25th anniversary season

The Human Voice

In contrast with the last instrumental season, in this year’s PKF programme shine a number of names of outstanding singers, regular guests at world-renowned opera stages.

Andrei Bondarenko

You will have the chance to hear the Ukrainian baritone Andrei Bondarenko in Prague shortly before his debut at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden in London. He will sing Mahler's Songs of a Wayfarer at the opening concert of the new season on 10 September at the Rudolfinum. Concert details / Buy tickets

Simona Houda Šaturová

On 20 January at the Rudolfinum the world-renowned Czech soprano Simona Houda-Šaturová will present the double role of Gabriel and Eve in Haydn's Creation. Her partner will be the regular guest at the Metropolitan Opera in New York, the tenor Paul Groves. Concert details / Buy tickets

Angela Brower

Arizona-born Angela Brower recently made her debut at the famous Glyndebourne Festival in Great Britain. She has also made guest appearances at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden in London, at the San Francisco Opera and at the Salzburg Festival. On 4 February she will sing the powerful Folk Songs by the Italian composer Luciano Berio, where the author masterfully works with English, Armenian, French and Italian texts. Concert details / Buy tickets

Jeremy Ovenden

British tenor Jeremy Ovenden has worked with greats such as Sir Simon Rattle, Daniel Barenboim, Riccardo Muti and Nikolaus Harnoncourt. A pupil of the legendary Nicolai Gedda and a tenor "of incredible virtuosity" (The Independent), on 25 February he will sing Benjamin Britten's last orchestral song cycle, conducted by the Brit, Rory Macdonald. The composer dedicated his Nocturnes to one of the most famous femmes fatales of the first half of the 20th century, Alma Mahler. Concert details / Buy tickets

Karita Mattila

The Finnish star Karita Mattila is known for her passion for Czech music. But on 21 April in Prague she will perform the famous concert aria "Ah, Perfido!" by Ludwig van Beethoven, which received its premiere in 1796, sung by the Czech opera diva and friend of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Josepha Duschek. Concert details / Buy tickets

Dinara Alieva

It is not often that we hear orchestral songs by Russian composers on Czech stages. All the more reason to come to a concert on 9 May featuring Baku-born Dinara Alieva, who will be bringing Sergei Rachmaninov's songs to Prague. Rachmaninov was famous for his piano concertos in particular, but his songs have a similarly thrilling effect, which you will be able to judge for yourself. Concert details / Buy tickets

Lucas Meachem

The American baritone Lucas Meachem won this year's Grammy Award and "Emerging Star of the Year", which is annually given by the San Francisco Opera. He made his debut at the Metropolitan Opera in New York in 2008, where he regularly returns to, including for the 2017/2018 season. We began with Mahler and we shall end with Mahler. The closing concert on 27 June will include the mystery surrounding the Kindertotenlieder. Concert details / Buy tickets

Sumi Jo

A global star of classical music, the South Korean soprano Sumi Jo, will be the main attraction at a special December concert by the PKF– Prague Philharmonia. With more than 50 recordings to her name, Sumi Jo is the biggest-selling interpreter of classical music in the world. In 2016 she was nominated for an American Film Academy Oscar for the soundtrack to Paolo Sorrentino's film Youth. She has twice been awarded a Grammy Award. Concert details / Buy tickets

Beethoven Series

Altogether nine of Beethoven’s orchestral works will adorn this season, including four symphonies. The orchestra returns to its roots, to the key PKF repertoire, the so called Viennese School.  

Symphony No. 1 in C major Op. 21 (Concert details)
Symphony No. 3 in E flat major Op. 55 'Eroica' (Concert details)
Symphony No. 5 in C minor Op. 67 'Fate' (Concert details)
Symphony No. 6 in F major Op. 68 'Pastoral' (Concert details)

Fidelio (Concert details)
Leonora III (Concert details)
Coriolan Op. 62 (Concert details)

Aria of Marzellina 'O, wär' ich schon mit dir vereint' (Concert details)
Ah! Perfido Op. 65 (Concert details)

PKF – Prague Philharmonia & Andrew von Oeyen play Beethoven 
(A concert as part of the donor series PKF – Lobkowicz subscription)

For fans of instrumental music

A star by the name of Daniel Müller-Schott

The New York Philharmonic, the Boston and Chicago Symphonic Orchestras, the Berlin Philharmonic, Gewandhausorchestra Leipzig and the London Philharmonic Orchestra. These are only a few of the world-class ensembles which the cellist Daniel Müller-Schott, who will be a guest at the 4th subscription concert, has made guest appearances with. As part of this evening you will hear Dvořák's Cello Concerto in B minor, for which Daniel was awarded the Choc de Classica in 2014. The New Year's concert on 5 January at the Rudolfinum! Concert details / Buy tickets

Dvořák Trio & Jakub Hrůša

On 22 October the Dvořák Trio, consisting of Jan Fišer (violin), Ivo Kahánek (piano) and Tomáš Jamník (cello), will perform two of Martinů's compositions for piano trio and orchestra, conducted by Jakub Hrůša. We can look forward to a first-class interpretation as we need only remember that Ivo Kahánek played Martinů's piano concertos at the BBC Proms and with the Berlin Philharmonic. The voice of soprano Kateřina Kněžíková will also provide a special evening treat. Concert details / Buy tickets

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