

L4 Horovitz. Bach. Martinů

Mon 11 November 2019, Lobkowicz Palace

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G major BWV 1048
JOHANN CHRISTIAN BACH Harpsichord Concerto in E flat major Op. 7
BOHUSLAV MARTINŮ Deux Pièces pour Clavecin H 244
JOSEPH HOROVITZ Jazz Concerto (1965)

Mahan Esfahaniharpsichord

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:

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 2019 Series 

Patrons of the PKF – LOBKOWICZ Series 2019

Julius Prüger    Milan Popilka    Helena Čacká



Bank Gutmann AG

CV21 Pharma

Central Securities Depository Prague



Erste Private Banking


On-line 24




Suez Water

Private Donors


František Dostálek

Jean François Ehrlich

Ivo Hlaváč

Vítězslav Hruška

Ladislav Chvátal

Ivana & Tomáš Janeček

Michaela Janečková

Karel Janeček

Vladimír Lederer

Josef Mixa

Jana & Josef Potoček

Markéta Smejkalová

Petr Schorcht

Jiří Wald

Kateřina Zapletalová

with support
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